Nov 23, 2016

BayStars acquire pitcher Patton from Cubs

Right-hander Spencer Patton has signed with the Yokohama BayStars, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old Patton has pitched in 52 big league games over the past three seasons, including 16 this year for the Chicago Cubs. The reliever has a 3-2 record ...

Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

Nov 18, 2016

Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the ...

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 on Saturday to claim a historic first-ever win over the All Blacks and end the world champions’ record 18-match winning streak. In a breathtaking upset, Ireland outscored New Zealand five tries to four to seal its first win over ...

Chicago fetes champion Cubs

Nov 5, 2016

Chicago fetes champion Cubs

November blazed like dazzling springtime in Chicago during a massive parade and rally Friday to honor the Cubs’ first World Series title in 108 years and fulfill more than a century of pent-up dreams. A new generation of Cubs fans — riding in strollers ...

Nov 4, 2016

Championship parade set for Cubs

Ecstatic Chicago Cubs fans are expected to amass downtown Friday for a parade and rally to honor the new World Series champions. The celebration of the Cubs’ first title in 108 years will kick off when team buses leave Wrigley Field at 10 a.m. ...

Cubs cruise to force Game 7

Nov 2, 2016

Cubs cruise to force Game 7

After 108 years, what’s one more day? The Chicago Cubs are far from finished. They’re frothing. Addison Russell hit a grand slam and tied a World Series record with six RBIs, and Chicago took advantage of a huge early misplay in Cleveland’s outfield as ...

Cubs reach World Series

Oct 23, 2016

Cubs reach World Series

Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their ...

Cubs beat Dodgers again, now win from World Series

Oct 21, 2016

Cubs beat Dodgers again, now win from World Series

Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday. The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in ...