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Kane's goal lifts Blackhawks to 4th straight win (0:29)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's a little bit like Thursdays. A little bit like coming off Mondays. One good thing about doing it for a while is, you have a schedule about everything. We've had Saturday playoff games that can happen as well. So the Saturday game's not that unusual." -- Bears coach John Fox on the uniqueness of playing on Saturday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears final injury report vs. Lions: QUESTIONABLE -- safety Adrian Amos (hamstring), DL Eddie Goldman (hip), DB DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle) and tight end Adam Shaheen (chest).

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Bruschi picks Lions to win at home (0:26)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms Ken Rosenthal report, Cubs close to signing righty reliever Steve Cishek. Cishek had 2.01 ERA in 49 games playing for Sea and TB last season. He gave up just 26 hits in 44 innings to go along with 41 strikeouts.

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The Bulls are 4-0 since Nikola Mirotic returned. He's scored 6, 19, 24 and 29 points in those 4 games.

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Bulls outlast Jazz in Chicago (1:18)
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Dunn sinks clutch jumper (0:32)
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Dunn gets steal, throws down slam (0:15)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein break down the Cardinals, who traded for Marcell Ozuna on Wednesday. He had a feeling this would be a big offseason for St. Louis.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Boras seems determined to get Jake Arrieta a Justin Verlander/Max Scherzer type deal. He keeps mentioning them and Arrieta in the same sentence, citing their big game playoff resume, and in Arrieta's case, his lighter workload heading into free agency than the others had.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo confirms everything moving slow. Things will carryover past the winter meetings: "Christmas could be threatened," he joked.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke to Mike Montgomery today after a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox/Athletic that he's adamant about starting: "I'm at that point in my career where that's what I want. In my opinion I think it's in the team's best interest for me to do that but then again I don't make those decisions." Montgomery said he won't ask to be traded but is making it very clear what he wants to do moving forward.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

What's left for the Bears (4-9) to play for? "We want to be the Grinch this year," linebacker Danny Trevathan told reporters at Halas Hall on Wednesday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (team-high seven sacks) has played at a Pro Bowl level in 2017 but the veteran expressed disappointment on Wednesday over his number of missed opportunities. "I think I missed about four sacks in the last month," Hicks told reporters at Halas Hall. "I'm talking about hands on the quarterback and falling off. But in those situations I've set up other guys to be able to finish those sacks off."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"I think his return style was unique; Devin Hester's was. His ability to set up blocks in the open field while still being able to move and change the angles of people. What I noticed watching him return, it always like he was never looking at the guy that was in front of him. He was one block ahead. He knew how he was going to make this guy miss; he was trying to make the next guy miss and set up his blocks." -- Bears special teams coordinator on Devin Hester, who announced his retirement on Tuesday.