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  • Behind Richards, Angels cap sweep of Astros

    The Sports Xchange By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange Behind Richards, Angels cap sweep of Astros ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the All-Star Game rosters being revealed Sunday, the Los Angeles Angels' Garrett Richards made a last-minute case for...
  • Angels rally past Astros, 11-5

    Angels rally past Astros, 11-5
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols stood and watched as his mammoth home run sailed deep into the night and put the Angels ahead for good. The Angels had trailed 5-2 entering the seventh inning, but a trio of home runs — two-run homers from Pujols and...
  • Ernie Banks gets Sports Illustrated cover treatment

    Ernie Banks gets Sports Illustrated cover treatment
    Cubs’ Hall of Famer Ernie Banks gets the cover treatment in this week’s Sports Illustrated in the magazine’s annual “Where Are they Now” edition. The article focuses on Banks' love of the game and provides an update on what...
  • Cubs urged to follow Billy Williams' example

     Cubs urged to follow Billy Williams' example
    Cubs Hall of Fame outfielder Billy Williams informally shared stories about his playing days with members of the media before Thursday night's game in the Wrigley Field dugout. Manager Rick Renteria was asked if his players appreciate and respect the...
  • Cubs honor centenarian at last

    Cubs honor centenarian at last
    Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound. The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial

    Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial
    Coming to North Michigan Avenue later this week: Fifty custom-made pairs of ballpark seats — a public art project and fundraiser celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100-year anniversary. The 100 seats will depict a “special moment in time&...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'

    An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'
    Four landlords have owned Wrigley Field over the last century, beginning with Charles Weeghman, who opened the park 100 years ago Wednesday. And like any Chicago residence, Wrigley has undergone some changes over the years, with all of those landlords...
  • Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win

    Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win
    WASHINGTON — Some 18,000 men have played major league baseball since 1876, and only 26 of them have hit 500 home runs in their career. Albert Pujols joined that exclusive club Tuesday night when he crushed career home run No. 500, a two-run shot...
  • Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place

    Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place
    Why, in this city of great buildings, does the unpretentious piece of architecture at Clark and Addison exert such a powerful hold on us? Wrigley Field lacks the height and muscle of the John Hancock Center, the swirling ornament of the former Carson...
  • Albert Pujols celebrates 'special moment' with 500th homer

    Albert Pujols celebrates 'special moment' with 500th homer
    WASHINGTON — It was a majestic blast, exploding off the bat as if shot from a cannon, and as the ball arced its way toward the outer reaches of Nationals Park, it looked as if it might put a dent in the Capitol dome beyond the left-field wall....