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cubs' john lackey walks down memory lane with former teammate jered weaver


john lackey maintains he hasn't dwelled on whether 2017 will be his final season, although he has thought about having his son accompany him more frequently and poked fun at the retirement tour last season by former cubs teammate david ross. but after pitching three innings of one-run ball monday...






no retirement tour in works for cubs' john lackey


john lackey was amused to hear that david ross, his 39-year-old former teammate with the cubs, was selected to participate on abc's "dancing with the stars" reality show. "he’s doing everything possible," lackey said thursday morning. "i don’t think he’s said no to anything. he’s enjoying himself...






veteran john lackey leaning toward pitching in 2018


john lackey isn't sure he'll pitch as long as teammate jake arrieta wants to.but lackey, 38, sounds as if he wants to pitch past 2017."a couple years might be a stretch," lackey said in response to arrieta's desire to pitch until he's 40. "we'll see. i'm just going to pitch this season."at this...






padres agree to one-year, $3 million deal with jered weaver


the padres have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran right-hander jered weaver. the deal, which is pending a physical, is worth $3 million and does not contain incentives, according to a source. weaver, 34, is coming off the rockiest season of an accomplished career. in 31 starts with the...






extending john lackey's contract could buy time for cubs to boost pitching depth


cubs manager joe maddon fully expects john lackey to avoid a prolonged, sentimental exit if he decides to retire this year, unlike the grand farewell tour david ross took in 2016. "i would think he's going to evaluate his performance and know how he feels at the end of the season before he makes...






these cubs came here for haircuts, to raise money for cancer research


john lackey "didn’t come here for a haircut." he came here for jewelry, he said. the cubs right-hander, who spoke those words last season when asked why he joined the team, will receive his ring in early april for the last year's world series victory. but he's still on haircut hiatus. lackey was...






these cubs came here for haircuts - to raise money for cancer research


john lackey "didn't come here for a haircut." but many of his teammates and coaches were on a hillside next to sloan park on saturday morning for just that as part of manager joe maddon's annual "respect bald" event, which raises money for pediatric cancer research and programs. lackey said last...






john lackey focused on preparation, not numbers, for 15th big-league season


john lackey came to chicago for jewelry ... that he can throw in a box in his closet. that's where his two other world series rings reside, he said, not to mention his real wedding ring. at least he thinks that's where they are. and that's probably where he'll put his latest piece of bling after...






several big-name players with big-money pedigrees still available in mlb free-ag


if you were a fan of the angels’ 2013 rotation, you could acquire a big chunk of it for a fraction of what the team paid four years ago. jered weaver, c.j. wilson, joe blanton and jerome williams, who made 102 starts in anaheim while commanding $35.5 million in salary in 2013, are still available...






padres agree to one-year, $3 million deal with jered weaver


rain was falling saturday morning when padres executive chairman ron fowler, standing on a covered patio at the peoria sports complex, made a declaration. “a.j. and i have had some conversations recently, and he’s not done,” fowler said, referring to general manager a.j. preller. “i can say that...






muscle memory, not results, important to cubs' jason heyward


the muscle memory felt the same saturday as it did five seasons ago, so jason heyward wasn’t about to fret over an 0-for-3 performance in the cubs’ 4-3 win over the athletics in a split-squad exhibition opener. “i really feel that’s there,” said heyward, who lowered his hands and holds that bat...






jake arrieta not ok with walks but says feel 'will come around'


cubs right-hander jake arrieta admitted to some awkwardness sunday after issuing two of his three walks in the third inning."outside of the eight pitches i threw in the third where i felt left-handed, it was good," arrieta quipped after striking out five in three innings against the athletics....






kyle schwarber displays cautious style catching first bullpen session


after catching his first bullpen session friday, kyle schwarber took off his gear before raising his fist and joked, "i made it," to catching instructor tim cossins. schwarber was eager to perform more work, but the cubs simply were encouraged after their prized young slugger caught john lackey...






jake arrieta pays off bet, hopes cubs still are paying him after 2017


jake arrieta showed he was a good sport wednesday when he displayed his tattoo of the coastal carolina logo after losing a college world series bet to teammate tommy la stella. as he revealed the tattoo on an oft-covered part of his body, the cubs' workhorse pitcher was even more forthcoming regarding...






jake arrieta pays off bet, hopes cubs still are paying him after 2017


mesa, ariz. — jake arrieta showed he was a good sport wednesday when he displayed his tattoo of the coastal carolina logo after losing a college world series bet to teammate tommy la stella.as he revealed the tattoo on an oft-covered part of his body, the cubs' workhorse pitcher was even more forthcoming...






cubs plan to party, pull for david ross on dwts


many of the chicago cubs will gather monday night for a party at the home of miguel montero. and they're expected to watch former teammate david ross on the first episode of "dancing with the stars." "i'm sure (montero) has tvs over there," manager joe maddon said. maddon was particularly proud...






