Free-agent left-hander Brett Anderson, who spent the past two seasons with the Dodgers, has agreed to a deal with the Cubs, Fox Sports reports.
Lunardi gives Northwestern a nod
Northwestern is on track to potentially make its first NCAA tournament appearance in school history. The Wildcats' season hasn't gone unnoticed by Joe Lunardi, who bumped them up to No. 8 in the East. Bracketology
Stephen A. Smith references the 11th anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 81-point game and explains why Bryant's performance was not greater than Michael Jordan's 63.
Smoot a top prospect in Senior Bowl
Mel Kiper Jr. has Illinois' Dawuane Smoot (DE) at No. 15 on his list of top prospects playing in the Senior Bowl. Kiper notes that Smoot had a first-round-pick-worthy season in 2015, but he fell off in production slightly in 2016. Senior Bowl top 15 (Insider)
In a new study, jet lag has been found to be the culprit of an unseen drag on Major League Baseball players that can make pitchers give up more home runs and can wipe out home-field advantage.
Bulls drop five spots in Power Rankings
Chicago lands at No. 20 this week. The Bulls' struggles prompted Dwyane Wade to tweet an apology to fans. A six-game Western Conference swing is not going to make things any easier. Week 14 Power Rankings
There are plenty of hard throwers in the first tier of the rankings, including Riley Pint and Dylan Cease, both of whom can reach 100 on the radar gun.
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The Cubs announced on Monday all spring games will be broadcast in some capacity this year including 10 on local tv, 10 more on radio and 27 on Cubs.com. National tv networks could also add games. The spring opener against Oakland on Feb. 25 will air on WGN-TV.
Andy Katz & Seth Greenberg discuss Northwestern's Tournament chances, the underwhelming SEC and more. Plus, they chat with Arizona's Sean Miller and Wisconsin's Greg Gard.
Zack Collins makes Law's Top 100
Keith Law doesn't think Collins, already big for the position and not that agile, will make it to the majors as a catcher. But he does think Collins can really hit, and do so with power and some on-base ability, so it might not matter in the end. 2017 prospect rankings (Insider)
Mirotic could add spacing
The 3s have not been falling for Nikola Mirotic this season, but he's always been streaky from deep. The Bulls are reportedly shopping him and if he starts to shoot better, he could be a great addition to a team. Bargain trade targets (Insider)
It might surprise you to learn that Rutgers has more players on the Super Bowl rosters than any other Big Ten team.
If you had to pick one NBA player to start a franchise with today, who would it be?
Which teams have the easiest roads to a productive nonconference season? A look at seven teams primed for some early wins.
Purdue faces Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and Louisville, and Michigan takes on Florida in two of the tougher openers for B1G teams next fall.
With spring training approaching, the World Series champion Cubs are still in search of pitching depth -- especially in their starting rotation.
Jonathan Toews scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:18 remaining and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
With a disappointing start to the season, it appears the Bulls may be looking to make some big changes to push them up the playoff race.
Scottie Lindsey scored 21 points, Bryant McIntosh had 17 and Northwestern won at Ohio State for the first time since 1977 with a 74-72 comeback victory on Sunday.
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Northwestern men's basketball gets its first win at Ohio State since Feb. 24, 1977. Northwestern has started 5-2 in the Big Ten for first time since 1967-68.