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  • Cooper on Sale: He’s my Cy Young, that’s for sure Nov 12, 2014 10:42 PM
    After going 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA and striking out 208 in 174 innings, White Sox ace Chris Sale finished third in American League Cy Young Award voting. Cleveland's Corey Kluber edged Seattle's Felix Hernandez to win the Cy Young.

  • Zouras commits to baseball at Illinois State Nov 15, 2014 9:32 AM
    Hersey's Nick Zouras and Wheeling's Brenden Spillane have made college commitments in baseball, while Wheeling's Theresa Godlewski (swimming, South Dakota) and Deanna Kuzmanick (basketball, Alabama-Birmingham) also signed their letters of intent.

  • Showalter, Williams voted MLB Managers of the Year Nov 11, 2014 6:39 PM
    Baltimore's Buck Showalter was voted AL Manager of the Year for the third time on Tuesday, and Washington's Matt Williams won the NL honor following his first season as a big league skipper. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He kept up his pattern of winning the award once a decade following victories with the New York Yankees in 1994 and Texas in 2004. "I won't be doing it 10 years from now," Showalter said on the MLB Network telecast.

  • Rozner: Cubs got their money’s worth in Maddon Nov 11, 2014 7:30 PM
    Joe Maddon is a stunning combination of schools old and new, which has to make uncomfortable those who believe there is only one way to manage the Chicago Cubs.

  • White Sox’ Abreu wins rookie award, looks forward to next year Nov 10, 2014 9:49 PM
    The Baseball Writers’ Association of America is announcing its annual awards this week, and most categories are expected to be closely contested. One of them — the American League Rookie of the Year — was essentially decided months ago. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu all but wrapped up the honor in the first half of the season when he was voted AL Player of the Month in April and July and AL Rookie of the Month in April, June and July.

  • Images: Jose Abreu, AL Rookie of the Year Nov 10, 2014 11:30 PM
    Images of Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, named Monday as the Baseball Writers Association of America American League Rookie of the Year for his performance in the 2014 baseball season. Abreu, a defector from Cuba, belted 36 home runs and drove in 107 runs in his remarkable campaign.

  • Starting pitchers, catcher among Cubs’ offseason targets Nov 9, 2014 8:43 PM
    Jed Hoyer will head to the general managers meetings in Phoenix this week as the baseball off-season begins to heat up. The Cubs are in a position to target several needs, whether through free agency or trades.

  • Chicago Little League team visits White House Nov 6, 2014 7:18 PM
    Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team has made the obligatory champions’ visit to the White House. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met Thursday with the team, their coaches, managers and Little League officials.

  • These managers and coaches can carve up opponents Nov 7, 2014 12:17 PM
    If there were separate Mount Rushmores for active managers/coaches in each of the four major sports leagues, I think it’s fair to say that Chicago right now would be represented on three of them by Tom Thibodeau, Joel Quenneville and Joe Maddon.

  • Lawyer: A-Rod admitted steroids use to DEA Nov 6, 2014 4:46 AM
    A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.

  • Imrem: Cubs are hot news; what about White Sox? Nov 4, 2014 7:46 PM
    The Cubs' newer ownership is making things happen with new ideas. If they re-establish their team's popularity, where will that leave the old-school White Sox?

  • What kind of manager did the Cubs get? Nov 4, 2014 8:42 PM
    Now that the euphoria from Joe Maddon's introductory news conference has begun to fade, Cubs fans will want to know how many wins he'll be worth and what kind of manager he'll be during games. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles gathered some insights.

  • Hanover Park gets $500,000 state grant for sports complex Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Hanover Park will receive a $500,000 state grant to make improvements at a youth sports complex on Barrington Road that has earned a reputation as an eyesore. “This is seed money to begin a refresh to that complete area,” Mayor Rodney Craig said.

  • Pitcher Wada agrees to 1-year deal with Cubs Nov 3, 2014 10:37 AM
    Before the Cubs introduced new manager Joe Maddon to the media on Monday they took care of some business with his pitching staff, announcing they had reached an agreement with left-handed starter Tsuyoshi Wada on a 2015 contract.

  • Gregor: Cubs’ Maddon makes it interesting Nov 3, 2014 11:12 PM
    During his nine-year run in Tampa Bay, manager Joe Maddon showed he could deliver wins and have fun at the same time. The Cubs are obviously hoping the trend continues when Maddon takes over the team in 2015.

  • Cubs’ Epstein calls Renteria ‘prince of a man’ Nov 3, 2014 7:30 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein introduced Joe Maddon as manager Monday and vehemently denied any charges he tampered with Maddon while Maddon was under contract to the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Miles: Maddon a perfect fit for Cubs Nov 3, 2014 7:30 PM
    Where else can you hear about a job interview taking place in an RV while the participants watched sunsets on a Florida beach? Only with the Cubs and Joe Maddon, who was introduced Monday as the franchise's 54th manager. Maddon's quirky personality was on full display before local and national media.

  • Images: Joe Maddon Introduced as Manager of the Cubs Nov 3, 2014 5:06 PM
    Images of the introduction of Joe Maddon as the manager of the Chicago Cubs Monday in Chicago.

  • Imrem: At last, Maddon brings personality to a Chicago team Nov 3, 2014 5:24 PM
    Chicago sports just acquired something more than a new baseball manager. They acquired a pulse. Joe Maddon has a pulse, a personality, a presence. Thank goodness. Listening to this city’s collection of managers and coaches was becoming as dull as watching your fingernails grow.

  • Maddon’s agent: Talk of tampering by Cubs is ‘insulting’ Nov 2, 2014 6:21 PM
    When Cubs president Theo Epstein meets the media Monday to introduce Joe Maddon as the team's next manager, he's sure to face several awkward moments, especially when it comes to former manager Rick Renteria. Another will concern the possible charge of tampering with Maddon, whose agent shot down such talk Sunday.

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