worlds beyond: “nebula showcase” anthology offers sci-fi highbrow and low


it is ironic but fitting that mercedes lackey is the editor of “nebula awards showcase 2016” (pyr, $18, 412 pages), as lackey is best known for professionally written but seriously lightweight fantasies and yet here is editing, as she admits, fiction that supposed to make you uncomfortable.   this is part of the constant tug-of-war […]






hip-hop history: 10 memorable diss single covers


let's take a trip down memory lane with these clever and comical cover art pieces.






cubs' anthony rizzo walks the grammy red carpet


first the world series, then the white house, now anthony rizzo makes another star turn at the grammy awards on sunday night. the cubs star walked the red carpet with girlfriend emily vakos. "the 59th grammy awards with my hot date!" rizzo posted on instagram. it was a night chicago took the spotlight,...






from lauryn hill to kanye west, here are the most memorable speeches in grammy h


take a walk down memory lane with these speeches from grammys past.






cubs' john andreoli hits 3rd hr, but italy eliminated at world baseball classic


john andreoli’s heroics couldn’t prevent italy from being eliminated monday night in the world baseball classic, and now the cubs will be without reliever hector rondon for at least the next six days. andreoli hit a solo home run in the seventh inning that gave italy a 2-1 lead, but venezuela rallied...






mlb players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks


there won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season. the players' association has agreed to major league baseball's proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. while the union has resisted many of mlb's proposed innovations, such as raising the bottom of the strike...






ex-nba star stoudemire sorry about gay teammate comments


jerusalem (ap) — former nba player amare stoudemire has apologized for telling an israeli website that he would avoid a gay teammate. stoudemire told walla sport when asked about the possibility of having a gay teammate: “i’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner.” when asked […]






cheetos on the menu? quirky cook weaver adds some interest to happy hour


broccoli casserole crusted with cheetos? “inauthentic eurasian” food? the menu at cook weaver is eclectic and fun, and the food is tasty, too.






t-shirts bring new meaning for cubs


with 2 1/2 weeks left in spring training, the chicago cubs are sporting a more casual look sunday during their workout prior to their game against the oakland athletics at hohokam park. the cubs will work out in t-shirts and shorts, but there's a twist. the cubs, who hold the unofficial major league...






cubs recap: cubs 7, royals 3


the cubs amassed 12 hits wednesday in a 7-3 victory over the royals at surprise stadium. at the plate: cubs prospects were on display in the ninth. jacob hannemann hit an rbi double, chesny young followed with an rbi single and top prospect eloy jimenez hit an rbi single during a three-run rally....






mlb players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks


there won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.






sunday's recap: cubs 1, indians 1


many of the cubs' regular position players received the day off as the cubs and indians played to a 1-1 tie sunday at sloan park in their first meeting since the 2016 world series. at the plate: eloy jimenez isn't projected to reach the majors until 2019, but the cubs' top prospect continues to...






sunday's recap: cubs 1, indians 1


many of the cubs’ regulars received the day off following saturday’s split-squad action as the cubs and indians played to a 1-1 tie sunday at sloan park in a rematch of the 2016 world series. at the plate: eloy jimenez isn’t projected to reach the majors until 2019, but the cubs’ top prospect continues...






man in custody after swat standoff


an armed man who barricaded himself in a santee home was taken into custody monday following an hourslong standoff with a sheriff’s swat team. deputies were called to the home on massery lane near the corner of padre lane and ellsworth lane about 9 a.m. following a report of a restraining order...






man in custody after swat standoff


an armed man who barricaded himself in a santee home was taken into custody monday following a standoff with san diego county sheriff’s department swat team. deputies were called to the home on massery lane near the corner of padre lane and ellsworth lane at about 9 a.m. following reports of a...






cubs allow 14 hits in loss to diamondbacks


diamondbacks 7, cubs 3   relievers carl edwards jr. and seth frankoff allowed five runs in three innings wednesday night as the cubs fell to the diamondbacks 7-3 before a sellout crowd of 15,404 at sloan park. the cubs surrendered 14 hits.   at the plate: jason heyward continued to show progress...






cubs manager joe maddon careful not to get in his coaches' way


because of his time as a minor-league hitting instructor in the angels organization, cubs manager joe maddon thinks twice before giving jason heyward any tips directly. "i attempt to not muddy the waters," said maddon, who prefers to convey his messages through hitting coach john mallee and assistant...






man charged with killing 3 women pleads not guilty


newark, n.j. (ap) — a man charged with killing three women and attempting to kill a fourth pleaded not guilty monday. an attorney entered the plea on behalf of khalil wheeler-weaver. a grand jury had indicted wheeler-weaver, 20, in the deaths and sexual assaults of the three women between september and november. the victims were […]






flint: more corrosion control studies on water needed


flint, mich. (ap) — mayor karen weaver has told the environmental protection agency that more corrosion control studies have to be done and flint will need more than two years before the city can begin to supply its own water. the flint journal reports (http://bit.ly/2mfasl5 ) that the plan and a letter from weaver were […]