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Javier Baez Injures His Left Heel As The Cubs Hold Off The Nationals, 6-5
WASHINGTON - After losing shortstop Javier Baez to a bruised left heel Sunday night, the Cubs held on for a 6-5 victory over the Nationals. Baez, who is batting .319 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs, hurt his heel while charging a grounder and making an
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Cubs Drop Their Protest Over Nationals Closer Sean Doolittle's Delivery
WASHINGTON - After discussions with Major League Baseball officials, the Cubs dropped their protest of the final two outs of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Nationals. Manager Joe Maddon said Sunday he wanted to make a point in protesting Nationals
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Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Takes Part In Peace March: 'We Want The Violence To End'
CHICAGO - Days after Lori Lightfoot announced her long-shot bid for Chicago mayor last spring, she marched for peace alongside gun violence victims and anti-gun advocates in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Just two days before she will succeed Ma
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Coby White? Lonzo Ball? Malcolm Brogdon? Bulls Have Plenty Of Point Guard Possibilities, But Which Way Will They Go?
CHICAGO - The Bulls will add a point guard this offseason. It's just a matter of how. They disappointingly exited the NBA draft lottery Tuesday with the No. 7 pick. Do they keep the pick and use it on a point guard? Do they include the pick in a trad
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Jon Lester's Worst Outing Of Season Ends In 5-2 Loss To Nationals, But Cubs File A Protest
WASHINGTON - After allowing five earned runs in his first 38 2/3 innings this season, Cubs left-hander Jon Lester's mastery ended quickly Saturday night. Lester was tagged for five runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Nationals, who held on for a 5-2 vi
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Darwin Barney Is Part Of A Group That Wants An MLB Team In Portland, Ore.
When you think of former athletes who moved into ownership roles after their careers ended, the names Michael Jordan, Mario Lemieux, Magic Johnson and Derek Jeter spring to mind. Darwin Barney wants to join the club, though the former Cubs second bas
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Kris Bryant's Career-best On-base Streak Ends At 26 Games, But The Cubs Slugger Is Showing Signs He's Returning To MVP Form
WASHINGTON - Kris Bryant popped out to first base Saturday night for the final out of the Cubs' 5-2 loss to the Nationals, capping an 0-for-4 night that snapped his career-best on-base streak at 26 games. But a night earlier at Nationals Park, Bryant
Chicago Tribune2 min readWellness
First Confirmed Case Of Measles In Chicago Is 8th In State This Year, Health Officials Say
CHICAGO - A second case of measles in Cook County is the first in the city of Chicago and the eighth in the state of Illinois so far this year, according to health officials. Elena Ivanova, a spokeswoman for the city of Chicago, confirmed the city's
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White Sox Get A Good Outing From Starter Reynaldo Lopez, But Fall 5-2 To The Blue Jays
CHICAGO - Reynaldo Lopez began the White Sox's six-game homestand Monday against the Indians on a strong note. Lopez returned to the mound for the final game of the homestand Sunday against the Blue Jays. The right-hander produced another effective o
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Weather Delays His Return, But The Carlos Zambrano Effect Is In Full Force For The Independent Chicago Dogs
ROSEMONT, Ill. - On a chilly Friday at Impact Field in Rosemont, the cars whizzing down I-294 almost looked as if they were driving on top of left field. In the stands, thousands of fans milled around in hot-dog costumes. During a break in the sixth
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Lucas Giolito's Hot Streak Continues In White Sox's 4-1, Rain-shortened Win Over Blue Jays
CHICAGO - Lucas Giolito continued his streak of strong pitching Saturday afternoon, allowing one run in the White Sox's 4-1 win against the Blue Jays. Giolito pitched all five innings of the rain-shortened game at Guaranteed Rate Field. He struck out
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Former Bulls Coach Vinny Del Negro Is Back In Action As The NBA Draft Combine Director: 'I Love Coaching. I Love Teaching.'
