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MLBPA calls Kris Bryant decision 'a bad day for baseball'

MLBPA calls Kris Bryant decision 'a bad day for baseball'

yahoo.com nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
The Chicago Cubs made their decision Monday, sending uber-prospect Kris Bryant down to the minors. Bryant's possible demotion had become a major controversy this spring. Members of the Cubs front office expressed that Bryant would likely need more seaso…
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  • AL Central 2015 preview: Indians, White Sox, Royals eager to de…

    AL Central 2015 preview: Indians, White Sox, Royals eager to dethrone Tigers

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    With opening day approaching, the Big League Stew crew is here to get you up to speed on the season ahead. We're examining each division over the next two weeks, looking at the big questions, the important players and making our predictions. Our series …
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  • Arena surfing: Bulls offer night's stay in suite

    Arena surfing: Bulls offer night's stay in suite

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    The Chicago Bulls, in conjunction with Airbnb, announced Monday that they would give away a chance to stay in team owner Jerry Reinsdorf's suite.
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  • Bears learned from Brian Urlacher's departure

    Bears learned from Brian Urlacher's departure

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    It’s obvious the Chicago Bears learned from their brief rift with former linebacker Brian Urlacher and plan to try to avoid a similar situation in dealing with aging free agents Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman. Urlacher became a free agent in March 201…
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  • Wrestlemania in Santa Clara serves as dry run for Super Bowl

    Wrestlemania in Santa Clara serves as dry run for Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    So which event generated the highest attendance numbers in the first year of the new 49ers stadium? The regular-season opener in prime time against the Bears? The Thanksgiving night game against the Seahawks? Actually, the high-water mark came Sunday ni…
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  • Fox on Cutler: Unless something good happens, it’s hard to have…

    Fox on Cutler: Unless something good happens, it’s hard to have confidence

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    Bears coach John Fox said last week that Jay Cutler would be in an open competition for the starting quarterback job in 2015, something that could result in Cutler making $15 million to hold a clipboard while Jimmy Clausen or David Fales leads the Bears…
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  • Hawks star Jonathan Toews delivers big blow to hometown with la…

    Hawks star Jonathan Toews delivers big blow to hometown with last-minute goal against Jets

    thehockeynews.com 20 hours ago
    Blackhawks star center Jonathan Toews is one of Manitoba’s favorite sons. But his popularity in his home province will take a hit after his goal with half a minute remaining in regulation time Sunday gave Chicago a late 4-3 win over Winnipeg and dealt a…
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  • Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0

    Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    Edwin Jackson arrived at the ballpark in time for a solid spring start with the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Robertson throws sharp inning in return to mound

    Robertson throws sharp inning in return to mound

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    David Robertson threw a scoreless inning of relief during the White Sox 4-1 victory over the Indians Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark.
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Chicago Blackhawks, wild card team?

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Chicago Blackhawks, wild card team?

    yahoo.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Two big developments on the playoff bubble on Saturday. In the East, the Boston Bruins snuck ahead of the Ott…
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  • Rogers Hometown Hockey: Lethbridge, Alberta

    Rogers Hometown Hockey: Lethbridge, Alberta

    NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    CITY in Canada will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET prior to the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets. The location this week is Lethbridge, Alberta, and the half-hour program will celebrate the city's ico...
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  • Noah mourns loss of Chicago anti-violence voice

    Noah mourns loss of Chicago anti-violence voice

    ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Joakim Noah extended his condolences Saturday to the family and friends of a Chicago rapper's manager murdered just hours after meeting the Chicago Bulls forward to plan an anti-violence event.
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  • Bulls hand Knicks franchise-worst 60th loss

    Bulls hand Knicks franchise-worst 60th loss

    ESPN.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York 111-80 Saturday night.
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  • Kazmir, Quintana Both Strong; A's Beat White Sox 10-4

    Kazmir, Quintana Both Strong; A's Beat White Sox 10-4

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox 10-4.
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  • Arrieta Goes 4 Shutout Innings, Homers as Cubs Rout Rockies

    Arrieta Goes 4 Shutout Innings, Homers as Cubs Rout Rockies

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday.
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  • Frazier Homers, Drives in 4 as Reds Beat Cubs

    Frazier Homers, Drives in 4 as Reds Beat Cubs

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Todd Frazier hit his fourth home run this spring and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat a Chicago Cubs split squad 9-5 Saturday.
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  • Jared Allen wants to prove he belongs: “I’m good still. Really”

    Jared Allen wants to prove he belongs: “I’m good still. Really”

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    The Bears are still figuring out how best to use Jared Allen, since they’re kind of contractually stuck with him. But after a disappointing first year in Chicago, Allen vows to show everyone this year that he still has plenty left in the tank, and he st…
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  • Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballer

    Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballer

    MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Frank Viola III, a 29th-round selection of the White Sox in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, looked as if he had left baseball behind following the '10 season spent in the Independent League. But Viola hopes to use a new knuckleball to make a comeback.
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  • Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

    Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    With a big hole to fill at inside linebacker, the 49ers identified Mason Foster and Lance Briggs as two potential targets in free agency this week. Foster signed with the Bears instead, but Briggs is heading to San Francisco for a visit. Briggs told Vau…
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  • King of the Dots: Patrice Bergeron once again leads list of top…

    King of the Dots: Patrice Bergeron once again leads list of top 10 faceoff performers

    thehockeynews.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Success in the faceoff circle is a key element in today’s puck possession crazed NHL. The Bruins have the best in Patrice Bergeron, but the Blackhawks made a bold statement when they acquired Arizona center Antoine Vermette in a deadline deal to solidif…
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  • NHL Capsules: CHICAGO - Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' …

    NHL Capsules: CHICAGO - Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' …

    NHL.com Mar 28 (3 days ago)
    CHICAGO - Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, 5-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Fr...
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  • Video - Bears Expected To Sign Ray McDonald 02:18

    Bears Expected To Sign Ray McDonald

    Mar 24
    The "NFL Insiders" team breaks down what the expected signing of Ray McDonald means for the Chicago Bears.
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Member Of '96 Bulls Championship Team Passes Away 03:33

    Member Of '96 Bulls Championship Team Passes Away

    Mar 18
    Missy Isaacson discusses the career of former Chicago Bull Jack Haley, who was a member of the 1996 NBA championship team.

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