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Zach LaVine understands Jimmy Butler's pain

Jimmy Butler will miss Saturday's game against his former Bulls team after injuring his knee Friday. The Bulls' Zach LaVine, playing at his former home arena in the game, knows the "scary" feeling all too well.


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen making a case for next year's Dunk Contest in Charlotte.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitching this week starting Monday: Tyler Chatwood, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Yu Darvish, Jose Quintana.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist (back) says he's a few days from full activity. He hasn't participated in any drills yet after his back tightened up about a week before camp opened. He says he's not worried and believes he'll get plenty of spring AB's before the reg season begins.

Schmaltz, Blackhawks take advantage of Sharks' turnover (0:32)

Lawrence Murray 

NBA says that potential backcourt violation and out of bounds on Joel Embiid's game-changing steal in Chicago last night were CORRECT non-calls, per L2M report


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ian Happ discuss trying his hand at lead off and making a diving catch in CF in the Cubs spring opener.


Kawhi, the Lakers, tanking, rabbit hole

Brian Windhorst, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon discuss the Kawhi situation brewing in San Antonio (2:45), assess the Lakers' young talent (22:55) and going down a tanking/reminiscing about The Decision rabbit hole (34:20). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han tackle a favorite topic in NBA Twitter: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (56:15)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon made out his lineup today with a purpose. He says Ian Happ will be one of 3-4 players they try out at the top of the order this spring. He didn't go into detail but said Kyle Schwarber could get some looks there again. Schwarber is batting second today vs Milwaukee.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the new netting that extends the length of the dugout at Sloan Park. Same will be in place at Wrigley Field. It definitely stands out as a change to the viewing experience that's always been a part of baseball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo dons a Stoneman Douglas baseball cap during practice today. He wore one as a player there a decade ago and now this weekend to honor the victims.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss how baseball and the public in general have come together after the shooting at his former high school. All 30 mlb teams will wear Stoneman Douglas hats in games this weekend.

Portis erupts for 38 in Bulls' loss to 76ers (1:18)
Embiid dives into the crowd twice (0:36)
Portis: 'I'm getting 40' (0:32)