Friday, March 24, 2023
White Sox | Cease to start White Sox opener vs. Astros
The White Sox made it official Friday morning: Last year's AL Cy Young runner-up Dylan Cease will start Thursday's season opener vs. the Houston Astros.
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White Sox | Headed by Cease, White Sox's starting rotation shapes up as a strengthDylan Cease has rocketed to the top of the White Sox's starting rotation after finishing second in AL Cy Young Award voting last season. Mike Clevinger joins the Sox this year, and he'll replace Johnny Cueto.
Blackhawks | Blackhawks' wounds self-inflicted 'embarrassing' 6-1 loss to CapsJohn Carlson had a goal and an assist in his return from a fractured skull, and the Washington Capitals beat the Blackhawks 6-1.
Cubs | Cubs trim roster, send Mervis to minorsThe Cubs reduced their spring roster to 41 Thursday, sending 10 players to the minor leagues, including Matt Mervis, David Bote and Nelson Velazquez. The Cubs rolled past Arizona 11-1 in spring training action behind nice outings from pitchers Hayden Wesneski and Keegan Thompson.
Boys' Gymnastics | Boys gymnastics facing uncertain future as IHSA sportBoys gymnastics could be making its last handstand.
Blackhawks | AP: Blackhawks will not wear Pride-themed jerseys before Sunday's gameA source cites security concerns involving a Russian law that expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBTQ rights.
Bears | Bears sign free agent linebacker Dylan ColeThe Bears signed veteran linebacker Dylan Cole to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. Cole, 28, is a six-year NFL veteran who played the last two seasons with the Tennessee Titans after four years with the Houston Texans.
Bulls | Bulls coach Donovan recalls his college years, filled with three-a-day practices with PitinoThe Bulls flew West on Thursday, with DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso both listed as questionable for Friday's game in Portland. It was an interesting contrast to coach Billy Donovan's description of his no limits practice schedule during his college days at Providence with Rick Pitino.
Bears | What does Bears' depth chart look like following free agency?Last week was a busy one for Bears general manager Ryan Poles. He set about fortifying his team's roster. While free agency remains ongoing, the attention is generally turning toward next month's NFL draft. So what exactly does the 2023 Bears roster still need?
Pro Sports | Mock draft roundup: Who do experts think Bears will select at No. 9?The most popular name: Peter Skoronski from Northwestern.
Cubs | Taillon joins deep group of Cubs starting pitchersIn the second half of last season, Cubs starting pitchers posted a 2.89 ERA, the third-best combined total in baseball. With Jameson Taillon joining the rotation, the unit should be a strength for the Cubs this year.
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