Wheeler’s 22 points helps Sparks sink Sky 68-63

Wheeler's 22 points helps Sparks sink Sky 68-63

LOS ANGELES — – Erica Wheeler scored a season-high 22 points while Amanda Zahui B added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 68-63 on Saturday. Wheeler had six points in the final 80 seconds on a layup, pull-up jumper and two free throws. The final points … Read More

Chicago White Sox activate OF Andrew Vaughn from COVID-19 list

Chicago White Sox activate OF Andrew Vaughn from COVID-19 list

The Chicago White Sox have activated Andrew Vaughn from the injured list. The outfielder went on the COVID-19 injured list on Thursday and was asymptomatic at the time. Vaughn, a 23-year-old rookie, is batting .226 with four homers and 12 RBIs. The White Sox took him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 … Read More

Skubal scheduled to start for Tigers at White Sox

Detroit Tigers (23-34, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (35-22, first in the AL Central) Chicago; Saturday, 2:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tarik Skubal (2-7, 4.59 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 57 strikeouts) White Sox: Lucas Giolito (5-4, 3.73 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) LINE: White Sox -243, Tigers +201; over/under is 8 … Read More

Gausman scheduled to start as San Francisco hosts Chicago

Chicago Cubs (32-25, first in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (36-21, first in the NL West) San Francisco; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kohl Stewart (1-0, .00 ERA, .80 WHIP, 2 strikeouts) Giants: Kevin Gausman (6-0, 1.40 ERA, .79 WHIP, 83 strikeouts) LINE: Giants -175, Cubs +150; over/under is 7 1/2 … Read More

Giants hit 4 home runs, thump Arrieta, Cubs 8-5

Giants hit 4 home runs, thump Arrieta, Cubs 8-5

SAN FRANCISCO — – Steven Duggar and Alex Dickerson homered off Jake Arrieta as part of a six-run second inning, and the San Francisco Giants thumped the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Friday night. Jason Vosler and LaMonte Wade Jr. added back-to-back shots in the fourth, helping the Giants to their second consecutive victory over the … Read More

Mercedes hit in 9th, Chisox top Tigers; La Russa ties McGraw

Mercedes hit in 9th, Chisox top Tigers; La Russa ties McGraw

CHICAGO — – Rookie Yermín Mercedes hit a game-ending single, Yasmani Grandal homered twice and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 Friday night. With the victory, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa tied John McGraw for second place on baseball’s career wins list with No. 2,763. The 76-year-old La Russa has … Read More

Two-thirds of Major League Baseball teams reach 85% vaccination rate, relax protocols

Two-thirds of Major League Baseball teams reach 85% vaccination rate, relax protocols

NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams have been able to relax coronavirus protocols after four additional clubs qualified and raised the total to 20 franchises reaching 85% vaccinations for players and other on-field personnel. The commissioner’s office and the players’ association said Friday that two additional teams had reached the 85% … Read More

Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox approved for 100% fan capacity

Sources: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox irked with city slow to reopen

After weeks of frustration within the teams, the Cubs and White Sox have been approved for 100 percent capacity in the stands, with the Cubs announcing they’ll start selling tickets to the entire stadium on Saturday. The White Sox are expected to follow suit soon. Both teams banded together in lobbying the city of Chicago … Read More

Northwestern hires NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as athletic director

Northwestern hires NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as athletic director

Northwestern hired NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as its athletic director Friday, the Big Ten school’s second time filling the position in a little more than a month. Mike Polisky, a longtime deputy AD at Northwestern, was promoted to the job May 3 but stepped down amid backlash because he was named in a sexual harassment … Read More

Turnbull expected to start for the Tigers against White Sox

Detroit Tigers (23-33, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (34-22, first in the AL Central) Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Spencer Turnbull (4-2, 2.94 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (4-1, 4.37 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) LINE: White Sox -169, Tigers +146; over/under is 8 … Read More

Cubs to take on Giants on the road

Chicago Cubs (32-24, first in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (35-21, first in the NL West) San Francisco; Friday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Jake Arrieta (5-5, 4.41 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Giants: TBD BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs head to face the San Francisco Giants on Friday. The Giants are … Read More

Crawford’s 3-run HR propels Giants past Cubs 7-2

Crawford's 3-run HR propels Giants past Cubs 7-2

SAN FRANCISCO — – Brandon Crawford homered and drove in four runs, Anthony DeSclafani pitched six solid innings and hit an RBI double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Thursday night. Buster Posey and Alex Dickerson added two hits apiece to help the Giants win the opener of the four-game … Read More

Diggins-Smith scores 28 to help Mercury beat Sky again

Diggins-Smith scores 28 to help Mercury beat Sky again

PHOENIX — – Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 28 points, Brittney Griner had 16 points, including a dunk in the third quarter and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 77-74 in overtime on Thursday night. Phoenix pulled away in overtime, going on an 10-2 run with scoring from four different players. Diggins-Smith went 1 of 2 … Read More

Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1 behind Lynn

Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

CHICAGO — – Yoán Moncada and Jake Lamb supplied the early power. Yasmani Grandal and Tim Anderson delivered late. Lance Lynn came through with another solid start, and Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa moved into position to make a jump on baseball’s career wins list. Moncada and Lamb hit two of Chicago’s four … Read More

Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

CHICAGO — – Yoán Moncada and Jake Lamb hit two of Chicago’s four home runs to back Lance Lynn, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa closed in on John McGraw for second on baseball’s career wins list, and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Thursday night. Moncada and Lynn connected in … Read More

Arizona Diamondbacks analyst Bob Brenly taking voluntary leave of absence, to undergo sensitivity training after comment

Arizona Diamondbacks analyst Bob Brenly takes voluntary leave of absence, to undergo sensitivity training after comment

Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Bob Brenly said on Thursday that he will take a voluntary leave of absence from Bally Sports Arizona while he takes sensitivity training following his comment earlier this week about Marcus Stroman, which the New York Mets pitcher said had «racist undertones.» «I want to apologize again for my insensitive reference … Read More