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  • Unchained melody: No Sammy Sosa, but Joe Maddon brings music back to Cubs

     Unchained melody: No Sammy Sosa, but Joe Maddon brings music back to Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — Eleven years after an unknown Cubs player smashed Sammy Sosa's boom box in a mystery that remains unsolved, music filled the air Wednesday morning during the first full workout at Cubs' camp. Let it be recorded for posterity's sake...
  • Manny Ramirez 'blessed' to be with Cubs

    Manny Ramirez 'blessed' to be with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. -- Although he has yet to officially retire, Manny Ramirez said he's "blessed" to be with the Chicago Cubs as a hitting consultant. "I feel great," Ramirez said Wednesday before the first full squad workout. "I’m just blessed by Theo...
  • Cubs getting down to business on and off the field

    Cubs getting down to business on and off the field
    MESA, Ariz. — Loud music will be a staple of preworkout stretching. Teaching tools such as a pitching machine that hurls smaller baseballs and 36-ounce bats will be implemented later. But still no Sammy Sosa. Welcome to this spring's Cubs...
  • Anthony Rizzo tells Sammy Sosa to reunite with Cubs

    Anthony Rizzo tells Sammy Sosa to reunite with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. -- Sammy Sosa’s arrival at Cubs’ camp back in the day was always a media event. "Did you miss me?" was Sosa's annual catchphrase. Sosa has been gone from the Cubs for a decade now, but now there are rumblings the cold war...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return

    Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return
    MESA, Ariz. — None of Manny Ramirez’s 555 career home runs was hit as a member of the Cubs, who nevertheless rehired him as a hitting consultant despite his past association with performance-enhancing drugs. Moreover, President Theo...
  • El insólito caso de las trampas en la NFL y el béisbol: espiral de escándalo que se repite

    El insólito caso de las trampas en la NFL y el béisbol: espiral de escándalo que se repite
    Imaginen que dentro de unos 10 años a los altos ejecutivos de la NFL se les ocurra desempolvar el caso de los balones desinflados utilizados por los Patriots previo al Super Bowl 2015 y decidan castigar retroactivamente a los responsable del escándalo que...
  • Sammy Sosa to miss Ernie Banks' funeral

    Sammy Sosa to miss Ernie Banks' funeral
    Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa will not be attending the funeral of Ernie Banks on Saturday, a friend of Sosa's told the Tribune on Wednesday. Sosa is scheduled to travel Saturday to Japan on a business trip that already had been pushed back as he...
  • An Ernie Banks moment

    An Ernie Banks moment
    News of Ernie Banks’ passing Friday night shocked me. Nobody that relentlessly upbeat could be part of such a bummer. I never thought Ernie was immortal to the point he would be saying “Let’s play two’’ until the planet...
  • Deflategate? Trying To Gain An Edge Isn't Uncommon

    Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers...
  • Cubs and city of Chicago to host Ernie Banks memorial on Wednesday

    Cubs and city of Chicago to host Ernie Banks memorial on Wednesday
    The widow of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's death Friday, told his legions of fans that the North Side legend "was very beloved" by his family as well. "It is certainly a sad day for us," Liz...
  • New England Patriots might go unscathed — and that's deflating

    New England Patriots might go unscathed — and that's deflating
    Bill Belichick played the rumpled dunce, wrinkled sweatshirt, rolled-up sleeves, the world's most detailed football coach shrugging and sighing and professing to have no idea about footballs. "I had no knowledge of the various steps involved in the game...