CHICAGO Teams

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Happ's solo HR ties the score (0:25)
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Bryant rocks out on defense (0:37)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Mets announce that catcher René Rivera was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim.

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Delmonico leads way with two homers (1:00)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears announced the following players will be inactive for Saturday's preseason game at Arizona: Jonathan Anderson, Joshua Bellamy, Bryce Callahan, Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford, Kyle Long, Danny Trevathan, Mitch Unrein and Markus Wheaton.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard suffered a minor corneal abrasion in Friday's walk-through practice and did not travel to Arizona for Saturday's preseason game.

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Bulldogs excited for big matchup vs. ND (1:31)
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Kelly blames himself for disastrous 4-8 season (1:53)
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Baez secures the Cubs' lead with two-run dinger (0:27)
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Rizzo knocks in two runs (0:24)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Lucas Giolito had four quality starts, a 1.71 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 8.7 percent walk and 22.0 percent strikeout rate in his past four starts for Triple-A Charlotte. It's not the easiest remaining schedule for White Sox pitchers -- lots of Indians, Royals, Tigers and some Astros -- but this is still a front-of-rotation prospect worth adding in 12-plus-team mixed leagues.

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BBTN: Can the Cubs withstand another injury?

Before conversations with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Royals director of pro scouting Gene Watson, Pedro Gomez chats with Bob Nightengale about the Cubs facing another injury, the NL wild-card race, the phenomenal job done by Mike Scioscia this season and more.