Willson Contreras can call on the expert to learn Jon Lester
As the Cubs' talented young catcher attempts to master the art of catching Chicago's top lefty, he can lean on the best possible tutor in David Ross.
Having clinched its 1st .500 or better Big Ten season since 2004 & 2nd since 1968, N'western is at Illinois Tue., trying to avenge a loss in Evanston & reach 21 wins for the 1st time. It also would tie a Wildcats record 6th conf. road W -- set in '31, when they went 16-1 & 11-1 and won the Big Ten & Helms Fndtn. national titles. Their only L was 35-28 at home vs. the Illini, after a 29-27 road W.
A half-court shot is one of the worst beats of season.
DePaul chips away at Butler's 27-point lead with 2:11 left in the game and ends the game hitting a half-court buzzer-beater to only lose by 16, covering the 17.5 point spread.
Bulls leap four notches to No. 21
In a one-time offer, Marc Stein calls upon you, the loyal Power Rankings fan, to provide the arguments for this week's assessments.
Will Bulls move Butler before deadline?
Brian Windhorst says the Bulls are telling other teams that everyone except Jimmy Butler is available for trades and believes the team is more inclined to move Nikola Mirotic or Taj Gibson.
Lots of movement on eight-seed line
VCU climbs one notch while Minnesota and Northwestern each slip one spot to join Dayton.
White Sox seek solutions for outfield vacancies
With two spots in their outfield vacated, the Chicago White Sox are hoping a familiar face can fill one, and that someone emerges from a crowded Camelback Ranch camp to fill the other.
One Cubs theme this spring is "humility." Joe Maddon wants to see it from his players after winning the World Series. It was one point of their pre warm up talk led by strength coach Tim Buss on Monday and will continue to be addressed in camp.
Help wanted! These problem positions have plagued teams for a decade
Whether it's a revolving cast of characters or a few who can't get the job done, every team has an area weighing it down. Which have hurt the worst?
New Cubs pitcher Koji Uehara talks with Japanese reporters after throwing his first live BP session to Cubs hitters.
Watch a close up look at Jason Heyward's stance and swing after a winter makeover. His hands are starting lower, very much like Anthony Rizzo's early position in the box.
Kris Bryant just hammered a ball to the wall to a chorus of MVP chants from teammate Miguel Montero.
Cubs OF Matt Szczur with the first huge crack of the bat this spring as he just took Jon Lester deep during batting practice.
Watch John Lackey throw BP to Anthony Rizzo on Day 1 of full squad workouts for the Cubs.
NBA Rumor Central: Jimmy Butler prefers to stay with Bulls
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler says trade rumors don't bother him.
Cubs strength coach Tim Buss running warm up drills dressed up for the occasion. He's the guy Joe Maddon relies on to keep things loose in camp.
Biggest strengths of teams in Big Ten West
From Iowa's running game to Wisconsin's linebackers, we examine the biggest strengths of each team in the Big Ten West division.
Power Rankings: Caps, Wild still in control
The top remains the same, but coaching changes have messed with the mix outside of the top five, making for a wild ride of a finish as we head to the trade deadline and down the stretch.
NBA All-Star 2017: News, schedule, rosters, results
We've got all you need to know about the NBA's All-Star Weekend in New Orleans (Feb. 17-19).
Kane leads Blackhawks to 5-1 win in Buffalo homecoming
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist in his annual homecoming, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Series repeat rare feat in Senior Circuit.
It has happened 17 times in the American League, four times since the most recent occurrence in the NL: 1977-78 Yankees, 1992-93 Blue Jays, 1998-99-2000 Yankees.
It's jammed up atop Big Ten.
Wisconsin's win over Maryland on Sunday leaves the Badgers tied with Purdue for first place with Maryland one game behind. After that, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan are all within one game of each other in the loss column.
No. 24 Butler runs past DePaul 82-66.
Aided by a 21-0 run during the game, Butler would cruises to a big win over DePaul 82-66.
Jake Arrieta's impressive 2016 average.
The Cubs starter had far and away the best batting average among MLB pitchers last year at .262.
Cubs favored to win back-to-back titles.
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to break their World Series title drought, but Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them the highest odds to be repeat champions this year.