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  • On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl

    On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl
    Politics have a way of seeping into everything, right? You can add the Super Bowl, too. That's right, Congress — yes Congress — could bring Super Bowl XLIX to a screeching halt if it doesn't get its act together by New Year's Eve. Lauren...
  • Run for cover? SI goes all in on Cubs' Jon Lester

    Run for cover? SI goes all in on Cubs' Jon Lester
    It didn’t take long for Sports Illustrated to go all-in on the Cubs. SI decided to go with Jon Lester on the cover of this week’s magazine. Tom Verducci writes about the pitcher’s decision to sign with the Cubs. Cubs fans, though,...
  • Lester: World Series is Cubs' goal

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Jon Lester is ready to help bring the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title since 1908. Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract with a record-setting $30 million...
  • Jon Lester selects No. 34

    Jon Lester selects No. 34
    There was no chance that Jon Lester would get the opportunity to wear jersey No. 31 with the Cubs, especially after Ferguson Jenkins sported that number before being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Greg Maddux wore the same number before the Cubs...
  • Lester buys in for Cubs' World Series plan

    The Sports Xchange Lester buys in for Cubs' World Series plan The Chicago Cubs formally introduced Jon Lester on Monday and the left-handed pitcher said he is ready to help bring the team its first World Series since 1908. Lester signed a six-year,...
  • MLB roundup: Nationals, Harper agree on two-year deal

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Nationals, Harper agree on two-year deal The Washington Nationals and outfielder Bryce Harper avoided a grievance hearing by agreeing to a two-year, $7.5 million contract. The two sides were scheduled to have a grievance...
  • Chicago sports retailers pumped for Lester, Samardzija

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Chicago baseball fans — and retailers. This year's winter talks brought a lot of enthusiasm back to the Windy City with free-agent, left-hander Jon Lester signing with the Cubs. And on the South...
  • Cubs win World Series ... but only on film

    Cubs win World Series ... but only on film
    Perhaps it's in the nature of Cubs fans to cling to any omen -- good or ominous. So it's understandable that with the signing of free-agent ace Jon Lester, some foresee the kind of Hollywood ending that has been scripted many times over. "Back to the...
  • After winter meetings, Cubs still looking to supplement roster for 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Despite sprinting out of the blocks with three significant acquisitions this week, the Cubs are far from finished in restructuring their roster for 2015. "We still have a lot of work to do," general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday as...
  • Around baseball

    Around baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up. Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
  • Sighting: Jon Lester dines at Giordano's

    Sighting: Jon Lester dines at Giordano's
    Jon Lester didn’t wait long to get his hands on some deep dish pizza. The two-time World Series champion agreed to sign with the Cubs late Tuesday night and was already eating deep dish pizza in Chicago on Thursday. Here’s that sighting and...