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A half-court shot is one of the worst beats of season (2:27)
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2hMarc Stein

Bulls leap four notches to No. 21

In a one-time offer, Marc Stein calls upon you, the loyal Power Rankings fan, to provide the arguments for this week's assessments.

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Will Bulls move Butler before deadline? (0:55)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

One Cubs theme this spring is "humility." Joe Maddon wants to see it from his players after winning the World Series. It was one point of their pre warm up talk led by strength coach Tim Buss on Monday and will continue to be addressed in camp.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs pitcher Koji Uehara talks with Japanese reporters after throwing his first live BP session to Cubs hitters.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch a close up look at Jason Heyward's stance and swing after a winter makeover. His hands are starting lower, very much like Anthony Rizzo's early position in the box.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant just hammered a ball to the wall to a chorus of MVP chants from teammate Miguel Montero.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs OF Matt Szczur with the first huge crack of the bat this spring as he just took Jon Lester deep during batting practice.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey throw BP to Anthony Rizzo on Day 1 of full squad workouts for the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs strength coach Tim Buss running warm up drills dressed up for the occasion. He's the guy Joe Maddon relies on to keep things loose in camp.

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Series repeat rare feat in Senior Circuit

It has happened 17 times in the American League, four times since the most recent occurrence in the NL: 1977-78 Yankees, 1992-93 Blue Jays, 1998-99-2000 Yankees.

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It's jammed up atop Big Ten

Wisconsin's win over Maryland on Sunday leaves the Badgers tied with Purdue for first place with Maryland one game behind. After that, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan are all within one game of each other in the loss column.

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No. 24 Butler runs past DePaul 82-66 (0:53)
ESPN Stats & Info

Jake Arrieta's impressive 2016 average

The Cubs starter had far and away the best batting average among MLB pitchers last year at .262.

ESPN Stats & Info

Cubs favored to win back-to-back titles

It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to break their World Series title drought, but Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them the highest odds to be repeat champions this year.

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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart owns one of the most impressive offer lists in California, with Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, UCLA, USC and other chasing. The nation's No. 108 overall prospect mentioned USC and Washington as two of the schools standing out early.

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Gage banks in half-court buzzer-beater in loss (0:16)