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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play against the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

10 Bold Sports Predictions For 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, CBS Local Sports is looking forward to 2015 – where there’s hope for many sports possibilities and surprises in the new year.


The White Sox's Marcus Semien is tagged out by Cubs catcher Welington Castillo on May 5. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs, White Sox Both Nab Protected Draft Picks

It pays to be really bad instead of middle-of-the-pack bad.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2014

Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Not Expected To Place Big Bid For Rusney Castillo

Castillo is a highly regarded 27-year-old free agent from Cuba.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

What’s Cubs’ Interest In Hamels Mean In Lester Sweepstakes?

The Cubs have now shown they have money available to chase a big-name pitcher.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Reports: Red Sox Trade Lester To A’s For Cespedes

A blockbuster deal has gone through on the morning of trade deadline day.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Mike Carp #37 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after knocking in the winning run in the tenth inning against the Chicago White Sox iat Fenway Park on July 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Carp’s Pinch-Hit Single Lifts Boston Over White Sox In 10th

Mike Carp’s pinch-hit single in the 10th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win Thursday for their second straight walk-off victory over the Chicago White Sox.


Pitching coach Don Cooper, left, and reliever Jake Petricka (52). (Getty Images)

Cooper: ‘Not Waiting On Mariano Rivera To Walk Through The Freaking Door’

The White Sox are searching for answers in the bullpen.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Red Sox

Jose Quintana opposes Jon Lester this afternoon at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

Chris Sale. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Red Sox

Chris Sale and Rubby De La Rosa oppose each other tonight at Fenway Park.


White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Red Sox

John Danks opposes Brandon Workman tonight at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

White Sox right-hander Scott Carroll. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Red Sox

Scott Carroll opposes Clay Buchholz tonight at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. (Getty Images)

Watch: David Ortiz Takes Off For 1st Before Ball Four Is Even Thrown

David Ortiz wasn’t playing the waiting game Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2014

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Red Sox

Travis Wood opposes Brandon Workman tonight at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2014

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

Preview: Cubs-Red Sox

Edwin Jackson opposes Clay Buchholz tonight at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning during the interleague game at Fenway Park on June 30, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Arrieta Falls Short Of No-Hitter As Cubs Beat Red Sox 2-0

Jake Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Boston 2-0 on Monday night in the opener of only the second series between the teams at Fenway Park since 1918.


Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Red Sox

Jake Arrieta opposes Jake Peavy tonight at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2014

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Watch: Red Sox CF Holt Makes Diving Catch In LF

That’s not his territory, which is why it’s so cool.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014


Top 3 Curses in Sports History

We have come upon another Friday the 13th and so in honor of the superstitious nature of the day, here are the top three curses in sports history.


Don Zimmer. (Ezra Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rest Well, Don Zimmer, And Thanks For The Memories

From New York to Chicago and everywhere else, Don Zimmer was one of a kind.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Heyman: 10 Teams That Could Be In The Samardzija Trade Market

The Cubs would likely be seeking some young power arms in return for Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014