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  • Brewers call up five, including Monday starter Nelson

    Brewers call up five, including Monday starter Nelson

    MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
    The Brewers' September callups included one new player and a quartet of returning ones, including a starting pitcher for Monday's series opener against the Cubs.
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  • Yadi, Hinske peacemakers in misunderstanding

    Yadi, Hinske peacemakers in misunderstanding

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    John Lackey understands Spanish well enough to know what Starlin Castro was saying, but didn't grasp that the Cubs' shortstop was mad at himself, not at the Cardinals pitcher. Castro was upset after he flew out to center to end the fourth inning Sunday,…
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  • Cardinals Overcome 5-Run Deficit to Beat Cubs 9-6

    Cardinals Overcome 5-Run Deficit to Beat Cubs 9-6

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.
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  • Holliday carries Cards back from five-run deficit

    Holliday carries Cards back from five-run deficit

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The Cardinals' offense emerged from its typical station-to-station ways to catapult past the Cubs and closer to the Brewers with a flurry of extra-base hits and by riding the back (and bat) of Matt Holliday. The Cardinals, poised to open a key series ag…
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  • Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    After losing its past three games, Kansas City slipped into a tie with Detroit in the American League Central, with Cleveland nipping at their heels.
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  • Three homers back Doubront's sharp debut

    Three homers back Doubront's sharp debut

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Logan Watkins hit his first Major League home run one day after his 25th birthday and Chris Valaika followed with his second this season, while Starlin Castro matched his personal high with his 14th homer to power the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Card…
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  • Cubs, Cardinals Split Doubleheader

    Cubs, Cardinals Split Doubleheader

    nytimes.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.
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  • Rizzo resting through weekend with back issue

    Rizzo resting through weekend with back issue

    MLB.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not expected to play this weekend against the Cardinals because of lingering tightness in his lower back.
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  • Yep, That's An Idiot's Dong Featured On ESPN.com

    Yep, That's An Idiot's Dong Featured On ESPN.com

    deadspin.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Tonight's Cubs-Cardinals game in St. Louis was interrupted by an Idiot On The Field who invaded Busch Stadium's turf clad only in a pair of boxers. One AP photographer spotted the hooligan just as he was apprehended with his junk hanging out the fly of …
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  • All-Star Molina comes off DL for Cardinals

    All-Star Molina comes off DL for Cardinals

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Yadier Molina came back ahead of schedule. The St. Louis Cardinals were not surprised one bit.
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  • Reds swipe six, run away with rubber match

    Reds swipe six, run away with rubber match

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    Cincinnati's proficiency on the bases helped accomplish something in Thursday's 7-2 victory over the Cubs that they hadn't done in more than eight years.
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  • Reds excel on bases, at plate to support Axelrod

    Reds excel on bases, at plate to support Axelrod

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    With help from six stolen bases and two three-run innings, Dylan Axelrod shut down the Cubs over five frames in their 7-2 series finale win at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Bats back Latos early as Reds hold off Cubs

    Bats back Latos early as Reds hold off Cubs

    MLB.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    A four-run fourth inning supported Mat Latos nicely before the Reds had to hang on for a 7-5 victory over the Cubs. Cincinnati has won three of its last four games and stopped Chicago's four-game win streak.
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  • Cubs prospect Jorge Soler homers in first major league at-bat

    Cubs prospect Jorge Soler homers in first major league at-bat

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)
    One-by-one, the Chicago Cubs are giving us a glimpse at their promising future. And one-by-one, we've seen flashes of future brilliance. Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who inked a nine-year, $30 million deal with Chicago in 2012, became the latest buildi…
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  • Hamilton becomes youngest Red to steal 50 bases

    Hamilton becomes youngest Red to steal 50 bases

    MLB.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton added another remarkable feat to an already impressive rookie campaign. In the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Cubs, the speedster stole his 50th base of the season, swiping third base with two outs and l…
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  • Tight lower back keeps Rizzo out of starting lineup

    Tight lower back keeps Rizzo out of starting lineup

    MLB.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will not start Wednesday because of lower back tightness, which had forced him out of Tuesday's game.
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  • Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs

    Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs

    MLB.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    Third-base prospect Kris Bryant's performance in Triple-A, where he has hit for both average and power, is worthy of a September callup to the Cubs, writes MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
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  • Video - Cardinals Power Past Cubs 01:42

    Cardinals Power Past Cubs

    Aug 31
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Matt Holliday drove in four runs to lead the Cardinals past the Cubs 9-6.
  • Video - Soler Powers Cubs Past Cardinals 00:31

    Soler Powers Cubs Past Cardinals

    Aug 29
    Jorge Soler hit two home runs in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Reds Cruise Past Cubs 00:36

    Reds Cruise Past Cubs

    Aug 28
    Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Reds beat the Cubs 7-2.
  • Video - Soler Homers In Debut 00:58

    Soler Homers In Debut

    Aug 27
    Jorge Soler homered in his first at-bat but the Cubs fell to the Reds 7-5.

Sports Columnists

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    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young players

    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
  • Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen

    Aug 30
    The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.