Chicago's sports teams are cooperating with the city to relay the message that fans need to stay at home.
- Chicago teams coordinate stay-at-home message
- Griffin plans to transfer from Illinois to Syracuse
- Sources: Bulls start search to hire top executive
- Bears see Foles vs. Trubisky as 'open competition'
Joe Maddon talks to Buster about his relationship with Mike Trout, what sticks out the most about the last day of the 2011 season, the unique passion of Cubs fans, when he plans on rewatching game 7 of the World Series and talking to his mom after winning a championship (1:58).
Our weekly rundown of intel from around the league, including a new idea for the playoffs, when players can return to team facilities and more.
Can the 2011 Rangers change history? How about the '94 Expos? Baseball's best to miss out on Fall Classic glory start their road to redemption in our upset-filled opening round.
The Clippers (3:48) and Raptors (30:37) should be very excited for what's to come, whereas the Rockets (13:57) and 76ers should be a bit more concerned (21:50). Based on a variety of factors, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps break down which teams they expect will rise and fall over the next few seasons. Plus, the guys discuss the opening in Chicago's front office and whether it's a desirable position.
Guard Alan Griffin told Syracuse.com that he will transfer from Illinois to Syracuse.
The game that would be the hardest to explain to a first-time baseball watcher last year was, almost certainly, the one viewed by the most first-time baseball watchers.
How far are the Chicago Bulls away from contending under a new lead basketball executive?
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Bears OLB Robert Quinn said on Friday that he struggled to decide whether to sign with Chicago or Atlanta in free agency. "I mean basically that's what it boiled down to is a coin flip," Quinn said. "The Bears were on the right side of it. I don't regret it. I've moved on from the past. It's basically how I picked my college." Quinn eventually signed a lucrative deal with the Bears that included $30 million guaranteed.
ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls search for a new top front office executive, the appeal and challenges of the job, the financial impact the NBA shutdown will have on front office/coaching moves (15:53), the possible rollout for a return to play this season and how free agency will be impacted (27:34).
The Bulls are now searching for a top executive who will have full authority on basketball decisions, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. John Paxson, the current executive VP of basketball operations, is expected to continue in an advisory role.
Bears coach Matt Nagy envisions Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles splitting reps in training camp and both playing in preseason games as Chicago tries to decide who will start at quarterback.
To find the answer, ESPN compared the point differential for 140 teams in their tournament games leading into the Final Four to their spread total in those games.