CHICAGO Teams

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Injuries will be too much to overcome for Bears (0:21)

Lineup: White Sox (76-81) vs. Rays (65-92)

  • 1. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 2. Leury Garcia, CF (S)
  • 3. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 4. Melky Cabrera, DH (S)
  • 5. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 6. Avisail Garcia, RF (R)
  • 7. Carlos Sanchez, 2B (S)
  • 8. Jason Coats, LF (R)
  • 9. Kevan Smith, C (R)
  • SP: Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs owner Tom Ricketts explain what he's learned about Theo Epstein.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein discuss more of his extension with the Cubs and what was important to him.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs owner Tom Ricketts announce the 5 year extension of President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.

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A close game isn't necessarily a good one

ESPN's Football Power Index pegs Lions-Bears as Week 4's closest game, with Chicago getting a slight edge. That said, no game this week rates lower in pregame matchup quality. FPI game rater

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein discuss signing a new 5 year extension with the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs were going to announce Theo Epstein's extension on Sunday after hammering out the details on Saturday but the team waited a couple days due to the death of Jose Fernandez.

Lineup: Cubs (101-56) at Pirates (77-80)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 5. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 6. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 7. Chris Coghlan, LF (L)
  • 8. Miguel Montero, C (L)
  • 9. Jake Arrieta, RHP

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs release on Theo Epstein 5 yr contract extension includes statement from owner Tom Ricketts.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein are in Pittsburgh to announce a 5 year contract extension.

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Bears' playoff hopes are nearly sunk

Chicago is 0-3 in a good division and has an injured starting QB. That's not a good recipe for a postseason berth. Per Football Outsiders, no NFC team has worse odds. Playoff odds (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero are in the lineup again for the Cubs as they continue to make noise heading into the playoffs. Montero is likely to catch Jake Arrieta next month while Coghlan is seeing more time due to Jorge Soler's latest ailment (right side). Both could be big parts of the postseason puzzle after struggling earlier in the year.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rondo on KG retiring: "He's one of the best that's ever played the game. He's hanging his hat up and he's had a hell of a career and I wish him the best in whatever he's doing next."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwayne Wade noted that one of the players who has stuck out to him most early on is -- Doug McDermott.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade noted that one of the players who has stuck out to him most early on has been -- Doug McDermott.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade says he wants to be introduced before games as being from: "Chicago, Illinois."

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DeShone Kizer talks sideline communication (0:42)
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Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer talks about Brian Kelly saying the coach needs to turn up the intensity on the sidelines: