ST.LOUIS --Potential start times for Games 3-5 of the division series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals were announced on Thursday as the Cubs will host Game 3 on Monday at Wrigley Field at either 3:37 pm CT or 5:07 pm CT.
Cutler still not 100%, says he'll 'make do'
Bears QB Jay Culter said: "I feel better, I do. … But it is what it is, and we have a lot of guys banged up out here. I'll just make do." Cutler missed two weeks with a hamstring injury before returning in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Lester vs. Lackey in Game 1
The Cardinals will send 18-game winner John Lackey to the mound opposite Cubs southpaw Jon Lester in Friday's NLDS opener.
Jay Cutler said on Thursday he's not 100 percent but is pushing through his hamstring discomfort in light of all the injuries the Bears have suffered this year.
MVP Elena Delle Donne was a unanimous choice for the WNBA first team, the first time in her career that she has been chosen as one of the best five players in the league.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to start second-year right-hander Kyle Hendricks in Game 2 of their best-of-five NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday
What can Browns do for you? Lose?
That's as far as ESPN's Football Power Index is concerned. San Francisco, D.C., Chicago and St. Louis aren't faring much better as all five teams are 3-to-1 underdogs or worse.
Chicago Bears rookie center Hroniss Grasu is one step close to making his first career NFL start.
Kris Bryant slugs his way to the top
Among rookies, Bryant led in RBIs by a wide margin and tied Joc Pederson in home runs. Expect 35-40 homers a season in his future, but he'll have to lower his strikeout rate to get there. Prospect award winners (Insider)
Tony Reali and the national panel cover Jake Arrieta being thrown at intentionally, the Louisville basketball scandal, how concerning the Matt Barnes/Derek Fisher fight should be and more.
Fuller among nation's top skill players
Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl drafted the top skill players in the nation. Notre Dame WR Will Fuller was a top-10 pick. Were any other Irish players selected? Top 20 (Insider)
Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones discuss the Pirates-Cubs bench clearing game, the Dolphins firing the defensive coordinator, the Derek Fisher /Matt Barnes conflict and Frank Thomas joins the show.
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Joe Maddon announced a little surprise in his rotation as 2nd yr player Kyle Hendricks will start Gm.2 of the NLDS in St.Louis. Jon Lester has gm 1, Jake Arrieta takes gm 3. Jason Hammel could be the gm 4 starter if he isn't used up in the bullpen before then.
Did Jose Abreu disappoint in 2015?
While Abreu was still good this season, he regressed quite a bit from his utter domination in 2014. Is he still worth an early fantasy draft pick? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)
Sean Rodriguez tweeted an apology for his actions in Wednesday night's bench-clearing scuffle and added an apology to the cooler he pummeled in the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout after his ejection.
Commissioner Rob Manfred says reseeding playoff teams after the wild-card games is "an idea worth talking about" but added that postseason changes are unlikely.
Are you about to overdraft the Cubs?
Anthony Rizzo has been one of the NL's best first basemen for a couple years now. But Kris Bryant is a rookie, and, up until last year, Jake Arrieta was mostly subpar. Do all three deserve early fantasy draft picks? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)
Yadier Molina is on the St. Louis Cardinals roster for the NL division series against the Chicago Cubs and will play wearing a splint to protect a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Can Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah disprove the notion that they can't play together in Chicago? The star duo and coach Fred Hoiberg have high hopes.
ESPN MLB analyst Dan Shulman shares his thoughts on Jake Arrieta's performance against the Pirates, the atmosphere in Toronto, the upcoming Cubs-Cardinals matchup, if the Royals are still the best team in the postseason and more.
When the Pirates' Tony Watson plunked Cubs ace Jake Arrieta in Wednesday's NL wild-card game, the two teams nearly came to blows.
Who's your best bet?
Navy travels to South Bend this weekend to take on Notre Dame. The Midshipmen are getting 14.5 points in Vegas. Who is Phil Steele backing? Week 6 best bets (Insider)