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Bears and Lions try to right the ship

The Bears have lost six straight to Detroit and are 1-8 at Soldier Field under John Fox. Both teams are banged up, but the Lions' injury picture is a little better. Is that enough to get the win? Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Gibson said coaches haven't had to do as much talking early in camp because Dwyane Wade stops practice and curses guys out to get them back on track.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Taj Gibson, on the differences he sees in Fred Hoiberg as the young coach heads into his second season: "He's more talkative," Gibson said after Friday's practice. "He understands the game a lot more from an NBA coach's standpoint. He understands where he went wrong last year and this year already he's been going at guys. Right away -- he's been cursing a lot more [at] the early group, in early parts of practice than last year. But it's great. He really hasn't needed to say much because everything's been so smooth and everybody's been doing the right things. This year it's a great start to training camp, but we've still got ways to go."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says there is no clear-cut leader at the 4-spot yet. He said earlier this week that Mirotic, Gibson and Portis were all getting some run with the starting group.

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Why Kevin White needs Alshon Jeffery (1:01)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

The suspended Cubs-Pirates game has been declared a 1-1 tie by MLB. The ViewFromVegas is a straight bet is official after 5 innings (4.5 if home team leading), so money-line bets on both teams are refunds. The run line (where the favorite is -1.5 runs and the underdog is +1.5) and over/unders must go 9 innings (8.5 if home team leading) to be official for betting purposes, so those are no-action and also refunded. There was a 5-inning line on the game and that was also tied 1-1, so that's another refund, BUT the 5-inning over/under of 4 runs ended up being the only valid game wager as the under cashes.

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Rain forces Cubs-Pirates into tie (0:43)
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Mahtook crushes solo homer (0:24)
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Cubs, Pirates play to MLB's first tie since 2005

With no postseason implications, the Cubs-Pirates game on Thursday was declared a tie after a rain delay of 1 hour, 23 minutes in the sixth inning, the first tie in the majors since June 2005.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Pirates played to a 1-1 suspended game on Thursday meaning it will go down officially as a tie. The game has no meaning in the standings and the teams won't be able to make it up before the end of the reg season this Sunday. The last tie in MLB was 2005, the last time the Cubs played to a tie was in 1993. All stats count.

Lineup: White Sox (77-81) vs. Rays (65-93)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 6. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 7. Alex Avila, C (L)
  • 8. Carlos Sanchez, 2B (S)
  • 9. Leury Garcia, CF (S)
  • SP: Jose Quintana, LHP