Happy 100th, Wrigley Field!
Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments.
Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field
During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.
MLB: Pujols smashes HRs No. 499, 500 against Nationals
Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone.
He didn't give her the chance.
Pujols became the first major leaguer to get his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, connecting twice Tuesday night and driving in five runs in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. He's the 26th player in big league history to reach 500.
SEC FOOTBALL: Tennessee RB Hill plans to transfer
Tennessee running back Alden Hill has decided to transfer to another school.
Hill tweeted a link to a post on his Instagram account Tuesday in which he said he had ''decided to move on for my best interest and find a new home.'' Although Hill's Twitter account is unverified, Tennessee coach Butch Jones confirmed via text message that Hill was planning to transfer.
Snyder: Redskins' name 'not an issue'
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to ''focus on reality'' concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.
''We understand the issues out there, and we're not an issue,'' Snyder said. ''The real issues are real-life issues, real-life needs, and I think it's time that people focus on reality.''
NFL: Raiders begin off-season workouts
The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.
The Raiders brought in more than a dozen newcomers so far this offseason, the majority arriving with a winning pedigree in their past but viewed to be on the downside of their careers.
NFL: Lions start mini-camp without Suh
Ndamukong Suh is skipping the Detroit Lions' first voluntary minicamp under coach Jim Caldwell.
And his teammates insisted they did not have a big problem it.
''We're not distracted by Suh,'' Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch said Tuesday. ''I think the media makes it bigger than it is. We know what 90 can do, and we know he'll be here and prepared to play.''
NFL: Smith leads Bucs' voluntary mini-camp
Football coaches can only learn so much watching players on film, so Lovie Smith is excited about finally having an opportunity to evaluate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the field.
The Bucs began a three-day voluntary minicamp Tuesday, giving the team's new coaching staff what amounts to a head start on preparing for next season.
30 top prospects to attend NFL Draft
The NFL says 30 top prospects, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, will attend the draft next month in New York.
SOCCER: Lady Zebras ranked 4th in Class 5A poll
Strong senior leadership and a talented core of underclassmen have kept the Claremore Lady Zebras on a nine-game winning streak since falling in the season opener.
Senior midfielder Katelin Teter and senior defenders Jentry Cruce and Anna McGuire have the Lady Zebras playing their best soccer in the closing week of the regular season.
Behind Teter, Cruce and McGuire, as well as other seniors Bailey Bacon and Emily Parkinson, the Lady Zebras (9-1) are currently ranked No. 4 overall in the Class 5A girls soccer state poll.
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