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It may take several years but the Internal Revenue Service will probably challenge the Tribune Co.'s sale of the Chicago Cubs, a tax expert says. Robert Willens, who runs a consulting firm and publishes a tax newsletter, says the sale of the National League baseball team to the Ricketts family was set up as a leveraged partnership with Tribune keeping a 5 percent stake, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday. The IRS is not favorably disposed to leveraged partnerships and this is about the...
Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez each had two RBI Tuesday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-2 win over Milwaukee. Lee went 3-for-4, including a solo home run, for the Cubs, who scored all their runs in the first four innings en route to their third consecutive victory. Ramirez collected his two RBI on a single in the Cubs' three-run first inning. Randy Wells (11-9) got the win.
Derrek Lee was 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and four RBI Monday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 10-2 win over Milwaukee. Tom Gorzelanny (6-2) allowed two runs on six hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts through five innings for the Cubs. Chicago's Aramis Ramirez homered and had two RBI and three hits.
Jake Fox broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run home run in the 11th inning Sunday and the Chicago Cubs went on to be St. Louis 6-3 and avoid a three-game sweep. Even with the win, the Cubs are eight games back of the Colorado Rockies in the NL wild-card chase.
The Chicago Cubs have suspended volatile outfielder Milton Bradley for the rest of the 2009 season for his negative comments in the past few days. The outspoken right fielder said Saturday the Cubs were not a positive environment. General Manager Jim Hendry said on the team's Web site he told Bradley about his decision in Bradley's hotel room prior to Sunday's contest against the Cardinals in St.
Brendan Ryan's ninth-inning RBI single Saturday boosted St.
Matt Holliday opened the ninth inning with a home run off Aaron Heilman Friday, giving St. Louis a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. St. Louis increased its lead over Chicago to 10 games in the National League Central. Any combination of six St.
Ex-Chicago Cub Shawon Dunston says the club, whose sale is tied up in bankruptcy court, technically is obligated to pay his tuition if he goes to college. But Dunston, 46, who works part-time for the San Francisco Giants, says he was just following advice when he alerted the court to the contract clause.
Jody Gerut's go-ahead grand slam Thursday propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Gerut's only hit, his seventh homer this season, erased a 2-1 deficit with two out in the top of the fourth inning. Mike Rivera hit a two-run double and Mike Cameron a sacrifice fly for the Brewers, who have won five of seven. Winner Dave Bush (5-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Alex Escobar had a career game with four hits, three RBI and two runs scored Wednesday, leading Milwaukee past the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Escobar was playing in his 34th major league contest, all but four of them coming this year.
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