CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs made several moves in advance of the Rule 5 draft deadline to protect players. They acquired righty Rowan Wick from San Diego for infielder Jason Vosler, claimed lefty Ian Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox and purchased the contract of lefty Justin Steele from Double-A. All 3 are now on the 40 man roster. Meanwhile, INF Jack Reinheimer was claimed by Texas. The Cubs 40 man roster is now at 39.

Trubisky questionable for Thanksgiving Day game (2:19)
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6hJeff Dickerson

Bears 'cautiously optimistic' Trubisky faces Lions

While Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a shoulder injury late in Sunday's game, coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that Trubisky will be cleared to start against the Lions on Thursday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2018 Broyles Award semifinalists (nation's top assistant coach): UAB defensive coordinator David Reeves, Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Army DC Jay Bateman, Cal DC Tim DeRuyter, UCF O-line coach Glen Elarbee, Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott, Georgia OL coach Sam Pittman, LSU D-coordinator Dave Aranda, Michigan DC Don Brown, Mississippi State DC Bob Shoop, Notre Dame OC Chip Long, Oklahoma co-OC/OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh, Utah State OC David Yost, Washington State DC Tracy Claeys, West Virginia OC Jake Spavital.

Gonzaga seals win with block and slam (0:34)
Perkins sets up Clarke on alley-oop perfectly (0:37)
Hachimura manuevers his way for and-1 (0:21)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame gained a commitment from four-star linebacker J.D. Bertrand on Monday. Bertrand, a Georgia prospect, decommitted from Georgia in October and is now part of the Notre Dame class. The Irish have 10 ESPN 300 commits in the 2019 cycle.

Barnwell Show: Elite Teams with Sando

Bill and Mike Sando discuss which teams at this point should be considered Super Bowl contenders, including the Saints (1:22), Bears (10:27) and Rams (15:38). Plus, how will the NFC East finish after the Redskins lost Alex Smith to injury (37:40)?

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1dJeff Dickerson

Bears forced to quickly turn focus to Lions

Bears coach Matt Nagy won't be watching the game film from his team's Sunday night victory over the Vikings as with a game against Detroit on Thursday afternoon he's focusing on the Lions.

Mack calls Nagy an 'evil genius' after Bears' win (0:36)
Toews scores in Blackhawks' win over Wild (0:20)