4:04 AM EDT, Sun September 21, 2014
Northwest Herald 2 hours ago

White Sox manage just 3 hits in loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Chicago managed just two hits against Chris Archer, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura was impressed by the young right-hander.
Northwest Herald 2 hours ago

Coghlan's 2 HRs lead Cubs over Dodgers

CHICAGO – Chris Coghlan felt fortunate just to get an opportunity with the Cubs this season. He came through with a career game Saturday.
Northwest Herald 2 hours ago

McClellin, Ratliff out for Monday's game vs. Jets

LAKE FOREST – A hand injury suffered in practice on Thursday will keep Shea McClellin out of the Bears’ “Monday Night Football” meeting with the Jets. He’ll be joined on the sideline by Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion), Roberto Garza (ankle), Matt Slauson (ankle) and Sherrick McManis (quad), all officially ruled out.
Chicago Sun-Times 3 hours ago

Tyin’ shame: Fire equal mark in draw with D.C. United

Coach Frank Yallop lamented two big calls that went against the Fire on Saturday night at Toyota Park. D.C. United’s first goal came on a penalty after Bakary Soumare was whistled in the box, and they tied the game on a free kick moments after Razvan Cocis was called for a foul Yallop didn’t see. Yallop probably had a legitimate argument on both decisions by referee Fotis Bazakos, but the Fire were incapable of closing out a game they led by two goals. That...
Chicago Sun-Times 3 hours ago

White Sox starter Hector Noesi auditioning for 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitching coach Don Cooper knows the White Sox’ bullpen needs to improve. He knows the rotation has to be better. “As the 2014 season winds down, I’m thinking about who can help us. Who can get us to where we’ve been for a long time, which is contending or getting into the playoffs?” Cooper said. “Who can help, who can’t. The guys who can’t, we have to make changes. At a later time, we’ll sit down and discuss this stuff as...
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago

Not a grade season for White Sox skipper Robin Ventura

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Manager Robin Ventura sidestepped a question about his own performance in his third season before the game Saturday, leaving the answer for his superiors. “I’m going to let [general manager] Rick [Hahn] evaluate that,’’ Ventura said. Ventura managed a surprise contender that lost 77 games his first season, a shipwreck that lost 99 his second and a team in rebuild mode in what has the look of an 88-loss season. “Last year, you...
Chicago Sun-Times 6 hours ago

Conor Gillaspie spoils Royals’ streak in White Sox’ 7-5 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kelvin Herrera hadn’t given up a run since June 27. Wade Davis hadn’t given one up since June 25. With one swing, Conor Gillaspie took care of both Royals’ thirty-something scoreless innings streaks with a bases-clearing triple Tuesday night. Gillaspie’s drive to right-center field against Davis in the seventh inning erased a one-run deficit and gave the White Sox a two-run lead that held up in their 7-5 victory before 28,904 fans at...
Chicago Sun-Times 6 hours ago

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says time will tell on Cubs’ prospects

As a former player, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly can relate to what some of the Cubs’ prospects are going through. The former New York Yankees great hit .278 with a .326 on-base percentage in his first 98 games during the 1982 and ’83 seasons. He then led the American League in hits, doubles and batting average in 1984. The same might hold true for Cubs rookies Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara. Or it might not. ‘‘It’s just a time factor...

Hawks training camp notes

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Here are some notes and tidbits from the Chicago Blackhawks training camp Saturday: Forward Ryan Hartman celebrated his 20th birthday with a goal during a scrimmage. “It’s a good birthday gift, I guess,” he said. Hartman, a Chicago-area native, had a number of family members in town to celebrate with him. Teuvo Teravainen had the highlight goal of the day after he deked to his right and finished to his left past goaltender Scott Darling.
Chicago Sun-Times 7 hours ago

Bears receiver Josh Bellamy foots bill for NFL’s good guys

Bears receiver Josh Bellamy’s fondness for Japanese food means he frequently stops at a north suburban Benihana. Sometimes he dines with teammates, and sometimes he’s alone. But he has a seat he calls his own. ‘‘I sit in the same seat all the time,’’ Bellamy said. But a visit last week felt different. Across from him at his usual table was a woman he guessed to be in her 50s with four children. ‘‘I could tell that the kids play sports,’’ Bellamy...
Chicago Sun-Times 7 hours ago

Bears linebacker Shea McClellin out with broken right hand

Linebacker Shea McClellin will miss the game Monday against the New York Jets after breaking his right hand in practice this week. McClellin had not talked to staffers about surgery or when he’d return but was optimistic. “It’s something we’ll fix and cast up and go get after it,” McClellin said Saturday at Halas Hall. Jon Bostic should start for him. “We’re disappointed for him because he has been getting better,” coach Marc Trestman said. Marshall,...

Blackhawks' Teuvo Teravainen disappointed in play despite two goals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Teuvo Teravainen isn’t just about production. Teravainen tallied two goals, the most by any Chicago Blackhawks player, during Saturday’s training-camp scrimmages, but the center wasn’t exactly pleased with his day’s performance. Knowing he’s under a microscope with an NHL roster spot on the line, Teravainen is aiming to put together a quality all-around game on a daily basis. He didn’t feel he had that Saturday.
Chicago Sun-Times 8 hours ago

Jared Allen defends former teammate Adrian Peterson’s character

Bears defensive end Jared Allen attended Bible study with Adrian Peterson during their six seasons as teammates with the Minnesota Vikings. He was reticent to judge his former teammate in light of Peterson’s indictment Sept. 12 on charges of child abuse, though he did support and defend Peterson’s character. ‘‘My focus is on the Chicago Bears, honestly, and what I’ve got to do in my life,’’ Allen said. ‘‘I’ve said it all along: I’ve got my...
Newsday 8 hours ago

Jets cornerback Dee Milliner doubtful for Monday night against the Bears

Dee Milliner's latest injury likely will keep him sidelined Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

Leddy, Oduya focusing on camp, not rumors

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Chicago Blackhawks' players are as aware as anyone the team must still get under the salary cap before the season begins. Blackhawks defensemen Nick Leddy and Johnny Oduya have been associated with trade rumors throughout the offseason and into training camp. Both players acknowledged the rumors the last few days. “It’s a tough question,” Oduya said on Friday. “I know it’s there. I think everybody does.

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