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Carew, on mend from heart attack, eyes spring training

Carew, on mend from heart attack, eyes spring training

MINNEAPOLIS — Rod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him.

February 01, 2016 7:00 pm Related

White Sox eye AL Central, not Cubs, as their competition

White Sox eye AL Central, not Cubs, as their competition

CHICAGO — To White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, his team's main competition comes from all across the AL Central, not across town from the Cubs.

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Ventura heading into final year of contract with White Sox

Ventura heading into final year of contract with White Sox

CHICAGO — White Sox manager Robin Ventura is entering the final year of his contract. He is looking for his first playoff appearance since he took over, and general manager Rick Hahn thinks his team should contend in the tough AL Central.

January 31, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Cubs SS Addison Russell drops 12 pounds, ready for 2016

CHICAGO — When Addison Russell got hurt in Game 3 of the NL Division Series in October, he got right back to work while trying to return to the field for the Cubs.

January 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Optimism rules at Cubs Convention after 97-win

CHICAGO — Fans gave Cubs manager Joe Maddon a rock star's welcome, chanting his name as they greeted him with a standing ovation.

January 17, 2016 6:30 pm Related

AL HAMNIK: Young Sox fan knows how to celebrate

AL HAMNIK: Young Sox fan knows how to celebrate

MERRILLVILLE — Imagine the birthday wishes of an 8-year-old girl.

January 09, 2016 7:00 pm Photos

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Griffey elected to Hall with highest percentage; Piazza also in

Griffey elected to Hall with highest percentage; Piazza also in

NEW YORK — Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza will join him in Cooperstown this summer.

January 06, 2016 7:00 pm

American Pharoah's Triple Crown is AP sports story of year

American Pharoah's Triple Crown is AP sports story of year

NEW YORK — American Pharoah's sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing's first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year Thursday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

December 26, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Loyalty must again guide Sox fans

You've seen the GMC commercial where one neighbor shows off the holiday lawn ornaments he "saved hundreds" on and the other neighbor points to the new SUV in his driveway, saying he "saved thousands."

December 26, 2015 5:00 pm Related

AL HAMNIK: That special something under the tree

AL HAMNIK: That special something under the tree

Making a list and checking it twice.

December 24, 2015 5:00 am Related

The Region's top 10 sports stories in 2015

The Region's top 10 sports stories in 2015

The Times' Jim Peters looks at the biggest sports stories from Northwest Indiana in 2015.

December 22, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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MLB's significant trip to Cuba

MLB's significant trip to Cuba

Hall of Famers Joe Torre and Dave Winfield are leading a delegation from Major League Baseball and its players’ association on a goodwill trip to Cuba that began Monday and ended Thursday.

December 18, 2015 7:00 pm

After $184M deal with Cubs, Heyward wants to make history

After $184M deal with Cubs, Heyward wants to make history

CHICAGO — Jason Heyward knows Theo Epstein ended a long championship drought in Boston and understands how epic it would be to bring a title to Chicago's North Side.

December 16, 2015 5:30 pm Related

Frazier goes to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal

Frazier goes to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal

CHICAGO — The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it.

December 16, 2015 5:15 pm

Abreu, Ramirez among Cuban baseball defectors back on island

Abreu, Ramirez among Cuban baseball defectors back on island

HAVANA — A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, have made a triumphant return to the island as part of the first Major League Baseball trip here since 1999.

December 16, 2015 8:30 am Related

UPDATE: Cubs, Heyward reportedly agree to $184M, 8-year contract

UPDATE: Cubs, Heyward reportedly agree to $184M, 8-year contract

CHICAGO — The Cubs already boasted one of the best young cores in baseball — and that was before they added one of the top outfielders.

