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Kane, Panarin score filthy shootout goals (0:28)
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Arrieta hits longest HR ever by a pitcher (0:24)

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DeShone Kizer may not want to be a top two-rounds draft pick. No Fighting Irish QB taken in the 1st or 2nd round of the draft has found much success in the NFL. Scouts Inc. ranks Kizer as the No. 3 quarterback prospect and No. 44 overall.

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Bulls' starters made 68.8 percent of their field goals Wednesday vs. the Pistons. That's the fourth-highest field-goal percentage by a team's starters in a game this season, per the Elias Sports Bureau. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss his day at the plate and mound. He hit a long home run and threw 5 innings giving up 2 first inning runs.

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Watch Jake Arrieta discuss hitting a home run in his first spring AB on Thursday.

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Watch Joe Maddon discuss Theo's strengths as a leader.

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Watch Joe Maddon react to Theo Epstein being named the World's Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine. Even over the pope.

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Kizer outdoes combine performance at pro day (1:06)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, on Theo being named World's Greatest Leader, over the pope and others: "Theo had a better year."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs wanted Hendricks against the Brewers, Lackey against St.Louis and Lester/Anderson split up. Maddon said it can only be done because Hendricks has no ego.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey will pitch Game 3 of the season followed by Brett Anderson then Kyle Hendricks. Joe Maddon: It's not a "pecking order re ability."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs optioned Jake Buchanan, Jeimer Candelario and Alec Mills to Triple-A on Thursday, Perez, Floro and Rollins were re-assigned while pitcher Jim Henderson was released.

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Bryant 'can't believe' Epstein named World's Greatest Leader (0:51)