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December 6, 2016 View email in browser
 

New pair of socks

Did you hear that? It’s the sound of the White Sox rebuilding. The team traded Chris Sale to the Red Sox for Yoan Moncada (who was ranked the top baseball prospect in 2016), Michael Kopech and two other top prospects. At least the White Sox got younger, writes Steve Rosenbloom. More on what’s next for the White Sox tomorrow, but for now, a look at Sale’s stats with the South Siders. The No. 13 pick in the 2010 draft went 74-50 with a 3.00 ERA, 14 complete games, two shutouts and 1,244 strikeouts in seven seasons. He holds the single-season record with 274 strikeouts, set in 2015. The hot stove is heatin’ up at the winter meetings.

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Hurry up offense

The Cubs are trying to get to the White House before President Obama leaves office, but it’ll be tough. If not, he’ll have to save up for a Wrigley ticket, because 2017 prices have gone up.

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Spoiler alert

And see, you thought the 3-9 Bears wouldn’t have a say in who won the NFC North. Three of their final four games are against North rivals, so get ready for chaos.

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Bright spot

Leonard Floyd’s Sunday was a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy season. In fact, kudos to the whole defense. And hark! The Bears moved up in the power rankings! One spot!

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How I Met Your Marian

“Things have worked out better than I thought,” Marian Hossa said of his time here. Don’t fret, he’s not going anywhere (but what about the puck?). Tonight: Coyotes (7:30 p.m., CSN+).

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Busy busy busy

A third game in four days caught up to the Bulls, who lost at home last night despite 34 points from Dwyane Wade. Tonight: Rajon Rondo returns at Pistons (6:30 p.m., CSN).

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Let’s go bowling!

It’s bowl season again, with 40 games wedged into 17 days. We rank ‘em for you (set the DVR accordingly). But, David Haugh writes, should there be an 8-team playoff instead?

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