| Jun 24, 2010
| 10:26 PM
Marlon Byrd(notes) caught himself mid-sentence. He wasn't about to portray any doubt.
"I'm hoping we're going to put together a run. Actually, I'm not hoping. I know we're going to put together a run before the All-Star break," the Cubs center fielder...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 1:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2011 salaries for the 844 major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing...
| Aug 14, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa — It's a Tuesday evening and the Cubs are on the field. They wear blue pinstriped pants and blue jerseys with those oddly sloped red numbers on their backs. I'm sipping an Old Style, someone in the outfield is operating the...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Men's College Basketball-Ohio State at Michigan, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Pittsburgh at Georgetown, 6 p.m. (ESPN); Louisville at Villanova, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Syracuse at St. John's, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Northwestern at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 12:18 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Catcher Koyie Hill and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
The 31-year-old signed with the Cubs in 2007 and is entering his fifth season with them. He made 60 starts behind the plate...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
It wasn’t that Carlos Marmol threw a wild pitch to lose Monday’s game inWashington. It wasn’t that Marmol had no idea there was a runner on base and did nothing to stop Jayson Werth from stealing third to set up the aggravating ending....
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:48 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike McKenry’s first major league home run, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, lifted Pittsburgh to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night and assured the Pirates of a winning record at the All-Star break for...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Cubs manager Mike Quade said that while Carlos Marmol remains the closer, “we’ve got to get the guy fixed and back to who he is.”
Marmol said Friday, one day after blowing his seventh save that “we have to figure it out” and...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:19 PM
Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning off Matt Capps to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory Friday night over Minnesota, the seventh blown save this season for the Twins' closer to match the major league lead.
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Cubs manager Mike Quade said the “timetable is open-ended” for the return of closer Carlos Marmol, who threw a short session in the bullpen before Saturday’s game.
Marmol is spending time working on mechanics with pitching coach Mark...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Carlos Pena hit one of Chicago’s three home runs and walked with the bases loaded during a three-run eighth-inning rally as the Cubs won their season-high fifth straight, a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.