Rangers Double Up Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Craig Gentry made a diving catch in centerfield to preserve the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Cubs. Darwin Barney ripped the ball at Gentry with the bases loaded an two out before the outfielder made a great catch to end the game. Nate Schierholtz doubled in two in the inning. Travis Wood allowed two runs in seven-and-a-third innings to take the loss.
Cubs, Rangers Resume Series
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs and Rangers resume their three-game interleague series tonight from Wrigley Field. Carlos Villanueva take the mound against Texas' Justin Grimm in the middle contest. The Rangers have alternated wins and losses in their last seven games. The Cubbies have lost four out of five. First pitch is slated for 7:05.
Barney Recalled By Cubs, Dolis Optioned To Iowa
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs made numerous roster moves on Tuesday, including activating infielder Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list. Barney had been on a rehab assignment with the I-Cubs. Chicago optioned pitcher Rafael Dolis to Iowa while designating pitcher Hisanori Takahashi and infielder Brent Lillibridge for assignment.
Rangers' Berkman Calls Out Wrigley Field
(Chicago, IL) -- Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman is among those happy that renovations are coming to Wrigley Field. Berkman told a pair of Dallas newspapers that Wrigley was one of the "worst places in baseball" for just about anything. The slugger played a number of games over the years in Chicago as a member of the Astros and Cardinals.
Sox Take Down Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Dayan Viciedo doubled in a run and Hector Gimenez lifted a sacrifice-fly in the ninth as the White Sox held on to beat the Blue Jays, 4-3. Paul Konerko ripped a solo homer and scored three runs for Chicago, which has won two-of-three following a five-game slide. Matt Lindstrom earned the win in relief and Addison Reed picked up his fifth save.
White Sox, Jays Continue Series
(Toronto, Ontario) -- The White Sox and Blue Jays continue their four-game set in Toronto this evening. Jose Quintana takes the mound for Chicago against Jays hurler J.A. [[ jay ]] Happ. The sides have split the first two games of the series, with each winning 4-3. Tonight's game starts at 6:07.
Former Chicago Cardinal Pat Summerall Dies
(Dallas, TX) -- Former Chicago Cardinals kicker and longtime NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall died yesterday at the age of 82. Summerall kicked for Chicago from 1953-57. Summerall was perhaps better known for his broadcasting career which spanned four decades. He worked over a dozen Super Bowls and spent over two decades in the booth with John Madden.
Bears Sign OL Britton
(Lake Forest, IL) -- The Bears inked offensive lineman Eben Britton to a one-year contract Tuesday. Britton spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a second-round pick in the 2009 draft. The 25-year-old played in only 22 of a possible 48 games over the past three seasons due to injuries.
Bulls Close Out Regular Season Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls wrap up the regular season tonight at home against the Washington Wizards. Chicago is playoff-bound at 44-and-37 and locks up the fifth seed with a win. The Bulls will play the Nets or the Pacers in the first round. Washington's 29-and-52 mark won't make it playoff-eligible. The Wizards have lost five in-a-row. Tip off is set for 7:00.
Blackhawks Could Host Pens At Soldier Field
(Chicago, IL) -- An outdoor hockey game could be coming to Soldier Field next season. ESPN reports the NHL will soon announce a plan for the Blackhawks to host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the home of the Bears. The game would be a part of a six-game series of outdoor contests throughout the NHL next season.
Blackhawks Off Until Friday
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks have a few more days before taking the ice. Chicago will host the Nashville Predators this Friday night at United Center. The 'Hawks are riding a six-game winning streak and have run their mark to 33-5-and-4. Nashville will enter the contest on a seven-game slide and at 15-21-and-8.
Fire Gear Up For Crew
(Bridgeview, IL) -- The Fire are getting set for Saturday's home game against the Columbus Crew. Chicago lost to Houston last weekend to fall to 1-4-and-1 on the campaign. The Crew are 2-1-and-3 this season after consecutive 1-1 draws. Saturday's match kicks off at 7:30.