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  • White Sox honor retiring Konerko with statue Sep 27, 2014 10:20 PM
    The Chicago White Sox have honored captain Paul Konerko with a statue and say they will retire his No. 14 next season. The White Sox paid tribute to their retiring star in an emotional ceremony before Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. They did not announce the statue or plans to retire his number in advance, although neither move was exactly a stunner.

  • Cubs can’t score enough for Wada vs. Brewers Sep 27, 2014 9:30 PM
    Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada worked 5 innings for the Cubs at Miller Park Saturday night, but the Cubs didn't do much to support him on offense as they fell 2-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers. Wily Peralta, Milwaukee's starting pitcher, struck out 13 Cubs in 7 innings.

  • White Sox win one for Konerko Sep 27, 2014 10:29 PM
    After Paul Konerko's retirement ceremony Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox went out and beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3.

  • Konerko receives grand prize at retirement ceremony Sep 27, 2014 10:04 PM
    One of the parting gifts Paul Konerko received Saturday night at his retirement ceremony was the grand slam ball he hit in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • Cubs go down swinging against Brewers Sep 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cubs batters got little done Saturday night in a 2-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The struck out 13 times against Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta and 16 for the game. They need a win in Sunday's finale to avoid a 90-loss season.

  • Images: Paul Konerko calls it a career Sep 27, 2014 9:35 PM
    The White Sox paid tribute to their retiring star Paul Konerko in an emotional ceremony before Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. The team honored captain Konerko with a statue and say they will retire his No. 14 next season.

  • Konerko 'blown away' by retirement celebration Sep 28, 2014 12:59 AM
    In his 16 glorious seasons with the White Sox, Paul Konerko took immense pride in keeping his head down and playing the game directly in front of him. Konerko finally looked up on Saturday, before his second to last game prior to retiring He did put his head back down and play in Saturday night's 5-4 win over the Royals. But while going 0-for-3 before being lifted in the seventh inning to the last of multiple standing ovations, Konerko's head was clearly not in the game.

  • Spiegel: What Chicago baseball fans should remember from 2014 Sep 27, 2014 4:01 PM
    Matt Spiegel looks back on the struggling baseball season for both the Cubs and the Sox and offers his perspective on what to take from it all.

  • Konerko’s big day deserves a Sox sellout Sep 26, 2014 6:01 AM
    Here's hoping Paul Konerko gets the type of send-off he deserves. His big day, the Bears-Packers and the Ryder Cup make for quite the weekend.

  • Reinsdorf tips his cap to Konerko Sep 27, 2014 12:21 AM
    White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf lauded Paul Konerko for his long run as the face of the franchise. Reinsdorf said Konerko's No. 14 will be retired, and a statue is coming in the near future.

  • Epstein’s optimism overflowing as season nears end Sep 26, 2014 10:03 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein said Friday in Milwaukee that he's not concerned about a long-term contract extension for himself. He said manager Rick Renteria will be back next year. He also addressed the struggles of rookie Javier Baez and the need for pitching depth.

  • Cubs piece it together in victory over Brewers Sep 26, 2014 10:48 PM
    The Cubs had to piece together their pitching Friday night, but Javier Baez's 3 singles and 2 RBI helped them to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Rookie Eric Jokisch started for the Cubs, but he lasted only 4 innings.

  • Royals beat White Sox; end 28-year playoff drought Sep 27, 2014 12:19 AM
    Not only did Kanas City beat the White Sox 3-1 Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Royals ended a 28-year playoff drought by clinching a wild-card berth.

  • Jokisch struggles, but Cubs pull out 6-4 win Sep 27, 2014 12:08 AM
    It took some doing Friday night, but the Cubs managed to hold on for a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Northwestern product Eric Jokisch made his first major-league start and lasted 4 innings, but he got help from the bullpen.

  • Royals beat Sox, wrap up first playoff berth since 1985 Sep 26, 2014 9:59 PM
    The Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 3-1 Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. For the first time since 1985, K.C. is going to the playoffs.

  • Jeter walk-off baseball in final stadium game worth $50,000 Sep 26, 2014 9:10 AM
    The baseball Derek Jeter hit to score the winning run in his final game at Yankee Stadium is worth $50,000, according to Brandon Steiner, founder of Steiner Sports Marketing, whose exclusive athletes include the New York Yankees’ captain.

  • Royals rally past Sox, close in on playoff spot Sep 25, 2014 10:22 PM
    The White Sox jumped out to a 3-1 lead Thursday night, but the Royals rallied back for a 6-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field and crept closer to clinching their first playoff berth since 1985.

  • Jeter gives Yankees win at stadium finale Sep 25, 2014 11:07 PM
    Derek Jeter didn’t want to leave. The retiring captain gave New York one more win with a big hit, then took two trips out to shortstop, waving to the adoring crowd each time following his final home game at Yankee Stadium.

  • Konerko says goodbye to fans with moving video Sep 25, 2014 12:36 PM
    White Sox great Paul Konerko thanks fans for 16 years of memories, in a video released by the White Sox. The 3 plus minute video starts and ends with Konerko writing a thank-you note to the fans.

  • Arrieta understands his role for Cubs Sep 25, 2014 11:23 PM
    Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has earned the title of ace of the staff. Whether he's the opening-day starter next year remains to be scene. Arrieta seems OK if he's "aced" out by a major pitching acquisition in the winter.

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