Former GreenJacket Jon Lester is introduced by Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO - Jon Lester says he believes in the Chicago Cubs' plan and is ready to try to help bring them their first championship since 1908.Lester says "we fully buy in."A three-time All-Star who won two World Series with Boston, the...

Augustans with ties to Cuba like Obama's effort

...my grandparents took my dad and they all left for Spain," Chris Blanco said. "After Spain, they moved to Detroit, then Chicago, and then my dad eventually found work in Augusta."Now, following Wednesday's announcement, a return trip to Cuba for...

Braves trade Anthony Varvaro to Red Sox

...a deal that allows him to earn up to $8 million if he starts regularly next season. MARINERS: Acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs.Seattle sent minor league pitcher Matt Brazis to Chicago as part of Wednesday's trade.

Georgia's Mike Bobo interviews for head coaching job at Colorado State

...ingredients."Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford, a former Colorado State player, interviewed for the job Tuesday in Chicago, according to the Coloradoan. Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford also has interviewed, according to the Web site...

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

...hasn't played host to the Summer Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games. New York failed in a bid for the 2012 Olympics, and Chicago was rejected for 2016."U.S. athletes have a world-wide reputation and topped the medal table at the last Olympic Games...

Falcons' Matt Ryan isn't feeling added pressure about facing rival Saints

...that span.He will need to stay upright and keep drives alive by getting solid protection. New Orleans, which won Monday at Chicago after sacking Jay Cutler seven times, is skilled at mixing up pre-snap looks to confuse the opposition."I think it's...

Saints take control of NFC South with win

CHICAGO - Drew Brees and the Saints found a cure...three touchdowns, and New Orleans beat Chicago 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC...goal line.The first half was so bad for Chicago that its best play of the first two quarters...

Martha Letizia

...Letizia, entered into rest Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Martha was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent many years in Chicago, Illinois but lived the latter part of her life in Augusta, Georgia to be with her family. Martha was retired after working...

Hawks knock off the Bulls

...for the 10th time in 11 games with a 93-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.The Hawks led most of the way, but...jump ball and sealed the victory at the foul line, ending Chicago's three-game winning streak.Jimmy Butler led the Bulls...

Islanders rally to knock off the Devils in a shootout

...period, and Kyle Okposo added a shootout goal for the Islanders, who netted the tying and winning goals in the third against Chicago on Saturday. Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves to top the Devils.New York is 6-0 in shootouts and 9-0 after regulation...