CHICAGO Teams

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Michigan State down 25 after Northwestern slam (0:21)
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Skelly's and-1 increases No. 2 MSU's deficit (0:30)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern lost to Rutgers four days ago. Northwestern is up 22 at halftime on Michigan State right now.

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Northwestern opens up early lead against Michigan State (0:17)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says Justin Wilson has made some adjustments to his delivery and is confident he will bounce back from a rough second half: "I'm telling you he's going to have a great year."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A cool shot at Cubs camp. Other pitchers are done with their bullpen session so all eyes are on Yu Darvish as he throws.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Cubs catchers pass some idle time at Spring Training and attempt to throw the baseball in a bucket 50 yards away. Completion. McMahon to Gault.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Spring sights: Kris Bryant and Addison Russell prepare to take ground balls at Cubs camp.

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Russell 'feels good' following foot and shoulder injuries (0:29)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss keeping his foot and shoulder healthy in 2018. He admits last year was tough both on and off the field.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Going into Sat., Mich. St. is 89-38 all-time vs. N'western. Since the Wildcats' 1/7/84 win at MSU evened the series at 33, the Spartans are 56-5 and have had win streaks of 20, 12 & the current 8 games. NU won the first 8 games (1918-49) & stunned the Magic Johnson-led ‘79 national champs 83-65 in Evanston, 1/27/79. MSU's won its last 3 at NU, by 14, 24 & 31 points.

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Celebrating 'Air Jordan' at 55 (3:39)
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MJ reclaims the throne with famous 'double nickel' game (1:18)
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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Zach LaVine thinks it's on the players — and not the NBA — to take things more seriously and ramp up the competitiveness in the All-Star Game.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Zach LaVine signed a two-year partnership with Finish Line this season, which is unprecedented territory for an athlete. According to the company, most athletes only sign year-to-year partnerships. LaVine says it was an easy decision for him because he felt a connection with the brand.

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Lester, Maddon not fans of pace of play rules

While Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team will abide by any rule changes that would alter the game's pace of play, he said he's not happy about the possibility of change. Pitcher Jon Lester said changes would be a terrible idea.

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ESPN Los Angeles ESPN 

Who is Brandon Ingram most excited to play with & against tonight in the Rising Stars Game?

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Rising Stars Challenge preview: Overlooked rookies to watch (2:18)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon immediately texted Anthony Rizzo last night after he spoke in Florida: "I wanted him to know I was never more proud of him."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester continues to be vehemently against pace of play regulations. He simply likes that baseball has no clock : "If you want to go to a timed event, go to a timed event.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester, on the free agent market freeze this offseason: "It's alarming. I don't understand it...We're not talking about middle relievers with 5.00 ERA's."

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Zach LaVine says the drama and turmoil surrounding the Bulls after the Bobby Portia-Nikola Mirotic altercation never affected the team's locker room as much as it seemed like from the outside.

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LaVine gives prediction for NBA dunk contest (0:37)
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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Bulls guard Zach LaVine explains why he thinks Victor Oladipo will win the dunk contest and then reveals whether he'd ever participate in the dunk contest again.