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Cubs: How Big Data helped Kyle Hendricks transform into a dominant force

MESA, Ariz. – Coming up through the minors – first with the Texas Rangers and then under the Cubs Way umbrella – Kyle Hendricks had a do-it-yourself …

Baseball

David Ross signs off with photo of empty locker stall

The image of David Ross' empty clubhouse stall said it all.<p>The Cubs catcher captioned what's expected to be his retirement from 13 years in baseball with a simple "@MLB Thank you" and a picture of his cleared-out locker Tuesday night on Twitter.<p>The tweet had received more than 50,000 likes by …

Baseball

How treating your health like a video game is the key to success

<b>There's the sweating, the grunting, the uncomfortable breathing and above all – the pressure to do everything in skin-tight lycra. Yep, motivating</b> …

Fitness

No, For The Millionth Time, Video Games Don't Cause Real World Violence

Over at Vice’s Motherboard gaming website, writer Teodora Stoica is just the latest to trot out a bunch of nonsense about video games and violence without bothering to even question broad, sweeping assumptions.<p>It’s baffling that video game websites keep publishing such one-sided malarkey, but as …

Numb

BEST Free and Open-Source Software for Game Developers

Beauty PSA: You Can Now Easily Dye Your Dark Hair Rainbow Colors

No bleaching required.<p>I’ve pretty much wanted mermaid hair ever since I saw that scene in <i>Hook</i> where Peter swims with all the mermaids. They had super-vibrant red, blue, and green hair and I remember thinking, <i>That’s it. I’m going to be a mermaid!</i><p>It’s been 20 years since then, and sadly, I’m still …

Hairstyling

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Programming

The 21 Creepiest Haunted Houses in America

If you're easily spooked, stop reading; there's still time to save yourself! But if you're a fan of haunted horrors, gruesome ghouls, and murderous mysteries, you've come to the right place. Halloween is just around the corner, which means it's time to delve into the creepiest of the creepy — …

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and the Haunting Enigma of Lily - America's Most Haunted

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, previously known as The Weston State Hospital, or the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane would be intimidating …

Top 10 Haunted Hotels in America

Some guests check into hotels … and never check out. Introducing the most famous hotel ghosts in America, notorious for causing decades-long …

38 Real Haunted Houses and the Stories behind Them

Are there real haunted houses? Let me explain:<p>Advertisements<p>Most people love good haunted house stories and it seems that the more lurid it can …

Things that will horrify you in the most haunted place in Britain

The British county, which sits between West Midlands and Wales, has had its fair share of paranormal activity and unexplained tales of ghosts and …

West Midlands

These 9 Spooky Plantations In Virginia Are Loaded With History...And Hauntings

The current structure that stands at the Ferry Plantation House was built in 1830, although the site where it was built has been a residence since …

William Henry Harrison

The Most Haunted Places in the United States

Discover the paranormal at these spine-chilling historical haunts.<p>In the spring of 1692, a dangerous hysteria descended upon the quiet town of Salem, Massachusetts, snaking through the community like an insidious virus. Over the coming months, a group of young girls claiming to be possessed by the …

We Are Defending Dreams | by Thomas Davis

When I was 16 years old, my momma took my little sister and left me.<p>But she didn’t leave outta anger. She didn’t leave because she was overwhelmed. …

Parenting

David Ross on emotional Sunday at Wrigley: 'I'm such a crybaby'

So much for no crying in baseball.<p>By Jon Lester’s count, Cubs catcher David Ross broke that rule at least three times during a Sunday night that capped an emotional day around baseball.<p>And it was all Lester’s fault.<p>"I'm such a crybaby," Ross said after the Cubs' 3-1 victory against the Cardinals …

Jon Lester

18 Hilarious Posts About Dungeons & Dragons

"You reach out to push the orc off the bridge *rolls 1* but instead you lightly caress his back. He is uncomfortable."

Cubs' play whets the appetite for more — and beyond the play-in game

If you insist, Cubs fans, safely circle Oct. 7 on your calendars with a sense of accomplishment, schedule your business appointments around Game 163, and treat the likely play-in game against the Pirates as the highlight of autumn.<p>It isn't anymore. Or it shouldn't be — not now. Settling for merely …

No overnight sensation, Arrieta rises to the top at own pace

CHICAGO (AP) — The story of how Jake Arrieta transformed himself from one of baseball's most thoughtful pitchers into one of the hottest is the opposite of an overnight sensation.<p>The Cubs right-hander didn't wake up one morning and discover a magic grip or even find an extra 5 mph on his fastball. …

Baseball

Shepkowski: Jon Lester's Been What The Cubs Have Needed Him To Be

<i>Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Getty Images)</i><p>By Nick Shepkowski–<p><b>(CBS)</b> Cubs left-hander Jon Lester was nothing short of garbage Wednesday night at …

Jake Arrieta has no interest in win totals, awards or even quality starts

CHICAGO -- For three straight days, the wind has blown out at Wrigley Field much to the dismay of every pitcher. Nearly every one of them has felt …

First phase of Wrigley Field renovation a job (mostly) well done

Sheffield and Waveland avenues adjacent to Wrigley Field were re-opened to traffic Monday for the first time this season.<p>Unlike opening day, the grand opening of the left field bleachers, the grand opening of the right field bleachers or the grand opening of the Hot Doug's stand, there was no …

Los Angeles Dodgers

Voices: For those who fled Cuba, a struggle to understand

MIAMI – After returning over the weekend from Cuba, where I saw the American flag fly atop the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years, I handed my mother a little gift.<p>U.S. officials at the flag-raising ceremony gave out small pins with the American and Cuban flags crossing in …

Cuba

Cubs got beat up and swept -- but hooray, we're still talking September baseball

CHICAGO -- Well, at least Jon Lester now can say he’s the answer to a couple of trivia questions.<p>Who gave up a homer to Daniel Norris -- the young …

Ultimate chocolate fudge layer cake

It’s Week Three of my ten-week Dr. Oetker #EvenBetterBaking series, in collaboration the gorgeous Stacey Solomon and this week, I have a gorgeous, …

Dessert

This PC gaming rig ad is gloriously bad

Gaming is mainstream. No arguments there. But what about hardcore gaming? What about gaming fueled by build-it-yourself PC rigs?<p>Apparently that's mainstream too, at least according to MSI Gaming's latest baffling ad for its Nightblade z97, a quick-to-assemble frag box.<p>There's so much to say about …

Five non-pressing Chicago Cubs questions that need answers

CHICAGO -- Maybe you've been wondering these things all season. Or maybe you're new to the resurgent Chicago Cubs and a few items have been bugging …

Chicago Cubs' bullpen, not the closer, is by commitee

CHICAGO -- Are the Chicago Cubs really using a closer by committee or is it more like bullpen by committee?<p>That last phrase sounds strange -- every …