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Chicago White Sox Andrew Benintendi is tagged out at the plate by Chicago Cubs catcher Tucker Barnhart while trying to score on a base hit by Yasmani Grandal during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 10, 2023, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Cubs, White Sox prepare for 2023 season

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | March 17, 2023

The start of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is just around the corner, as the White Sox and Cubs begin their regular season March 30. The White Sox open up their season in Houston with a four-game series against the defending champion Astros....

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...

Major League Baseball: 2015 season predictions

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

The Sports staff predicts the winners of the six Major League Baseball divisions, four wild card spots, the American League and National League pennants and the World Series champion.American League EastFrank Gogola: Boston Red SoxSteve Shonder: Boston...

Rant: Wrigleyville should embrace change

By Tony Osborne | August 24, 2011

There have been talks of the beloved Chicago Cubs moving away from their longtime home on the North Side: Wrigley Field. For many, this is absurd and should be thrown out of conversation. However, I believe there would be nothing better for the Cubs to...