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  • Cubs' Ricketts still weighing TV options

    Cubs' Ricketts still weighing TV options
    GENEVA -- Less than three weeks after receiving approval from the city of Chicago’s landmarks commission on their latest renovation plan, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said the franchise still is deliberating its choices for its next television...
  • Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'

    Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'
    Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs. And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
  • Cubs preach patience with Wrigley renovations

    Cubs preach patience with Wrigley renovations
    The biggest eyesores at Wrigley Field the past few years have been the play on the field and the nets protecting fans from any threat of falling concrete in the main seating bowl. At least one of those is expected to be corrected next year. As for the...
  • Chicago's top sports executives show lighter side

    Chicago's top sports executives show lighter side
    Had a tycoon traipsed into a downtown hotel Thursday and offered Bears Chairman George McCaskey $3 billion to buy the team, it would have taken McCaskey longer to order lunch than to answer. "We've been in it for 95 years (and) my brother likes to say...
  • Chicago sports owners' best one-liners

    Chicago sports owners' best one-liners
    Thursday saw a rarity in Chicago sports not unlike the northern lights or a Cubs World Series appearance. The Media Advertising Club of Chicago's annual luncheon at the Marriott Chicago brought together the chairmen of the city's five major franchises...
  • Smiles all around as Wrigley renovation begins

    Smiles all around as Wrigley renovation begins
     Sunny skies and a row of smiles reflected the friendliness and optimistic mood among team executives and civic leaders Saturday as the Cubs celebrated their "1060 Project" groundbreaking ceremony at Wrigley Field. More than 350 people attended the...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
  • Emanuel urges Cubs, rooftop owners to avoid court

    Emanuel urges Cubs, rooftop owners to avoid court
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered the latest tea leaves to read in the ongoing saga over possible renovations to Wrigley Field, saying he encouraged the Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop buildings to continue to negotiate on a deal that would avoid a...
  • Hahn's poker game with Peavy

    Hahn's poker game with Peavy
    Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that. That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
  • Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval

    Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval
    After months of public posturing and private arm-twisting, Chicago aldermen are poised to sign off today on a Cubs plan to remake Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood following last-minute tweaks to the $500 million project that brought on board...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...