HOUSTON | The Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that's fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, could see new life as a giant convention center and exhibition space under a plan recommended by a county board on Wednesday.
Homewood’s John Ely realized a startling fact when he had Tommy John surgery April 24 – he probably had pitched with a torn ulnar collateral ligament for years.
Jeff Samardzija of Valparaiso, Curtis Granderson of Lynwood and Lloyd McClendon of Chesterton are household names in the majors. John Mallee of Schererville soon will be as Astros hitting coach.
Homewood’s Jack Ely got an early Christmas present when son John was traded from the Dodgers to the Astros and the American League.
NEW YORK | The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers?
CHICAGO | Nothing wrong with the number 101, if the subject is Dalmations.
CHICAGO | For its first 49 seasons in the majors, Houston could claim it had never lost 100 games in a year.
CHICAGO | Aramis Ramirez shows no signs of cooling off just as Alfonso Soriano is starting to heat up.
CHICAGO | Jordan Lyles didn't get the win in his major league debut, but he certainly made a big splash.
CHICAGO | Rodrigo Lopez made his Cubs debut on the wrong day.
HOUSTON | Pitcher Carlos Zambrano extended a franchise record with his 22nd career homer and ran his winning streak to 10 games, leading the Cubs to a 9-5 victory Wednesday night and a series win over the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON | Brett Myers kept up his dominance against the Cubs and Angel Sanchez tied a career high with four hits and the Houston Astros got a 11-2 win on Tuesday night.
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