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  1. MLB, Bud Selig celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on 67th anniversary ...

    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  2. From White Sox OF to U.S. ambassador

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- That cup of coffee Mark Gilbert had with the Chicago White Sox in 1985 pales in comparison to his next assignment. Gilbert has been nominated by President Obama to be the United States ambassador to New Zealand. If confirmed by the Sena...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. Ernie Banks tried to dissuade Obama

    Bruce Levine

    Ernie Banks, the latest recipient of the highest honor a civilian can receive from a President of the United States, dropped a minor bombshell on Tuesday. The Hall of Fame shortstop said he tried to talk to then-Senator Barack Obama out of running...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  4. Ernie Banks tried to talk Barack Obama out of running for preside...

    Bruce Levine

    Ernie Banks, the latest recipient of the highest honor a civilian can receive from a President of the United States, dropped a minor bombshell on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  5. Chicago Cubs' Tom Ricketts waits on mayor Rahm Emanuel after cont...

    Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts remains determined to work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on renovations to Wrigley Field despite a controversy involving Rickets' father that drew the ire of Emanuel last week.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  6. Chicago Cubs' Tom Ricketts calls anti-President Obama tactic 'div...

    Jon Greenberg

    Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts issued a statement Thursday condemned "racially divisive issues" following an article in The New York Times, which detailed a proposal by his father's "super PAC" to challenge President Obama's re-election campaign.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts will hit his first home run wh...

    Jon Greenberg

    With Cubs season-ticket invoices slated to go out Friday, Theo Epstein's hire would be perfect timing.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2011
  8. First lady Michelle Obama honors military families at Chicago Cub...

    Michelle Obama has taken part in a ceremony honoring children of military families at the Washington Nationals' game against the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  9. First lady Michelle Obama, Washington Nationals to salute militar...

    Michelle Obama will join the Washington Nationals next Tuesday for a salute to military families when the team takes on the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  10. Greenberg: Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano's suspension cont...

    Jon Greenberg

    Greenberg: Carlos Zambrano's suspension continues to be a distraction.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2010
  11. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella thankful for a meeting with Pre...

    Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella thankful for a meeting with President Obama.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  12. Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich charged with crimes related to ...

    Lester Munson

    The governor of Illinois, accused Tuesday of trying to sell the appointment of President-elect Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate, is also charged with crimes resulting from his role in the sale of the Cubs and Wrigley Field.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2008
  13. Agents ponder beating potential tax increase

    Looking ahead to the possibility of an Obama administration, some baseball agents are already thinking about trying to beat a possible tax increase for their well-paid clients.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2008
  14. Pro sports figures more invested in this presidential campaign

    Paula Lavigne

    Republicans maintain the lead in presidential campaign contributions from professional sports figures, but the gap is narrowing. Analysts point to the candidates' popularity and to Capitol Hill's interest in steroids, spying and cheating in sports.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008