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After beating the Bucs on Sunday, the Vikings are now narrow favorites to win the NFC North.

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

The Cubs are on the verge of clinching the Central. Is a dynasty in the works at Wrigley? Or is there an outbreak of agita on the North Side? Vote now!

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4hDavid Schoenfield

Real or not? Cubs all but wrap up NL Central

It was a riveting four-game series in Milwaukee between the Cubs and Brewers, with the first three games all going 10 innings. But Chicago ended up taking three of four and is two games away from clinching.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

We're getting close to finalizing our 10 playoff spots, as the Diamondbacks have clinched a wild card, the Twins have all but clinched the second AL wild card, and the Red Sox and Cubs are close to wrapping up division titles. Our magic numbers: Cubs 2 (to win NL Central), Red Sox 3 (to win AL East), Twins 3 (to clinch wild card), Rockies 5 (to clinch wild card).

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Sources: Cavs emerge as leading Wade suitor

The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as clear favorites to land Dwyane Wade once his contract buyout from the Chicago Bulls becomes official, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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17hJesse Rogers

Cubs: It'd be nice to clinch division in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have long been a thorn in the Chicago Cubs' side, and with a third consecutive postseason in sight, the Cubs are hoping to clinch the Central Division in St. Louis against their archrivals.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers DE Cam Heyward: Team wanted to 'show solidarity' with protest, 'got our ass kicked' by Bears running game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras discuss pitcher Jose Quintana's complete game shutout on Sunday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss the Cubs 5-0 win over Milwaukee on Sunday. He homered to help draw the Cubs closer to a division title.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Southern Illinois native Ben Zobrist, on potentially clinching the division in St. Louis this week: "It would be nice to do it there. I'll just say that."

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