December 11, 2015 7:00 pm Related

Valpo's Samardzija reaches agreement with Giants

Valpo's Samardzija reaches agreement with Giants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National League champion New York Mets filled a key spot by getting second baseman Neil Walker in a trade from Pittsburgh for pitcher Jonathon Niese while the Detroit Tigers further bolstered their bullpen by acquiring …

December 09, 2015 7:20 pm

Dusty Baker makes race-sensitive comments; defends Chapman

Dusty Baker makes race-sensitive comments; defends Chapman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dusty Baker thinks the Washington Nationals need more speed, so he wants more African-American and Latino players on the roster.

December 08, 2015 6:58 pm Related

John Lackey, Chicago Cubs finalize $32M, 2-year contract

John Lackey, Chicago Cubs finalize $32M, 2-year contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Maddon thought back to 2002, when he was the Angels' bench coach and John Lackey, a 24-year-old rookie, beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the World Series.

December 08, 2015 6:01 pm

Reports: Cubs agree to 2-year deal with Lackey

Reports: Cubs agree to 2-year deal with Lackey

CHICAGO | Multiple media outlets are reporting the Cubs and free-agent pitcher John Lackey have agreed to a two-year contract.Fox Sports was the first to report the deal on Friday.The move reunites Lackey with former teammates Jon Lester and …

December 05, 2015 3:45 pm

Update: Portage grad, former RailCat Cheky to sign with Diamondbacks

When Tony Cheky puts pen to paper today, the Portage graduate will officially be an Arizona Diamondback.

December 02, 2015 8:30 pm Related

Lloyd McClendon shares life lessons at Lakeshore Classic Corporate Luncheon

Lloyd McClendon shares life lessons at Lakeshore Classic Corporate Luncheon

GARY | As Lloyd McClendon entered the crowded Majestic Star Events Center on Tuesday, a patron rushed to his side.

November 24, 2015 4:45 pm Related

T.F. South grad Granderson an ambassador for baseball

T.F. South grad Granderson an ambassador for baseball

LANSING | Instead of a glove, his left hand was wrapped in a white bandage.

November 21, 2015 6:00 am Video Photos

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UPDATE: Cubs' Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award

UPDATE: Cubs' Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award

NEW YORK | Jake Arrieta posted one final win, perhaps against his most formidable competition yet.

November 18, 2015 8:00 pm Photos

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UPDATE: Cubs' Maddon selected NL Manager of the Year

UPDATE: Cubs' Maddon selected NL Manager of the Year

NEW YORK | Joe Maddon and Jeff Banister were a huge hit in their new jobs this season. Now, that immediate success has reaped individual rewards.

November 17, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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UPDATE: Cubs' Bryant unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year

UPDATE: Cubs' Bryant unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year

NEW YORK | Big expectations followed Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa from the moment each was drafted just a few years ago.

November 16, 2015 5:35 pm Photos

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Rasmus, Wieters, Anderson accept qualifying offers

NEW YORK | Houston outfielder Colby Rasmus, Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson became the first three players to accept qualifying offers from their teams rather than remain free agents.

November 13, 2015 8:30 pm

White Sox hire Renteria as bench coach

CHICAGO | The Chicago White Sox have hired former Cubs manager Rick Renteria as their bench coach.

November 10, 2015 5:57 pm Related

AL HAMNIK: Brushback has 'Mac' digging in again

Everyone in professional sports needs to have a guy.

November 07, 2015 5:55 pm Related

Royals rally to beat Mets in World Series win

NEW YORK | They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series.

November 02, 2015 6:00 pm

Royals win World Series with late rally, five-run 12th inning

Royals win World Series with late rally, five-run 12th inning

NEW YORK | Crown 'em, Kansas City!

November 01, 2015 11:40 pm

Royals rally on Murphy's error, beat Mets, lead Series

Royals rally on Murphy's error, beat Mets, lead Series

NEW YORK | The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to win this October. And now with one more victory in November, they will be World Series champions.

October 31, 2015 10:45 pm Related

UPDATE: Mets pull away to take Game 3

UPDATE: Mets pull away to take Game 3

NEW YORK | Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent's head and just like that, David Wright and the Mets are right back in this World Series.

