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Toews nets a hat trick in Blackhawks' win (0:34)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

After Illinois' convincing win Tue., its home record vs. N'western is 68-14. In the Wildcats' last three .500 or better Big Ten seasons (2017, 2004 & 1968), they lost in Champaign. The season sweep for Illinois (won Feb. 7 in Evanston) raised its overall record vs. N'western to 134-40 & denied its in-state rival of a school-record 21st win.

ESPN Stats & Information

The bar has been set

Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the following are the eight highest 2017 over-under wins totals across all MLB teams.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Indians manager Terry Francona had high praise for Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer on Tuesday at Cactus League media day: "Theo got to do what he always wanted to do and maybe you could not do that in Boston. Where you take a step back, get a little younger...and once they did...it's hard to imagine them (Cubs) going away anytime soon."

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Cubs (95.5) have the highest season win total at Westgate, which just released over/unders for all 30 MLB teams.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Manfred: "A renovated Wrigley Field would be a great location for an all-star game." He would not get specific on a year.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch more of Miguel Montero discuss his dinner with Joe Maddon on Monday night.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Miguel Montero discuss his dinner meeting with Joe Maddon on Monday night.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss asking him, and then going out to dinner with, catcher Miguel Montero Monday night.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern expects transfer wide receiver Jalen Brown to report the day after he graduates from Oregon. He will start summer school immediately. Northwestern recruited Brown in high school and Brown reached out to the coaches after Oregon's coaching change.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs top prospect Eloy Jimenez take live BP. Righty Jake Buchanan is throwing to him.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs infielders work on turning double plays. As usual, Javier Baez is as quick as a cat.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ferrari strength coach Tim Buss drove onto the field on Tuesday remains there as part of a larger message from Joe Maddon after the Cubs won the World Series: Stay humble.

Stats & Info

Bulls have good shot at playoffs

Despite all the ups and downs this season, Chicago is still getting good odds to make the playoffs from ESPN's BPI. The Bulls' current chances are better than the Pacers', who are one game ahead of Chicago in the East.