Cubs catcher Welington Castillo returned Sunday from the disabled list after missing 20 days with a left rib cage inflammation. Eli Whiteside, who played in eight games during Castillo’s recovery, was designated for assignment. “Eli has done a nice job for us,” manager Rick Renteria said. “From a very selfish standpoint, I hope he clears
The ninth inning was good to the White Sox on Friday night. On Saturday, it was the visiting New York Yankees turning the tables. Trailing 3-0, the Yankees scored three in the ninth to tie the game off Sox reliever Ronald Belisario, then scored the winning run in the 10th on a home run to
Joe Girardi still counts his first day stepping onto Wrigley Field as a player as his happiest ballpark memory. “Opening Day, 1989,’’ he said Tuesday. And the worst was June 22, 2002, when he stepped on the field to tell the world the game between the Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals was being
The “Sod Father” becomes Professor Turf on May 14. That is when White Sox head groundskeeper Roger Bossard, the dean of his profession, will hold the first-of-its-kind “Turf Clinic” at U.S. Cellular Field, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the park and lunch with several experts. Joining Bossard will be Boston Red Sox head groundskeeper
Loyola’s top-ranked men’s volleyball team will be the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division 1 Volleyball championships to be held this week on the school’s Lakeshore campus. The unprecedented top seed will give the Ramblers (27-1) a bye into the semi-final round to be held Thursday. The Ramblers will play the winner of Lewis/Penn
Swinging bats and flying baseballs are part of pre-game routines, but not the norm once the game starts. And never in the dugout. But it happened in the dugout Friday to Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, who was struck in the head as teammate Ryan Braun was standing on the top step taking warm-up swings.
From Hall of Famer Billy Williams to former Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, the Friendly Confines is more than just a stadium for many players who have played on the field.
Former North Chicago High School star Aaron Simpson has signed to play with DePaul next season. The 5-11 guard will have two years of eligibility after playing two junior college seasons at Lincoln College. Simpson earned third team NJCAA DII All-American honors and first team All-Midwest Athletic Conference honors last season after averaging
Cubs manager Rick Renteria was the first to use baseball’s new instant replay challenge, losing his challenge in the first game in Pittsburgh. One week into the season, the new system is meshing into the flow of managing a game, though it hasn’t necessarily ended controversy. “Everybody has developed their own style in terms