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Surging Astros Beat White Sox, 4-3Chicago starter James Shields (4-7) allowed three runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Rays Snap Cubs' Winning Streak With 8-1 VictoryChicago is scheduled to open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday with a 3 1/2-game lead over the Brewers.
Joniak's Journal: Bears' Run-Pass Ratio Not Where It Needs To BeThe Bears are averaging just 2.9 yards per carry on first down, 27th in the league.
Bears' Kyle Long Admits He Suffered Setback In Training Camp Because He 'Went A Little Fast'After a long rehab process after ankle surgery, Long is nearing a return and could play this Sunday.
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Will Start Against Brewers On ThursdayArrieta has been out since suffering a hamstring strain on Sept. 4.
Another Model Projects Bulls To Be NBA's Worst TeamESPN's Basketball Power Index projects the Bulls to be 7.2 points worse than an average NBA team.
Bears Hoping Markus Wheaton Can Be Deep Threat They're MissingWheaton could make his Bears debut Sunday against the Steelers, his former team.
Bernstein: Adam Silver Is Ahead Of The GameUnlike his counterparts in the other major American sports leagues, Silver is embracing gambling and new television presentation ideas.
Ben Roethlisberger Has Walked In Mitchell Trubisky's Shoes BeforeRoethlisberger spoke extensively of the challenges that Trubisky is facing as a rookie waiting for his opportunity.
Thomason: Sleepers & Daily Fantasy Value Plays For Week 3DeShone Kizer and Semaje Perine are a pair of under-the-radar players to keep an eye on this week.
Cubs' Theo Epstein Praises Joe Maddon's Use Of Albert Almora"It's been a great growth season for Albert," Epstein says.
Baffoe: Bulls Front Office Goes Older, Less Analytic With Addition Of Doug CollinsThis just feels like giving someone money just to be around from time to time for perfunctory procedural meetings.

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