CHICAGO - Vinny Del Negro sat at the head of the table inside a conference room Friday at Quest Multisport. All eyes landed on him. Hours before action began at the second and final day of the NBA draft combine, Del Negro gathered the 16 coaches - fo
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Kris Bryant Belts 3 Home Runs To Lead Cubs To A 14-6 Win Over Nationals
WASHINGTON - Kris Bryant stole the attention from the return of Anthony Rizzo by hitting three home runs in his final three at-bats Friday night, and the Cubs pulled away to a 14-6 victory over the Nationals and three-time Cy Young Award winner Max S
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Prized Prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hits 1 Of 3 Blue Jays Home Runs In 10-2 Rout Of White Sox
CHICAGO - White Sox outfielder Leury Garcia raced back, attempting to track down Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s long fly to center. Garcia jumped as he neared the wall. The ball hit his glove and then popped out and over the fence for a two-run homer. Garci
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A Year After Finally Reaching The NHL, 33-year-old Goalie Jeff Glass Seeks A Path Back
CHICAGO - If Jeff Glass' thick red beard ever turns white, it won't be hard to imagine him as a department-store Santa Claus. Not that he has the belly for it, but the 33-year-old goalie's cheery disposition remains off the charts. Blackhawks fans fi
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Eloy Jimenez And Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rooting Each Other On Every Step Of The Way
CHICAGO - White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez sent Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a text shortly after the Blue Jays promoted their prized prospect to the majors last month. "I told him: 'Keep working hard, you deserve it and congrats,' " Jimenez said April 2
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Cubs To Play Cardinals In London In A 2020 Regular-season Series
CINCINNATI - The Cubs and Cardinals will play a regular-season series in London next season, a source confirmed. It would be the first international series for the Cubs since they played the Mets in Japan in 2000. In spring training, many Cubs said t
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White Sox Beat Blue Jays After Ryan Cordell's Suicide Squeeze In The 8th Inning
CHICAGO - Ryan Cordell got the bunt down. Yolmer Sanchez did the rest. Sanchez slid in safely with the go-ahead run on a suicide squeeze in the eighth inning, and the Sox went on to a 4-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate F
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Motormouth: Tight Lug Nut Solution Has One Flaw
Q: I've found a simple solution for tight lug nuts that I've been using for over 30 years. Whenever I get a car, I remove the lug nuts and wheel, brush the threads with a wire brush and lightly coat the threads with anti-seize compound. I also put so
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The Bulls' Draft History At No. 7, From Quintin Dailey To Kirk Hinrich To Lauri Markkanen
CHICAGO - The Bulls own the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft, which will be held June 21 at the Barclays Center in New York. Here's a look at the team's other No. 7s - whether it was their selection or was acquired in a draft-day deal. ___ 1982: Quintin D
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Editorial: A Macabre Murder Case, A Chicago Family's Broken Dreams
A new member of the family was coming. A baby boy: Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and Yovani Lopez's boy. Nine months pregnant, Marlen already had a 3-year-old son who now would have a brother. Marlen, 19, was doing the things that parents do when they're bringi
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After Pregnant Teen Killed, Moms Worry About Joining Groups On Facebook: 'People Have To Use Their Best Judgment'
CHICAGO - Joining a moms group on Facebook has become as common a ritual for pregnant women and new mothers as buying the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and registering for shower gifts. But the killing of pregnant Chicago teenager Marle
Chicago Tribune3 min readSociety
Mother, Daughter Held Without Bond In Killing Of Pregnant Teen Strangled Before Baby Cut From Womb
CHICAGO - One of the women accused of strangling 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cutting her full-term baby from her womb had pretended for months beforehand that she was pregnant, Cook County prosecutors said in court Friday. Clarisa Figueroa, al
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How Ja Morant Went From An Unranked Player In High School To The Likely No. 2 Pick In The NBA Draft
CHICAGO - When Ja Morant arrived at Murray State in Kentucky, he went unnoticed around town and on campus. For a while at least. "Coming from being under the radar, I could sit somewhere and nobody would know me," Morant said Thursday at the NBA draf
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Phil Rosenthal: As Sports Gambling Grows, An Athlete's Divorce Is Now More Than Just Gossip
CHICAGO - I wish I could say the pending dissolution of Ben and Julianna Zobrist's marriage was nobody's business but theirs. I can't. This isn't just because it's two celebrities - he a Cubs World Series MVP and she a Christian pop musician - who ta
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Eric Zorn: The Cynical 'Logic' Of Anti-abortion Laws That Excuse Women Who Get Abortions
It makes perfect political sense that the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation, signed Wednesday by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, contains a reassuring passage stating "that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civil
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Judge Rejects Request For Judge Outside Cook County To Decide On Special Prosecutor For Jussie Smollett Case
CHICAGO - A Cook County judge on Friday swatted down a request that a judge from outside the county make the decision whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the abrupt dismissal of charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smolle
Chicago Tribune4 min readPolitics
Buttigieg Asks If Talk About Freedom Has 'Gone Off The Rails' With Anti-abortion Laws In Alabama, Georgia
CHICAGO - Democratic presidential aspirant Pete Buttigieg accused Republicans of co-opting the terms "freedom" and "security" in the national mindset, and questioned whether talk "about freedom in this country has gone off the rails" following recent
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Cubs Blow 2-run Lead And Fall To Reds As Series Win Streak Ends
CINCINNATI - Light rain fell on Great American Ball Park in the bottom of the second inning Thursday, but the Cubs had bigger issues in the fifth inning as the Reds scored three times and earned a 4-2 victory. The game was stopped because of rain wit
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Commentary: The US Military Needs A 'Sexual Assault Unit' To Address Its Alarming Rape Problem
The recent announcement by Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., that she was sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Air Force highlights once again the importance of preventing sexual assault in the military, the dark secret of American armed forces.
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