Howard excited to see Glennon's skills (1:57)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell told ESPN 1000 today he's in the lineup tonight against Houston after missing time over the last week with some back tightness. If all goes well he's expected to be in the starting lineup on Sunday.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Cris Felicio "should be available" to play tonight vs. Cavs.

10hMel Kiper

Kiper's 2016 NFL draft re-grades

Mel Kiper rips up last April's report cards and gives new grades to all 32 teams. What did he get right -- and wrong? He reviews the 2016 class, which has some stars, steals, surprises and busts.

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Blackhawks send message to Penguins

There's no denying that the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins in two games this season. But what does it all mean? Our writers offer up their expert take.

Stories to watch this baseball season (5:21)
Panarin, Panik jump-start Blackhawks over Penguins (0:40)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Why can the Cubs be better in 2017? John Lackey: "We got rid of Ross. He stinks. He can't hit. I was just inside talking to him. He said that....Ross would tell you, Willy (Willson Contreras) is better than he is. Let's be honest."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs set a new spring attendance record averaging 15, 219 fans per game for a total of 226, 933 for the Cactus League. Including two WBC exhibition games against the Cubs, 251, 899 came through the doors at Sloan Park.

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21dJoe Peta

Predicting Cubs' 2017 record

Joe Peta thinks the Chicago Cubs, with a World Series title in hand, cruise through the regular season a bit and may not reach their Vegas win total of 95.5.

ESPN Staff  

A giant picture of the missed goaltending call from Northwestern's 79-73 NCAA tournament loss to No. 1-seeded Gonzaga was hung from the Northwestern arch on Wednesday. (@NUWildside/Twitter)

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1dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Chicago Cubs

The Cubs will follow the lead of other recent MLB champions and wear gold-accented uniforms. Set to be worn during the home opener (April 10) and ring ceremony (April 12), the gold-accented jerseys include a "World Series champions" sleeve patch.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Earlier this morning Joe Maddon gathered his team around these 162 baseballs which represent the season broken up by months. He wanted to remind them of the ups and downs that occur every year. For example, a 3 game slump means little up against 159 other games. The last 11 balls represent the 11 wins needed to repeat as champions.