| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Golf--The British Open Championship, 6 and 8 a.m. (ESPN)
Cycling--Tour de France, Stage 20, 6:30 a.m. (NBCSN)
Softball--Women’s National Pro Fastpitch, USSSA Pride at NY-NJ Comets, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:18 PM
It's time to step to the plate, Rick Hahn. Batter up.
Trade early, trade often, trade (just about) anyone. About the only way you could upset your fan base is by doing nothing.
If there was any doubt about the direction of the White Sox — and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start.
So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Taking a quick break from the Stanley Cup Final to vent about the Cubs and White Sox:
The Sox are a joke, but rookie General Manager Rick Hahn is doing nothing to stop the losing.
In fact, he’s doing nothing, period.
I think he got the idea...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Full marks to the Arizona Cardinals.
You don’t hear that very often, do you?
But they deserve it for this tweet in the wake of Brian Urlacher’s announcing his retirement Wednesday:
“You were who we thought you were.’’...
| Mar 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — He was 18 when he signed his first contract, 22 when he made his big league debut, 23 when he played in his first All-Star Game and 27 for his first World Series. He's 30 now and as the Most Valuable Player of the World Baseball...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:56 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On an ideal night in Arizona, Jake Peavy threw the ball as well as he has in years, even if the results didn't show it.
Peavy was throwing his fastball 92-93 mph, an increase of 2-3 mph over his norm last year, and his hard slider...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Score: Diamondbacks 11, White Sox 9.
Spring record: 6-4-2.
At the plate: Paul Konerko had a string of seven straight hits broken but clubbed his third homer in the last two games. Josh Bell hit his second homer and is hitting .500.
On the mound: Matt...