But unlike HBO and “Game of Thrones,” WGN and the Cubs aren’t hyping their final season together after 72 years.,In my first year as Cubs beat writer in 1997, WGN televised 144 games.,The following January, the Cubs owners — Tribune Co. — decided to reduce the WGN schedule to 92 games, placing 62 games on CLTV, the company’s local cable news channel.,Fans gradually grew accustomed to watching more games on cable, and in 2003 the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks began their own sports channel, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which is now NBC Sports Chicago.,WGN will televise the Cubs' season opener — likely for the last time »

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign.,The Democratic mayor, who has said he will soon decide whether to enter the 2020 White House contest, would anchor his candidacy to the idea that local government is where things get done in America, in contrast to the turmoil and vast political divide in President Donald Trump's Washington.,But as a mayor, Garcetti faces numerous hurdles not shared with potential rivals like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren or former Vice President Joe Biden, who are fixtures in the Washington establishment.,Other mayors considering White House bids have their own challenges but have more cushion than Garcetti - they are no longer in office.,Mitch Landrieu, who spent two terms leading New Orleans, gained national attention with his decision as a white mayor of a majority black city to remove high-profile Confederate monuments and arguing that the nation needs a frank discussion on race.

LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced "Jewish money.",The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a "compliment" and offers "apologies, for sure.",The lyric comes from the song "ASMR" by rapper 21 Savage.,The lyric says, "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.",He says he regularly posts lyrics and listens to "great music" in his car.

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — LeBron James has apologized after posting song lyrics on Instagram that included the phrase “getting that Jewish money.”,Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers forward posted an Instagram story with a caption quoting lyrics from “asmr” by hip-hop artist 21 Savage: “We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.”,Darren Rovell of The Action Network, a media company that covers sports betting, took to Twitter on Sunday prior to James’ apology to voice his displeasure with the post.,“Surprised LeBron, who makes very few mistakes, put this out,” Rovell said in a tweet, which included a screen grab of James’ post.,On Monday, Rovell posted to Instagram, saying, “It was an uphill battle yesterday, but LeBron knows simply acknowledging a mistake goes a long way into helping people understand the other side of ‘the coin.'”

LeBron James has apologized after posting song lyrics on Instagram that included the phrase "getting that Jewish money.",Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers forward posted an Instagram story with a caption quoting lyrics from "asmr" by hip-hop artist 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.",Darren Rovell of The Action Network, a media company that covers sports betting, took to Twitter on Sunday prior to James' apology to voice his displeasure with the post.,"Surprised LeBron, who makes very few mistakes, put this out," Rovell said in a tweet, which included a screen grab of James' post.,On Monday, Rovell posted to Instagram, saying, "It was an uphill battle yesterday, but LeBron knows simply acknowledging a mistake goes a long way into helping people understand the other side of 'the coin.'"