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  • Lots to love around town ... except bumbling Bears Dec 7, 2014 1:27 AM
    Optimist Mike Spellman says there's a lot good going on in the Chicago sports world as long as you're willing to overlook the badness the is the Bears.

  • Dempster retires to join Cubs’ front office Dec 5, 2014 6:07 PM
    Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is back. Dempster on Friday signed with the Cubs so he could retire with them. He joins the front office as a special assistant to team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. Can Dempster help land free-agent pitcher Jon Lester?

  • Panel OKs Wrigley plans for possible tax credit Dec 4, 2014 8:01 PM
    The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved several changes the Cubs made to their Wrigley Field renovation plan in an effort to obtain a possible federal tax credit of $75 million.

  • Martinez reunites with Maddon, Cubs Dec 4, 2014 5:36 PM
    Dave Martinez, who played for both the Cubs and the White Sox in his 16-year playing career, will reunite with new Cubs manager Joe Maddon and serve as his bench coach.

  • Cubs non-tender pitcher Wright, catcher Baker Dec 2, 2014 10:14 PM
    The Cubs did not tender 2015 contracts to two veteran players: backup catcher John Baker and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright. Tuesday night was the deadline for major-league clubs to offer contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, and the Cubs did so with eight.

  • More good sports books for holiday shoppers Nov 30, 2014 7:30 AM
    With the holidays coming, good sports books are in abundance this season. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles recommends a couple of baseball titles as well as a new one by broadcaster Al Michaels and United States World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard.

  • Miles: Bilko book a big hit for baseball fans Nov 30, 2014 7:30 AM
    According to Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles, one of the better baseball books of 2014 centers on the Cubs of the 1950s and what might have been. "The Billko Athletic Club," by Gaylon H. White, tells the story of burly slugger Steve Bilko of the old Los Angeles Angels, who were affiliated with the Cubs.

  • Spellman’s Scorecard: Always room for more morsels Nov 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    Some more sports morsels to digest between leftovers and shop stops including bits on teh Bears, Cubs, Sox, Hawks and Bulls.

  • Cubs’ Rizzo excited to play for Maddon Nov 21, 2014 3:08 PM
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is in town this weekend to promote a charity event scheduled for January. He spent a few minutes talking with the media and said he's excited to play for new manager Joe Maddon and that his own stats take a backseat to team success.

  • Spellman Scorecard: Bears don’t know how good they have it Nov 20, 2014 8:32 PM
    You’d think Bears players would want to play as hard as they possibly can for Marc Trestman because I’m pretty sure they don’t know how good they have it right now.

  • Is free agent Lester in town for talks with Cubs? Nov 18, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Cubs Tuesday were neither confirming nor denying reports that they had met with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester. The off-season has begun to heat up, and the Cubs already have lost out on free-agent catcher Russell Martin, who signed with the Blue Jays.

  • Cubs lose bid as catcher Martin goes to Toronto Nov 17, 2014 2:17 PM
    One of the Cubs' primary targets, catcher Russell Martin, is signing with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to multiple reports. The deal is said to pay Martin $82 million over five years. He'll be 36 when the contract runs out.

  • Cubs acquire infielder La Stella from Braves Nov 16, 2014 4:41 PM
    The Cubs on Sunday acquired left-handed hitting infielder Tommy La Stella from the Atlanta Braves for relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino. International signing-bonus slots also were exchanged. The Cubs obtained Vizcaino from the Braves in July 2012.

  • Cubs to play first night opener in history Nov 14, 2014 5:06 PM
    The Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5. Originally scheduled for April 6, the game was moved up to become ESPN’s opening national telecast of the season.

  • Mike North video: Cubs, White Sox talk already? Nov 12, 2014 9:27 AM
    Mike North can tell the Bears season is over when he starts hearing questions about the Cubs and the White Sox in November.

  • Constable: Bear market for Cutler jerseys, but Blackhawks still Bullish Nov 12, 2014 8:19 PM
    Suburban stores ordered their winter merchandise months ago — even before the predictions of QB Jay Cutler winning the MVP award while leading the Chicago Bears into the playoffs. So there was a risk that a timid merchant wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand for Cutler jerseys. That is no longer a concern at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Schaumburg.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

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