>>Report: Cubs Sign Darvish
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are adding another big name to their rotation. According to The Athletic, Chicago has signed Yu Darvish to a six-year deal worth 126-million guaranteed. The 31-year-old was going through his fifth season with the Rangers before he was dealt to the Dodgers in 2017. Darvish helped Los Angeles get to the World Series, putting up a 4-and-3 record with a 3.44 ERA in nine regular season starts.
>>Cubs’ Pitchers And Catchers Report Tomorrow
(Mesa, AZ) — Cubs’ pitchers and catchers are due in Mesa, Arizona for spring training tomorrow. The first workout is on Wednesday. Position players have to report by Sunday with the first full-team workout coming a week from today. Chicago begins Cactus League play versus the Brewers on February 23rd. White Sox’s pitchers and catchers report to Arizona tomorrow too.
>>Cardinals’ Pitchers And Catchers Report Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — Spring training begins for the Cardinals tomorrow. Pitchers and catchers are due to report to Jupiter, Florida and workout on Valentine’s Day. The first full-squad workout is a week from today. The Cardinals open Grapefruit League play February 23rd against Miami.
>>Colts Hire Eagles’ Reich As Head Coach
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Indianapolis’ Colts search for a head coach is over. NFL.com reports the team will hire Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich [[ rike ]] as their new coach. The two sides have agreed to a five-year contract. The Colts had to resume their search after Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of the job last week.
>>Bulls Host Magic
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls play the third of a four-game homestand tonight against the Magic at the United Center. Chicago fell to the Wizards by 11 on Saturday to drop to 19-and-36. The Magic are 18-and-37.
>>Blackhawks At Coyotes
(Glendale, AZ) — The Blackhawks try to end a five-game losing streak tonight when they’re at the Coyotes. Chicago fell to the Wild 3-0 on Saturday. The Blackhawks are in last in the Central Division with 56 points. Arizona has the least amount of points in the NHL.
>>Penguins Cruise Past Blues
(St. Louis, MO) — The Penguins reeled off four unanswered goals as they cruised past the Blues 4-1 at the Scottrade Center. Kyle Brodziak scored in the second to give St. Louis a lead that held up for just 21 seconds. Jake Allen surrendered three goals against 22 shots in defeat. Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scored his 400th-career goal in the winning effort.
>>Blues Visit Nashville Tomorrow
(Nashville, TN) — The Blues begin a two-game road trip tomorrow night against the Predators in Nashville. They will also visit the Stars before returning to Scottrade Center. The Blues are third in the Central Division with 71 points, four behind Nashville for first place.
>>Penn State Mauls Illinois
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois was outscored by 21 points in the second as they were dominated by Penn State 74-52 in Champaign. Leron Black scored 18 points for the Fighting Illini, who are 12-and-14 and 2-and-11 in the Big Ten. They’re at Indiana on Wednesday.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — Elsewhere around college hoops, DePaul crushed Providence, 80-63. Northwestern fell to Maryland, 73-57. Notre Dame bounced Florida State, 84-69. Seattle took care of Chicago State, 91-81. Eastern Illinois lost to Austin Peay, 76-69. Northern Illinois clipped Buffalo 90-88 in OT. Cleveland State downed UIC, 86-78. Tonight, the Fighting Irish are at North Carolina.
>>Missouri Valley Conference Roundup
(Undated) — Over in the Missouri Valley Conference, Southern Illinois mauled Bradley, 74-57. Valpo hammered Illinois State, 74-58. Loyola-Chicago beat Indiana State, 75-71. All teams are off tonight.