Here are some articles from around the papers that are worth a read…

– Kosuke Fukudome homered yesterday & his teammates celebrated more than Fukudome did.

– Supposedly Derrek Lee’s back is a-ok and that he’s currently day-to-day with spasms.

– Mark DeRosa has homered now in 4 straight games, the first Cubs player to do so since Fred McGriff in 2001.

– The Triple-A Iowa Cubs won the Pacific Coast League division title yesterday.

– The Cubs are ranked #1 & the White Sox are ranked #4 in the latest Phil Rogers’ rankings.

– A.J. the hero again.

– The Sox are resuming a 3-3 tie game in the 12th inning today vs. the Baltimore Orioles. Here’s a rundown of who can and cannot play.

– Jim Thome is now tied with Jimmie Fox on the all-time homer list.

– While the U.S. basketball team picked up a gold medal, Bulls forward Andres “Noce” Nocioni picked up a bronze medal with team Argentina and he couldn’t be more excited.

– Bears GM Jerry Angelo freaks out on beat reporters.