CHICAGO Teams

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras play with a hula-hoop during batting practice at Cubs camp.

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Watch Joe Maddon pay tribute to comedian Brody Stevens who was a fixture at Cubs camp and games over the years.

Markkanen hits game-winning FTs, scores 25 in Bulls' win (1:56)
Markkanen wins it for Bulls on late free throws (0:54)
Bears' season ends on Parkey's missed FG (0:34)
LaVine drains halftime buzzer-beater (0:17)
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Source: Bears to release embattled kicker Parkey

The Chicago Bears are releasing kicker Cody Parkey following a difficult season, a league source confirmed. Parkey missed eight field goal attempts, including a 43-yarder that would have beaten the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs.

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White Sox, Santana reach minors deal

Ervin Santana, who missed most of last season after having surgery on his finger, has reached an agreement with the White Sox on a deal that could be worth $4.3 million if he makes the major league roster.

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NHL Power Rankings after Week 20

Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning remain No. 1, with big moves elsewhere. Plus, we make the case for what all 31 clubs should do at the deadline.

Anderson: Machado 'might have' missed boat with White Sox (0:43)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo signing in between drills.