Monday, March 2
CHICAGO (AP) — The already banged-up Chicago Bulls have another injury to deal with. They're awaiting results from an MRI on Jimmy Butler's elbow. Butler missed most of the second half of Sunday's 96-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Bulls are off until Tuesday night when they host the Washington Wizards.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks could have two new players in the lineup Monday night when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. They traded mostly draft picks to get veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen (KEE'-moh TEE'-moh-nehn) from Philadelphia and forward Antoine Vermette (AN'-twahn vuhr-MEHT') from Arizona. The NHL trading deadline is two o'clock Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is among those paying tribute to former Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso (mih-NOH'-soh), who died over the weekend. Obama praised Minoso for his speed, power and "resilient optimism" while helping integrate baseball in the 1950s. Minoso became the city's first black major leaguer when he was traded to the White Sox in 1951.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A public memorial service for Gordie Gillespie will be held March 21st at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Gillespie, who is one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history with nearly 1,900 victories, died over the weekend at age 88. His teams won four national championships. And he also led Joliet Catholic High School to five state football titles.