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  • Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins

    Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins
    Big day today. The national championship game  in the NCAA tournament and the full rollout of Major League Baseball for 2015. Yes, there was a game on Sunday night in Chicago, but this is really Opening Day. From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, here's the...
  • Sunday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 0

    Sunday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 0
    The summary After a stirring rendition of the national anthem by Wayne Messmer and a touching tribute to the late Ernie Banks on Wrigley Field's new video board, the Cubs quickly reverted to their struggling ways against the defending National League...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein: Revenue needed 'for us to get where we want to go'

    Cubs' Theo Epstein: Revenue needed 'for us to get where we want to go'
    President Theo Epstein marveled at the new video board at Wrigley Field before speaking of the need for more upgrades and the importance of generating more revenue. "I don't think you can really play here for another 10 to 15 years without making...
  • All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates

    All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was asked early in spring training what he was looking forward to most this season. "Full house there playing at Wrigley," he replied. "And kick some ass this year." That attitudinal adjustment is perhaps the most glaring...
  • Prospects for rebuilt Cubs more exciting than renovated Wrigley Field

    Prospects for rebuilt Cubs more exciting than renovated Wrigley Field
    At the corner of Clark and Addison, where hope and patience intersect every opening day, the only thing rising higher than the giant new video board are expectations for the Cubs. From sunrise to sunset, crews toil on baseball's biggest construction...
  • Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-0 On Opening Night

    Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-0 On Opening Night
    CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six innings of five-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday night in the major leagues opener. Jason Heyward had three hits in his St. Louis debut and Matt Holliday drove in...
  • Preparation and perspiration go hand in hand with Cubs' Jon Lester

    Preparation and perspiration go hand in hand with Cubs' Jon Lester
    After concluding his final tuneup of spring training Tuesday, Jon Lester was asked to elaborate on how much time he would devote to his opening night start against the Cardinals. "How much time do you got?" Lester replied. Lester said he always...
  • LEADING OFF: Cards-Cubs open 2015 season at Wrigley Field

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ OPENING DAY Jon Lester is set to throw the first pitch of the 2015 season when new manager Joe Maddon and the refurbished Chicago Cubs host St. Louis in a night game at renovated...
  • Pittsburgh Pirates the team to beat in NL Central

    Pittsburgh Pirates the team to beat in NL Central
    CENTRAL DIVISION Pittsburgh Pirates 2014: 88-74, second place. Last year in playoffs: 2014. The Pirates scored the most runs in the division last season and had the best earned-run average. None of the regulars is 30, and all but two reached...
  • Cubs, Cardinals come into opener with high hopes

    The new videoboard looms large beyond the left-field wall, a gigantic symbol of a new day and a new era at Wrigley Field. The 101-year-old ballpark got a high-definition upgrade. So did the team that plays there. The Chicago Cubs will be tested right...
  • Wrigley Field looks like 'Baghdad,' Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel says

    Wrigley Field looks like 'Baghdad,' Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel says
    Wrigley Field is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Major League Baseball, but these days the "friendly confines" look more like "Baghdad," Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel said. The Cubs will host National League Central rival St. Louis on...