| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:10 PM
After agreeing on a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Reed Johnson spent an hour on the phone with new manager Dale Sveum.
"We strayed off and started talking about baseball situations," Johnson said. "The little things you need...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:06 AM
The Chicago Cubs agreed to trade Carlos Zambrano to Miami. Ozzie Guillen manages that team, in case you hadn’t heard, so Zambrano will be taking his talents to what is now Mouth Beach.
The deal, of course, will not be official until Zambrano passes...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The night before I was supposed to cover Carlos Zambrano’s Big Z Foundation launch party in early 2010, I came down with a case of food poisoning. All I wanted to do was lie in bed with a garbage can at my side. I was in no mood to talk –...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Men's College Basketball-Horizon League game, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Niagara at Iona, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Men's College Hockey-Dartmouth at RPI, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
College Football-Cotton Bowl, Kansas State vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m. (FOX)
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Rick Hahn, executive of the year.
OK, maybe not yet, but the new Chicago White Sox general manager is off to a great start.
Signing Jake Peavy for only two years and a option at the going rate for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher is a great deal for...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:47 AM
When does Tom Ricketts say no?
When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players?
Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation.
But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain?
That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season.
Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury.
Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano.
Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 10:28 AM
8 a.m. Cycling: Tour de France (Samatan to Pau).--NBC Sports Net.
9 a.m. Basketball: NBA Summer League: Washington vs. D-League.--NBA TV
10 a.m. Football: Oct. 1991: Hampton vs. Phoebus.--LSC 48
Noon Basketball: NBA Summer League: San...