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How to define Charlie Weis

Charlie Weis and his wife used to raise a glass when the check from Notre Dame arrived.

Kelly: Further actions could be taken against arrested players (0:47)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher Willson Contreras discuss catching the Cubs rotation as well as hitting an opposite field home run against the Padres in the Cubs 6-3 win on Wednesday.


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Watch Hendricks here.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks discuss his outing on Wednesday against the Padres where he allowed the lead off man to reach in each of the first four innings. He worked out of trouble only giving up two runs over six innings. The Cubs won 6-3 sweeping the series.


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. talks about how lessons from his father helped him become a captain.

Contreras pads lead for Cubs with solo home run (0:28)
Zobrist kick-starts Cubs with two-run triple (0:29)
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Is Heyward MLB's top defensive outfielder?

Jason Heyward, the 2014 Platinum Glove winner, has still played stellar defense in Chicago despite going cold with the bat. Does Keith Law rank him No. 1 with the glove? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up 2 runs over 6 innings Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has gone 17 straight starts giving up 3 or fewer runs. That's the longest streak in baseball and tied for second longest since the beginning of last year. Only teammate Jake Arrieta had a longer stretch. (29 starts).

Lineup: White Sox (60-64) vs. Phillies (58-68)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, CF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 6. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 7. Avisail Garcia, RF (R)
  • 8. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • 9. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • SP: James Shields, RHP
  • Daily lineups

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Devin Hester to teams: Call my agent now

Devin Hester, released by the Falcons in July, posted a video on social media to show potential suitors that he's ready for one more season.

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How to define Charlie Weis

What words best describe the former Notre Dame and Kansas football coach? Through the ups and downs of his career, there are many options.

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New-look Bulls should continue to drop

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus has Chicago, even with Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo coming aboard, remaining below .500 and remaining a lottery team. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Ernie Banks excelled on struggling Cubs

Banks won back-to-back MVP Awards in 1958 and '59, leading the majors in home runs in both seasons. The Cubs finished fifth in the eight-team NL both years. Banks' 2,528 regular-season games with the team are the most by any player who didn't reach the postseason. Great players on bad teams