CHICAGO Teams

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Cousins sarcastically applauds refs after controversial call (0:30)
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Foul call on Cousins costs Kings vs. Bulls (1:21)
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Questionable foul on Wade infuriates Cousins in Bulls' win (1:32)
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Cousins spins off defender for nasty slam (0:22)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Upon receiving his NL MVP Award at Saturday's BBWAA New York dinner, the Cubs' Kris Bryant said, "I think I've had a pretty dang good year." Bryant, who received the rookie of the year award a season ago, noted that he'd won the World Series, visited the White House and recently got married.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg hinted at some rotation changes after last night's game -- so far he's gone to Paul Zipser earlier than expected. Zipser has responded with 5 points and is playing with good pace.

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Lunt eclipses 100 yards in Shrine Game

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt completed 11-of-14 passes for 101 yards during Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The senior's West team won 10-3. Box score

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says there are no lineup changes. Possible rotation changes will be based on "flow of the game."

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NFC North Awards: MVP, top rookie, more

Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy led the Packers into the postseason for the eighth consecutive season after a 4-6 start. Meanwhile, Detroit drafted its LT of the future in Taylor Decker, and Bears RB Jordan Howard exceeded all expectations. NFL All-Division awards

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The World Series trophy just made an appearance at the Notre Dame-Syracuse basketball game Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. They brought the trophy out during the first timeout of the game and then played "Go Cubs Go," with most of the crowd singing along.

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Butler says Bulls are playing 'terrible' (1:02)
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Hawks hold off Bulls' late rally for the win (0:58)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was very direct in his commentary after Friday's disappointing loss to the Atlanta Hawks. "We got to come out better, man," Butler said. "We got to start playing better from the jump. 48 minutes, man. It's terrible basketball. That's not the way we're supposed to play. It's so disappointing because the way we practice isn't the way that we play in the game. Don't ask me why, I don't know. Starting from me going all the way down the line, we've got to be better as a whole, as a team. Otherwise, we're just going to keep getting our asses beat. It's bad."

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It was Butler and little else early

Jimmy Butler nearly scored the majority of the Bulls' points during the first half of their 102-93 loss at Atlanta on Friday night. Butler added only two points in the second half -- midway through the third quarter -- yet led Chicago with 19 points.

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Butler and Wade team up for the oop (0:20)
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Hardaway beats the buzzer from distance (0:39)