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Fourth team a charm? Thompson now a ChiSox

Klay Thompson is joining his fourth team of the season after the Oakland Athletics sold the outfielder to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. The White Sox then sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Chicago Bears regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 2 (Sept. 17) vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 5 Bye; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 12 (Nov. 22) at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at New York Giants, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 15 (Dec. 16) vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. E.T.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have signed wide receiver Marlon Brown and defensive end Nick Williams, and waived wide receiver Mekale McKay, the team said on Thursday.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is excited about the possibilities within Chicago's new offense designed by head coach Matt Nagy.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach Matt Nagy said on Thursday that OLB Aaron Lynch's ankle injury is "better than we thought." Lynch injured his ankle during Wednesday's minicamp practice.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan was present at Thursday's final minicamp practice. Trevathan missed the first two days of minicamp due to personal reasons, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez was batting eighth just days ago but has moved all the way up to No. 2 for the Cubs as Joe Maddon continues to search for the right mix for his up and down lineup. Albert Almora Jr bats lead off with Bryant and Rizzo behind the top 2.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"It does. It does. And he's able to go out there -- he played so much shotgun in college at Carolina. So much, and the stuff that we do is easy for him. Now he has to just take that language that he learned in North Carolina, put it into our language, and then what's going to happen is you're going to see an evolution to him. Right now, calling the plays in the huddle is easy. That is not one concern at all for him, calling plays. To me,that's a step forward, because he's ahead of the game, because when he's at the line of scrimmage now, now it's his first wide vision of just understanding the defense and seeing what's coming at him." -- Bears coach Matt Nagy on whether the new offense makes sense to quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's totally different. As a coordinator, you're trying to organize practice for the upcoming week, you're trying to do — and you're not involved with everybody, the other two-thirds, the defense and the special teams. So now Ryan Pace comes down and grabs me and I go into the meeting and sit down, but that's what I do what I do because I enjoy that, I like that part of it. Being there with the defense and kind of seeing it and me being able to watch some defensive players and watch how our coaches evaluate, see how our scouts evaluate defensive talent, it's fun. But the biggest thing is it takes away from my time prepping offensively, so I gotta balance it and I need to be able to do it the right way." -- Matt Nagy on preparing for the upcoming draft as a first-year head coach.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“That's just a part of football. I was…I was happy for our defense. That's a good play. He read the ball well and made a good play on it. For Mitch, the biggest thing as he grows and learns to play that position is next play mentality. There is nothing you can do about it now, right? You let that sink into your brain too much and you're in trouble for the rest of the game. He'll be fine. The great ones in this league, trust me, they've thrown interceptions before. That's a part of the game and a part of life.” -- Bears coach Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky's performance on Wednesday, which included an interception to Chicago CB Prince Amukamara.