CHICAGO Teams

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle raved about Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg's "likeability." How would the Mavs coach grade himself in that department? "How about an easier question?" Carlisle replied with a wry grin.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says Niko Mirotic will start for Dwyane Wade.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Doug McDermott has been cleared for contact. He will practice with the Windy City Bulls Monday and Tuesday.

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How does the Cubs front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Cubs' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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How does the White Sox front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the White Sox's baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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Big games all around for Bulls

Rajon Rondo picked up a triple-double on Friday and Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson all chipped in with 20 points. It was the first time since 1973 that the Bulls had a player produce a triple-double and three players drop 20 points, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Remember when we thought we had this CFB season figured out? (3:16)
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Wade does a lot of winning against LeBron (1:29)
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Wade comes out on top against LeBron (1:04)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade on LeBron in the Cubs jersey: "I actually thought he looked good. He looked like he could play baseball."

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Rondo downplays matchup with Mavs (0:51)

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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler had his 12th straight 20-point game, the longest streak by a Bulls player since Michael Jordan had 12 straight in 1998.

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Wade: LeBron was a great sport after losing bet (0:43)
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Wade would love to play against LeBron 82 games a year (1:19)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

If you've wondered whether Chris Carter was the first HR champ to get nontendered...correct! ESPN Stats & Info says the only thing close is the 1974 White Sox selling Dick Allen to the Braves because he said he was going to retire. Then the Phillies talked him into unretiring.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple days after their worst loss of the year, the Bulls get their most important win of the season to date. This is the most complete I think I've ever seen Taj Gibson play. He was great throughout the night.

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Wade up to the task of going at LeBron (0:30)