A new look: Kyle Schwarber makes surprise appearance at the MLB Winter Meetings
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ORLANDO - He saw the same videos on Snapchat that almost every Cubs' fan did over the past week. But on Tuesday, Jed Hoyer got the chance to see the start of a transformation of one of his young outfielder stars. "I feel like 'Best Shape of his life' becomes like this cliché and a joke, but he actually is," said the Cubs' general manager of Kyle Schwarber. "He looks awesome."
Los Angeles Angels acquire Ian Kinsler from Detroit Tigers
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Ian Kinsler is headed to Los Angeles, as the veteran second baseman has been dealt by the Tigers to the Angels, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports.
Police investigate possible attempted child luring in Naperville
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NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Naperville police are investigating a possible attempted child luring in the suburbs. Police said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in the 2700 block of Showplace Drive in Naperville, Ill. Police said a man driving a maroon mini-van asked an 11-year-old girl if she needed a ride. The child then ran away and immediately contacted police.
Dave Dombrowski States Red Sox Have Wish ?List? Of Players This Offseason
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Although Dave Dombrowski wouldn?t tip his hand Tuesday while talking to reporters at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, the Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations acknowledge…
WWE SmackDown results, recap: Daniel Bryan returns to the ring ... as a referee
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Daniel Bryan was back in the ring as WWE fans have demanded ... but not as a wrestler ... yet
Saban write-in votes might?ve impacted Alabama election
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The Tide head coach gets a handful of write-in votes in every election, but this one was a unique case.
Houston Astros, Joe Smith agree to deal
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Right-handed reliever Joe Smith has agreed to a two-year deal with the World Series-champion Astros, pending a physical, according to MLB.com.
When an aircraft dumps fuel while in flight, what happens to the fuel?
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Dear Tom, When an aircraft dumps fuel while in flight, what happens to the fuel? Thomas Kuo, Chicago Dear Thomas, Fuel dumping is only done in emergency situations. Fuel dumping procedures designate limited areas in which it may take place and only in critical situations. The fate of dumped jet fuel depends on the altitude at which it is released. More than 98 percent of volatile fuel jettisoned above 5,000 feet and at temperatures above freezing evaporates before it reaches the ground
Nikola Mirotic?s continued success helps the Bulls to a fourth-straight win
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CHICAGO - Maybe December will now be the month of Mirotic. Typically that was reserved for March, when the Bulls' forward tended to find his groove just as the season was beginning to wind down. Now Nikola is turning it up just as his fourth campaign with the Bulls is beginning. Following a 24-point performance in his third game back after getting smacked in the face by Bobby Portis, Mirotic topped it with his effort on Wednesday night against the Jazz. Thrust again into the starting lineup
Video shows man tackle woman, throw her phone in road rage incident
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ARNOLD, Mo. – Surveillance video caught a man blocking in, tackling, and throwing the phone of a woman in a road rage-related incident, according to KTVI. According to Det. Lt. James Jones, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, the incident occurred Friday, December 8 at the Walgreen’s on Vogel Road.
How bad was the “White Hurricane” snowstorm of 1913?
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Dear Tom, How bad was the “White Hurricane” snowstorm of 1913 and how much damage did it do to Lake Huron? — Kirk Light, Hanover Park Dear Kirk, The “White Hurricane” was one of the strongest and deadliest storms to ever hit the Great Lakes. The result of the merger of two systems, the intense storm struck with full fury from November 9-11, 1913, battering the lakes with hurricane-force winds, towering waves and blizzard conditions, with Lake Huron catching the brunt of the storm. The st
2017 Winter Meetings Open Thread: Wednesday - River Avenue Blues
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Yankees re-sign Erik Kratz to a minor league deal, probably Scouting the Trade Market: Michael Fulmer The first two days of the Winter Meetings have been pretty eventful for the Yankees. On Monday they introduced Giancarlo Stanton with a press conference in Orlando. Then yesterday they salary dumped Chase Headley (and Bryan Mitchell) on the ?
Meet the Lobby Dwellers: The underground culture of baseball?s Winter Meetings
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Analytics help open door for kids staking out baseball?s top execs
MLB Winter Meetings: Latest news, buzz, rumors, trades
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Baseball's flurry of offseason activity has finally arrived! After a slow start to the offseason, business picked up as the 2017 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings converged in Orlando, Florida. As the rest of the sport picks its collective jaw up off the ground after the Yankees pulled off a stunning trade for reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, more trades, signings and surprise deals could come together quickly. Will the Yankees make a move for a pitcher? Is CC Sabathia a priority in the Br
Minnesota Twins sign former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to two-year deal
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The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.
