CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist is 3 for 3 today so far, raising his batting average to .316 on the season. He said recently he would love to hit over .300 as he's never done it in his career. The closest he came was in 2009 when he hit .297. He's 37 year old.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Hop aboard the Notre Dame playoff hopes roller coaster ride.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With a victory over the Arizona Cardinals (coupled with losses by Green Bay and Minnesota) the Bears would have sole possession of first place in the NFC North for the first time since Week 16 of the 2013 season.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears inactives vs. Arizona: cornerback Marcus Cooper, safety DeAndre Houston-Carson, linebacker Isaiah Irving, linebacker Kylie Fitts, offensive lineman Rashaad Coward, wide receiver Javon Wims, defensive tackle Nick Williams.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The 10 most likely teams to reach the College Football Playoff:

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant won't start on Sunday against lefty Carlos Rodon due to 'fatigue' in his left shoulder. Joe Maddon stressed the shoulder wasn't sore but Bryant is feeling a loss of "strength." It's been a nagging injury for most of the season for the former MVP: "We knew we would have to be proactive about giving him rest. It just so happened he needed it today," Maddon said.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Chicago is a 6-point favorite in Vegas, but only a 2-point favorite according to FPI.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Biggest risers and fallers in Playoff chance after Week 4: Notre Dame reasserts its quality in strong win over Wake Forest while FPI is less certain of Oklahoma going forward after the Sooners' scare against Army.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss the Cubs 8-3 win over the White Sox, reducing their magic number to 6.

Sister Mary Jo shows some flair on first pitch (0:16)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs reduced their magic number to win the central division to 6 with an 8-3 win over the White Sox. Combined with Milwaukee's loss to Pittsburgh they've increased their lead over the Brewers to 2.5 games again. They've also inched closer to clinching at least a wild card spot but they have their sights set on the division.

Cubs take lead on LaMarre's misplay (0:30)
Baez clobbers 34th homer (0:21)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs shortstop Mike Freeman was added to the 40-man roster to take the place of Addison Russell who is on administrative leave.

Book makes impressive debut as Notre Dame starter (1:29)
Newman runs in TD for Wake Forest (0:35)
Book finds the hole for 3rd rushing TD (0:23)
Wake Forest QB scores 23-yd TD (0:33)