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Cubs Release Edwin Jackson

The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment.

Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season.

Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved to the bull ... READ MORE >>


U of I Baseball Coach Gets Raise

University of Illinois baseball coach Dan Hartleb is given a raise and a five-year contract extension for leading his team to an NCAA regional championship.

The school says Hartleb's contract has been extended through 2020, pending university trustees' approval.

University spokeswoman Robin Kaler says the raise would increase Hartleb's pay to $290,000 a year.

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U of I Games in Springfield Include In-State Foes

The Illinois athletic department announces a schedule for its men's basketball team that includes two in-state schools for its games this November in Springfield.

The Illini will play four regular-season games and an exhibition at Springfield's Prairie Capital Convention Center this fall while renovation work is completed at the State Farm Center on campus.

The exhibition ... READ MORE >>


Cardinals Involved in Federal Investigation

Major League Baseball says it is cooperating with a federal investigation into an illegal breach of the Houston Astros' internal database after a report that the St. Louis Cardinals were responsible for the hack.

The New York Times, citing unidentified law enforcement officials, reported Tuesday the FBI and Justice Department are investigating whether Cardinals' front-office official ... READ MORE >>