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2hJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

Kelly says everybody's job is in jeopardy at Notre Dame (0:43)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss John Lackey's final reg season start and his team's 6-4 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his season with the Cubs.

Cabrera blasts two-run homer (0:23)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey's first (reg) season with the Cubs is complete as he's in line for his 11th win after going 5 innings while giving up a run to the Pirates on 5 hits. His ERA is 3.35, a solid season for the 37 year old.

Coghlan hits bases-clearing triple (0:39)
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13hJesse Rogers

Cubs' playoff roster starts to take shape

"It's probably going to be 11 [pitchers] and 14 [position players]," manager Joe Maddon said. "Probably the optimal situation to be in."

Lineup: White Sox (75-81) vs. Rays (65-91)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 6. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 7. Alex Avila, C (L)
  • 8. Carlos Sanchez, 2B (S)
  • 9. Leury Garcia, CF (S)
  • SP: Chris Sale, LHP
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15hMechelle Voepel

Ogwumike is a winner in every sense

Statistically, Nneka Ogwumike was the right pick for this season's WNBA MVP. But don't overlook her fierce competitiveness and all the intangible things she brings to the Sparks.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jorge Soler had an MRI on his right side back in Chicago. It came back clean so he's day to day still. He missed a few days with the injury last week before playing over the weekend but was moving gingerly. He could rejoin the team in the coming days.

Lineup: Cubs (100-56) at Pirates (77-79)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Chris Coghlan, RF (L)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, LF (S)
  • 5. Miguel Montero, C (L)
  • 6. Tommy La Stella, 3B (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, SS (R)
  • 8. Munenori Kawasaki, 2B (L)
  • 9. John Lackey, RHP