CHICAGO Teams

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler said he has a specific message for Hoiberg as the season opens. "As much as you can use me as an example." Butler wants to be the guy that young players can learn from.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler is excited to have Wade around. Says he can "model" his game after Wade's and can learn from him.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says he feels that McDermott and Mirotic are two "of the best shooters in the league." Outwardly confident that Bulls will have enough outside shooting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says there will be a lot of "competition" in training camp over rotation spots. Keeps harping on "consistency" group needs to show over course of the year.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says he's "really excited about this group." Says he is focused on getting his team to play more consistently.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Jay Cutler is still "day to day" with a right thumb sprain, head coach John Fox said on Monday. The Bears will reevaluate Cutler on Wednesday in advance of Sunday's game vs. Detroit.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox confirms RB Jeremy Langford suffered a right ankle sprain in Chicago's 31-17 loss to Dallas. Langford wore a walking boot in the postgame locker room last night.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman reiterates that the decision to trade Derrick Rose was a "basketball decision," and had nothing to do with his legal situation.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Robin Lopez getting loosened up on media day. Bulls expecting him to be a stabilizing presence on young team.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman believes Bulls will see "growth" from Jimmy Butler both in his game and how he fits into the locker room.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman notes that the Bulls have had talks with Wade and training staff about minutes restriction during the season. Says situation will be "fluid" throughout the year.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman and Paxson singing the praises of Rondo early on. Gar says that Rondo has been working in Bulls' facility for a while and organization sounds confident the veteran can hit the ground running.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman and Paxson discussing the changes made to the roster and to the training staff. Feeling confident that roster turnover will be good for the Bulls.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls PR says Forman and Paxson will lead off media day festivities. Hoiberg, Butler, Rondo and Wade follow after that.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Good to be back at Bulls media day. Always feels kind of like the first day of school.

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White Sox hold steady in Power Rankings

The White Sox had a light slate last week, winning two of their five games, and will wrap up the season against the Rays and Twins. Chris Sale and Jose Quintana have received plenty of attention this year, but Adam Eaton's breakout campaign shouldn't go unnoticed. Week 25 Power Rankings

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Rodon, Robertson combine for rare feat

Carlos Rodon and David Robertson combined to strike out 14 batters while allowing only two hits in a 3-0 win on Sunday. It was the second shutout victory in White Sox history in which they limited their opponent to two or fewer hits and struck out 14 or more batters, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The other was done by Early Wynn in 1959.

Stats & Info

David Ross goes out in style

Playing in his final regular-season game at Wrigley Field, Ross received four standing ovations and two curtain calls. He drove the crowd wild with his solo shot off Carlos Martinez in the fifth.

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Ross powers Cubs past Cardinals

In his final regular-season home game, C David Ross smacks a solo home run to help the Cubs win 3-1 over the Cardinals.

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Ross powers Cubs past Cardinals

In his final regular-season home game, C David Ross smacks a solo home run to help the Cubs win 3-1 over the Cardinals.

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