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We live in a world that is oversaturated with superhero shows and movies. While it might be easy to roll your eyes and dismiss "Luke Cage"—Netflix’s third original Marvel series—you really shouldn’t. "Marvel’s Luke Cage" is more than a superhero show; it’s a visual and auditory masterpiece that...

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  • Jason Heyward thinks Cubs can reach bigger goals than 100 victories

    Jason Heyward thinks Cubs can reach bigger goals than 100 victories

    As a member of consecutive 100-win teams, right fielder Jason Heyward understands the significance of that milestone as it relates to bigger goals. "Any time you get above 95 (wins), it's pretty special," Heyward said. "It's awesome, but what's cool about it is we're not looking up at it as if,...

  • Chris Sale beats Rays to tie career high in victories with No. 17

    Chris Sale beats Rays to tie career high in victories with No. 17

    Chris Sale maneuvered through the White Sox clubhouse Tuesday afternoon with a brown bag swinging from the handlebars of his scooter. Before what likely will be his final start this season — and what could be his last in a White Sox uniform if the team chooses to shop Sale during the offseason —...

  • Team Canada tops Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup final

    Team Canada tops Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup final

    Earlier in the World Cup of Hockey, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews wanted to assure everyone that Team Canada was not going through the motions in its domination of opponents. "Everyone wants to talk as if we're just cakewalking through every game," Toews said. "I wouldn't say that's necessarily...

  • Winners chosen in 1st round of Cubs playoff ticket lottery

    Winners chosen in 1st round of Cubs playoff ticket lottery

    Some lucky Cubs fans hit the lottery Monday night when they were selected in a random drawing for the chance to buy tickets to early postseason games at Wrigley Field. Those selected in the ticket lottery will have a one-time chance beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday to buy a maximum of four tickets...

  • Did somebody order a pizza? 5 trusty bars that welcome pizza delivery

    Did somebody order a pizza? 5 trusty bars that welcome pizza delivery

    In one corner, you have a cozy tavern with a killer beer list. In the other, a pizza joint tempting you to order takeout. You don't have to choose: For the perfect low-key night out, just put them together. Ordering pizza has become something of a tradition at Chicago bars without kitchens. There...

  • Cubs catcher David Ross on impending retirement: 'It's time to go home'

    Cubs catcher David Ross on impending retirement: 'It's time to go home'

    Joe Maddon was cruising down Henderson Boulevard in Tampa, Fla., in his 1967 Ford Galaxie when he got word from President Theo Epstein that the Cubs had signed veteran catcher David Ross to a two-year free-agent deal. Maddon pulled into a parking lot and called Ross, and it was during that Dec....

  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    A rooftop party featuring Oktoberfest beers, rosé for a good cause and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

  • Kyle Hendricks extends mastery, Kris Bryant tops 100 RBIs in Cubs' 100th win

    Kyle Hendricks extends mastery, Kris Bryant tops 100 RBIs in Cubs' 100th win

    The Cubs' 100th victory Monday night was as much an affirmation of their individual excellence as their season-long success. Kyle Hendricks continued his amazing ascent with six shutout innings as the Cubs breezed to a 12-2 humbling of the Pirates for their first 100-win season since 1935. "Anytime...

  • Baseball season in Chicago

    Baseball season in Chicago

    Baseball season is long, yes. It's also a great time of year to be a Chicago sports fan, when you have not one but two teams to cheer/curse out/make fun of/whatever's appropriate that day. Keep up with both the Cubs and White Sox all year right here.

  • Amy Schumer, Chicago beau Ben Hanisch go to 1st base on Mets kiss cam

    Amy Schumer, Chicago beau Ben Hanisch go to 1st base on Mets kiss cam

    Amy Schumer and Chicago furniture designer Ben Hanisch took full advantage of the kiss cam Sunday at the Mets game in New York. Schumer, 35, first kissed her father Gordon on the cheek before making out with Hanisch, whom she has been dating for months. "I have always wanted to be on the kiss cam!,"...

  • Cubs playoffs: What does best record in baseball mean for postseason? World Series?

    Cubs playoffs: What does best record in baseball mean for postseason? World Series?

    In a methodical stairstep over two weeks the Cubs locked up the National League Central, home field throughout the NL playoffs and now, the best record in all of Major League Baseball. The bottom line: The team with the best record in baseball usually doesn't win the World Series. Since the beginning...

  • Loss of Marlins star Jose Fernandez felt across baseball landscape

    Loss of Marlins star Jose Fernandez felt across baseball landscape

    Baseball came together Sunday to pay tribute to Marlins star Jose Fernandez, a bright light whose love of the game was matched only by his brilliance on the mound. The tragic news of Fernandez's death in a boating accident was felt in major-league ballparks across the country and Canada. Whether...

  • David Ross on emotional Sunday at Wrigley: 'I'm such a crybaby'

    David Ross on emotional Sunday at Wrigley: 'I'm such a crybaby'

    So much for no crying in baseball. By Jon Lester’s count, Cubs catcher David Ross broke that rule at least three times during a Sunday night that capped an emotional day around baseball. And it was all Lester’s fault. "I'm such a crybaby," Ross said after the Cubs' 3-1 victory against the Cardinals...

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