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 ...

Bulls back in talks to get Love

Tuesday brought another busy day for the Bulls, who kept the door open with the Timberwolves about disgruntled All-Star forward Kevin Love while formally announcing the signings of Doug McDermott and Aaron Brooks.

The Bulls' roster now stands at ...

Dodgers activate Josh Beckett

That was brief, if at least encouraging.

The Dodgers activated Josh Beckett prior to Tuesday's game against the Pirates, and to make room on their 25-man roster, sent left-hander Paco Rodriguez back to triple-A Albuquerque.

Rodriguez was called ...