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  • • Bulls, Jim Boylen agree to contract extension
    The Bulls and Jim Boylen have agreed to terms on a deal that will extend the head coach’s contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Last month, Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Boylen and the Bulls were in the process of finalizing a three-year extension. Wojnarowski doesn’t provide the specific terms, bu...
  • • White Sox place pitcher Carlos Rodon on 10-day IL
    The White Sox announced today that left-hander Carlos Rodon has been placed on the 10-day injured list. He’ll be replaced by right-hander Lucas Giolito, who was activated to take the ball this evening.  Right-hander Dylan Covey will ultimately move into the White Sox rotation to take Rodon’s place for whatever duration he’s sidelined. Rodon is deal...
  • • Latest On Brandon Morrow
    Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow received an injection of “synthetic lubricant” earlier this week in the latest bid to get him back to health, as Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times was among those to cover on Twitter. He’ll be shut down for at least two weeks before he can resume throwing. Morrow had been shut…...
  • • Brandon Morrow's elbow rehab experiences setback
    Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow received an injection of “synthetic lubricant” earlier this week in the latest bid to get him back to health, as Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times was among those to cover. He’ll be shut down for at least two weeks before he can resume throwing. Morrow had been shut down recently after experiencing a setback in...
  • • Cubs To Option Addison Russell
    The Cubs will option infielder Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa when he is activated from the restricted list Thursday, the team revealed to reporters (Twitter link via Gordon Wittenymyer of the Chicago Sun-Times). He’s been suspended for the entirety of the 2019 season as part of a 40-game suspension under the league’s domestic violenc...
  • • Lakers, Bulls have had conversations about Lonzo Ball
    The Bulls figure to cast a wide net as they seek out point-guard help this summer, as it’s the position they have to upgrade the most. In fact, Chicago has already had at least one interesting discussion involving a point guard this year. An NBA executive tells Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times that the Bulls and Lakers had “initial conversations...
  • • Carlos Zambrano Signs With Chicago Indy Ball Team
    Former big league hurler Carlos Zambrano is launching a comeback bid, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The long-time Cubs hurler will kick things off by returning to the windy city for a stint with the American Association’s Chicago Dogs. Zambrano was at times one of the game’s best pitchers, having thrice finished in...
  • • Carlos Zambrano signs with Chicago indy ball team
    Former big league hurler Carlos Zambrano is launching a comeback bid, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The longtime Cubs hurler will kick things off by returning to the Windy City for a stint with the American Association’s Chicago Dogs. Zambrano was at times one of the game’s best pitchers, having thrice finished in the top five...
  • • Victor Caratini Headed For CT Scan On Hand
    Cubs catcher Victor Caratini will undergo a CT scan tomorrow on his left hand, the club told reports including Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (Twitter links) after tonight’s game. With x-rays revealing a possible hamate fracture, the fear is that Caratini could hit the shelf for a stretch. Caratini evidently suffered the injury ti...
  • • Cubs' Victor Caratini headed for CT scan on hand
    Cubs catcher Victor Caratini will undergo a CT scan tomorrow on his left hand, the club told reports including Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (Twitter links) after tonight’s game. With x-rays revealing a possible hamate fracture, the fear is that Caratini could hit the shelf for a stretch. Caratini evidently suffered the injury tin the ...
  • • NL Notes: Lester, Kershaw, Urias, Dahl
    The Cubs’ offense clicked in today’s home opener, but there’s still some cause for concern. Left-hander Jon Lester exited the game in the third inning due to tightness in his left hamstring, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Lester had singled and scored in the prior frame, and Wittenmyer notes that the southpaw was&...
  • • Cubs worried Jon Lester could miss his next start
    The Cubs‘ offense clicked in today’s home opener, but there’s still some cause for concern. Left-hander Jon Lester exited the game in the third inning due to tightness in his left hamstring, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Lester had singled and scored in the prior frame, and Wittenmyer notes that the southpaw was slow to get up aft...
  • • Cubs To Option Carl Edwards Jr. To Minors, Mike Montgomery To IL
    12:19pm: Allen Webster is likely to take Edwards’ roster spot, per The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma (via Twitter). No official word has come down from Cubs camp as of yet. 11:58am: In a relatively surprising development out of Chicago, the Cubs will option Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times...
  • • Cubs to option Carl Edwards Jr. to minors, send Mike Montgomery to IL
    In a relatively surprising development out of Chicago, the Cubs will option Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times. Mike Montgomery, meanwhile, has been put on the injured list, per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, who also announced the Edwards Jr. move on ESPN 1000 this morning. The Cubs have not yet announced the m...
  • • Bears coach Matt Nagy discusses upcoming NFL draft
    The Bears moved on from running back Jordan Howard earlier this week, and the position is now a “major need,” according to Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times. Tarik Cohen did break out in 2018, tallying 1,169 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns. Still, the 23-year-old has proved to be more of a threat in the passing game than the running ...

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  • • Lauri Markkanen to make season debut tonight
    After it was originally reported earlier this week that Bulls’ forward Lauri Markkanen was planning to return on December 4th from the right elbow injury that has sidelined him all season, an official release from the team is now listing the 21-year-old Finn as probable for tonight’s game against the Rockets. Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune...
