| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Packers are worried yet:
1. Poor Mike Burkhart. Under normal circumstances, few people in baseball have tougher jobs than the guy who runs the tiny, antiquated visiting clubhouse behind the first-base dugout at...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:25 PM
CHICAGO — The Dodgers celebrated the evolution of both their cash-infused franchise and cutter-throwing closer Saturday.
Their 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was their 13th consecutive road win, establishing a new franchise...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Maybe home is where the heart is but the Dodgers are feeling some particular love for the road.
That would be the road they suddenly and absolutely own. They bring their own fireplace, leather recliner and ottoman, get all comfy and make each ballpark...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:37 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Whenever new Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro would go home questioning whether he still belonged in the big leagues during his struggles the last three seasons, his wife, Sherley, liked to remind him of his baseball claim to fame.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:41 PM
|HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL|
Yankton (6-14) at Brookings (16-6), 7 p.m.
Sioux Falls Lincoln (11-11) at Watertown (11-11), 7 p.m.
Sturgis (8-14) at Huron (14-7), 6 p.m.
Aberdeen Central (6-15)...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Oh, yeah. That's what a curtain call looks like.
You could understand if Wrigley Field fans had forgotten, chugging toward the All-Star break in the fifth season with the ivy-covered walls surrounding a playoff-free zone. But it turns out they remember,...
| Apr 23, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Braves (1): They stopped scoring runs over the weekend in Pittsburgh but bought themselves time with the 13-2 start.
2. Giants (2): Tim Lincecum took a shutout into the seventh Saturday, his best start of the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
MIAMI — Put this Marlins loss on Juan Pierre, he's willing to take it.
The Marlins had embattled Cubs closer Carlos Marmol on the ropes Thursday, working men onto first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth.
Down 4-3, thanks to...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step.
Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:29 PM
PITTSBURGH — The Cubs have a new tactic, and so far it's working. They have decided to try leading every inning because that's a lot more fun than being behind every inning, as it seemed they were a year ago.
One game down, only 161 to go.