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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says it's still unclear when Michael Carter-Williams will return. Asked whether the end of the month is a possibility, Hoiberg said it was still to early to say because they want to see how MCW is feeling after his soft cast comes off.

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Holden strikes for Rangers' OT winner (0:28)
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Barkley's getting much better protection

Matt Barkley has been sacked just once in his two starts this season. Barkley has had much better protection from his offensive line than Jay Cutler did, despite being blitzed at a higher rate. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Take the Lions -- and the points

These two teams have gone in dramatically different directions since the Bears won the first matchup at home in Week 4. Both our Bears and Lions reporters, as well as ESPN's FPI, expect a Lions rout in Detroit. Week 14 predictions (Insider)

Scout's Take: OT Aaron Banks to Notre Dame

Notre Dame got back in the game Friday with the addition of ESPN 300 OT Aaron Banks. Continue reading to see how this California product can make his mark in South Bend:What he brings: Banks brings plenty of size as he is a big body that possesses good strength.

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How did the Cubs fare at winter meetings?

The Cubs got their closer, acquiring Wade Davis from the Royals in exchange for Jorge Soler. Did Chicago win the most at the winter meetings? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Surplus values after winter meetings (Insider)

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Why didn't the Cubs land Chapman or Jansen?

The Cubs did not pursue either of the main free-agent closers -- Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen -- because they thought the risk was too high for the price tag, Jim Bowden writes. What we learned from winter meetings (Insider)

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Is Jordan Howard in line for a monster game? (0:59)
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Buckeyes, Fighting Irish lead the way

Ohio State and Notre Dame lead all schools in Heisman Trophy winners in college football history. QB Troy Smith was the last Buckeye to win the award, in 2006, while WR Tim Brown won it for the Fighting Irish in 1987.