CHASKA, Minn. - Mark James played in the Ryder Cup seven times and captained the European side at Brookline in 1999. Here, the honorary life member of the European Tour gives his views on the 41st edition of the contest in Minnesota.Its important that the European team dont overreact to defeat to Team USA here at Hazeltine.Sometimes you just have to say you were beaten by a better team. I think they had the right players, a good captain in Darren Clarke, and I dont think he made any mistakes. Sometimes, you just lose. Team Europe can go home with heads held high.Why did they lose? Well, they were facing a good side and then had a shocking first morning; I thought it might be over then. But the real damage was done on the second afternoon. Lee Westwoods putting deserted him at the wrong time and we were a bit unlucky in a couple of matches.Those things make quite a difference to how you approach the singles, going into Sunday with a 9? - 6? deficit. Clarke had to load the front of his order with his best players and we ended up exposed at the back as a result.With six rookies that is kind of inevitable. Over the three days, some did well, and some didnt, but they will all be stronger and better next time out.Thomas Pieters was great without a doubt, and Rafael Cabrera Bello was pretty good, too. Danny Willett had a bad time, but he can probably thank his brother for that; and the course didnt suit the game of Matt Fitzpatrick.Chris Wood was OK and Andy Sullivan -- the sort of player who will play Ryder Cup again -- didnt disgrace himself.And of the senior players, Rory McIlroy was obviously the star but Sergio Garcia was pretty impressive, too, and Henrik Stenson was decent.There arent too many lessons Europe can learn from this defeat. It will obviously make things a bit harder in Paris, now the run has come to an end, but there is certainly no need for a task force or anything dramatic like the Americans went for after Gleneagles.If Europe want to tweak things a little, maybe the naming of the final wild card could be delayed for a few weeks, like the Americans did.But otherwise, the players and officials should be proud of the efforts they made after contributing to an exciting and dramatic Ryder Cup.The team seemed pretty happy afterwards in their press conference but they will have been hurting inside.When I was captain at Brookline in 1999, it was pretty bad in the team room after defeat. I cried my eyes out for a few minutes in a big release of emotion. And I wasnt the only one.But after that we regrouped, went to the presentation, had a few beers and dinner. When the guys went to their post-match press conference on Sunday they will have had a bit of time to compose themselves and start to move on.In my experience, some players stay up late drowning their sorrows after they leave the course, and some just go to bed. There is no doubt it is pretty depressing when youve lost because youve put a huge amount of energy in over the whole week and at the end of it you are very tired, emotionally and physically.Even after Brookline, when we had been ahead and lost, we were looking on the bright side on the flight home the next day, and Clarkes team will be the same, Im sure.If there is anything that should be learned from this 41st edition of the Ryder Cup, it is to pay closer attention to security once again.You want there to be an atmosphere and for people to enjoy themselves, but there must be a way of tightening controls so that we dont get a repeat of the abuse we have seen here. 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CHICAGO -- After five seasons in Cincinnati, Todd Frazier is looking forward to his first taste of the crosstown rivalry between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs.I heard it gets a little crazy over here on the South Side, which is great, Frazier said. I wouldnt expect anything less from the fans we have here. ... I heard its kind of like a playoff atmosphere.Expect U.S. Cellular Field to be buzzing for Mondays series opener, even if the clubs appear to be heading in opposite directions in their respective seasons. The teams will play Monday and Tuesday on the South Side before shifting eight miles north to Wrigley Field for a pair of games Wednesday and Thursday.The Cubs (59-38) own the best record in the National League and have spent 110 days in first place in the NL Central. 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Since joining the Cubs in 2013, Arrieta is 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts against the South Siders.Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.41 ERA) will take the ball for the White Sox. Gonzalez has posted four consecutive quality starts and owns a 2.77 ERA during that span. In his only career start against the Cubs on Aug. 24, 2014, he allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings.Frazier said he spoke with manager Robin Ventura about the intensity of the crosstown series.Ive played against Cleveland (when I was with the Reds), Frazier said. We have that interstate rivalry. I dont think its anywhere close to what this is.Talking to Robin about it, he said these kind of series -- and the New York subway series -- are just a little different than the other ones. So its going to be exciting. Ive got a lot of family here, and theyre excited, as well. 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