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  • Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza

    Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza
    A 7-foot monument to Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks began its four-day stay at Daley Plaza on Wednesday, attracting a hodgepodge of Chicagoans seeking to honor the beloved baseball icon. Banks' wife, Liz, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games

    Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games
    Fans of Angels ace Jered Weaver will have a little more to love in 2015. The lanky 6-foot-7 right-hander, whose weight dipped to as low as 199 pounds last season, has bulked up to 224 pounds this winter, six pounds heavier than he’s ever been....
  • Interview: Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie on what it takes to nurture a small film

    Interview: Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie on what it takes to nurture a small film
    Kevin Costner believes “Black or White” speaks for itself — or at least more effectively than he could speak for it. The Oscar winner plays a white, alcoholic lawyer in “Black or White” who is battling for custody of his...
  • A journey to the launch point of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

    LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic Never mind that it was around midnight. This was an urgent matter to Royals scout Pedro Silverio: He had just glimpsed the future in the improbable form of a spindly 17-year-old. "I can't believe it, that guy," Silverio...
  • Vargas has everyone around the Twins smiling

    It's a moment of triumph that Kennys Vargas never will forget. Verone High School was playing for its conference championship, and the score was tied. The crowd was going crazy as Vargas, Verone's star player, stepped up. If he could connect, his...
  • Thanks for taking us on your journey, Mr. Cub

    Thanks for taking us on your journey, Mr. Cub
    As journalists, we're not supposed to let anything get to us. We're supposed to be stoic, impartial observers. We're certainly not supposed to say things like, "I admire you." I broke that rule when I interviewed Cubs legend Ernie Banks in September...
  • Orioles pitcher Zach Britton is ready and excited for FanFest

    Orioles pitcher Zach Britton is ready and excited for FanFest
    Orioles closer Zach Britton is getting ready for his fifth FanFest this weekend, and he can't wait. For Britton, 27, FanFest is all about the game and his teammates — and getting ready for another season wearing the orange and black. After a...
  • Ernie Banks remembered for his spirit, skill; 'Mr. Cub' mourned in sports world and beyond

    To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes all over the...
  • Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with Pirates

    Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with Pirates
    The Orioles acquired the left-handed-hitting outfielder they had been seeking all offseason, trading a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night for Travis Snider. The Orioles have had interest in...
  • Rangers send left-handed reliever Ross to Red Sox for right-handed reliever Ranaudo

    The Rangers turned up the heat on left-hander Ross Detwiler on Tuesday by adding to the competition in their rotation. The Rangers sent left-handed reliever Robbie Ross to Boston for long sought-after right-hander Anthony Ranaudo. The Rangers selected...
  • AP Interview: Manfred knows he'll get pounded as MLB commissioner _ his name is on the balls

    Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded now that he's baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. "Probably good if I get hit hard," he said, smiling and laughing, during an...