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'Pitch' recap: Does Fox's new baseball show have the right stuff?

Fox's freshman drama "Pitch" gives us Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), a 23-year-old who becomes the first woman to pitch in majors when she starts for the San Diego Padres. The show is quick to point out the biological hurdles a woman would face while trying to reach majors, namely that she wouldn't...

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New-look Bulls begin training camp Monday with plenty of question marks

New-look Bulls begin training camp Monday with plenty of question marks

A sports book last week set the Bulls' over/under for victories at 38.5, which underscored the prevailing reaction from a smattering of NBA coaches and executives at the Las Vegas Summer League in July as the roster took shape during a fluid free-agency period: What are the Bulls doing? Naturally,...

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Canada asserts domination in World Cup with victory over Russia

Canada asserts domination in World Cup with victory over Russia

Through three games of the World Cup of Hockey, Team Canada had done everything to support the notion that it was the heavy favorite to take the title. On Saturday, Russia gave Canada all it could handle — for two periods at least. Behind an ambush in the third period, the Canadians survived a...

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  • Brian Kelly blasts Notre Dame for lacking fire in 38-35 loss to Duke

    Brian Kelly blasts Notre Dame for lacking fire in 38-35 loss to Duke

    A walk-on kicker for the 21-point underdog split the uprights — and many hearts — at a suddenly sullen Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. The Irish were upset 38-35. Duke was happy about upsetting Notre Dame. No, AJ Reed's first career field goal wasn't overly dramatic with 1 minute, 24 seconds left...

  • Northwestern coach decries mistakes after 24-13 loss to Nebraska

    Northwestern coach decries mistakes after 24-13 loss to Nebraska

    How many ginormous breaks would Northwestern have needed to beat Nebraska on Saturday night? Twice Nebraska fumbled at the 1-yard-line — and yet the Cornhuskers still had an easy 24-13 victory. "Any time you recover fumbles (that deep), you feel good, don't you?" Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald...

  • NIU comeback falls short twice in final minutes of 28-23 loss

    NIU comeback falls short twice in final minutes of 28-23 loss

    DEKALB, Ill. — It's perfectly fair to presume that Northern Illinois would operate on a higher level than Western Illinois. The Huskies are quite literally on a higher level than their Football Championship Series opponent, after all, and it's likely none of the Leathernecks' home-state players...

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  • Former Bear on Kaepernick protests: 'That's the whole point of freedom, isn't it?'

    Former Bear on Kaepernick protests: 'That's the whole point of freedom, isn't it?'

    Editor's note: Each week during the NFL season, former Bears defensive lineman Alex Brown shares his football perspective with RedEye. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Fans and analysts might feel otherwise, but football success is pretty cut-and-dried. In other words, don't expect...

  • Cubs player Dexter Fowler will help UberEATS deliver free pizza on Thursday

    Cubs player Dexter Fowler will help UberEATS deliver free pizza on Thursday

    Thursday is an off day for the Chicago Cubs. Most of them, anyway. Center fielder Dexter Fowler will deliver free pizza Thursday, part of a promotion for the UberEATS delivery app. From 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, UberEATS will fork over a free cheese pizza slice to anyone who orders from the general...

  • Laura Ricketts sends not-so-subtle pro-Hillary message to dad at Cubs game

    Laura Ricketts sends not-so-subtle pro-Hillary message to dad at Cubs game

    Hmm ... it's no secret that the billionaire Chicago Cubs-owning Ricketts family has divided political loyalties, but daughter Laura Ricketts seemed to be sending a strong message to the world with her choice of headgear at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. Just days after reports that her father,...

  • Bill Murray launches Cubs-themed golf apparel on his birthday

    Bill Murray launches Cubs-themed golf apparel on his birthday

    Bill Murray and his brothers will launch a golf fashion line this fall, but first they'll release a Cubs-themed shirt and two hats from the collection on his 66th birthday Wednesday. Joel Murray, CEO of Murray Bros. Golf, said the idea sprung from a golf-cart pitch in 2015 from an executive with...

  • Kris Bryant likes the postseason experience John Lackey brings to Cubs

    Kris Bryant likes the postseason experience John Lackey brings to Cubs

    Kris Bryant is trying to make baseball history, not know it. The 24-year-old MVP candidate knows the Cubs haven't won the World Series in more than a century. He knows that's the ultimate goal. He wasn't entirely sure, though, about the specifics of teammate John Lackey's postseason resume. He...

  • Cubs World Series tickets could set you back $1K

    Cubs World Series tickets could set you back $1K

    The postseason predictions surrounding the Cubs are already flying. Regarding ticket prices, that is. As no one can be close to sure whom the Cubs will even face off against in October, it's probably best to save most of those guesses for a few weeks. Now, when it comes to playoff tickets, there...

  • Watch Kristin Cavallari search for a good catch at Soldier Field

    Watch Kristin Cavallari search for a good catch at Soldier Field

    Reality star-turned-shoe designer Kristin Cavallari has a better record lately at Soldier Field than her husband, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Cavallari helped Chicago attorney Colleen Hurley find a love connection at a Bears tailgate for a "taildating" experiment that aired Wednesday on Steve...

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