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  • Bettors going all in on Cubs, White Sox

    Bettors going all in on Cubs, White Sox
    The big offseason moves made by the Cubs and White Sox haven't gone unnoticed by the betting public. According to the latest odds from Bovada.lv, the Cubs are a 6-1 pick to win the National League pennant (trailing only the Nationals at 13-4 and the...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in line for MVP seasons, says Mark McGwire

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in line for MVP seasons, says Mark McGwire
    Yasiel Puig tied for 37th in the National League with 16 home runs last season. He tied for 33rd with 69 runs batted in. On the day the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs, he spent most of the game on the bench. The up-and-down season prompted...
  • Cubs add experienced lefty Phil Coke to bullpen

    Cubs add experienced lefty Phil Coke to bullpen
    MESA, Ariz. — The roles may change and so will the makeup of a deep Cubs bullpen. The lone question — the lack of an experienced left-hander — was addressed Thursday when the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free...
  • 1 month prison for businessman in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

    A businessman who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig get out of Cuba to sign a rich American baseball contract was sentenced Friday to a month in prison and five months' house arrest for violating U.S. immigration laws. U.S. District Judge...
  • Haren's effectiveness doesn't hinge on velocity

    Haren's effectiveness doesn't hinge on velocity
    — As recently as 2008 Dan Haren threw 96 mph. He no longer has that in his back pocket, but what he does have continues to do the job. Like just about every other guy who makes his living 60-feet, 6-inches from home plate, Haren has lost...
  • Suggested Team Names Are All Whiffs

    Suggested Team Names Are All Whiffs
    Let's go back to the old drawing board. None of these names knocks our Sox off. The New Britain Rock Cats will be moving to Hartford next year, and the owners have run a "name-the-team" contest to come up with a moniker appropriate to its new home. The 10...
  • Hartford Team Lists 10 Possible Names: Blue Frogs? Yard Goats?

    Hartford Team Lists 10 Possible Names: Blue Frogs? Yard Goats?
    HARTFORD — Goodbye, New Britain Rock Cats. Hello, Hartford … Yard Goats? If you're not feeling Yard Goats, there's Hedgehogs, Hound Dogs or Honey Badgers. Or you might like Whirlybirds, River Hogs, Blue Frogs, Screech Owls, Praying Mantis,...
  • Clayton Kershaw to start Dodgers opener April 6

    Clayton Kershaw to start Dodgers opener April 6
    The news that emerged from the Dodgers' spring-training facility Monday wasn't as much news as it was confirmation of the obvious: Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' opening-day starter. "That's our plan," Manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers...
  • Jimmy Rollins ready to start things off for Dodgers

    Jimmy Rollins ready to start things off for Dodgers
    If Jimmy Rollins is still learning his way around his new clubhouse, he will at least be familiar with his place in the Dodgers' lineup. Rollins will bat leadoff. That's where he'll be in Wednesday's Cactus League opener against the Chicago White Sox,...
  • White Sox see Adam LaRoche as a new team leader

    White Sox see Adam LaRoche as a new team leader
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Adam LaRoche moved into the White Sox clubhouse at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday, taking up residence in a corner locker last occupied by retired captain Paul Konerko. When the Sox signed the 35-year-old designated hitter to a two-...
  • 'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'

    'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'
    Was there ever a "Golden Age of Chicago Sports"? Many Chicagoans would cite the 1990s, when the legendary Michael Jordan-led Bulls won six NBA championships in eight years. Those Bulls were certainly Chicago's best ever, but it was hardly a golden age,...