Notre Dame senior cornerback Devin Butler entered a preliminary "not guilty" plea at his arraignment on two felony charges Wednesday. His hearing before a judge is set for Sept. 1.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Bears 3rd round pick DL Jonathan Bullard is expected to rejoin the team in time for Thursday's practice, coach John Fox said. Bullard has been excused for personal reasons since Sunday. Fox did not give any update on the status of RG Kyle Long, who sat out again with a shoulder injury.
Devin Hester, released by the Falcons in July, posted a video on social media to show potential suitors that he's ready for one more season.
Lineup: Cubs (80-45) at Padres (53-73)
- 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
- 2. Kris Bryant, 1B (R)
- 3. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
- 4. Jorge Soler, LF (R)
- 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
- 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
- 7. Javier Baez, 3B (R)
- 8. Willson Contreras, C (R)
- 9. Kyle Hendricks, RHP Daily lineups
Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low discuss discipline at Notre Dame, debate the "blue bloods" of college football and chat with author Steve Delsohn about USC.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Anthony Rizzo has the day off on Wednesday as Cubs manager Joe Maddon promised rest for his stars down the stretch. Kris Bryant will play first, Javier Baez third against the Padres.
Kris Bryant's hot stretch in perspective
Bryant has hit five home runs, driven in 13 runs and has 13 hits over his last six games. The last Cubs player with that many HRs, RBIs and hits over a six-game span was Alfonso Soriano in 2008, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Jake Arrieta, road warrior
Arrieta improved to 10-2 in 13 road starts this season with a win on Tuesday. He's the first Cubs pitcher to earn a win in 10 of his first 13 road starts of a season since Claude Passeau in 1942, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Dark-horse Heisman hopefuls
Five potential Heisman sleepers are given 20-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy, per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
The Wildcats are hoping to do what no other Northwestern football team has done before: post back-to-back 10-win seasons.
What does 80 wins mean for Cubs?
Chicago is just the 27th team since 1969 to win at least 80 of its first 125 games in a season. Of the previous 26, seven went on to win the World Series that year.
Russell keeps his homer binge going
Addison Russell's 406-foot blast at Petco Park on Tuesday was his 19th of the season and fifth in his last five games.
Former Illinois coach Tim Beckham, who was fired after an investigation found he mistreated players, is now a volunteer coach on defense for North Carolina.
The Big Ten has some the most iconic uniforms in college football. Now, you get to decide who has the league's best uniforms.
Northwestern's Anthony Walker and Justin Jackson are great on the field, but they are even better at deflecting praise toward the other off it.
What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.
Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman showed up this summer 16 pounds lighter than his 2015 listed weight of 336 pounds, and says he feels faster.
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won his NL-leading 16th game on Tuesday, but manager Joe Maddon kept October in mind and held his ace to just 99 pitches.
The Cubs reached 80 wins more quickly than they have in a long time. Stats & Info looks at past players and their 80-related accomplishments.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Watch Kris Bryant discuss his hot series in front of his college coaches and friends as he homered for an NL leading 33rd time in the Cubs 5-3 win over San Diego on Tuesday.