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Royals claim White Sox's Sierra

CHICAGO – The Kansas City Royals haven’t been too busy with the World Series to look toward the future, claiming outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers Friday from the Chicago White Sox. A portion of the Royals’ success this season can be credited to a solid defense, especially in the outfield. Moises’ strengths are his outfield range and throwing arm, both of which helped to earn him playing time with the White Sox this past season.

Konerko named co-winner of Clemente award

CHICAGO – Paul Konerko might have retired at the end of September, but he had one last honor to collect Friday. The White Sox’s team captain was named co-winner of the 2014 Roberto Clemete Award along with the Philadelphia Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins. It is the first time there have been co-winners of the honor, which is given to players for contributions both on and off the field. Sportsmanship and community involvement are two of the primary criteria for the award.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 23, 2014

Young Royals lefty Brandon Finnegan has friend in White Sox prospect Carlos Rodon

While No. 3 overall draft pick Carlos Rodon was pitching in the minor leagues, No. 17 pick Brandon Finnegan was helping the Kansas City Royals get to the World Series. For all the talk about Rodon making a fast-track contribution to the Sox in 2014, it was Finnegan — another 21-year-old left-hander — who would make major-league contributions and major headlines. Rodon, Finnegan’s roommate with Team USA, was left with nothing to do baseball-wise but to cheer...
Chicago Tribune Oct 23, 2014

National networks and analysts rooting for Derrick Rose

Welcome back, Derrick Rose. Signed, your friends at ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.

Eaton, Ramirez named Gold Glove finalists

CHICAGO – A Chicago White Sox team that had its issues on defense at times in 2014 still had two players named Thursday as finalists for an American League Gold Glove Award. Center fielder Adam Eaton and shortstop Alexei Ramirez each were named finalists at their respective positions, with the winners to be announced Nov. 4 live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CST. Neither Eaton nor Ramirez has won a Gold Glove, although Ramirez was considered to be a potential Gold Glove winner early in his career.

Konerko's memorable slam turns 9

CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko's career was defined by hard work, consistency and his leadership skills, all of which were lauded as his playing days came to an end last month. But boiling it down to the single-best moment of his career, it would be hard to beat his go-ahead grand slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series against the Houston Astros. That memorable blast, which was commemorated with a blue seat in the left field stands near the White Sox bullpen, happened exactly nine years ago today on Oct.

Long-time White Sox scout passes

This blog is devoted to doings of the Texas Rangers, but a sad baseball development on Thursday deserves mention. Chicago White Sox scout Paul Provas, based in Arlington, died after a year-long fight with brain cancer. Provas, 63, was elected …

Scout Paul Provas dies at 63

CHICAGO – Longtime Chicago White Sox scout Paul Provas passed away Thursday morning at the age of 63. Provas was hired by the White Sox in the winter of 1992 as an amateur scout whose coverage area ranged from Kansas and Missouri, through Nebraska and Colorado and on into Wyoming. He scouted future major leaguers like Joe Crede, John Danks, Kip Wells, Boone Logan and Chris Young. He became a full-time professional scout for the White Sox during the 2005 World Series championship season.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Royals chase Peavy in Game 2, use five-run 6th to even World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals got to Jake Peavy — and everyone else from the Giants bullpen that manager Bruce Bochy threw at them — for five tiebreaking runs in the sixth inning, and Kansas City evened the World Series at a game apiece with a 7-2 victory Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. A night after getting shut down by Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in a 7-1 loss, the Royals quickly fell behind in Game 2 on Gregor Blanco’s leadoff home run agains flamethrower...
Chicago Tribune Oct 22, 2014

Royals run out of magic in Game 1 loss to Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Another World Series title won't do a whole lot to change San Francisco, a world class city with a quirky personality.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 21, 2014

Giants pounce on Shields, Royals, take Game 1 of World Series 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Giants went on the attack early against James Shields, and Madison Bumgarner took care of the rest, holding the Kansas City Royals to one run on three hits over seven innings in San Francisco’s 7-1 victory in Game 1 Tuesday night. A home run by Salvador Perez with two outs in the seventh inning halted Bumgarner’s World Series scoreless inning streak at 21 and also stopped his postseason scoreless streak on the road at 32 2/3 innings, a...
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune Oct 21, 2014

Antti Raanta called upon sooner than expected

The deeper the Blackhawks got into the season, the more coach Joel Quenneville was asked when backup goaltender Antti Raanta would start a game.

Antti Raanta called upon sooner than expected

The deeper the Blackhawks got into the season, the more coach Joel Quenneville was asked when backup goaltender Antti Raanta would start a game.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 21, 2014

Giants jump out to early lead in World Series Game 1; Shields departs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The San Francisco Giants went on the attack early against James Shields and the Kansas City Royals and led Game 1 of the World Series 3-0 after three innings Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. The Giants, going for their third championship in three years, made a good first impression in the series, scoring three runs on five hits in the top of the first inning. Hunter Pence’s two-run homer to center was the big blow, and Pablo Sandoval doubled in...

Jimmy Butler to miss Bulls' exhibition finale

Jimmy Butler will indeed sit the rest of this week and miss the Chicago Bulls' exhibition finale on Friday in St. Louis against the Timberwolves after an MRI on Tuesday confirmed the sprain of left thumb ligaments.

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