"He's got what it takes to be a great player in this league," Bears offensive guard Josh Sitton said of rookie Mitchell Trubisky.
Kyle Kuzma had 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 103-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
After kind of sleepwalking their way through much of the first half, the Lakers came to life in the third quarter. Julius Randle provided a major spark with eight points, four rebounds and one terrific block at the rim on a Bobby Portis dunk attempt. Trailing by as much as 19, the Lakers used a 30-12 run to get within one just before the end of the quarter.
Outlook for Notre Dame
FPI gives the No. 8 Fighting Irish a coin flip's chance to at least maintain their position following Saturday's road matchup at Stanford. But without a conference championship game to play, Notre Dame's CFP hopes are bleak.
A look at the playoff field
The latest CFP rankings were released Tuesday with the Crimson Tide holding firm at No. 1. But how is the rest of the Top 10 looking?
Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.
Will Venable is leaving the Chicago Cubs' front office to be their first-base coach.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
The Cubs have named former MLB player Will Venable their first base/outfield coach and hired Jim Benedict as special asst to baseball operations. They also formally announced Brandon Hyde as bench coach and Jim Hickey as pitching coach.
Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd avoided damage to his ACL, but his injured MCL and PCL ligaments could keep one of Chicago's best defenders out for the rest of the season.
Alshon Jeffery will face the Bears, his former team, on Sunday, but the wide receiver's focus is on winning a championship with the Eagles.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
The Cubs will play the Red Sox in Ft.Myers, FL on March 26 (505 CT) and 27 (1205 CT) before their season opening game against the Marlins on Thursday, March 29 in Miami.
Time for Bears to focus on the draft
Chicago appeared to be in the thick of things following a 3-4 start, but after dropping three straight, the Bears are now hanging out at the bottom of the NFC North. ESPN's FPI projects them to have a top-10 pick in this year's draft.
The Bears may have clawed their way up three spots to No.25, but they will be tested this week as they face a strong Eagles team in Week 12.
Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead stepped on the leg of Bears left tackle Charles Leno during Sunday's game. That play is under review by the NFL to determine if the move was intentional.
While it's become more difficult to extend young stars to long-term deals, the White Sox might want to consider doing so with one of their prized talents.
Which young players in the prospect ranks have been turning heads so far this season? Here's a look at a prospect from all 31 teams who has been particularly notable, including Ryan Donato (Bruins), Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) and Daniel Sprong (Penguins).
If the Cubs hope to remain among the super teams, they will need to add a top-of-the rotation arm as Jake Arrieta heads to free agency. Lucky for them, another ace is available on the open market.
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, recovering from left ACL surgery, is now allowed to participate in practices without any restrictions.
Northwestern made history last season with its first NCAA tournament appearance. This season? Already two losses. It's too early to panic, but not too early to regroup. And the Wildcats aren't alone. Michigan State, Kentucky and more are searching.
Second-year pro Leonard Floyd is a first-rate pass-rusher, but his knee injury will force the Bears to turn to Sam Acho and Pernell McPhee.
Bears tight end Zach Miller announced on social media that he was finally home, using the hashtag #DayByDay as he recovers from a severe knee injury he suffered in October.