Hendricks, Rizzo pace Cubs past Padres in 6-0 win

The temperature at Tuesday night's first pitch at Wrigley Field was a stifling 89 degrees, but Anthony Rizzo and rookie Kyle Hendricks have remained strong as the Chicago Cubs seized a 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

Rizzo set a career high by...

Cubs cut ties with Darwin Barney

The Chicago Cubs cut the cord with Darwin Barney by designating their former Gold Glove second baseman for assignment.

The move was made to make room for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Barney, 28, batted .230 ...

Greg Maddux always had fun, on and off the field

One lesson Greg Maddux tried to impart on younger players throughout his career had nothing to do with how to throw a baseball.

It was all about enjoying yourself at work.

"Have fun and appreciate the game," Maddux said. "The game is fun. There ...

Frank Thomas was larger than life in Chicago

Frank Thomas was a slugger, not a fighter.

But Thomas did have one brief moment of rage, in the summer of 1996 in the visitors' dugout of old Yankee Stadium, where he shoved White Sox teammate Robin Ventura in the chest after Ventura tried to ...