7:31 AM EDT, Mon September 25, 2017
9 hours ago

Bulls, Dwyane Wade agree to contract buyout

The Bulls and Dwyane Wade have agreed upon a buyout, sources familiar with the talks said Sunday night. Wade picked up his $23.8 million player option on June 20, two days before the Bulls began a full rebuild with the trade of Jimmy Butler. Wade, who turns 36 this season, has said he'd rather...
10 hours ago

Cubs seek consistency from Jon Lester as they consider playoff rotation

The Cubs seek some clarity as they move closer to clinching a playoff berth and facing the Nationals in the first round of the National League Division Series. They're hopeful that left-hander Jon Lester can regain the consistency he's provided throughout most of his career and distance himself...
10 hours ago

"Gym rat" Jon Jay could provide spark for Cubs in postseason

With the playoffs approaching, Jon Jay continues to lurk as a strong candidate to perform the leadoff duties for the Chicago Cubs. Jay has hit safely in his last five games, hitting .500 over that span with six runs and three RBIs. Jay hit a single in the fourth and scored on a double by Kris Bryant...
10 hours ago

Cubs' Willson Contreras helped by healed hamstring

Catcher Willson Contreras wasn’t thinking about the right hamstring strain he suffered about six weeks ago as he sprinted to first base on a slow grounder to third in the seventh inning. “I knew that I was going to be safe, that’s why I ran hard,” Contreras said. “I took a chance with a 1-0 (lead)....
11 hours ago

Joe Maddon on Jose Quintana's shutout at Brewers: 'That's pretty awesome'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts after Jose Quintana's complete-game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
11 hours ago

Willson Contreras on Cubs' win over Brewers, upcoming series at Cardinals

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras reacts after the 5-0 win over the Brewers and the upcoming series at the Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
11 hours ago

Anthony Rizzo on Cubs' 5-0 win over Brewers, upcoming series at Cardinals

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reacts after the 5-0 win over the Brewers and looks ahead to the series against the Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
12 hours ago

Jose Quintana on his complete game vs. Brewers: 'My confidence is high'

Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana reacts after his complete-game shutout outing against the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
12 hours ago

Ben Zobrist on Cubs' 5-0 win over Brewers: 'We're in postseason mode'

Ben Zobrist reacts after the Cubs' 5-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
12 hours ago

Tomas Jurco trying to prove he can fill a role among Blackhawks forwards

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made clear throughout the last year his belief in the future of Tomas Jurco. Bowman gave up a third-round pick before last season's trade deadline for Jurco, who was languishing in the Red Wings organization. After Jurco couldn't quite crack the Blackhawks'...
12 hours ago

Cubs move closer to NL Central clincher after memorable series at Miller Park

Now that the Central Division is all but decided after the Cubs' 5-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday, it's probably time for their fans to start rooting for the Brewers to win the second wild-card spot and carry the momentum through to the National League Championship Series. A rematch of this delicious...
13 hours ago

Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals

All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: Cubs lead 11-4. Monday: 7:15 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (11-8, 4.56) vs. RH Luke Weaver (7-1, 2.05). Tuesday: 7:15 p.m., CSN. RH Jake Arrieta (14-9, 3.43) vs. Carlos Martinez (12-11, 3.63). Wednesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN, ESPN. RH John Lackey (11-11, 4.67) vs....
15 hours ago

Bulls reach terms with restricted free agent Nikola Mirotic

Negotiations took longer than both sides anticipated, but the Nikola Mirotic saga ended Sunday in the manner that everyone predicted. Mirotic will report to Monday's Media Day activities as a Bull. The restricted free agent forward agreed to a two-year, $27 million deal that contains a team option...
16 hours ago

Brandon Saad on his return to the Blackhawks

Brandon Saad discusses his return to the Blackhawks after being traded from the Blue Jackets during the offseason. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
17 hours ago

Joe Maddon on Cubs' series finale vs. Brewers, Monday's game at Cardinals

Cubs manager Joe Maddon looks ahead to Sunday's series finale against the Brewers and Monday's opener at the Cardinals on Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)