yes, these nba playoffs have stunk so far. so what?

Jerry Brewer

the only thing more predictable than this nba postseason has been the reaction to its predictability. those who bellyached last july over kevin durant's decision to join the golden state warriors' funhouse are snarling and belting out "i to

2017-05-23 11:21:00  

nicky hayden, a motogp world champion, dies at 35 after bicycle crash

Associated Press

former motogp world champion 'kentucky kid' nicky hayden died in hospital on monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. hayden was 35. maurizio bufalini hospital in cesena, where hayden had been since the collisio

2017-05-23 09:58:00  

sometimes joe maddon’s head games can be head-scratchers

Steve Rosenbloom

after sunday’s wipeout of the brewers, joe maddon said he wants his team playing better defense and playing better baseball overall. that game wasn’t as close as the 13-6 final indicated, the linescore looked like a phone number, and jake arriet

2017-05-23 08:59:00  

mike & mike hosts reportedly on poisonous terms as espn show winds down

Des Bieler

there are such things as amicable breakups, but more often than not parting ways engenders hard feelings, particularly when one side is perceived as having set the breakup in motion and not having been completely open about it. that may have bee

2017-05-23 08:48:00  

white sox top prospect yoan moncada in chicago — but just for doctor visit

Colleen Kane

yoan moncada caused a minor social-media stir monday morning when he posted a photo of himself with a filter that showed he was in chicago. however, the top white sox prospect did not arrive to prepare for a big-league call. instead he was seein

2017-05-23 08:17:00  

what's in the cubs' new building? the tribune's private tour

Teddy Greenstein

after the ricketts family purchased the cubs in 2009, team president crane kenney offered tom ricketts two items for his windowless office — a mousetrap and a fly swatter. in the winter, mice would migrate from wrigley field in search of heat. i

2017-05-23 01:05:00  

what's in the cubs' new building? the tribune's private tour

Teddy Greenstein

after the ricketts family purchased the cubs in 2009, team president crane kenney offered tom ricketts two items for his windowless office — a mousetrap and a fly swatter. in the winter, mice would migrate from wrigley field in search of heat. i

2017-05-23 01:05:00  

diamondbacks veteran zack greinke shuts down white sox in 5-1 loss

Colleen Kane

the white sox met diamondbacks right-hander zack greinke on monday at chase field, and it didn’t end well for the club’s brief winning streak. the sox managed just four hits and struck out 12 times against greinke in a 5-1 loss to the diamondbac

2017-05-23 12:59:00  

diamondbacks veteran zack greinke shuts down white sox in 5-1 loss

Colleen Kane

the white sox met diamondbacks right-hander zack greinke on monday at chase field, and it didn’t end well for the club’s brief winning streak. the sox managed just four hits and struck out 12 times against greinke in a 5-1 loss to the diamondbac

2017-05-23 12:59:00  

eighth inning only bright spot for cubs in loss to giants

Mark Gonzales

the power the cubs provided late monday night couldn't overcome the slugging volume possessed by a power-challenged giants team. a four-run eighth inning fueled by two-run home runs by javier baez and ben zobrist fell short as the cubs fell to t

2017-05-23 12:31:00  

eighth inning only bright spot for cubs in loss to giants

Mark Gonzales

the power the cubs provided late monday night couldn't overcome the slugging volume possessed by a power-challenged giants team. a four-run eighth inning fueled by two-run home runs by javier baez and ben zobrist fell short as the cubs fell to t

2017-05-23 12:31:00  

injured pitcher carlos rodon hopes white sox will 'lift the leash off' soon

Colleen Kane

carlos rodon can present a fairly reserved demeanor, but the left-hander visibly was thrilled to be back around the white sox on monday afternoon after spending most of the last two months working out on the back fields at camelback ranch. as th

2017-05-22 10:40:00  

championship window may be closing for giants

Paul Sullivan

everyone knows the red sox have been the cubs' role models since the ricketts family took over eight years ago. from the fenway-ization of wrigley field to the signing of former red sox general manager theo epstein, the cubs have taken the bosto

2017-05-22 10:15:00  

white sox top prospect yoan moncada appears in chicago, just for doctor visit

Colleen Kane

yoan moncada caused a minor social-media stir monday morning when he posted a photo of himself with a filter that showed he was in chicago. however, the top white sox prospect did not arrive to prepare for a big-league call. instead he was seein

2017-05-22 09:51:00  

cubs' david ross finally hits it out of the park on 'dancing with the stars'

Tracy Swartz

with another championship on the line, retired cubs catcher david ross finally hit a home run with the "dancing with the stars" judges monday. ross and partner lindsay arnold earned a perfect 40 out of 40 points for their energetic, cu

2017-05-22 09:46:00  

cubs' david ross finally hits it out of the park on 'dancing with the stars'

Tracy Swartz

with another championship on the line, retired cubs catcher david ross finally hit a home run with the "dancing with the stars" judges monday. ross and partner lindsay arnold earned a perfect 40 out of 40 points for their energetic, cu

2017-05-22 09:46:00  

indy 500 winners scott dixon, dario franchitti robbed at a taco bell

after winning the indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, scott dixon tried to relax. instead, he got the scare of his life. as he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food res

2017-05-22 07:11:00  

indy 500 winners scott dixon, dario franchitti robbed at a taco bell

after winning the indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, scott dixon tried to relax. instead, he got the scare of his life. as he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food res

2017-05-22 07:11:00  

winning bidding war for luis robert shows white sox are serious about rebuild

David Haugh

baseball's most interesting mediocre team arrived in arizona on monday undeterred by the present and overjoyed about the future.the white sox, 20-22 as a three-game series against the diamondbacks began, rewarded everyone supporting a rebuilding

2017-05-22 06:33:18  

winning bidding war for luis robert shows white sox are serious about rebuild

David Haugh

baseball's most interesting mediocre team arrived in arizona on monday undeterred by the present and overjoyed about the future.the white sox, 20-22 as a three-game series against the diamondbacks began, rewarded everyone supporting a rebuilding

2017-05-22 06:33:18  

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