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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, on Theo being named World's Greatest Leader, over the pope and others: "Theo had a better year."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs wanted Hendricks against the Brewers, Lackey against St.Louis and Lester/Anderson split up. Maddon said it can only be done because Hendricks has no ego.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey will pitch Game 3 of the season followed by Brett Anderson then Kyle Hendricks. Joe Maddon: It's not a "pecking order re ability."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs optioned Jake Buchanan, Jeimer Candelario and Alec Mills to Triple-A on Thursday, Perez, Floro and Rollins were re-assigned while pitcher Jim Henderson was released.

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Bryant 'can't believe' Epstein named World's Greatest Leader (0:51)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss Theo Epstein being named World's Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine. Hendricks was asked if No.1 was a bit too high.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant react to Theo Epstein being named World's Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine.

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Stephen A. blasts LaVar's 'blasphemous' comparisons (2:20)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant is happy the US won the WBC and wants to play in the future: "Something I'd like to do but this year wasn't the year."

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MLB breakout picks for 2017

Addison Russell already played short for the world champs, but this is the year he steps into stardom. Who else is ready to deliver much more in 2017?

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Mirotic, Bulls cruise past Pistons (1:06)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls win it 117-95. Niko Mirotic finishes 12/15 from the field. Butler finishes 6/6 from the field. Bulls outscored Pistons 58-44 in the paint. What an awful performance from the Pistons.

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Rondo channels his inner George "Iceman" Gervin (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Niko Mirotic is really playing well tonight. 9/12 from the field. He is stretching the floor for the rest of his teammates. Jimmy Butler has been very efficient from the field. 6/6 and has 9 assists.

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Butler skies for the lay-in and-1 (0:19)
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Carter-Williams twists for layup and-1 (0:21)