| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:56 PM
If it were a movie, it would be rejected as being too sappy.
You know this kind of story: Kid gets drafted in the 39th round, endures nine years of bus rides in the minor leagues, is told twice by teams to find other jobs, and then -- at age 29 -- he...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:23 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — With the ball jumping out of Wrigley Field, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was in search of a reliever who could keep the ball down and help hold a big early lead.
Hurdle was never able to find that reliever.
Anthony Rizzo hit...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Julius Peppers hung out in the Gold Coast neighborhood following Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, just like he did after the Bears’ previous home game.
The Bears defensive end, who dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse following his team’...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Reed Johnson gets the start in center field and Jeff Baker in right, as the Cubs use their right-handed lineup Saturday against Diamondbacks lefty Joe Saunders at Wrigley Field.
Manager Dale Sveum penciled in only two left-handed batters, Anthony Rizzo...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The Cubs open a homestand Friday against the Cardinals and the lineup looked the same as it has in recent weeks, with David DeJesus leading off, Anthony Rizzo batting third and Luis Valbuena batting eighth.
Travis Wood goes to the mound for the Cubs on...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:17 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro homered during a nine-run fifth inning and the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 Monday night in their highest-scoring game of the season.
Rizzo and Darwin Barney hit three-run...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:14 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster.
Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Starlin Castro was supposed to be a jewel in the middle of the Cubs order.
The young, talented shortstop was expected to be the star in the middle of the Cubs infield.
Right now, though, and maybe for a lot longer, Castro is a gaping hole where hope...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:38 PM
PHOENIX — Anthony Rizzo was walking out of the Cubs clubhouse earlier this week when one of his friends gave him a parting shot.
"See you Sunday,'' he said, referring to the day after Team Italy's last scheduled game.
Rizzo gets the last laugh,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:41 PM
|HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL|
Yankton (6-14) at Brookings (16-6), 7 p.m.
Sioux Falls Lincoln (11-11) at Watertown (11-11), 7 p.m.
Sturgis (8-14) at Huron (14-7), 6 p.m.
Aberdeen Central (6-15)...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:18 PM
PHOENIX — Success hasn't come easily for R.A. Dickey. That might make him the perfect pitcher for the World Baseball Classic.
An event too many front office executives fear, too many top players avoid and too few American fans truly embrace has...