Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

If there were any doubts about the seriousness of the Chicago Cubs' pursuit of a World Series championship, they were erased Friday when the Cubs made it official: Joe Maddon is their new manager.

Maddon, 60, who led the underdog Tampa Bay Rays ...

Cubs make room for Maddon by firing Renteria

The Chicago Cubs paved the way for Joe Maddon by announcing Friday they have fired manager Rick Renteria after only one season..

Renteria, who as recently as three weeks ago was told he was returning for his second season, was offered a variety ...