The Bears cut 15 players, including veteran fullback Darrel Young. The move to get rid of Young is a good sign for Paul Lasike.
Bucs bucking trend vs. Jake Arrieta
The Cubs ace has usually dominated the Pirates throughout his career, but his last two starts have been a struggle. Arrieta allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh on Monday.
Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says the four players who were arrested Aug. 19 that are still on the team -- Te'Von Coney, Kevin Stepherson, Dexter Williams, Ashton White -- will be ready to play for the opener at Texas, but the decision on whether they can play rests in the school's hands. Kelly also said he doesn't know which QB will take the first snap Sunday, but that isn't a concern.
The playing status of Te'von Coney, Kevin Stepherson, Dexter Williams and Ashton White remains unclear for the No. 10 Fighting Irish after their arrests.
Will Michigan be B1G award winners?
Our Mark Schlabach thinks Michigan will make good on Jim Harbaugh's offseason antics and win the Big Ten. Schlabach also makes his picks for the rest of the conference's awards.
- Offensive player of the year: J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
- Defensive player of the year: Malik McDowell, DE, Michigan State
- Coach of the year: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
- Freshman of the year: Rashan Gary, DT, Michigan
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Will Clemson collect all ACC awards?
Our Mark Schlabach thinks Clemson is the team to beat in the ACC. He also makes his picks for the rest of the ACC awards.
- Offensive player of the year: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
- Defensive player of the year: Derwin James, S, Florida State
- Coach of the year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson
- Freshman of the year: Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State
Irish might be headed to Jerry's World
Brett McMurphy projects Notre Dame to land in the Cotton Bowl this winter against a Texas school. Mark Schlabach sees the Irish in the Sun Bowl. Bowl projections
Cubs wouldn't be denied on Monday
The Cubs rallied from a three-run deficit to force extras and a one-run deficit in the 13th to beat the Pirates. It's just the second time in the last 32 seasons that the Cubs won a game after trailing in the ninth inning and in extra innings, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Last year, Arkansas hung half a hundred on Ole Miss and ended the Rebels' playoff hopes. Which offenses can make that kind of impact this fall? The answer might surprise you.
Monday's longest home runs
Yoenis Cespedes left no doubt about his walk-off homer, blasting one 435 feet to lead the way on Monday. Randal Grichuk, Kole Calhoun and a couple of Cubs round out the list.
Kyle Hendricks didn't even have the best stuff on his high school staff, but MLB's ERA leader never let his lack of a head-turning fastball slow him.
Pernell McPhee stil isn't practicing with the team, and Chicago must figure out soon if he will begin the year on the regular-season PUP list.
Jake Arrieta struggled, and the Chicago Cubs fell behind early, but the young bats rallied before pinch hitter Miguel Montero won it in extras.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
Here is Cubs manager Joe Maddon recapping a long, long evening at Wrigley Field.
John Lackey's bullpen session Monday at Wrigley Field went "quite well," a Cubs official said, as the starter works his way back from a right shoulder strain.
Jorge Soler's power surge continued against the Pirates. Stats & Info takes a closer look at his game-tying home run in the ninth inning Monday.
Miguel Montero hit a game-ending RBI single in the 13th inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a wild 8-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Adam Amin ESPN College Football
Miguel Montero comes on for a pinch-hit, game-winning single. #Cubs come back to beat the #Pirates 8-7 in 13. That one will hurt Pittsburgh.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
The Cubs' Jorge Soler goes opposite field off Pirates closer Tony Watson and we are tied at 6.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.