| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:41 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 8:33 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:25 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:28 AM
This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005.
Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Over the next 51 weeks or so, you can expect in this space coverage of the biggest and brightest in Chicago-area museums. But for your New Year's Day, we've got Hummels, money, sports memorabilia and buttons — plus a roundup of 14 other smaller and/...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:08 PM
Crane Kenney, president of business operations for the Cubs, said the target date for the opening of the left field bleachers is early May and late May for the right field bleachers.
Bleacher season ticket holders have three options for home games...