MetroSource News 05/17/2013 01:06:12
Chicago Sports

>Bulls Offseason Gets Underway

(Deerfield, IL)  --  The questions have begun when it comes to the Bulls now that the offseason is underway.  Chicago was eliminated in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.  Head coach Tom Thibodeau says he's hopeful Joakim Noah can avoid surgery for plantar fasciitis.  Much of the focus will remain on Derrick Rose, who missed the entire year recovering from ACL surgery.

Blackhawks Back In Action Tomorrow

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Blackhawks hop back on the ice tomorrow afternoon for Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings.  Chicago cruised in Game One on Wednesday, 4-1.  Yesterday, head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Viktor Stalberg was not a healthy scratch in Game One because of disciplinary reasons.

Kane Gets Nod As Lady Byng Finalist

(New York, NY)  --  Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane has been named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.  The award is given each year to the player who best exhibits sportsmanship and excellence on the ice.  Islanders left wing Matt Moulson and [[ MOLE-son ]] Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis [[ mar-TAN  san-LOO-ee ]] were also named finalists.

Bears GM: Carimi Is Welcome Back

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(Lake Forest, IL)  --  Bears general manager Phil Emery spoke this week about the absence of offensive lineman Gabe Carimi from the team's organized team activities.  Emery told Sirius XM NFL Radio that Carimi would be welcome back with open arms when he returns.  Carimi missed workouts Monday and Tuesday, electing instead to stay in Arizona to train.

White Sox Rally To Beat Halos

(Anaheim, CA)  --  The White Sox rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to pull out a 5-4 win over the Angels last night in Anaheim.  Adam Dunn singled in the tying run before Jeff Keppinger drew a bases-loaded walk.  Alex Rios hit a solo homer in the win.  Matt Lindstrom notched the win relief while Addison Reed nailed down his 13th save of the season.

White Sox Resume Set With Halos

(Anaheim, CA)  --  The White Sox continue their four-game series with the Angels in Southern California tonight with the second installment.  Chris Sale puts his 4-and-2 record on the line for Chicago against Anaheim's C.J. Wilson.  The southpaw is 3-and-2 with a 3.88 ERA for the Halos this season.  First pitch is set for 9:05.

Cubs Host Mets For Three

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs welcome the New York Mets to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field this afternoon for the start of a three-game series.  Chicago sends Edwin Jackson to the hill against New York's ace Matt Harvey.  The 24-year-old Harvey is 4-and-0 with a 1.44 ERA this season.  Jackson is just 1-and-5 with a 6.02 ERA.  First pitch is set for 1:20.

City Announces DePaul Arena Plans

(Chicago, IL)  --  DePaul is getting a new home in the city.  Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans yesterday for a new 10-thousand-seat arena to serve as a home for DePaul men's and women's basketball.  Construction is set to begin in 2014 with the building opening for the 2016-17 season.  The 173-million-dollar arena will be across from McCormick Place.

Fire In Philadelphia To Meet Union

(Chester, PA)  --  The Fire spread into Philadelphia tomorrow to meet the Union for the second straight week.  Last week at home, Chicago suffered a 1-0 defeat.  Philadelphia lost a midweek match to the LA Galaxy and is now 4-4-and-3 on the season.  The Fire stand at 2-6-and-1 thus far.  Kickoff tomorrow is set for 6:30 from PPL Park just outside Philly.

Sky Waives Moss, Gears Up For Regular Season

(Chicago, IL)  --  As the Sky prepare for the start of the regular season, roster cuts continue.  Yesterday, Chicago waived guard D'Andrea Moss.  The move leaves the Sky with 13 players on the roster.  Moss played the European season with Liomatic Umbertide.  The Sky will open the regular season in Phoenix one week from Monday.

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