| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:13 AM
The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: update 4: Adds last game, Pirates-Giants; will stand Game roundup: Melky homers twice, Jays rip Red Sox
BOSTON -- Melky Cabrera homered from each side of the plate and drove in five runs, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey baffled...
| Jul 23, 2014
2013 NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS
•Julia Alvarez, novelist, poet and essayist, Weybridge, Vt.
•Brooklyn Academy of Music, presenter, Brooklyn, N.Y.
•Joan Harris, arts patron, Chicago
•Bill Jones, dancer and choreographer, Valley...
| Jul 20, 2014
Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicagoans could be forgiven for envying the residents of Indianapolis.
Imagine living in a place where homicides have been reduced by more than half in the past two decades, where...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
As they try to rebound from a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum, the Orioles will face right-hander Jason Hammel – Baltimore's Opening Day starter in 2013 – for the first time this season.
Hammel signed a one-year...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Our club: We are The Brothers Book Club, and we were founded in Los Angeles more than 15 years ago. Members live in Chicago; Los Angeles; Oakland and Palm Springs, Ca.; Washington D.C.; and South Plainfield, N.J.
Our meetings: We meet quarterly and...
| Jul 17, 2014
It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion, the amount President Barack Obama has requested to deal with the child immigrant border crisis, might have on the traumatized children of Chicago's South Side.
If a humanitarian crisis is, as...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The non-waiver trade deadline looms later this month, and you can expect more contenders and bottom feeders will do what the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs have already done. The A’s bulked up; the Cubs dumped salary. Here’s a look at some...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The 2013 home run derby champion lit up the park again and defended his title.
In the derby final, Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes outslugged Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, 9-1, to win the MLB All-Star home run derby at Target Field in...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Recently traded Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija on Friday sold his three-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot condominium unit in the Southport Corridor area of west Lakeview for $600,000.
A Valparaiso native who will earn $5.345 million this year,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Last week’s trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that includes top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off the MLB trade season in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Last week’s deal between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that included top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off baseball's trade season in...