Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits the go-ahead homer in the eight inning of his team's 4-1 win against the Mets on Monday afternoon in New York. Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hendricks Deals While Baez, Rizzo Homer In Cubs’ Win

Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Mets

Kyle Hendricks opposes Carlos Torres this afternoon at Citi Field.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Could Cubs, Mets Strike A Shortstop-Pitcher Deal?

Chicago has a surplus of shortstops, and New York has a surplus of high-end arms.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Arismendy Alcantara #7 of the Chicago Cubs misses a ball hits a by Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets resulting in two runs scored in the sixth inning during their game on August 16, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets Beat Cubs 7-3

NEW YORK (AP) –– Wilmer Flores provided a spark with his bat and glove, leading Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Juan Lagares […]


Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Overtake Cubs In 3-2 Victory

Zack Wheeler struck out 10 in a gritty performance, Eric Campbell hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets beat the free-swinging Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday night.


Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Mets

Travis Wood opposes Zack Wheeler tonight at Citi Field.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

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