10:42 AM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014

Twitter mailbag: Roster short on RBs

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Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

Reds on deck

Opponent: at Chicago Cubs
Columbus Dispatch 4 hours ago

Reds 4, Cubs 1: Alfredo Simon shines as fill-in starter again

CHICAGO (AP) — For the Cincinnati Reds, there was no better place to open a 10-game trip than Wrigley Field. Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 yesterday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at the Friendly Confines.
Chicago Sun-Times 9 hours ago

Even after free agency, Bears should seek draft help on defense

Bears general manager Phil Emery spent a lot of time and millions of dollars during free agency to address a defense that was historically awful last season. Now the Bears need to add some young blood to the mix. With the draft moved back to May 8-10 this year, there’s some extra time for Emery and Co. to move players around on their draft board. But the Bears’ needs — even after their impressive haul in free agency — remain clear. Defense comes first. 1....
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Without seeing the Wizards, you might think sweep

Wizards Insider J. Michael discusses why the Wizards might be underrated, and what they have to do to beat the Bulls.

Joakim Noah grieves over loss of his mentor

Bulls center missed practice Friday as he mourned death of Tyrone Green, who he credits for his basketball development To understand the impact and influence Tyrone Green had on Joakim Noah, just go back to Noah's 2007 draft night.
Chicago Tribune 9 hours ago

Blackhawks vs. Blues: Game 2 spotlight

Blues lead best-of-seven opening round NHL playoff series 1-0.

Blackhawks vs. Blues: Game 2 spotlight

Blues lead best-of-seven opening round NHL playoff series 1-0.
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago

Robin Ventura says White Sox have options with Paulino

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Felipe Paulino project appears to be about over. If not, it’s hard to see the right-hander, who got hammered by the Texas Rangers for 10 runs and 13 hits in 32/3 innings in the White Sox’ 12-0 loss Friday night at Globe Life Park, getting one more chance to prove he belongs. Signed as a free agent during the offseason to fill a spot in the starting rotation after he missed most of the 2013 season because of elbow surgery, Paulino, 30,...
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago

Cubs’ offense breaks drought, but barely

If the Cubs’ hitters are hiding something from the rest of baseball, it can’t be much. That was clear when the roster was assembled. But if the offense has potential, the Cubs’ 4-1 loss to the Reds on Friday at Wrigley Field didn’t do much to inspire hope that it will be realized any time soon. The Cubs snapped their scoreless drought at 24 innings on Luis Valbuena’s RBI single in the seventh, but they still have scored only two runs in their last 32...
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago

Bulls planning Wall-to-Wall coverage vs. Wizards

Kirk Hinrich was John Wall’s teammate during the 2010-11 season. In Hinrich years, that’s a long time ago, a lot of ice tubs and taped body parts ago. “No, nothing like that,’’ Hinrich said Friday when asked if he helped mentor Wall, a rookie that season. “The relationship was good. I got along great with him. You could tell he had great athleticism, great talent but also a knack for playing the point-guard position. “[Former NBA guard] Sam Cassell was...
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago

White Sox, Felipe Paulino pounded 12-0 by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Right-hander Felipe Paulino was roughed up for 10 runs and 13 hits in 3 2/3 innings in the White Sox’ 12-0 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night at Globe Life Park. The Sox dropped their third in a row and fell to 8-9. Paulino was signed for $1.5 million as a free agent during the offseason to fill a spot in the rotation after missing most of 2013 because of elbow surgery. He has averaged 4 2/3 innings in his four starts, allowing one,...
Northwest Herald 10 hours ago

Rangers pound Paulino, White Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas – Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the White Sox, 12-0, Friday night.
Northwest Herald 10 hours ago

Reds send Cubs to 5th straight loss

CHICAGO – Jeff Samardzija has had a hard time finding run support this season. The same could be said for all Cubs' pitchers.

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