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  • Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?

     Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?
    Steve Ballmer's reported $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers shows us sports team valuations are like the pricey palaces some of these pro franchises call home.
  • Cubs find a new way not to have pitching

    Cubs find a new way not to have pitching
    Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs. Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago. What is Theo Epstein doing wrong? Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...

    Theo is perfect -- for a lot of the wrong reasons

    This seems like the perfect hire. The best thing ever. The smartest move you could dream of. But it’s the Cubs. So, it will turn into a disaster. That’s what the Cubs do. Somehow, some way at some time, the hiring of Boston general manager...

    Ricketts becomes Tom Terrific

    Ricketts becomes Tom Terrific
    Tom Ricketts got it done. He got Theo Epstein to the Cubs. It always seemed like it would happen. The Cubs agreed to pay him $18.5 million, after all. It also seemed like it would never happen. The more stories that come out of Fenway, the more it seems...

    Susannah Collins: From silly 'Shoot The Puck' duty to growing folk hero

    Susannah Collins ought to thank the Blackhawks. They made her a folk hero, and folk heroes never die. Neither do the connections to the villains who took them out. Looking at you, Rocky Wirtz. During a Comcast SportsNet segment, Collins made an on-air...