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  1. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Richard Bergstrom

    This weekend the 2014 regular season winds down to a close. For those teams who were contenders at the All-Star break, the conclusion is a tad bit sad. To others? It might even be a relief. Yet for those who play on into October, they get more th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. Konerko: Sale 'tough kid, wants to be great'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox team captain Paul Konerko takes special pride in beating the contenders this time of the season. The 37-year-old first baseman drove in two runs in support of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale, who dominated against the defe...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  3. Dunn's teammates want him to stay, win in Chicago

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Once the word was out that Adam Dunn had cleared waivers, many people -- including some in the Chicago White Sox clubhouse -- were hoping he would get an opportunity to play for a contender. The affable gentle giant has played more than 12...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  4. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. Anthony Rendon among best in-house solutions for contenders - ML...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines five in-house upgrades for contending MLB teams, including the Washington Nationals calling up Anthony Rendon.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  6. Chicago White Sox among struggling teams with potential to bounce...

    Paul Swydan

    The Blue Jays, Padres and White Sox are all struggling. But that doesn't mean you should count them out as potential contenders, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Rays 3, White Sox 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. How it happened: The White Sox and Rays were doing battle in must-win games for both playoff contenders. Jake Peavy and James Shields match...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. White Sox-Angels Preview

    White Sox-Angels Preview

    Preview | September 20, 2012
  9. White Sox-Royals Preview

    White Sox-Royals Preview

    Preview | September 18, 2012
  10. Lorenzo Cain's two homers send Royals past White Sox

    Lorenzo Cain hit two home runs, including a tie-breaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning, as the Kansas City Royals beats the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  11. New York Yankees among playoff contenders most likely to collapse...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the playoff contenders with the biggest bust potential this September.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  12. Paul Konerko sees Sox as a contender

    Bruce Levine

    Most baseball experts were ready to hand the AL Central championship to the Detroit Tigers in spring training, but Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko believes that his team can play with Detroit. "The key for us is that we came out of the gat...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  13. White Sox-Indians Preview

    White Sox-Indians Preview

    Preview | September 19, 2011
  14. Justin Masterson, Indians move closer to AL Central lead

    Justin Masterson pitched six effective innings, Kosuke Fukudome had a tiebreaking RBI triple and the Cleveland Indians inched closer to the top of the AL Central with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  15. Evaluating Chicago White Sox's playoff chances

    Do the Chicago White Sox have what it takes to survive the dog days of August and be a playoff contender? ESPN.com examines their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  16. White Sox-Indians Preview

    White Sox-Indians Preview

    Preview | July 21, 2011