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Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Emma: Granderson’s Gift Built To Inspire 

Curtis Granderson’s $5 million gift to alma mater UIC is providing youngsters new opportunities.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

Manager Rick Renteria #16 of the Chicago Cubs calls for a relief pitcher as he takes starting pitcher Travis Wood #37 out of the game against the New York Mets in the 6th innning at Wrigley Field on June 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Sweep Mets With 7-4 Win

Anthony Rizzo hit a tie-breaking homer, Travis Wood went deep and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-4 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.


Wrigley Field scoreboard. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

View: Cubs-Mets Game Put Wrigley Scoreboard Operator To Sleep

It can happen to the best of us.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

Cubs righty Edwin Jackson. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Preview: Mets-Cubs

Daisuke Matsuzaka will oppose Edwin Jackson tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

The Cubs celebrate Nate Schierholtz's walk-off single on Tuesday night in a 2-1 win against the Mets. (Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Levine: Schierholtz Happy To Get Big Hit For Cubs

The big hits have often eluded the Cubs, but not on Tuesday in a comeback win against the Mets.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Mets-Cubs

Zack Wheeler opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

50 Cent. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Watch: 50 Cent Throws Out One Of the Worst First Pitches Ever

Well, he did keep it on the playing field, so that’s a start.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

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Watch: MLB’s New Player Tracking System

Acceleration, reactions times, throws, angles — it can all be assessed now.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon. (Getty Images)

Watch: Bartolo Colon Shakes Belly To Celebrate

At age 40, Colon is still befuddling hitters.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

Daniel Murphy. (Getty Images)

Mets’ Murphy Gets Talk Radio Flak For Taking Paternity Leave

MLB players are allowed three days of paternity leave, and Murphy took all his.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014


Gallo Goes There: Don’t Like New York? Why You Need Their Teams To Be Great

Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.


New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (credit: Al Bello/Getty Imags)

Keidel: New York, The Worst Sports Town In America

Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.



TTYM: Bad Luck Bowler, Bubba Watson’s Major Trick And Ibanez Rivals Jepsen

  by @TaraLipinskyMore Columns  here. Watch Bubba Watson’s clever golf trick, a pro bowler blow a 300 game, a big guy battle a water bottle and Raul Ibanez giving Carly Rae Jepsen a run for her money. What? […]


Brian Urlacher looks on during the Bears' final game of the 2012 season.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bernstein: No Need For Urlacher To Retire A Bear

Let’s all stop the stupidity over Brian Urlacher needing to keep some kind of pristine connection to the Bears, as if the mere sight of him limping around the field in any other colors is somehow unthinkable.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs is greeted by Darwin Barney #15 after hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 6, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cubs Hang On To Beat Mets 8-7

Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer and Cubs closer Carlos Marmol caught a line drive and started a game-ending double play that blunted the New York Mets’ bid for another ninth-inning comeback, giving Chicago an 8-7 win Friday night.


Joe Mather #21 of the Chicago Cubs (L) is congratulated by Luis Valbuena #24 after hitting a two-run home run in the 4th inning against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field on June 25, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Sloppy Mets 6-1

Joe Mather homered and Travis Wood outpitched Johan Santana, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night to snap a four-game skid.


Chicago Cubs' Carlos Pena (22) hits an RBI triple off of New York Mets' Miguel Batista in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Cubs Beat Mets In 11 Innings, Following Touching Tribute To 9/11 Victims

The Cubs beat the New York Mets 10-6 Sunday night following a six-run 11th inning, in a game that ended nearly five hours after the Mets held a touching ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.


Lenny Dykstra

Dykstra Charged With Grand Theft Auto And Drug Possession

Lenny Dykstra was charged on Monday with grand theft auto and drug possession by prosecutors who claim he used phony information to lease a car from a Southern California dealership.


Gary Carter

Hall Of Famer’s Brain Tumor Likely Cancerous

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a brain tumor that is likely cancerous.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Rout Mets Thanks To 4-Run Fourth Inning

In another cold and windy day in Chicago, the Cubs took on the New York Mets a day after having their Wednesday night game cut short due to bad weather.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011