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Bulls a safe bet to make playoffs

Chicago's promising start has them in very good position to make the postseason, per ESPN's Basketball Power Index. BPI even gives them a small chance to steal the Central Division crown from the Cavaliers.

Few details about Rondo's one-game suspension by Bulls (1:31)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce Rajon Rondo has been suspended for tonight's game versus Portland for conduct detrimental to the team.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Not hearing anything has changed since the day the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman, there's no momentum towards a long term deal for him.

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Matt Barkley describes brutal conditions

The Bears QB said after the game it took him "a quarter or so" to adapt to throwing in the snowy weather. "I had to adjust my arm angle and almost push the ball out instead of flinging it," he said. Sights and sounds

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Gaudreau's return boosts Flames' hopes

Back three weeks early from a fractured finger, young star Johnny Gaudreau is giving the Calgary Flames a serious chance at making a run at the Pacific title. Plus, Corey Crawford injury benefit?

1 Big Thing: Snow games are great to watch, not play in (1:39)
Copp's wrister pushes Jets past Blackhawks (0:20)
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Big prediction: Chris Archer to Cubs

The way Jerry Crasnick sees it, the Cubs get a controllable starter as insurance in case Jake Arrieta leaves as a free agent next offseason. As for the Rays, they could choose from several enticing young prospects. Winter meetings roundtable

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White Sox to make most noise this week?

In addition to Chris Sale, the White Sox can discuss Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera with other clubs. As Jerry Crasnick puts it, they could hold an open auction with all 30 teams under one roof. Winter meetings roundtable

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Will White Sox lower price on Chris Sale?

They might have to in order to get a deal for the left-hander done. One exec described them as asking for "the Shelby Miller deal," plus at least two additional pieces. That means your top prospect and a whole lot more. Stark: Winter meetings shopping guide