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  • Live blog: Bears at Bengals

    We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Powell: Theo Epstein and the Cubs Still in Pursuit of Shohei Ohtani

    By Kevin Powell Somehow, the Cubs are a finalist for Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani. On the surface, of course you’d figure the Cubs –smack dab in the middle of their Golden Era – would be a likely destination for any top international free agent. Who wouldn’t want to play for an iconic franchise that should compete for another World Series title this season? But it’s more complicated than that. You have to credit Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the entire […]

  • Live blog: Bears vs. Lions

    We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears vs. the Detroit Lions.

  • Live blog: Bears at Saints

    We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the New Orleans Saints.

  • Powell: Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 5 Preview; Kershaw vs. Quintana Round 2

    By Kevin Powell WRIGLEY FIELD – Jose Quintana has already proven he belongs on the mound in big games. He was outstanding in Game 3 of the NLDS, and he gave the Cubs five strong innings of two run ball in Game 1 of the NLCS. “Q’s been great,” Joe Maddon said before their Game 4 win. “He’s ready to play all the time. Q’s just good stuff. The stuff’s really been spiking in a positive direction, velocity has been […]

  • Powell: Jake Arrieta Delivers a Gem and the Cubs Live Another Day

    By Kevin Powell WRIGLEY FIELD – In what could be his final start as a member of the Cubs, Jake Arrieta turned in an outstanding performance, giving up just one run while striking out nine in a must-win Game 4. “It’s a win or go home,” Arrieta said after the Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-2. “So I had that mindset that I’m going to do everything in my power to get it to tomorrow.” As Arrieta made his way off […]

  • Powell: Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 4 Preview; Will the Cubs’ bats wake up?

    By Kevin Powell WRIGLEY FIELD – The Cubs are batting .172 this postseason—the worst batting average in team postseason history. They’ve struck out over 30 percent of the time and they’ve plated only 21 runs, 9 of those coming in Game 5 of the NLDS. “Of course we expected more,” Joe Maddon said after their Game 3 loss. “The Dodgers have pitched well. Surprised, it’s somewhat surprising. I don’t want to use the word disappointing. Our guys are working really […]

  • Powell: Whether they’ll admit it or not, the Cubs look drained; Down 0-3 in NLCS

    By Kevin Powell WRIGLEY FIELD – Welp, the Cubs are in trouble, to say the least. Kyle Schwarber hit a solo homer in the first inning and then just about nothing went right in the Cubs, 6-1, Game 3 loss to the Dodgers. “Of course we expected more,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “The Dodgers have pitched well. Surprised, it’s somewhat surprising. I don’t want to use the word disappointing. Our guys are working really hard. They’ve pitched well. Hit […]

  • Powell: Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 3 Preview; How will Joe Maddon Handle the Bullpen?

    By Kevin Powell WRIGLEY FIELD – All the talk the past couple days has been about Joe Maddon’s use of the bullpen. Particularly his decision in Game 2 to not call for Wade Davis in the ninth inning of a tied game. Instead, he went with John Lackey, who gave up the walk-off homer to Justin Turner. “I really hope that you all understand that social media doesn’t count at all,” Maddon said on Monday. “Twitter doesn’t count at all. […]

  • Powell: Cubs Losing the Battle of Bullpens; Down 0-2 in NLCS

    By Kevin Powell LOS ANGELES – In a battle of bullpens, the Cubs are losing. The NLCS has essentially come down to which pen out-performs the other. And through the first two games, the Dodgers relievers have been outstanding. “They’re good, but we’re good, too,” Addison Russell said after his teams, 4-1, loss in Game 2. The Cubs offense is good, but it hasn’t been productive in the early going of this NLCS rematch. The heart of the Cubs lineup […]