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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.

12/20/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Samardzija Worth More To Someone Else

Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

Ryne Sandberg. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Stop Pining For Ryne Sandberg

I want Cubs fans to do me a favor during this special time.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2013

Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox tags out Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers during the second inning on August 23, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Home Runs Overwhelm White Sox

Ian Kinsler raced around the bases for a bizarre inside-the-park homer and Adam Rosales had a conventional two-run shot, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 11-5 on Friday night.

08/23/2013

Yu Darvish. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Writer Who Thinks Math Is Bad For Baseball Is Not Your Friend

This is not difficult to understand. Nobody is taking away your precious baseball and replacing it with nine calculators. Teams are improving their chances of winning. Math doesn’t hit, throw, or catch the ball and never will.-

670 The Score–06/05/2013

Hector Santiago #53 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 2, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Santiago, Flowers Lead White Sox Past Rangers, 3-1

Hector Santiago allowed two in five-plus innings filling in for Jake Peavy on Thursday night, Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat Texas 3-1, handing the Rangers their first series loss of the season.

05/02/2013

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

Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers pitches during the American League Wild Card game against the Baltimore Orioles on October 5, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

White Sox Foil Strong Start By Rangers’ Darvish

Yu Darvish struck out two while retiring all six White Sox batters he faced Tuesday in his first spring start before Chicago scored 11 runs over the next two innings in a 14-8 win over the Texas Rangers.

02/26/2013

Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates with teammate Alexei Ponikarovsky #12 after scoring in overtime against the New York Rangers to win Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on May 25, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Advance To Cup Finals With Win Over Rangers

Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.

05/25/2012

Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers gets an elbow on Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur, Devils Show Some Fight In 4-1 Game 4 Win

Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and survived a third-period punch to the chin by old buddy Mike Rupp as the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, Monday night in Game 4 to even the Eastern Conference Finals, 2-2.

05/21/2012

Stu Bickel #41 of the New York Rangers checks Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils in the fist period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Take Finals Opener Against Devils

Rangers rookie Chris Kreider and defenseman Dan Girardi both had a goal and an assist in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fifth career playoff shutout, as weary New York opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the well-rested New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

05/14/2012

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Soriano, Stewart Help Power The Cubs Past Rangers 11-4

Alfonso Soriano and Ian Stewart each homered to power the Chicago Cubs past a Texas Rangers split squad 11-4 Thursday.

03/22/2012

Chicago Blackhawks logo on jersey. (Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Blackhawks Rally To Beat Rangers 4-3

Defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal for Chicago with 5:56 left in the third period to snap a tie in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

03/09/2012

Marian Hossa. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hawks Snap 9-Game Losing Streak

Jonathan Toews scored on a penalty shot to start Chicago’s four-goal first period against New York backup Martin Biron, and the Blackhawks emphatically snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night.

02/16/2012

Bud Selig

Bernstein: Selig’s Gag-Rule Makes No Sense

The World Series is upon us, about to test all-time lows for national interest, as two teams from flyover country play in the rain and wind while most Americans watch reality shows.

670 The Score–10/19/2011

White Sox Snap Skid With 3-2 Victory Over Rangers

Alex Rios entered the game when Carlos Quentin was injured in the first inning then hit a go-ahead double in the eighth, giving the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night to snap a three-game skid.

08/20/2011

Dave Bush

Cubs Sign Pitcher Dave Bush To Minor League Contract

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran pitcher Dave Bush.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Texas Rangers Ballpark

Rangers Fan Honored At Funeral

Hundreds of friends, family and well-wishers have gathered in Brownwood, Texas, for the funeral of 39-year-old Shannon Stone, who fell to his death trying to catch a souvenir baseball at a Texas Rangers game.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Gavin Floyd

Floyd Pitches Well, White Sox Lose To Rangers 2-1

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd scattered three hits over seven innings and gave up only one earned run. But despite his great performance, the White Sox dropped Wednesday’s series finale to the Texas Rangers by a score of 2-1.

670 The Score–05/25/2011

John Danks

White Sox Travel To Texas, Start Series With Rangers

The Chicago White Sox are 11-5 over their last 16 games and have won five of their last six series. However they still find themselves nine games back of the Cleveland Indians.

670 The Score–05/23/2011

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