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Braves left-hander Paul Maholm left the mound with a sprained left wrist in the fourth inning of Saturday afternoon's 10-6 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Asked about a possible stint on the 15-day disabled list for Maholm, manager Fredi G…Upvote Share Tweet
Rafael Betancourt was sick Thursday night, but figured he could tough it out and show up for Friday's game against the Cubs. Fortunately for him, his 10-year-old son told on him to the Rockies' medical staff. Not long thereafter, Betancourt underwent an…Upvote Share TweetNot bad for a retired player. Despite retiring this offseason, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had the 10th best-selling jersey based on sale from April through June of 2013 according to nflshop.com. The top 10: 1. Colin Kaepernick 49ers 2. Russell Wils…Upvote Share Tweet
Konerko could return to Sox lineup MondayWhite Sox captain Paul Konerko could return to the lineup as soon as Monday, per comments made by manager Robin Ventura before Saturday's contest with the Braves.Upvote Share TweetAlex Rios stands as the symbol of the White Sox growing frustration coming from this year's campaign. But it's an unwanted role for the right fielder, who was pulled from Friday's game for not running out a double-play grounder. Both he and manager Robi…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs demand unauthorized mascot ‘Billy Cub’ stay away from Wrigley Fieldyahoo.com Updated Jul 20, 2013While the Arizona Diamondbacks were accepting a new mascot into their family this week, the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball have ordered Jon Paul Weier — aka “Billy Cub,” an unauthorized mascot who wanders the sidewalks outside of Wrigley Field g…Upvote Share Tweet
10 Bears we’ll be counting on this seasonsuntimes.com Updated Jul 20, 2013To running back Matt Forte, ‘‘different’’ means good things are ahead. It means more looks and more responsibilities, more carries and more receptions. He hopes it means more touchdowns for him and the Bears’ offense — and more wins. ‘‘Different’’ is wh…Upvote Share Tweet
Samardzija recovers to lead Cubs over RockiesNine days after he surrendered nine runs in 4 2/3 innings in an ugly loss to the Angels, Jeff Samardzija led the Cubs to a 3-1 against a Rockies team he dominated earlier this year.Upvote Share TweetAs of midnight ET, Matt Garza was still a Cub. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are still working diligently to acquire the Cubs right-hander, but it looks like any move won't happen before Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rios Powers White Sox Past BravesJul 20Alex Rios hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the White Sox's 10-6 win over the Braves.
Denver Nuggets enter mix for veteran Mike Miller, according to sourcesJul 20The Denver Nuggets have emerged as a new suitor at the forefront of the free-agent pursuit of Mike Miller, according to sources close to the process.
Nothing Was GuaranteedJul 20PETER KING: I’ve always wondered what kind of pro career you would’ve had if you didn’t wreck your knee your senior season at Alabama in 1964. Do you? JOE NAMATH: If I didn’t have that knee injury, I would have had to go to Vietnam. No question in my mi…
Sources -- Dallas Mavericks waive Bernard JamesJul 20The Dallas Mavericks were forced to waive second-year center Bernard James on Friday, a move they were hoping to avoid, according to sources with knowledge of the move.
The BossJul 20The Boss