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  • US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

    Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on hopes of hitting the jackpot in the major leagues.
  • Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners

     Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners
    Well before the Cubs signed Jon Lester to a record-setting six-year, $155 million contract, they were aware that he hadn't attempted a pickoff throw to first base since 2013. Manager Joe Maddon said the issue was addressed in spring training and that...

    'Cuban Comet' a hero to all baseball generations

    'Cuban Comet' a hero to all baseball generations
    Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso Arrieta is a name not readily recognizable by Chicago sports fans. "Minnie," on the other hand, is a name White Sox fans are quite familiar with. On Sunday morning, our city woke up to the sobering news of yet another...

    Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest

    Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has endured a couple of SoxFests that weren't as pleasant as the 2015 edition. "It's not supposed to always be an airing of grievances (like) Festivus, and I think the last couple of years we've probably had that, and...

    SoxFest highlights

     SoxFest highlights
    Friday Opening ceremony, 4 p.m.: Current and former players kick off the weekend. 2015 White Sox, 5 p.m.: General manager Rick Hahn and manager Robin Ventura give their takes on the retooled Sox after Hahn's lauded offseason. (Another session at 10 a....