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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern All-Big Ten LB Anthony Walker had season tickets to Miami games growing up and hoped to play for the U. He even was coached by Hurricanes super fan Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell in an all-star game. "After seeing Sean Spence and guys like that, Miami always was the favorite team, but I didn't get a Miami offer," Walker said. "You can only go to one college, so as long as I was able to get one offer, I was OK with it."

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All eyes will be on Alshon Jeffery

Health has often been a concern for Jeffery, but it will be even more crucial this year as he plays on the franchise tag and seeks a long-term payday. Injury questions

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Hector Rondon's fantasy value after the Aroldis Chapman trade (0:37)
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Rich Cubs get even richer

Already in possession of baseball's best rotation, the Cubs added a major piece to improve their middle-of-the-pack bullpen in Aroldis Chapman.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman is in the Yankees clubhouse at Houston's Minute Maid Park, giving handshakes and hugs to his ex-teammates. He arrived in a golf cart through the hallways with none another than Alex Rodriguez. When Chapman first entered the clubhouse, Andy Pettitte, who is from nearby Deer Park, told Chapman he regretted that Chapman had been traded and wished him luck.

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New look, same lottery fate for Chicago

In ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast: our expert panel predicts the revamped Bulls will fall one game short of playoff qualification. Forecast: 2016-17 East standings

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Chapman se va a salvar juegos a Chicago

El pitcher más intimidante de todo el béisbol es quizás la pieza que les faltaba a los Cachorros para romper la maldición de la cabra. Leer

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Fan confidence in the Cubs was up last week. With Aroldis Chapman now in the Wrigley Field bullpen, will it go through the roof? Vote now!

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Strikeouts are name of Chapman's game

By acquiring Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs add an arm that has averaged more strikeouts per nine innings than anyone else in the history of baseball to the back of their bullpen.

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What does the future hold for Chris Sale?

As he aims for his first Cy Young Award, is Sale peaking right now? The next few years should be among his finest, and he should remain productive into his mid-30's. ZiPS has his projected career WAR in line with a recent Hall of Famer's. #MLBRank: Forecasting the future

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Chapman bringing heat to the Cubs (0:43)
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Cubs aiming for World Series with Chapman (1:33)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Declaración en inglés y español de Aroldis Chapman tras canje de los Yankees de Nueva York a los Cachorros de Chicago.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees y Cubs hacen el canje oficial.

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White Sox slip to No. 19 in ESPN rankings

Chicago drops one spot following another disappointing but eventful week. The week preceding the trade deadline happens to include this season's four-game home-and-home with the Cubs. Week 16 Power Rankings

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Eye-opening note from Sarah Langs, of ESPN Stats & Info: Aroldis Chapman hasn't allowed a run vs. the Cardinals in almost 5 years. That's 25 straight scoreless appearances, 46 K's.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Fitzgerald has raised some interesting points in regards to the Big Ten's 9-game conference schedule. He's concerned about the uneven number of home and away games for teams, and while he preferred 8 league games, he would rather play 10 than 9.

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Chris Sale's trade status is up in the air

Saturday's incident will certainly go into White Sox lore and uniform lore and spoiled athlete lore, but will it affect Sale's rumored trade status? Of course not. Will Chicago look to deal him, though? Five things we learned Sunday

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman just told me he's still in Houston; headed to Chicago this afternoon.