  • • Report: Mike Ditka hospitalized after suffering heart attack
    Mike Ditka was hospitalized this week for a heart-related issue but is said to be doing well. The Chicago Sun-Times reported about Ditka on Friday and says the former Chicago Bears head coach was playing golf on Wednesday and went to the hospital afterwards because he was not feeling well. WGN reported that Ditka actually suffered a heart attack. T...
  • • Denzel Valentine positive ahead of ankle surgery
    Bulls wing Denzel Valentine, who is scheduled to be sidelined for four to six months upon undergoing reconstructive ankle surgery, spoke to reporters this week about his injury, explaining that he’s thinking big picture in addressing his lingering left ankle issues. “When I come back, it’s going to be a brand new ankle,” Valentine said, per Joe Cow...
  • • Report: John Henson to miss out on roster bonus due to missed games
    John Henson‘s wrist injury will cost him more than just a chunk of the season, as Bobby Marks of ESPN explains. The Bucks center will lose $750K in bonus money due to clauses in his contract. He was due $250K for appearing in 60 games and an additional $500K for 75 games. Henson, who is signed through next season, is expected to miss at least 12 we...
  • • Denzel Valentine's season debut not imminent
    Denzel Valentine has yet to appear in a game this season for the Bulls, and his 2018-19 debut isn’t imminent. As The Chicago Sun-Times relays (via Twitter), executive VP of basketball operations John Paxson indicated on Wednesday that Valentine’s left ankle isn’t responding well, prompting the team to pump the brakes on his rehab and rule him out i...
  • • Cubs will not pursue offseason extension with Joe Maddon
    Though Cubs manager Joe Maddon is entering the final season of his contract, the organization will not explore an extension during the offseason to come. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the news, which Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times was among those to cover (via Twitter). Maddon, who was hired just after the end ...
  • • Cubs not addressing Joe Maddon’s contract until next year
    The Chicago Cubs are not planning to address Joe Maddon’s contract status until late next year. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract as the Cubs’ manager and set to make $6 million in 2019. Managers typically don’t like to enter the final year of a contract without an extension in place, but Maddon and his agent appear to understand th...
  • • Cubs Will Not Pursue Offseason Extension With Joe Maddon
    Though Cubs manager Joe Maddon is entering the final season of his contract, the organization will not explore an extension during the offseason to come. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the news, which Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times was among those to cover (via Twitter). Maddon, who was hired just after the̷...
  • • Cubs unlikely to make run at Bryce Harper, Manny Machado?
    Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are the two biggest free agents on the market this offseason, and the Chicago Cubs are a big-market, successful team looking to improve. It would stand to reason that they might get involved in the bidding for either player, but that might not be the case. The Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer wrote in a column on ...
  • • Bulls coach defends assistant after Jabari Parker criticism
    Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is standing up for associate Jim Boylen after criticism from Jabari Parker, relays Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times. Boylen sets the team’s defensive schemes, which Parker felt were lacking in Friday’s loss to the Hornets, telling reporters after the game that the Bulls “didn’t adjust” while giving up 135 points. ‘‘You l...
  • • Bulls’ Kris Dunn out four to six weeks with MCL sprain
    Bulls starting point guard Kris Dunn will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks after suffering a sprained MCL, the team announced Tuesday (via Twitter). The injury occurred in the second quarter of Monday’s loss to Dallas, per head coach Fred Hoiberg (Twitter link via The Chicago Sun-Times). Dunn, who missed the start of the season due to th...
  • • Bulls left frustrated by 0-3 start
    While their 0-3 start hasn’t generated the sort of angst that the Thunder’s or Lakers’ has, the Bulls expressed some frustration after falling 115-109 to the Mavericks on Monday night. After head coach Fred Hoiberg suggested that “we lost our composure,” Zach LaVine initially disagreed with that idea, assigning the blame elsewhere. “We gotta run th...
  • • Fired Cubs hitting coach felt he didn't connect with 'millennial players'
    The Chicago Cubs chose to part ways with Chili Davis last week after the hitting coach spent just one season with the team, and it sounds like he was not surprised by the move. In fact, we might even venture to say Davis feels relieved. While reflecting on his brief tenure with the Cubs, Davis said Monday that he felt his message was lost on “mille...
  • • Fired Cubs hitting coach feels he did not connect with ‘millennial players’
    The Chicago Cubs chose to part ways with Chili Davis last week after the hitting coach spent just one season with the team, and it sounds like he was not surprised by the move. In fact, we might even venture to say Davis feels relieved. While reflecting on his brief tenure with the Cubs, Davis said Monday that he felt his message was lost on “mille...
  • • Chili Davis mentions 'millenial players' when discussing firing
    The Chicago Cubs surprisingly moved on from hitting coach Chili Davis after one season. It came following a premature playoff exit in the NL Wild Card Game and apparently hasn’t sat well with Davis himself. In fact, the 58-year-old former All-Star is blaming millennials for him being fired. Really. This is a thing. “I guess I need to make some adju...

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