Ricketts: We're Ready To Talk Extension When Epstein IsWe’re excited about looking forward," Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says. "We're excited about having a great new manager."
Conte Reflects On Inconsistent 2013: 'I Can Just Move On'"People are going to say what they want to say about me," Bears safety Chris Conte says.
Listen: Cowley Sheds More Light On Rose-Bulls Tension Report"Where he gets this 'malicious fiction' term is kind of a head-scratcher," Joe Cowley says of Jerry Reinsdorf.
Rose In GQ: 'This Life Doesn’t Fit My Personality'With Derrick Rose's success on the court -- including last year's NBA MVP trophy -- has come a ton of attention, something he's not exactly comfortable with.
Wisch: Dunn Deserves His Boos, Fans Deserve BetterHitting a baseball is hard. I know, because I stunk at it.
White Sox Are 'Running Out Time'The White Sox open officially open the second half of their season on Friday, and after the first 92 games of the season, there's significantly less optimism than there was during spring training.
Teams Would Be 'Happy To Unload Prospects' For MarmolIn his last 1.1 innings pitched, Carlos Marmol has given up three hits, five walks and seven earned runs on his way to blowing to saves. And as the trading deadline approaches, he recent struggles may not have much of an impact on his trade value.
Cooper: Fans Need To Lay Off DunnAdam Dunn's American League-leading 117 strikeouts equate to 36.3 percent of all of his plate appearances. His .160 batting average is also the worst in the AL, and without knowing those stats you could probably tell he was struggling just from the crowd.
White Sox A 'Two-Week Streak' Away From 1st Place?The White Sox's 44-48 record through the first 92 games of the season hasn't necessarily led to optimism among their fans. And to make matters worse, they suffered a 3-1 series loss to the Twins heading into the All-Star break.
How The Cubs 'Right The Ship' In 2012When baseball resumes on Thursday, Cubs fans will have to face the the reality of watching their team, most likely, struggle through the final 70 games of the season. And after that, comes an offseason where they'll demand significant change.
Fan Gave Jeter's 3,000 Ball Back Because It Was 'The Right Thing'In the third inning of Sunday's Yankees-Rays game, Derek Jeter hit a home run. It was the 237th home run of his career. But more importantly, it was the 3,000th hit of his career, and the fan who caught the ball passed up a big pay day to return it.
Byrd: Trades Are 'Just Part Of The Business'Over the past few weeks, conversations about the Chicago Cubs have been more about trades and becoming competitive for future than they have been about this season. And that's not something the team is surprised to see.