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Bryce Harper, Chicago Cubs, Home Run Derby, Kyle Schwarber, MLB, MLB All-Star Game, Washington Nationals -

New championship, who dis? This is the energy Washington, D.C., after 26 years without a championship from one of its big four teams, has brought the past month and into Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby on Monday night. The nation’s capital has suddenly gone from cursed to winning the Stanley Cup for the first […]

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Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Darren Baker, Dusty Baker, MLB, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals -

BERKELEY, California — Let me see if you know this group, Dusty Baker says. He starts swiping left and right through his phone, searching for a particular video with a big smile. “Walk it, like I talk it,” he says under his breath, and not a second later he produces several videos from the Migos […]

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Chicago Cubs, Latinx Heritage Month, MLB, Sammy Sosa -

On Sept. 18, 1999, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa became the first player in major league history to hit 60 home runs in multiple seasons. Sosa waited seven games, nine days and 33 at-bats to get over the 59-home-run hump. His historic homer came off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jason Bere in Chicago’s 7-4 loss in […]

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Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Golden State Warriors, Jackie Robinson, Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul George, Tennis, Venus Williams, What Had Happened Was, Wimbledon, Women's Tennis -

GAME. BLOUSES. Venus Williams won her semifinal match on Thursday morning at Wimbledon and is headed to her first title match there since 2009. She is seeking her sixth Wimbledon title, and with a victory, the 37-year-old would become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era. Before the […]

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Charleston Church Shooting, chicago cubs, Chris Singleton Chicago Cubs, MLB, National, News, Race, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton -

The Chicago Cubs officially drafted Charleston Southern University junior outfielder Chris Singleton on Wednesday, June […]

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Chicago Cubs, Gift Ngoepe, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. For the first time in MLB history, a player born in Africa suited up for a major league team. Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Gift Ngoepe was called up from the team’s Class AAA team in Indianapolis on Wednesday. His arrival comes 70 years after Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in […]

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Aaron Hernandez, All Day, Chicago Cubs, Daily Dose, Redman -

I had to write about Kendrick Lamar. That last video just moved me to the point where I couldn’t hold it in. When someone writes a book about Aaron Hernandez’s life, it will be fascinating. The former New England Patriots tight end apparently killed himself Tuesday night, providing an end to one of the most […]

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Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daily Uplift, Dwyane Wade, Get Lifted, LeBron James -

To pay off a bet on the World Series he lost to close friend Dwyane Wade, Cavs forward LeBron James will wear a Cubs cap, jersey, pants and socks to Friday’s game in Chicago before the Cavaliers play the Bulls. James made a friendly wager on the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Commentary -

Who knows why the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Wednesday, winning their first World Series since 1908, the year Jack Johnson became the first black heavyweight champion. Some Cubs fans will tip their hats to the pluck and resilience of their young team, which had trailed in the series 3-1. Others will […]

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Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, MLB -

Just like that, in the year of the Lord in 2016 — the same year that has given us the most frustrating election in history, took Muhammad Ali and Prince from us, gave us incredible Arthur memes and read Vine its last rites — we now have sports’ newest and most fascinating curse: the 3-1 […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, MLB -

Imagine the Chicago Cubs winning a World Series. Seriously, picture the idea of baseball’s lovable losers finally having things go their way just long enough for them to finish the season on top for the first time since 1908. How would you write that script? It couldn’t be easy because a team and fan base […]

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Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. We have a Game 7 on our hands! That’s right, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians for the second straight game — thanks to seven runs in the first three innings of Game 6 — to force a World Series finale Wednesday night. Cubs win! We're going to Game 7! Final: #Cubs […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Edward Bryant, Edwin Bryant, Gun Violence -

Between World Series Games 4 and 5, twin brothers hung out on a popular corner in the Old Town neighborhood. Edwin and Edward Bryant liked sports, McDonalds and flirting with girls. They were 17 years old. They were hanging in a group of kids crowded around the brick wall of an apartment building, across Evergreen […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series home game since … wait for it: 1945. Cubs: 1st World Series win at Wrigley Field since October 8, 1945 (Game 6 against Tigers) — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 31, 2016 The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians, 3-2, on Sunday night thanks to […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Commentary, MLB -

“I think we were the only black people there,” my wife said as we were leaving Wrigley Field a few weeks ago. The sentence jarred me a bit, first because it interrupted my reverie after experiencing a rare Cubs playoff victory, and second, because it forced me to realize, once again, that I am a […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Dexter Fowler, MLB -

The first black man to play in Major League Baseball was Brooklyn Dodger and Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The first African-Americans to play in a World Series were Robinson and teammate Dan Bankhead. When the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians square off on Tuesday night in Cleveland at Progressive Field, Cubs center fielder and […]

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Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Drake, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. A tie. Sunday Night Football ended in a tie. The Seattle Seahawks vs. the Arizona Cardinals ended with an oh-so-exciting score of 6-6. That’s four field goals. To make matters even more interesting, both kickers missed really short potential game-winning field goals in overtime. How short you ask? One was 24 yards. Doink. […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LeBron James, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NBA -

The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series, and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James couldn’t be happier. On Thursday, James said he’s looking forward to receiving his NBA championship ring next Tuesday, the same night the Indians will host a World Series game. “From a fan’s perspective, is there any better way? Maybe have an ice […]

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Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Fredi Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Los Angeles Angels, MLB, Yasiel Puig -

You know how you can tell baseball has a problem on its hands? Former Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez found out he was being fired via a travel-reservation email this week and it wasn’t close to the biggest talking point about the man’s dismissal. Instead, the conversation centered around one important question: Why isn’t there […]

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