MetroSource News 04/30/2013
Bulls Fail To Close Out Nets
(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Bulls couldn't close out the Nets last night, losing in Brooklyn 110-91. Nate Robinson made his first start of the series and posted 20 points and eight assists to lead Chicago, which now has a three games to two lead in the best-of-seven series. Jimmy Butler tallied 18 points in defeat. Game Six of the series is Thursday at United Center.
Blackhawks Start Stanley Cup Run Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks open up the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight at home against the Minnesota Wild. Chicago is looking to become the first Presidents' Trophy winning team to win the Stanley Cup since the 2007-08 Red Wings. The 'Hawks were 2-0-and-1 against Minnesota this year. The Wild clinched a spot by winning their final game on Saturday.
'Hawks Without Bolland, Emery For Game One
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks will be without forward Dave Bolland and goalie Ray Emery for Game One of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Wild tonight. Each will sit with a lower-body injury. Bolland has missed three straight games while Emery has sat two. Corey Crawford will get the start in goal and be backed up by Henrik Karlsson.
Bears Have No Interest In Tebow
(Lake Forest, IL) -- Despite a history with quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh and head coach Marc Trestman, the Bears reportedly have no interest in signing former Jets QB Tim Tebow. ESPN reports the Bears do not intend to sign the former Florida Gator. Tebow was waived by New York yesterday after a one-year stint with the Jets.
Bears' Rodriguez Cleared Of Wrongdoing
(Chicago, IL) -- Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an arrest last month in Miami Beach. The incident occured after a traffic accident. Rodriguez had allegedly interfered with a police investigation and was charged with resisting and disorderly intoxication. The charges were dropped on April 12th.
Cubs Drop Padres
(Chicago, IL) -- Scott Hairston and Cody Ransom hit solo homers in the second as the Cubs went on to beat the Padres, 5-3. Darwin Barney added a pair of RBI doubles as Chicago won its fourth in five games. Jeff Samardzija gave up three runs in five innings in a no-decision. Michael Bowden got the win while Kevin Gregg earned his fourth save.
Cubs, Friars Resume Series At Wrigley
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs and Padres resume their four-game series tonight with the second installment from Wrigley Field. Edwin Jackson looks for his first win of the year for Chicago against San Diego's Edinson Volquez. The Cubbies have won four out of five following a victory in last night's series opener. First pitch is set for 7:05.
White Sox Acquire Casper Wells
(Arlington, TX) -- The White Sox have acquired outfielder Casper Wells from the Oakland Athletics in a cash deal. The right-handed hitter will join his fourth club of the season with Chicago. He previously was with the Mariners and Blue Jays, who both designated him for assignment. He's a career .244 hitter with 25 homers and 80 RBI.
White Sox Open Series In Arlington
(Arlington, TX) -- The White Sox start a three-game series against the Rangers tonight at the Ballpark in Arlington. Jose Quintana puts his 2-and-0 record on the line against Texas ace Yu Darvish. Chicago is looking to put the brakes on a two-game slide while the Rangers try to do the same. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.
Illinois Renames Assembly Hall
(Champaign, IL) -- The University of Illinois announced yesterday it has changed the name of Assembly Hall to the State Farm Center. The move is a part of a 30-year, $60-million-dollar agreement which will help with renovations to the 50-year-old building. State Farm's headquarters are located in Bloomington, Illinois, about 50 miles from campus.
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