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  1. After Penn State debacle, it's past time for Northwestern to shuffle offensive staff

    Northwestern's offense was a pitiful mix of boring and bungling in the first half Saturday against Penn State, so the Wildcats responded like this after the intermission: Three and out. Three and out. Three and out. Detect a pattern? The Wildcats went nowhere against fourth-ranked Penn State,…
  2. Almora to bat leadoff, Happ starts in left field for Cubs vs. Nationals in Game 2

    The Cubs opted for a predominately right-handed hitting lineup against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Manager Joe Maddon liked Albert Almora Jr. batting ahead of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. But Maddon also was prepared for the threat of the Nationals on the base paths, particularly Trea Turner,…
  3. Bears edge rusher Willie Young out for the season with triceps injury

    The Bears will be without outside linebacker Willie Young for the remainder of the 2017 season, a source told the Tribune on Saturday afternoon. Young has a triceps tear that will require surgery, an injury setback that will further deplete the Bears defense. Young will become the third…
  4. Almora to bat leadoff, Happ starts in left field for Cubs vs. Nationals in Game 2

    The Cubs opted for a predominately right-handed hitting lineup against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Manager Joe Maddon liked Albert Almora Jr. batting ahead of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. But Maddon also was prepared for the threat of the Nationals on the base paths, particularly Trea Turner,…
  5. After Penn State debacle, it’s past time for Pat Fitzgerald to shuffle his offensive staff

    Northwestern’s offense was a pitiful mix of boring and incompetent in the first half Saturday against Penn State, so the Wildcats responded like this after the intermission: Three and out. Three and out. Three and out. Detect a pattern? The Wildcats went nowhere against fourth-ranked Penn S…
  6. Iowa charges ahead, crushes Illinois 45-16

    Illinois’ better wasn’t good enough. The Illini kept pace with Iowa through the first half, but even a change at quarterback couldn’t solve their woes as they fell 45-16 Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Quarterback Jeff George Jr., making his first start of the season in place of Chayce Crouch, threw…
  7. Albert Almora Jr. to bat leadoff, Ian Happ starts in LF in Game 2

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon has opted for a predominantly right-handed hitting lineup Saturday in Game 2 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park. Albert Almora Jr. will bat leadoff against left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who limited left-handers to a .183 batting average and…
  8. Cubs' timely hitting, Kyle Hendricks's crafty pitching earn Game 1 victory

    Power dominates, but Cubs style points Friday night proved more valuable in posting one of their most skillful victories of the past three postseasons.Despite Stephen Strasburg not allowing a hit for 52/3 innings, the Cubs' precision-like play produced a 3-0 victory Friday night over the…
  9. Cubs' Game 1 victory shows how one slip-up can swing a playoff game

    Before the start of the National League Division Series, Kyle Schwarber was talking about the importance of defense in what's expected to be a low-scoring series. "There's always that one play that swings something," Schwarber said. "These are two really good defenses, and maybe that one…
  10. Kyle Hendricks emerges as Cubs' true ace when they need him most

    In a town that likes a good debate, Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks settled one that simmered all summer in Chicago. Hendricks established himself as the indisputable ace of the Cubs in a 3-0 victory Friday night over the Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, outdueling…
  11. NLDS Game 1: Cubs-Nationals recap, social media reaction

    The Cubs opened the defense of their 2016 World Series championship with a 3-0 victory over the Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday night at Nationals Park. Kyle Hendricks got the better of Stephen Strasburg in a terrific pitchers' duel to help the Cubs draw…
  12. Kyle Hendricks does what he does best - throws a gem and makes it look easy

    It couldn’t have been easy for Kyle Hendricks. He had to worry about facing one of the most powerful lineups in baseball, and when he wasn’t trying to neutralize the Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday, he was watching Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg ret…