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  • Chicago Cubs crush Pittsburgh Pirates 17-2

    Chicago Cubs crush Pittsburgh Pirates 17-2
    What a difference a couple of innings and some bad pitching makes. Before Friday's game, Cubs' manager Lou Piniella was denying this season was "doom and gloom" while admitting it had been "a long, grinding, tiring season." But after two innings, his...
  • Chicago Cubs finally break through, beat Padres 7-1

    Chicago Cubs finally break through, beat Padres 7-1
    SAN DIEGO -- After Rich Harden threw seven scoreless innings Wednesday night to lead the Cubs to a 7-1 victory over the Padres, the team headed up Interstate 5 to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a rematch of last year's playoff series. The...
  • Chicago Cubs sweep Pittsburgh Pirates with 8-5 victory

    Chicago Cubs sweep Pittsburgh Pirates with 8-5 victory
    PITTSBURGH -- If they both end up retired in a few years, Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella could team up and take their comedy act on the road across America. Their act is so polished by now that it seems as though they have been rehearsing it for years....
  • Chicago Cubs win 4th straight, 6-4 over Cincinnati Reds

    Chicago Cubs win 4th straight, 6-4 over Cincinnati Reds
    Is Rich Harden "walking" his way out of Wrigley Field and into free agency? As daily evaluations -- mostly with the pitching staff -- help constitute the makeup of next year's team, Harden is making it hard to justify keeping him, especially if he...
  • Rich Harden rocked as Chicago Cubs fall 9-5

    Rich Harden rocked as Chicago Cubs fall 9-5
    Some Cubs fans were startled to see Ryan Dempster walking down Addison Street in warm-up gear about 1 1/2 hours before Wednesday night's game against the Brewers. Batting practice had ended, so Dempster went on a Starbucks run and was seen carrying a...
  • Chicago Cubs clubhouse bizarre after 7-4 loss to Milwaukee Brewers

    Chicago Cubs clubhouse bizarre after 7-4 loss to Milwaukee Brewers
    In 10 years covering the Cubs, I've seen my share of bizarre clubhouse scenes. But few could top the crazy atmosphere Thursday after a 7-4 loss to the Brewers. The Cubs may be out of the pennant race, but they still lead the league in chaos, confusion...
  • Sports in Hampton

    Fans' fare Hampton Roads has no major-league sports team, but the area doesn't lack for competitive action. From baseball and golf to football and hockey to basketball and motorsports, there is plenty of fierce competition year-round. Langley Speedway....
  • Blagojevich's secret talks with Tribune Co.

    Blagojevich's secret talks with Tribune Co.
    Early on a Sunday evening in December, e-mails went out among state officials who had just learned that financially strapped Tribune Co. was about to file for bankruptcy protection. "This could measurably complicate Project Elwood," wrote William Brandt,...
  • National League Central preview

    NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st) MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season) PAYROLL: $145 million X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes? BEST CASE: A deep...
  • AL Central: It should be a wide-open race

    AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL CLEVELAND INDIANS (81-81, 3rd) MANAGER: Eric Wedge (7th season) PAYROLL: $80 million X-FACTOR: Matt LaPorta, the key piece in last summer's CC Sabathia deal, could be up early in the year to claim left field. BEST CASE: Carl...
  • Ask Paul: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Ask Paul: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    In the year-end edition of Ask Paul, he addresses the Cubs' resurgence under Mike Quade, the Ricketts' offseason spending, Big Z's comeback and other issues To what do you attribute the Cubs' resurgence after Lou Piniella's departure? It can't be just...