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Boras Rips Cubs Over Bryant; Ex-Bull Haley Dies

March 18, 2015

Midweek musings: Agent Scott Boras is never one to bore us. So it is hardly surprising to hear him speak out on behalf of one of his clients, Chicago Cubs star-of-the-future (if not sooner) Kris Bryant. “Cubs ownership has a choice,” Boras told Fox Sports on Tuesday. “Are they going to present to their market […]

Better Days Ahead for Cubs’ Lester, Sox’ Rodon

March 17, 2015

Random thoughts (or what we like to think of as such around here) while wondering what starting pitcher is leading spring training in earned-run average (OK, not really): * Speaking of allowing runs, the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-0 Monday. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant was in the lineup as designated hitter. Pretty […]

Bulls Fall; NCAA Sets Tournament Brackets

March 16, 2015

Monday meanderings: The NCAA men’s basketball tournament selections are set. So are the NIT’s. And the CBI’s (whatever that is — Consumer’s Bureau of Investigation??). Shouldn’t there be a tournament for the teams that didn’t make any of those tournaments? No? How about a tournament for teams with winning records that didn’t make any of […]

What Happens in Vegas: 2 Homers for Cubs’ Bryant

March 15, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: Chicago Cubs star-of-the-future Kris Bryant hit two more home runs Saturday, thereby giving him six for the exhibition season. If he continues at this pace, he is a cinch to capture Rookie of the Year honors — for the Cactus League, if nowhere else. * Speaking of Bryant, the Las Vegas product drove […]

Bulls Look to Rebound From Loss to Hornets

March 14, 2015

The Chicago Bulls made only 10 turnovers against the host Charlotte Hornets Friday night. The Bulls were 15-for-32 from three-point range (that’s a 46.9 percentage) with Tony Snell going 5-for-9 and Doug McDermott 3-for-4 on three-pointers. The Bulls led 35-19 after one quarter. So, of course, they won. Didn’t they? Nope. Lost 101-91 by scoring […]

Cavs’ Irving Scores 57 to Top Spurs in OT

March 13, 2015

Actions, distractions and reactions to some of Thursday’s happenings: If you stayed up late enough and happened to be so inclined, you could have watched the Cleveland Cavaliers play at San Antonio — provided that you had access to cable television and TNT. Some people might regard the matchup a preview of the NBA Finals. […]

Signs of Progress for Bears, Bulls, Cubs

March 12, 2015

Thursday thoughts (or reasonable facsimiles thereof) while wondering what NFL team signing free agents doesn’t think it has improved with those acquisitions: * The Bears signed safety Antrel Rolle to a three-year deal. They signed receiver Eddie Royal to a three-year deal. Royal had his best NFL season as a rookie in 2008, when he […]

Soler-Baez-Bryant Power on Display for Winless Cubs

March 11, 2015

Midweek musings: Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant hit consecutive home runs for the Chicago Cubs in their Cactus League game Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. Never mind that the Cubs lost 10-6. Never mind that they remain winless after six spring-training contests and are the only big-league ballclub without a victory (hey, they […]

Bulls’ Rose: ‘Good Chance’ to Return This Season

March 10, 2015

Random thoughts (or what we like to think of as such around here) while wondering when Derrick Rose’s rehab will include taking time out not to talk to the media. Or at least figure out not what to say as well as what actually to say: * Speaking of Rose speaking, the Bulls guard who […]

Spurs’ Parker Scores 32 in Beating Bulls

March 9, 2015

Monday meanderings: The Chicago Bulls scored one point more in the first half Sunday than they did in the third quarter. They shot 51 percent from the field. Pau Gasol had his NBA-leading 42nd double-double by halftime. Sound good so far, Bulls fans? Well, they were playing at San Antonio. Spurs forward Tim Duncan was […]

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