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Bears move up a spot in FPI

San Francisco entered Week 13 with a slight edge on Chicago in FPI, but the two swapped spots after the Bears' romp in the snow. The Bears improved by two spots each in offensive and defensive efficiency. Full FPI rankings

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Bears still in line for premium draft pick

By beating the 49ers, the Bears probably removed themselves from contention for the No. 2 pick in April. But their odds at a top-five pick remain over 80 percent, by FPI's measure. Projected draft order

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing free agent Tyson Ross isn't going to sign with a team anytime soon. Cubs should be in the mix but plenty of others as well including San Diego.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A full postseason share for Cubs players after winning the World Series is $368,871.59, the league announced on Tuesday. The Cubs issued 66 full shares, 8.7 partial shares and four cash awards. The players pool is formed using a formula based on gate receipts from the postseason. The players vote on who receives shares.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago based agent Mark Pieper holds court with Japanese media regarding Munenori Kawasaki and pitcher Koji Uehara. Pieper will meet with the Cubs regarding a possible reunion with Kawasaki though the infielder is debating whether he wants to play in the states again. It's likely he will. Uehara is an outside fit for the Cubs as a body for the back end of the bullpen though at 42 years old he's hardly the answer at closer.

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Notre Dame-Texas remains memorable

Texas and Notre Dame are both nominated for most disappointing team by Mark Schlabach, but the Longhorns' 50-47 2 OT win over the Irish in Week 1 still goes down as one of the best finishes of the season. Vote now!

Will Red Sox regret including Moncada in Sale deal? (1:42)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

A reason Chris Sale's stats — besides wins — might not change much in Boston: Like the White Sox (38.2 percent of total batters faced), the Red Sox (45.1 percent) ranked among the game's worst in terms of batters faced with the platoon advantage in 2016. Sale's opponents exploit the platoon advantage against him as much as any starter out there, and he was slightly more ordinary against righty batters in the 2016 second half.


Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Fantasy-wise, the only thing that really changes for Chris Sale in Boston is run support: The Red Sox averaged 5.4 runs per game, the White Sox 4.2, in 2016. He was my SP5 before and is my SP4 now, only moving up a spot because of how close he was to Corey Kluber in the first place.

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Week 14 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Bears NFL Nation reporter Jeff Dickerson and Lions NFL Nation reporter Michael Rothstein preview the Week 14 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Bears move up two spots in rankings

A win over the 49ers can only take you so far, but Chicago's snow-filled victory earned some points from our panel. The Bears moved out of the bottom three this week. Power Rankings