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Cubs: It'd be nice to clinch division in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have long been a thorn in the Chicago Cubs' side and with a third consecutive postseason in site, the Cubs are hoping to clinch the Central Division in St. Louis against their arch rival Cardinals.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers DE Cam Heyward: Team wanted to 'show solidarity' with protest, 'got our ass kicked' by Bears running game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras discuss pitcher Jose Quintana's complete game shutout on Sunday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss the Cubs 5-0 win over Milwaukee on Sunday. He homered to help draw the Cubs closer to a division title.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Southern Illinois native Ben Zobrist, on potentially clinching the division in St. Louis this week: "It would be nice to do it there. I'll just say that."

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'Thunder and Lightning' lift Bears to first win of 2017 (0:50)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears lean on their version of 'Thunder and Lightning' in Sunday's 23-17 overtime win vs. the Steelers.

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Rizzo rips 2-run double to extend Cubs' lead (0:30)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-0 to inch closer to a division title as they took 3 out of 4 in a critical series. Jose Quintana was fantastic getting the three hit complete game shutout. Ben Zobrist homered and Anthony Rizzo had a 2 run double to reduce the Cubs magic number to 2.

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Howard's OT winner lifts Bears past Steelers (1:39)
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Bryant drives in first run for Cubs (0:36)
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Zobrist extends Cubs' lead with HR (0:34)
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Garcia gives White Sox early lead with 2-run HR (0:18)
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Steelers absent from sideline, Bears lock arms during anthem (0:16)
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Howard runs in game winner in OT for Bears (0:33)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears get the overtime win on a Jordan Howard TD run. Zone scheme with a cutback. That's been there all day vs. the Steelers. Howard finishes with 138 yards rushing and two TDs on 23 carries (6.0 yards per carry).

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Chicago is one of a handful of teams next summer with room. The Bulls could still have between $36-50M in space.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Bulls are still operating over the cap even with $92M in salary, $7.1M below the cap. The combination of $11.5M trade exception and $7M in non tax midlevel and bi-annual exception has the Chicago over.