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 »

'I have more confidence than last year': A healthy Yu Darvish eyes his return to dominance with the Cubs » read more

Red Sox great Ortiz to make special announcement as part of Foxwoods 2018 World Champions Weekend

David Ortiz, Red Sox great and Fox Sports analyst, will be appearing at Foxwoods Saturday, Jan. 19, for an announcement during the casino’s 2018 World Champions Winter Weekend.,Ortiz’ 11 a.m. appearance in the Panera Food Court during the 5th annual Baseball Winter Weekend will feature an announcement regarding the Red Sox icon and the resort.,During the weekend, fans will be able to get up close to Red Sox players and get photos, attend baseball insider panels, as well as enjoy games and activities, including testing your fastball at the speed pitch, taking some swings in the batting cage and experiencing Sox Virtual Reality.,Throughout the day on Saturday, Red Sox coaches and alumni will host a variety of Kids Clinics in the Celebrity Ballroom.,Catch NESN’s live broadcast of Winter Weekend with special appearances from Red Sox players and executives on Saturday. read more

In a blockbuster trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sending Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for Homer Bailey and three prospects.,Others think the Reds won the trade by getting productive players in exchange for a struggling pitcher.,MORE: Dodgers get better of blockbuster deal simply by getting rid of Puig

The Reds got rid of an overpaid pitcher, who only notched one win against 14 losses last year, and got two productive and entertaining players.,Unloading him not only got rid of his bloated contract but got in return proven players who can help the Reds win immediately.,MORE: The Reds won the trade with the Dodgers read more

In a blockbuster trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sending Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for Homer Bailey and three prospects.,Others think the Reds won the trade by getting productive players in exchange for a struggling pitcher.,MORE: Dodgers get better of blockbuster deal simply by getting rid of Puig

The Reds got rid of an overpaid pitcher, who only notched one win against 14 losses last year, and got two productive and entertaining players.,Unloading him not only got rid of his bloated contract but got in return proven players who can help the Reds win immediately.,MORE: The Reds won the trade with the Dodgers read more

In a blockbuster trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sending Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for Homer Bailey and three prospects.,Others think the Reds won the trade by getting productive players in exchange for a struggling pitcher.,MORE: Dodgers get better of blockbuster deal simply by getting rid of Puig

The Reds got rid of an overpaid pitcher, who only notched one win against 14 losses last year, and got two productive and entertaining players.,Unloading him not only got rid of his bloated contract but got in return proven players who can help the Reds win immediately.,MORE: The Reds won the trade with the Dodgers read more

In a blockbuster trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sending Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for Homer Bailey and three prospects.,Others think the Reds won the trade by getting productive players in exchange for a struggling pitcher.,MORE: Dodgers get better of blockbuster deal simply by getting rid of Puig

The Reds got rid of an overpaid pitcher, who only notched one win against 14 losses last year, and got two productive and entertaining players.,Unloading him not only got rid of his bloated contract but got in return proven players who can help the Reds win immediately.,MORE: The Reds won the trade with the Dodgers read more

In a blockbuster trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sending Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for Homer Bailey and three prospects.,Others think the Reds won the trade by getting productive players in exchange for a struggling pitcher.,MORE: Dodgers get better of blockbuster deal simply by getting rid of Puig

The Reds got rid of an overpaid pitcher, who only notched one win against 14 losses last year, and got two productive and entertaining players.,Unloading him not only got rid of his bloated contract but got in return proven players who can help the Reds win immediately.,MORE: The Reds won the trade with the Dodgers read more