CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs bench coach Davey Martinez recalled the late Dallas Green pushing him one winter after Martinez had a ton of at-bats in various leagues that season. He estimated he had something like 700 at-bats and just wanted to go home. Green told him to go get "900 at-bats" in winter ball leading to Martinez making the Cubs roster soon after. Martinez: "Could be hard at times but you respected that. Just a good overall guy."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his latest start on Wednesday in a minor league game. He was sharper than his last outing; he has one more spring start before opening day.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he hopes the Cubs tighten their game in the final week before the regular season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist has been scratched from tonight's game against the Reds due to a stiff neck.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Joffrey Lauvergne will start in Robin Lopez's place.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cris Felicio is out tonight with a bruised lower back.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls have recalled Cam Payne from the D-League.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer speaking with reporters just now regarding Dallas Green. Compared favorably what current front office has done building the Cubs to what Green did back in the 80's. Hoyer referenced the passing of Jerry Krause as well: "It's been a sad sports week for Chicago."

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Bulls are 2-8 in their last 10 games and have fallen from sixth place in the Eastern Conference to 10th, two games out of eighth in the East. Out of the 73 10-game stretches the Bulls will play this season, ESPN's BPI ranks the 10 games that ended Tuesday as the team's fourth-hardest. An average team was projected to have 4.4 wins from those 10 games.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Robin Lopez has been suspended for tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons after getting into a scuffle with Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka on Tuesday night.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Dallas Green was one of the smartest people I ever met in baseball - & never afraid to say & do what he felt was right. Took on George Steinbrenner, building lights at Wrigley & veteran stars in Philly. RIP a great man

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch a close up look of Anthony Rizzo striking out for the 2nd time in a minor league game on Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Bulls won six titles while Jerry Krause was general manager from 1985-86 to 2002-03. That's the most by any team in the NBA during that time frame.

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Could Scott Darling be the next Cam Talbot?

The Blackhawks' backup goalie aims to emerge from a star's shadow and stake his claim as a No. 1 netminder. Plus, does Cam Fowler have a future with the Ducks, and will the Sedin twins stay put?

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Tempers flare in Toronto, Brook Lopez seals the game and USA is playing for WBC title (0:56)
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Sedin wins it for Canucks in OT (0:22)