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Jose Abreu hits 31st HR; White Sox pound Tigers 11-4

DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and …


Coach K on Derrick Rose’s D: ‘Spectacular’


LAS VEGAS — Derrick Rose insisted Monday that he would be pulling up more to avoid contact in the lane. Well, that lasted about a day. ‘‘I haven’t seen that,’’ USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday when asked about Rose playing more cautiously. ‘‘He …

It’s DL, not Iowa, for Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez


The strange case of reliever Neil Ramirez got stranger Tuesday, leading to more questions about how first-year Cubs manager Rick Renteria has handled the bullpen. General manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that the Cubs decided to put Ramirez on the disabled list. Three days earlier, …

Optimistic Lance Briggs wants to retire in Bears uniform


BOURBONNAIS — Never known as a workout warrior, Lance Briggs is stepping up his weight-room routine this season. ‘‘When I was younger, I would work out three days, take a day off; work out four, take a day off; work out one day, take a …

Tsuyoshi Wada earns 1st MLB win


Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1.

Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1).

In only his third career start in the majors, Wada cut through …

John Danks to Yanks? Not so fast


DETROIT — It’s one thing to count down the hours to the trade deadline with a stockpile of veterans that other teams really want.

It’s another to be the White Sox, who have an assortment of serviceable vets with varying degrees of value — none …

Derrick Rose understands critics, now it’s time to ‘prove people wrong’


LAS VEGAS — Early on during Derrick Rose’s rehab from the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2012, it was easy for him to remain insulated from the critics. But even that bubble can pop. Criticism from fans and media is hard …

Emotional Frank Thomas shows heartwarming side in Cooperstown


RICK MORRISSEY: Once the tears started, they never really stopped. And seeing as how they started the moment Frank Thomas stepped to the podium Sunday, there was a very good chance he was going to be at flood stage three minutes into his Hall of Fame induction speech.

Fuld lifts Twins past White Sox 4-3


MINNEAPOLIS — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Danny Santana had two RBIs for the last-place Twins, who won for …

Wainwright, Cardinals shut down Cubs in 1-0 loss


Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in …

White Sox’ Chris Sale shuts down Twins in victory


Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.

Pierzynski, Adams power Cardinals past Cubs


Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Cubs 6-3 on Saturday at Wrigley Field to stop a four-game skid.

VIDEO: Brian Urlacher discusses Bears, Jay Cutler in team preview

Former Bears linebacker and current analyst Brian Urlacher is part of a Fox Sports Live panel previewing the NFL season team-by-team. This week, the group discussed the Bears, who rank No. 7 in its power rankings.

Also on the panel are former quarterback Donovan McNabb, …

Jose Abreu hits 30th HR as White Sox beat Twins


MINNEAPOLIS — It seems to be a foregone conclusion that general manager Rick Hahn will be selling rather than buying before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday.

The White Sox, who hit three home runs in a 9-5 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Twins, are …

Cubs hand Cardinals fourth straight loss


Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the Cardinals their fourth straight loss, 7-6 at Wrigley Field.

Bears first-round pick Kyle Fuller gets 2 picks


BOURBONNAIS — Rookie Kyle Fuller had an eventful introduction to the NFL on his first day of training camp Friday. The Bears’ first-round draft pick from Virginia Tech had two interceptions, was burned for a long touchdown and was victimized by a push-off from Brandon …