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Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

In this June 8, 2013, file photo, fans, top, enjoy a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Skybox on Sheffield, across from Wrigley Field's right field in Chicago. The owner of the rooftop club R. Marc Hamid is locked in a dispute with the Cubs over royalty payments to the baseball team for views of games, and is accused of defrauding the team and tax authorities out of $600,000. Chicago's U.S. attorney's office announced Friday, March 27, 2015, that Hamid faces four counts of mail fraud. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the team win its first World Series in over a century. As of Friday, they can now point to one rooftop owner who’s charged with cheating the team.

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Bears agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Alan Ball

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball.

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Cubs look to make big leap into contention

In this March 14, 2015, photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, right, celebrates with a teammate after hitting a home run in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Las Vegas. The last crown they wore came in 1908, before Wrigley Field was built. Now, as the old ballpark gets renovated, the franchise is being refurbished, too. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Steve Spatafore, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Standing in the shade on a beautiful afternoon in Arizona, Jon Lester embraced the question that hovers over the Chicago Cubs these days.

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Walker runs shutout streak to 18 innings, Mariners top Cubs

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs.

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Loyola Chicago wins CBI semifinal

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s been more than 50 years since Loyola Chicago played for any postseason championship.

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