11:29 PM EDT, Thu May 25, 2017
21 mins ago

Cavaliers back in NBA Finals after 135-102 win over Celtics in Game 5

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving added...
48 mins ago

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

King James has another throne. LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list on Thursday night. The Cavaliers star hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics that gave him 29 points in the game and 5,989 points in his postseason...
1 hour ago

Boy who played catch with Cubs' Willson Contreras cherishes memory

On the way to a Wrigley Field parking lot after the best day of his life, 11-year-old Brodie Case stopped smiling last Friday only long enough to focus on the screen of a smart phone his stunned father asked him to read. "On the ESPN App, the headline said 'Young Cubs fan plays catch with Willson...
2 hours ago

Giants' Jeff Samardzija allows rare walk, three homers in 'normal' start at Wrigley

Jeff Samardzija sat alone in his Giants uniform on the top step of the tunnel next to the visitor's clubhouse at Wrigley Field on Thursday. The 32-year-old right-hander was collecting his thoughts after his team's 5-1 loss. Samardzija, a fifth-round pick of the Cubs in 2006 out of Notre Dame, walked...
2 hours ago

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito throws 7-inning no-hitter

White Sox pitching prospect Lucas Giolito brought his best stuff of the season to the mound Thursday afternoon when facing his former team. He threw a seven-inning no-hitter in the first game of Triple-A Charlotte’s doubleheader against the Syracuse Chiefs, a Nationals affiliate. The Sox acquired...
3 hours ago

Series preview: Tigers at White Sox

All games on WLS-AM 890. Season series: Sox 3-2. Friday: Game 1: 4:10 p.m., CSN RH Buck Farmer (2017 debut) vs. RH Mike Pelfrey (1-4, 4.85). Game 2: approximately 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Matthew Boyd (2-4, 5.36) vs. RH Tyler Danish (2017 debut). Saturday: 1:10 p.m., CSN. RH Michael Fulmer (5-2, 2.55)...
3 hours ago

Young White Sox catchers have homework to do for lack of experience

When the White Sox have wrapped up their daily game and the players depart the clubhouse, that's when Omar Narvaez breaks out his homework. As a catcher who has just 60 games of major-league experience, he knows there's still a lot of information he needs to help the Sox, who had a day off Thursday...
3 hours ago

Kris Bryant on Cubs' 5-1 win over Giants

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant reacts after the 5-1 win over the Giants on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Chris Kuc/Chicago Tribune)
3 hours ago

Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery on his 4-inning save vs. Giants

Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery reacts after his four-inning save against the Giants on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Chris Kuc/Chicago Tribune)
3 hours ago

Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija on his outing in 5-1 loss to Cubs

Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija reacts after his outing in the 5-1 loss to the Cubs, his former team, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
4 hours ago

Cubs leave for first themed trip of 2017 in 'Anchorman' attire

The Cubs depart Wrigley Field in "Anchorman" attire for their first themed trip of the season after the 5-1 win over the Giants on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Terrin Waack/Chicago Tribune)
4 hours ago

Cubs' 'Anchorman'-themed trip

The Cubs participated in their first themed trip of the 2017 season as they departed for Los Angeles on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The team based the trip off the movie "Anchorman."
4 hours ago

Addison Russell patiently working, waiting to get his stroke back

Addison Russell had a scheduled day off as the Cubs wrapped up their nine-game homestand against the Giants on a sunny Thursday at Wrigley Field. But even if it already hadn't been determined the 23-year-old shortstop would take a seat on the bench in favor of Javier Baez, manager Joe Maddon would...
5 hours ago

Series preview: Cubs at Dodgers

All games on WSCR-AM 620. Season series: Cubs 2-1. Friday: 9:10 p.m., ABC-7. RH Jake Arrieta (5-3, 4.80) vs. LH Alex Wood (5-0, 1.88). Saturday: 6:15 p.m., Fox-32. RH John Lackey (4-4, 4.82) vs. RH Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 3.76). Sunday: 3:10 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (3-2, 3.19) vs. LH Clayton Kershaw...
5 hours ago

Chris Getz says biggest White Sox lesson from Royals' rebuild is patience

When Chris Getz drove into Kannapolis, N.C., last month to the visit the White Sox's Class A team, memories came rushing back. Twelve years ago, in his first season of professional baseball, Getz helped the Kannapolis Intimidators win the South Atlantic League championship. In the time since, Getz...