Will Mike Trout win his third MVP or Nolan Arenado his first? Who will deliver Cy-worthy seasons? Add your picks to our own.
Will the Red Sox repeat? Who will rule the loaded NL East? We made our picks -- and you can make your own.
- Cubs' Hamels gets hole-in-one, then hits homer
- Bears-Pack will start season; Pats open on SNF
- Bulls shut down Carter, Hutchison for season
- Happ 'not happy' after Cubs send him to minors
From big names in new uniforms to must-see superstar showdowns, these are the stars and storylines you'll be talking about all season.
How well do recent champs stack up to the ridiculously stacked 2002 Red Wings? Which versions of the Penguins and Blackhawks are best? Vote here.
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his left knee when he slipped on home plate while scoring a run during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox.
Over the weekend, Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday, he hit a home run in his final spring training tune-up.
Max Strus had 38 points as DePaul topped Longwood 97-89 in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night.
The Bears and Packers will kick off the NFL's 100th regular season as the league has elected to forgo having the Super Bowl champs host the first game of the season.
John Pluym ESPN
The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 NFL opener at Soldier Field on Sept. 5. This will be the second consecutive year the Packers and Bears have met in their respective season openers. Last year, the Packers rallied from 17-0 deficit to win 24-23 at Lambeau Field. Including playoffs, the Packers and Bears franchises have met 198 times, the most common matchup in NFL history. The Packers own a 97-95-6 edge in the series. The Bears won the last meeting between the two teams last season, and haven't won consecutive games against the Packers since 2007.
He's as competitive as ever -- just with an earlier bedtime. Those who know him best compare Red Sox Theo with Cubs Theo.
From a Clemson-Texas A&M rematch to another round of Georgia-Notre Dame, these are the top games we're already looking forward to.
Duncan Keith scored 1:23 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
Trading away prospects such as Eloy Jimenez and Gleyber Torres was the cost of contending for the Cubs, and now both players are coming into their own.
Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rolled to one of their most lopsided wins of the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 114-83 Saturday night.
The Chicago Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the remainder of the season and might soon do the same with Otto Porter Jr.
In a surprise move, the Chicago Cubs are sending infielder/outfielder Ian Happ -- a mainstay with the club the past two seasons -- down to Triple-A Iowa.
Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Saturday.
The Chicago White Sox think Eloy Jimenez is going to be a big-time slugger.
Greg Wyshynski ESPN
The Chicago Blackhawks' playoff chances are on life support (Money Puck give them just a 4.94 percent chance), but they're still alive due to their next three games: a home-and-home against Colorado (beginning Saturday in Denver at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN+) and then a game at Arizona. The begin play this weekend with 74 points and nine games left, while those teams both have 78 points and eight games left. The Minnesota Wild, holding the last wild card, have 79 points and seven games remaining, including Saturday night at Carolina. The Hawks are 2-1 against the Avalanche this season and 6-3-1 in their last 10 games overall. But this is their last playoff race stand.
Jed Hoyer let us sit in with him as his Cubs played in the Cactus League this week. Our question: What is a front-office executive looking for?
Highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $43 million, six-year contract, a deal nearly double the amount of the previous high for a player under club control yet to make his major league debut.
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the activity in the NL Central, new-wave philosophies in front offices and much more (4:13). Plus, Marly Rivera talks Ichiro (28:32) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her recent interactions with Mike Trout and more (36:54).
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got a one-year deal in Chicago. Could he use it to get paid in 2020? Our insiders put a bow on the free-agent frenzy.