WHITE SOX PLAYOFF HOPES DASHED
The White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 11-0 but the Detroit Tigers pulled off a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals clinching the A.L. Central and eliminating the White Sox from postseason play. It will be an interesting off-season for the Sox who have tough roster decisions to make regarding Jake Peavy, A.J. Pierzynski and Kevin Youkilis.
CUBS REACH CENTURY MARK IN LOSSES
An ugly season got the official stamp of futility when the Cubs lost to the 106 loss Houston Astros 3-0 and gave them their 100th loss for only the third time in franchise history and the first time since 1966. The Cubs have two games remaining and will look to avoid adding to the already ugly number in the loss column.
BULLS INK THIBODEAU TO NEW DEAL, NEWS ON ROSE'S KNEE, DENG'S WRIST AND MORE FROM MEDIA DAY
- The Bulls and head coach Tom Thibodeau agreed to terms on a four year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth around $18 million dollars. The four year deal will be added on to the already picked up option the Bulls picked up on Thibs for the 2012-2013 season.
- Derrick Rose told reporters that he won't be expecting to start cutting on his surgically repaired knee for a couple more weeks. Rose did say he has surprised teammates' on how quickly he is progressing through his rehab. "(The ACL is) good, man," said Rose "Every week I'm improving. Just trying to stay patient, taking my time, and hopefully be back soon."
- The Bulls announced Luol Deng will forego surgery on his injured left wrist but the forward said it will be an injury he just has to deal with throughout the season. “I didn’t want to have surgery and miss a lot of games. I’m at a point of my career I want to play in every game. I had a hard time to make that decision to have the surgery and miss that time.” Deng said.
- Center Joakim Noah announced his left ankle is completely healed during the Bulls' media day. Noah passed up the summer Olympics in order to heal the injured ankle he suffered in the first round playoff match-up against the Philadelphia 76ers.
- The Bulls filled out their training camp roster with the announced signings of five players including seven year veteran Marco Jaric, rookie Ryan Allen, former Indiana Pacer Kyrylo Fesenko, former Net Andre Emmett, and D-League player Vance Cooksey.
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