Cubs owner Tom Ricketts believes playoffs are within reach

...Wrigley Field and related properties from the Tribune Co. in 2009 for $845 million and hired Theo Epstein from the Boston Red Sox in October 2011 to become Chicago's president of baseball operations. The Cubs have not had a winning season since...

Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis hired by Cubs

...Ariz. - Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis were hired by Chicago Cubs' executive Theo Epstein, their old boss on the Boston Red Sox.After serving as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa during the second half of last season, Ramirez was announced...


...capJohn Smoltz will have the cap of the Atlanta Braves on his Hall of Fame plaque, while Pedro Martinez will have a Boston Red Sox cap.The Hall of Fame made the announcement Thursday. It said last week that Randy Johnson's plaque will have the...


...and 48 RBI. He is a son of former Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd.? Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached an agreement on a one-year deal.? Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million...

Detroit Tigers even series with Boston Red Sox

DETROIT - Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn't get him out.A revitalized Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built...

Boston Red Sox hope to stop their slide

BOSTON - The pitching is in shambles. The hitting is spotty. And the defense?The Boston Red Sox are dropping the ball there, too.In less than three weeks, they've blundered their way from a smooth ride to the playoffs...

Boston Red Sox partners agree to sell team

BOSTON -- In a record deal, the limited partners of the Boston Red Sox voted unanimously Thursday to sell the team to a group led by Florida Marlins owner John Henry and former San Diego Padres owner...

Boston Red Sox release Smoltz

BOSTON - John Smoltz has been released by the Boston Red Sox. Now the question remains: Will he pitch again? The 42-year-old right-hander signed with the Red Sox last January after...


...The Jays fired him as manager in June 2008, then re-hired him two years ago when John Farrell left to manage the Boston Red Sox. College BasketballGators' Carter is on track to playFlorida guard Eli Carter probably will play against defending...

Scott Michaux: Predictions for 2015

...Hall of Fame. WORLD SERIES: In a matchup that will establish new ratings records, the Chicago Cubs will beat the Boston Red Sox to win its first championship since 1908. 2015 SEC FOOTBALL: Georgia fans will miss the productivity of Mike Bobo's...