Emery Helps Blackhawks Blank Flames

(Chicago, IL)  --  Ray Emery made 16 saves to record his first shutout of the season as the Blackhawks defeated the visiting Flames, 2-0.  Emery improved to 12-and-0 on the campaign.  Nick Leddy and Brent Seabrook provided the scoring while Patrick Kane assisted on each goal.  Chicago ended a two-game slide to move to 25-4-and-3.  The 'Hawks welcome the Anaheim Ducks to town on Friday night.

Bulls Look To Stop Heat's Streak Tonight

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls try to put an end to the Heat's 27-game winning streak tonight at United Center.  Chicago has won two straight to enter the contest at 38-and-31.  Miami's streak is the second-longest in NBA history, trailing only the 1971-72 LA Lakers' run of 33 wins in-a-row.  The Heat lead the East at 56-and-14.  Tonight's game tips at 7:00.

Bears Re-Sign Kelvin Hayden

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  The Bears are bringing back cornerback Kelvin Hayden.  The two sides agreed on a one-year contract yesterday.  The deal is expected to be finalized and signed today.  Hayden had explored his options in free agency before deciding to return to Chicago.

Reds Pound Cubs

(Mesa, AZ)  --  Jeff Samardzija allowed just one run in five innings but took the loss as the Cubs were crushed by the Reds, 11-1.  Cincinnati put up nine runs in the ninth inning.  steve Clevenger went 2-for-2 and drove in the only run for Chicago with a ground-rule double in the seventh.  The Cubs head to Surprise today to face the Royals.

Cubs Cut Two More

(Mesa, AZ)  --  The Cubs officially cut two more players on Tuesday.  Pitcher Zach Putnam and infielder Alberto Gonzalez were informed they would not be on the 25-man roster when Chicago breaks camp.  Both players will stay with the team through the end of the exhibition season, which ends Saturday in Houston.

Sale Strong As Sox Dump Rangers

(Surprise, AZ)  --  Chris Sale struck out five in four innings and allowed just one run as the White Sox dropped the Rangers 11-3 yesterday in Surprise.  It was the final tuneup for Sale before his Opening Day start next week.  Brandon Short poked a pair of homers in the victory.  The White Sox host the Indians today in Glendale for their final Cactus League game of the spring.

Sox Place Danks On DL, Name Axelrod Fifth Starter

(Glendale, AZ)  --  The White Sox have placed left-hander John Danks on the 15-day disabled list.  He continues to recover from shoulder surgery he underwent in August.  The move is retroactive to March 22nd.  Right-hander Dylan Axelrod was also named the team's fifth starter.

Te'o Holds Pro Day In South Bend

(South Bend, IN)  --  Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o [[ MAN-tye  TAY-oh ]] improved his 40-yard dash time at yesterday's Pro Day.  The Heisman Trophy finalist posted times of 4.75 and 4.71 as he worked out for prospective NFL teams.  He came under scrutiny after running a sluggish 4.82 40-yard dash at last month's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.  Te'o was also at the center of a girlfriend hoax that took the nation by storm in January.


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