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  • Mike North video: Wrong about Rizzo and Castro Jul 24, 2014 10:28 AM
    Mike North admits he was wrong about Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo and says Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein might have been right to sign them to 6 year deals.

  • No way Bears avoid injury bug a second straight season Jul 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    Can the Bears' offense stay remarkably healthy and remarkably effective for a second straight season? History advises to believe it only when you see it.

  • Mike North video: Bulls look like contenders in East Jul 23, 2014 10:21 AM
    As Mike North reviews the Bulls roster, he ranks them as the best team in the Eastern Conference.

  • Konerko says Thomas was always ‘dialed in’ Jul 23, 2014 7:38 PM
    As Frank Thomas prepares to enter the Hall of Fame on Sunday, former White Sox teammate Paul Konerko raved about all the work Thomas put in and his ability to make adjustments and avoid lengthy slumps.

  • White Sox drop ball in 2-1 loss to Royals Jul 23, 2014 4:48 PM
    Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers couldn’t handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat the Sox 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.

  • Thome’s hitting tips to Lisle kids: ‘Don’t get down on yourself’ Jul 23, 2014 11:30 PM
    When Jim Thome helped out Wednesday at a Bulls/Sox Academy baseball camp in Lisle, it wasn’t all about the kids. It was about their families, too, as the former White Sox designated hitter answered questions from parents like Tracy Swinford of Monee, who said her family attended the 2007 game when Thome hit his 500th home run, and wondered what it felt like for him. “It was almost like time stops,” Thome said, recalling the moment. “Once I got to third and I was heading home and I saw all my teammates, the emotion is just beyond what you can imagine.”

  • Bulls’ Gibson is happy Gasol is joining team Jul 23, 2014 1:16 PM
    Taj Gibson probably didn’t expect the Bulls’ biggest addition this summer to be another power forward, but he’s not sweating it. He's happy to see Pau Gasol join the team. “I think it’s a great addition to our team, gives us more depth,” Gibson said.

  • Major happenings in the Cubs minors Jul 23, 2014 11:39 PM
    While it's been hard to look at the Cubs much of this season, the minor leagues have been must-follow. A pair of key prospects earned promotions this week, and team president Theo Epstein talked about it Wednesday.

  • Upon return, Sox figure to look a lot different Jul 23, 2014 9:05 PM
    With the nonwaiver trade deadline coming next week, beat writer Scot Gregor wonders how different the White Sox' roster will look when they return home from a seven-game road trip. The Sox (48-54) wrapped up their homestand Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Royals.

  • Olt takes news of demotion well Jul 23, 2014 7:31 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein and manager Rick Renteria said third baseman Mike Olt took well the news that he had been sent to Class AAA Iowa after Tuesday night's game. Olt batted .139 and struck out nearly 40 percent of the time with the Cubs this season.

  • With Gasol on roster, Gibson likes Bulls’ chances Jul 23, 2014 1:55 PM
    Taj Gibson probably didn’t expect the Bulls’ biggest addition this summer to be another power forward, but he’s not sweating it. Gibson spoke briefly to the media Wednesday during his youth basketball camp at the Joy of the Game Center in Deerfield. The sixth-year forward made it clear he’s happy to see Pau Gasol join the Bulls.

  • Bears not about to rest on laurels during training camp Jul 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    On paper it looks like this could be a great season for the Bears, who have accumulated a talented group of young and old players. But the difficult process of transforming paper to production and performance still remains, beginning with training camp practices which begin on Friday. “We've got to turn paper into performance and excellence,” Trestman said.

  • Boomers host ‘Human Interaction Night’ July 26 Jul 22, 2014 6:59 PM
    Leave the phone at home (or at least turn it off) for the Schaumburg Boomers’ “Human Interaction Night” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26 when the defending Frontier League champions square off against the Traverse City Beach Bums.

  • Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0 Jul 22, 2014 10:10 PM
    Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak. Rizzo staked Hendricks to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer.

  • Fowles helps Sky edge Fever 60-57 Jul 22, 2014 10:28 PM
    Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 60-57 on Tuesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak. Epiphanny Prince added 13 points for the Sky, who had lost 13 of 16.

  • Who knew Maddux would be such a freak? Jul 22, 2014 8:30 PM
    Sunday encapsulates the Cubs' 106 years of futility when Greg Maddux joins Lou Brock in baseball's Hall of Fame. Maddux is a physical freak and this franchise always bets on the wrong freak.

  • White Sox struggle and fall 7-1 to Royals Jul 23, 2014 12:17 AM
    Adam Dunn went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the White Sox, but the Southsiders still lost to Kansas City 7-1 Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

  • Cubs cut ties with Barney, then take it to Padres Jul 22, 2014 10:50 PM
    The Cubs made another break with their recent past Tuesday, when they designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment. They also committed to their future by affirming that Arismendy Alcantara would see a lot of playing time, both at second base and in center field.

  • Harrelson a big part of Thomas, La Russa's careers Jul 23, 2014 5:38 AM
    With Frank Thomas and Tony La Russa being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, there will definitely be a strong White Sox presence in Cooperstown. Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will both be there to enjoy it.

  • Ackerman solid in Boomers’ victory Jul 23, 2014 12:02 AM
    The 2013 Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers opened a road series at Florence with a 5-1 win on Tuesday night. Hunter Ackerman bounced back in a big way, working 7 shutout innings. Ackerman did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and finished with 5 strikeouts. Jordan Dean handed Schaumburg a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly in the second to score Tyler Sciacca, who finished with 2 hits in the contest. Joe De Pinto drilled a 2-run homer in the seventh to extend the lead, his first with the team. De Pinto tallied 3 hits as the Boomers collected 11.

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