Slugger Kris Bryant will be the Cubs' leadoff hitter this season, manager David Ross announced Wednesday.
- Cubs' Ross to use slugger Bryant as leadoff man
- Bulls' Kris Dunn likely out another 4-6 weeks
- Cubs, Giants to raise minor league pay early
- Lester: Manfred should 'take his name off' trophy
Eric and Tristan evaluate the most recent news and debate dynasty rankings before talking stars, sleepers and busts in the OF.
Bulls guard Kris Dunn is expected to miss four to six more weeks because of a sprained MCL.
Looking at all 30 clubs, don't be shocked when these comeback candidates and rising rookies make their teams.
With players making their NFL draft declarations and many programs shuffling their coaching staffs, our second Way-Too-Early Top 25 looks a lot different than a month ago, as the offseason challenges mount for defending champ LSU, among others.
Don't look now, but Creighton's Bluejays have closed the gap on Seton Hall in pursuit of first place in the Big East.
Jalen Smith had 22 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for his ninth consecutive double-double, and No. 7 Maryland extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Northwestern 76-67 Tuesday night.
The Cubs and Giants are going ahead with pay raises for minor league players this year, a full season before MLB mandated the salary bumps.
Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over No. 9 Penn State on Tuesday night.
Jon Lester said of Rob Manfred's comments over the weekend: "You play for that piece of metal. I'm very proud of the three that I have. If that's the way he feels, then he needs to take his name off his trophy."
Which teams are set to climb the standings, and which teams are fighting for playoff spots?
Like Junior before them, three no-doubt-about-it superstars are on the trading block. Why even bother to scout them? But teams will -- so we did their work for them.
Eloy Jimenez wants his defense to catch up to his bat in his second year with the Chicago White Sox.
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts isn't convinced bringing in more high-priced free agents during the offseason would have boosted Chicago.
Clemson might have fallen short in the national championship game, but for the second straight year, the Tigers enter the season as the top team according to ESPN's Football Power Index.
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Not unlike the Dodgers, the Cubs may have a broadcast issue as they start their own TV Network later this week. The network hasn't come to an agreement with Comcast cable yet, the city's largest provider. It means those subscribers won't be able to watch spring games starting on Saturday. Opening day seemingly will be a deadline for negotiations.
John Beilein's days in the NBA appear to be numbered. Where could the former Michigan coach fit if he returns to the college game?
Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf is looking to make changes to the front office, sources confirmed to ESPN. John Paxson and Gar Forman have led the operation since 2009. The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the expected shift in leadership.
Sunday's All-Star Game was all about remembering Kobe Bryant. Magic Johnson gave a pregame speech, Jennifer Hudson performed "For All We Know (We May Never Meet Again)," and Common rapped, "Even in the darkest times, you'll feel Kobe's light."
Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season early in the third period sent the Winnipeg Jets past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night.