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Ozzie Guillen

Riggleman: ‘Ozzie Is Great For The Game’

From his post-game rants to his Twitter messages to, well, pretty much everything he does, Ozzie Guillen is one of the polarizing figures in baseball. But whether you like Ozzie or hate him, he adds something to the game that may be missing.

670 The Score–07/01/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd Could Be Back In Lineup On Saturday Or Sunday

Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd has been playing for the organization’s Triple-A affiliate this week, trying to get ready to return to the lineup. Byrd was placed on the disabled list in late-March, after being hit in the face with a pitch while the team was in Boston.

670 The Score–07/01/2011

Sergio Santos

Cooper: Santos Still Learning How To Close

Coming into this season, Matt Thornton was named as the closer. But after struggling early on, the White Sox removed him from that position and went with a closer-by-committee approach. Now it seems as if Sergio Santos has taken that role for himself.

670 The Score–06/30/2011

Lee Smith

Tough Call, But Lee Smith Picks Cubs Over Cardinals

Former Major League closer Lee Smith spent the first eight seasons of his 18-year career playing for the Cubs. Over those eight seasons the Cubs had a wining record only once, but the right-hander still looks back fondly on his days on the North Side.

670 The Score–06/29/2011

Starlin Castro

Stone: Castro Is Going To Be ‘Terrific’

One of the few enjoyable things for Cubs fans this season has been watching Starlin Castro develop as a player. The Cubs’ 21-year-old shortstop has the third best batting average in the National League.

670 The Score–06/27/2011

Patrick Kane

Bowman: ‘We’re Not Moving Patrick Kane’

For being such an important part of rebuilding the Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane’s name has been thrown out as potential trade bait by fans, and even some members of the media, on a surprisingly regular basis.

670 The Score–06/27/2011

Jake Peavy

White Sox ‘Still Have A Shot’ At Division Title

Throughout the season, the White Sox have been plagued with an inconsistent offense and, at times, a shaky bullpen. It’s their starting pitching that’s kept them afloat, and can keep the season alive.

670 The Score–06/27/2011

Carlos Pena

Gammons: Pena ‘Definitely’ Has Trade Value

Despite playing better as of late, it’s unlikely that the Chicago Cubs will be able to compete for a playoff spot. As the team soon shifts its focus to improving for the future, Carlos Pena might hear his named mentioned in potential trades.

670 The Score–06/26/2011

David Stern and Enes Kanter

Looming NBA Lockout Opened Door For European Players In Draft

Thursday’s NBA Draft introduced a lot of overseas players to NBA fans. While there are usually a few European players drafted, the year’s draft skewed even more in that direction than usual.

670 The Score–06/26/2011

David Stern

The 130-Year-Old Labor Dispute Facing The NBA And NFL

For over 100 days, fans have had to watch as the fate of the NFL gets run through courts and negotiation tables. And now, it seems as if the NBA is in for a similar fate. While the NFL had a head start on the NBA, they’re really very similar issues.

670 The Score–06/25/2011

Jake Peavy and Don Cooper

Cooper: ‘Time Will Tell’ For Peavy

After his second stint on the disabled list this season, Jake Peavy came back with a solid performance against the Cubs and earned a win. But a solid performance is hardly what the White Sox and their fans expected when they traded for the former Cy Young winner.

670 The Score–06/25/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd: Getting Back Into Batter’s Box Won’t Be Easy

For many, the Chicago Cubs’ trip to Fenway Park earlier this season will be remembered as the the Cubs’ first trip back to Boston since the 1918 World Series. But for Marlon Byrd, at least, the trip will be remembered for one individual pitch.

670 The Score–06/24/2011

Paul Konerko and Juan Pierre

Gammons: White Sox Still Have ‘Tremendous Chance’ To Win Division

Although it hasn’t been as drastic of a turnaround as last season, the White Sox have stabilized their season after going 10-18 in April. And considering the struggles by some players, the White Sox should feel somewhat fortunate to be only 4.5 games back.

670 The Score–06/24/2011

Paul Konerko

Smoltz: White Sox Are ‘Still In The Mix’

The White Sox were expected to compete for the American League Central title, but after slowly recovering from terrible start to the season, they find themselves two games under .500.

670 The Score–06/23/2011

Jimmy Butler

Bulls Linked To Latvia’s Bertans And Marquette’s Butler

Three of the Bulls most important players were drafted over the last four years: Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, and Taj Gibson. With two picks at the end of Thursday night’s first round, the Bulls look to add another piece to a title contending team.

670 The Score–06/23/2011

Adam Dunn

White Sox Still Hoping Dunn Will Break Out

Adam Dunn’s 0-for-4 game, including three strikeouts, in Monday night’s loss to the Cubs is something that White Sox fans are getting familiar with.

670 The Score–06/21/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Rosenthal: Teams Have ‘Violent Reactions’ To Zambrano Trade Talk

Carlos Zambrano has been the center of several Cubs storylines this season, unfortunately they haven’t been because of stellar pitching performacnes.

670 The Score–06/20/2011

Geovany Soto and Alex Rios

Stone: White Sox And Cubs Fans Still ‘Happy’ With Series

There have been plenty of memorable moments and intense games during the relatively brief history of the White Sox-Cubs rivalry. However, this year’s series may be lacking a little of usual anticipation.

670 The Score–06/20/2011

Greg Olsen

Olsen: ‘No Reason’ Offense Won’t Be Better

Last season, the strength of the Bears was their defense, the unit gave up the fourth fewest (17.9) points in the league. The offense struggled at times in their first season running the intricate and timing-based Mike Martz offense.

670 The Score–06/20/2011

Earl Bennett

Bennett Wants To ‘Take Advantage Of’ Martz’s Confidence

In a recent interview with the team’s official website, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz talked about the upcoming season and getting receiver Earl Bennett more involved with the offense.

670 The Score–06/18/2011

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