October 30, 2015 8:20 pm Photos

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MLB has no black managers following McClendon's dismissal

MLB has no black managers following McClendon's dismissal

Here's a stat Major League Baseball would like to change: There are no African-American managers in the game.

October 30, 2015 6:00 pm

Gallery: Remembering the White Sox World Series championship

Gallery: Remembering the White Sox World Series championship

It was nine years ago when the Chicago White Sox won the World Series after sweeping the Houston Astros. Relive some of the excitement by browsing this gallery.

October 29, 2015 10:28 am Photos

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UPDATE: Cueto's 2-hitter sends Royals over Mets for 2-0 Series lead

UPDATE: Cueto's 2-hitter sends Royals over Mets for 2-0 Series lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Johnny Cueto smothered the Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom's best pitches, wearing him down with persistence and prowess.

October 28, 2015 10:30 pm

UPDATE: Royals outlast Mets in 14 innings

UPDATE: Royals outlast Mets in 14 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Alcides Escobar started the World Series with a jolt. Five hours later, he ended the longest opener ever with a jump — into the arms of his joyous Royals teammates.

October 28, 2015 12:45 am Related

Mets' young aces set to take on Royals in World Series

Mets' young aces set to take on Royals in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Anyone arriving a little early to a New York Mets game this season has probably witnessed "The Walk."

October 26, 2015 7:15 pm Photos

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BBQ or bagels? A tasty World Series set as Royals meet Mets

BBQ or bagels? A tasty World Series set as Royals meet Mets

Yoenis Cespedes launching long drives, Lorenzo Cain dashing to catch them. Noah Syndergaard zinging 100 mph heat, Alcides Escobar trying to catch up.

October 25, 2015 6:00 pm

Royals return to World Series, beat Blue Jays in ALCS Game 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Lorenzo Cain sprinted home from first base on Eric Hosmer's single in the eighth inning, Wade Davis weathered a 45-minute rain delay and a white-knuckle ninth, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Frida…

October 23, 2015 11:30 pm Related

Epstein, Cubs start to look ahead after 'magical' year

Epstein, Cubs start to look ahead after 'magical' year

CHICAGO | A day later, Theo Epstein was ready to start again.

October 22, 2015 5:33 pm Photos

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NLCS has largest television audience since 2010

NLCS has largest television audience since 2010

NEW YORK | The NL Championship Series had its largest television audience since 2010 despite lasting just four games.

October 22, 2015 3:05 pm Related

Fox torn over Cubs prediction in 'Back to the Future II'

Fox torn over Cubs prediction in 'Back to the Future II'

NEW YORK | While some of the predictions made in "Back to the Future Part II" eventually came true, like Skype and fingerprint scanners, one of them did not: The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.

October 22, 2015 7:00 am Video Related

UPDATE: Cubs' breakout season ends with sweep in NLCS

UPDATE: Cubs' breakout season ends with sweep in NLCS

CHICAGO | The Cubs were so hot down the stretch they had their long-suffering fans thinking this just might be their year.

October 21, 2015 11:00 pm Photos

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DON DOXSIE: Cubs carnival ride finally over

CHICAGO | OK, exhale. It’s over.

October 21, 2015 10:41 pm

Gallery: Cubs vs. Mets, Game 4

Gallery: Cubs vs. Mets, Game 4

Photos from the fourth game of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets

October 21, 2015 10:15 pm Photos

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Estrada leads Blue Jays over Royals to force Game 6

Estrada leads Blue Jays over Royals to force Game 6

TORONTO | Marco Estrada came up with a superb start in the most important outing of his career, stopping the Royals' hit parade and helping the Blue Jays send the ALCS back to Kansas City.

October 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Pritkin, Cubs fans continue their wait

CHICAGO | Jerry Pritkin was 8 years old when the Cubs played in the 1945 World Series.

October 20, 2015 11:09 pm

DON DOXSIE: Cubs on the brink of elimination

CHICAGO | Maybe there really is something to this curse business, huh?

October 20, 2015 11:00 pm
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