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Kris Bryants days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

Kris Bryant’s days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

By Aaron Doster | February 6, 2020

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The All-Star third baseman has lost his service-time grievance against the Cubs, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, FIle)

Teams should not ignore extra baggage athletes carry no matter skill level

By Matt Boecker | October 15, 2019

DeKALB — There are plenty of die-hard sports fans who will cheer on their team through thick and thin. However, the bonds that fans have with their teams are being tested as we learn more about athletes and their personal lives.With the continued emergence...

Cubs prepare for playoff push

By Justin Kelley | September 9, 2018

As the regular season is winding down, the playoff-hopeful Chicago Cubs are looking for a spark in the final month of the season.The Cubs are 3.5 games ahead of their division rival, the Milwaukee Brewers, and play a crucial three-game series at home...

Cubs surviving despite pitching woes

By Michael Urbanec | August 6, 2018

Cole Hamels’ Cubs debut on Wednesday answered a few questions about whether or not the 34 year old four time all star can still get the job done, but his viability going forward is still in question.The Cubs sent long-reliever and spot-starter Eddie...

Injury plagued Cubs staff saved by strong bats

By James Krause | July 9, 2018

The Chicago Cubs are one of the hottest teams in the National League as the season heads closer to the All-Star Break.The team ranks highest in the National League in hits, runs, batting average and on-base percentage. The team averages 5.12 runs per...

Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

By Editorial Board | February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans...

Chicago Cubs Miguel Montero (47) celebrates a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs look to improve after all-star break

By Eddie Garcia | July 10, 2017

Chicago Cubs' Miguel Montero (47) celebrates a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs prepare for World Series repeat

Cubs prepare for World Series repeat

By Associated Press | April 2, 2017

Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber is congratulated at home plate by outfiedler Jon Jay and infielder Tommy LaStella after hitting a three-run home run March 17 against crosstown rival Chicago White Sox during a spring training game. The Cubs will look to repeat as World Series champions for the first time since 1908.