| Jan 14, 2015
| 1:27 PM
Former professional racing cyclist Christian Vande Velde has listed his five-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot ranch-style house in Lemont for $950,000.
Vande Velde, 38, retired from pro cycling in 2013, a year after he admitted to using blood doping products....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly on Thursday listed his six-bedroom, 5,400-square-foot house just west of Wrigley Field in Lakeview for $2.1 million.
The Cubs traded Lilly to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2010, and shortly afterward, he listed...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:46 PM
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter created one last magic moment in his home finale.
The retiring Yankees captain hit the game-winning single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are):
Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans.
Bigger idiots, I mean.
Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
PHOENIX — With Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley recovering from major operations, the Dodgers solidified the back end of their rotation Saturday by signing veteran left-hander Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5-million contract.
Maholm, if anything,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:22 PM
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WASHINGTON — Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false statements that resulted...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:42 PM
Yeah, right, and apparently pigs can fly. Because the Dodgers can seemingly win every kind of ridiculous game known to man, and a few never before known.
The Dodgers won again Wednesday, won in perhaps their most unlikely fashion yet. They won when they...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
TED LILLY, 38, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 5.09 earned-run average, 1.61 WHIP, 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, .242 opponent batting average.
Contract status: Free agent.
The good: In two of his five starts, he only gave up one run. Had...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Ted Lilly was always something of a different guy, which isn’t meant in a negative way.
He was what you might call serious. I’m sure he smiles, but fairly certain in his next career you won’t catch him at your local comedy club. He...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Nobody can say he didn’t give it his all. Even at age 37 and coming off multiple surgeries, Ted Lilly ventured down to the Venezuelan winter league in an attempt to resuscitate his 13-year career.
But Tuesday he finally gave up the dream,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 1:20 PM
MATT MAGILL, 24, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 6.51 ERA, 1.99 WHIP, 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, .257 opponents batting average in 27 2/3 innings (six starts).
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: Pitched well enough to win...