Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cole Hamels react to a computer program predicting a last place finish for the Cubs while pointing towards an older rotation as a reason for regression.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Illinois is hiring Toledo wide receivers coach Mike Bellamy as its new running backs coach. 247 Sports first reported the move, which brings Bellamy back to his alma mater, where he earned All-Big Ten honors before a lengthy NFL career. Bellamy coached Illinois' wide receivers from 2012 to 2015. He replaces Thad Ward, who recently left to join Rod Carey's new staff at Temple.

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23hJesse Rogers

Cubs' Russell speaks publicly about suspension

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell spoke publicly to reporters Friday for the first time since his suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policies. "I've let a lot of people down," Russell said.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss his suspension from mlb for violating the league's domestic abuse policies.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon often talks about coaching the coaches as he meets with his mostly new staff. Full squad workouts are around the corner.

Kane, Toews lead way to Blackhawks' win (0:33)
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2dJeremy Willis

The best cheesy Valentines from around the NFL

Nothing says "I love you" like an exquisite pun from your significant other's favorite NFL team. Here are some of the best from around the league, including from the league's leading Casanova, the Atlanta Falcons.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Tyler Chatwood discuss starting anew this season after a forgetful 2018. He's made a slight mechanical delivery change to help his control.

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2dEmily Kaplan

NHL Power Rankings after Week 19

It's another week on top of the rankings for the Lightning. Plus, in honor of Valentine's Day, these are the players each team loves this season.

Porter drops career high 37 in Bulls' win (1:57)