Theo Epstein wanted to see how the team responded to the Jose Quintana trade and performed after the All-Star break before deciding how aggressive the Cubs should be before the July 31 deadline. The clubhouse just sent the answer back: Don’t stop now. The Cubs opened the second half by going 6-0, their longest winning streak of the season, outscoring the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves by a 44-17 aggregate. At 49-45, the Cubs are at a high-water mark they haven’t reached since late May, finally looking more and more like the team they envisioned leaving spring training. Knowing how Epstein operates, nothing should be ruled out during a 10-game stretch that begins Friday afternoon at Wrigley
All 32 NFL teams will head to training camps next week in preparation for the 2017 NFL season, which it means it's officially time to kick off research for your fantasy football league(s). The term sleeper doesn’t necessarily have a proper definition, but it’s largely a player that no one, not even their real-life NFL team, had previously expected to become a fine-tuned, consistent offensive machine week to week. Here’s an early list of seven players—a mix of running backs and wide receivers—who could possess some serious value later in drafts and thus exceed expectations and their ADP, from FantasyPros.com.
O.J. Simpson faces a parole hearing on Thursday that could result in his release. Here's everything you need to know beforehand.