Buying at the trade deadline [2017 Season Review] - River Avenue Blues
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Scouting the Free Agent Market: Neil Walker 2017 Winter Meetings Open Thread: Wednesday In 2016, the Yankees sold at the trade deadline, signaling time for a rebuild. A year later? The tables had turned with the Yankees as buyers looking to bolster a club already in playoff contention. Through two big deals and a few ?
Derek Jeter Was Once the Captain. But Now He’s the Apprentice.
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In his new role as the baseball chief of the Marlins, Jeter has gutted the team, and only time will tell the wisdom of his early moves.
MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Cubs, Indians reportedly talking Danny Salazar trade
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The Indians may be seeking a left-handed hitter in return
Body camera footage shows 11-year-old girl held at gunpoint, handcuffed by Michigan officers
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week. Honestie Hodges told WXMI she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained. “I didn’t know what was going on," said Hodges. "I didn’t do anything wrong, I’ve never got in trouble by the Grand Rapids Police. I used to want to be a Grand Rapids police officer, but ever since tha
What should we expect in Aaron Rodgers' return?
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Rodgers is healthy enough to play after fracturing his collarbone in Week 6.
White Sox may pay Rule 5 draft price for upgraded depth
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The Chicago White Sox have braced themselves for losing a prospect or two in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
Where are all the winter meetings moves?
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Wednesday?s Say Hey, Baseball wonders where all the trades and signings are.
Mariners agree to a 2-year deal with reliever Juan Nicasio, per reports
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Most recently with the Cardinals, he pitched for three teams in 2017.
Tribune Broadcasting Names Todd Manley Station Manager of WGN Radio AM 720 Chicago
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Tribune Broadcasting Names Todd Manley Station Manager of WGN Radio AM 720 Chicago WGN-TV President/General Manager Paul Rennie Adds WGN Radio to His Oversight CHICAGO – Larry Wert, President of Tribune Broadcasting, today announced several management changes at WGN Radio. Todd Manley, WGN Radio’s, Vice President of Content & Programming, will now add Station Manager to his title. In his expanded role, Manley will oversee the long-term strategy and day-to-day management of WGN Radio on all p
Scouting the Free Agent Market: Neil Walker - River Avenue Blues
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Scouting the Trade Market: Michael Fulmer The Yankees have (for the best of reasons) unexpectedly found themselves in need of a second baseman and/or a third baseman. That is, unless you expect them to go into 2018 with a rookie at one of those positions, and Ronald Torreyes at the other; suffice it to say ?
Chris Froome could be banned from 2018 Tour de France for taking too much asthma medication. Seriously.
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The biggest name in cycling got busted for the dorkiest doping allegation, and it could completely flip the 2018 Tour de France on its head.
Major League Baseball Is The Biggest Winner With Star Movement
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Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees and Shohei Ohtani to the Angels is the kind of player movement that helps the game as a whole
WGN Friday Trivia Special
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Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexual assault dies in apparent suicide
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said Johnson died of a single gunshot wound on Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Billings said Johnson stopped his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area, then got out and walked to
2017 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings ? Week 14
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. Here are the 2017 Lester?s Legends Week 14 team defense rankings. . 1. Cincinnati Bengals 2.
Gleeman and The Geek #344: MOY
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Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Paul Molitor winning Manager of the Year, targeting right-handed hitters for an outfield role,
Gleeman and The Geek #343: Reliever Roulette
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Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' free agent options for bullpen help, new bench coach Derek Shelton, Byron Buxton and
Put the POW in Your Ski Resort Marketing
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One size does not fit all for ski resort marketing. Learn why a mix of social, mobile, video and display will help you engage & acquire your best customers.
Chinese Taipei wins 2017 World Port Tournament - Baseball de World
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Chinese Taipei wins 2017 World Port Tournament with a 3-2 extra inning win over Japan. It is Chinese Taipei?s 2nd title in Rotterdam after winning in 2011 over Cuba. That is the 7th medal for Chinese Taipei. Japan won its 2nd medal and 2nd silver. The game got exciting in the top of the 9th ?
All-Star Weekend - Home Run Derby Prediction - Baseball de World
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All-Star weekend begins today in the MLB with the Future?s Game kicking off the festivities. But today we are here to talk about the Home Run Derby that will take place tomorrow. First of all, I love the changes they have made with the bracket format. I will miss seeing the likes of Josh Hamilton ?