The Cubs have hired Joe Maddon to be their next manager and will introduce him at 2 p.m. Monday at The Cubby Bear. The location of the press conference is due to the ongoing construction at Wrigley Field. The move has been imminent for days and followed the club’s announcement Friday afternoon that it had
Cubs rookie Javy Baez dressed up as Manny Ramirez for Halloween and posted a photo on his instagram account. Yes it is Javy Being Manny. A photo posted by Javier Báez ⚾ (@javy23baez) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:38am PDT Ramirez mentored Baez at Triple-A Iowa, and Baez has often been quick to offer praise about
Five of the last six women’s championships are tainted in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Rita Jeptoo, the Kenyan who repeated as the Chicago Marathon champion on Oct. 12, had a positive test for a banned substance, according to her agent Federico Rosa. In April, the Russian
Last night, Muhammad Ali attended the Florida State-Louisville college football game, giving everyone in attendance a thrill. Forty years ago last night, The Champ was rumbling with George Foreman in Zaire, rope-a-doping his way to a shocking upset. [All photos by AP]
Jimmy Butler and his sprained left thumb still didn’t have a contract extension in place as the deadline approaches tonight, but did participate in the Friday morning shootaround. Considering LeBron James awaits the Bulls in tonight’s home opener at the United Center, it’s all hands on deck. Butler’s injured one was still a question
Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, a Simeon product, dressed up as one of the Blues Brothers and surprised trick-or-treaters with candy. At one point, Parker asks a kid wearing a Packers jersey and cheesehead hat if he’s a Bears fan. “Sure,” the kid says, awestruck. Last spring Parker baked “Jabari Bars” for Duke students.
Scottie Pippen appeared on WGWG-FM’s “Kap and Haugh” show Friday morning and disputed host David Haugh’s assertion that Pippen once said he would take LeBron James over Michael Jordan. “No. Not at all,” Pippen said. “Did I ever say I would take LeBron over Michael? Where are you guys getting it from? “No, I did
The Blackhawks sent goaltender Scott Darling to Rockford of the AHL on Friday, meaning Antti Raanta has kept his job as Corey Crawford’s backup. Darling, a Lemont native, started the last three games for the Hawks, going 2-1-0 with a .933 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average. He was 2-0-0 in Rockford with a
ESPN is reporting that Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will resign today. The university sent out a press release at 10:17 a.m Friday announcing that president Mark Schlissel would be making an announcement at 1:30 p.m. Brandon and the Wolverines’ athletic department has come under scrutiny this season concerning student season ticket prices and the
At least for the beginning part of this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors, it will be a matter of staying out of the wind; otherwise, we are looking at one of the big weekends for bowhunters and the opening of upland game seasons in Illinois and Indiana.