Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Yu Darvish has at least one five-year offer on the table, according to a source, but he has yet to receive an offer enticing enough to take the plunge. The Cubs, Twins, Rangers, Dodgers and Brewers all continue to monitor Darvish's market. Most baseball observers think he'll be the first upper-level free agent starter to sign, with Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb next in line. With pitchers and catchers set to report to spring camps in three weeks, time is growing short for everyone.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson recently underwent successful ACL surgery, according to the school. An additional update on his prognosis could come soon. Wildcats linebacker Nate Hall also recently had successful ACL surgery. Thorson's injury occurred in the Music City Bowl, while Hall's happened during bowl practice.


Vegas Coming Up Aces

Don La Greca is joined by NHL Network's E.J. Hradek to discuss the Golden Knights sitting atop the standings, the troubles of the Blackhawks and the upcoming trade deadline.

Kane reaches 800 career points with goal (0:27)
Kane says Blackhawks need to play with confidence (0:31)

Emily Kaplan ESPN 

In first game after break, Blackhawks come out sloppy in a 7-3 loss to the Islanders. Home crowd booed Chicago off the ice. Here's Patrick Kane after.

Lopez, Markkanen fuel Bulls' win (0:39)
Mirotic gives Bulls 25-point cushion in the fourth (0:16)
Markkanen goes up with a jam (0:23)
Prince shares displeasure with foul call (0:21)
Markkanen wrecks the rim with a jam (0:21)

Being petty and dumping salary

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon go behind the scenes of NBA Countdown (3:30), secret tunnels in L.A. (11:30), potential Houston trades (25:20) and what to do with Kemba Walker (38:30). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han on the merits of doing your own research (57:35).

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

The initial diagnosis of Jordan Bell is inflammation of the left ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Bulls' Dunn in concussion protocol after fall

The Chicago Bulls say Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol. Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the team to Atlanta.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce after re-evaluation Kris Dunn is in the concussion protocol and is out indefinitely. He also had his two front teeth stabilized with braces. He will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta.