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Playoff races, trade talks highlight second half of the MLB season

...Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants, winners of three of the last five titles.That said, all eyes will be on Wrigley Field if Chicago stays close. Rookie Kris Bryant has delivered and pricey free agent Jon Lester could dominate soon. At...
Today In Sports History for May 17

...three home runs and Mike Schmidt of the Phillies hits two, as Philadelphia beats Chicago 23-22 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. The game includes 11 home runs, 50 hits and 109 at-bats.1983 - The New York Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers...
Yogi celebrates 90th, Strasburg back for Nats

...NOAH'S ARCPrized Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is set to make his major league debut, facing the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The 22-year-old righty is among several talented arms in New York's minor league system. He was 3-0 with...
Today In Sports History for May 13

...the Welch Miners.1958 - Stan Musial gets his 3,000th hit with a pinch-double off Chicago's Moe Drabowsky at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals win 5-3.1976 - The New York Nets overcome a 22-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Denver...
F-bombs away: Rants are time-honored part of sports culture

...and even tried to get his catchphrase trademarked. One problem: someone had already beat him to it.CUDDLY CUBS?Wrigley Field may be a cathedral to baseball, but that doesn't always mean the faithful are true believers. Chicago Cubs manager...
Today In Sports History for Sunday, April 26

...batters in his first career shutout. Perez was perfect for six innings in a 10-0 win over the Cubs at Chicago's Wrigley Field.2005 - Alex Rodriguez hits three home runs and drives in a career-high 10 runs to lead the New York Yankees over...
Today In Sports History for Friday, April 17

...runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcome a 13-2 deficit to beat the Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings at Chicago's Wrigley Field.1982 - The Denver Nuggets' Alex English, Dan Issel and Kiki Vandeweghe each average 20 points a game, the first...
Today in sports history for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2014

...allowing only 10 points per game, play up to form in a 14-10 victory over the New York Giants for the NFL title at Wrigley Field.1984 - Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 100th point in the 35th game of the season, a 6-3 victory...
Today in sports history for Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

...bowl games, all of them BCS affairs.2009 - The Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 in the cold at Wrigley Field in the NHL's Winter Classic before a crowd of 40,818.2009 - Southern California beats Penn State 38-24 to become...
Today in sports history 330 yards and scores two touchdowns in the Fighting Illini's 48-27 win over Northwestern at Chicago's Wrigley Field. All offensive plays are run toward the same end zone because a brick wall, albeit heavily padded, is too close...


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