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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester has been the star of the pitching staff through the first half of the season with a record of 12-2 and an ERA of 2.58. Lester was named an all-star for the fifth time in his career.
Chicago Cubs have been full of surprises in first half
There have been many surprises in the unofficial first half of the season for the Chicago Cubs. It's no surprise the Cubs lead the National League Central, but they've gotten there in several surprising ways.
Chicago White Sox batter Matt Davidson sticks out his tongue as he watches his one-run double in the fifth inning in the home opener game against the Detroit Tigers Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.
They said it: The Chicago White Sox's best quotes in the first half
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju, of Finland, is seen against the Columbus Blue Jackets during a preseason NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Jokiharju one of many hoping to make Blackhawks roster
Brady Schnell, seen here lining up a putt at the Rust-Oleum Championship at the Ivanhoe Club this past June, is taking a break from the Tour for dream trip to the Open Championship.
Rozner: British Open dream come true for Schnell
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NIU and Miami football teams to play for Mallory Cup
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