Sharp calls Kane 'a world-class talent', defends his actions


Sharp calls Kane 'a world-class talent', defends his actions

Patrick Sharp has faced plenty of cameras in his career. Its part of the job, part of being a celebrity athlete.

I enjoy it. A lot do as well, told the media during his visit to St. Louise de Marillac School in LaGrange Park on Thursday. But its important to do the right things.

Its been nearly a month since Sharps teammate and close friend Patrick Kane was photographed at a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Madison, Wis. The Blackhawks have talked to Kane about it, and have sparingly talked to anyone else about it. For Sharp, it is about doing the right things And its also about being there and backing his good friend.

Hes my friend, hes my teammate. I love the guy and Im going to be behind him no matter what happens, Sharp said You watch him play, a world-class talent, does all kinds of things on the ice. Hes the same great kid that hes always been.

He lives a pretty famous lifestyle when everyone can recognize him wherever he goes, Sharp continued. Its more of a personal matter, as far as everything he deals with. Its better he answers those questions.
Coaching changes...
Sharp was over in Finland, playing in the World Championships, when assistant coach Mike Haviland was fired. Coach Joel Quenneville said there was a dysfunction that needed to be addressed at the time. If it existed, Sharp said he was unaware of it.

If there was, players didnt sense it. Theyre all professional coaches in that room that do a good job of relaying messages. I didnt know any of that, Sharp said. Its a credit to Joel and his staff for doing a good job the last couple of years.

Sharp said he has a lot of respect for Haviland, who was well liked in the room.

Mike was a great coach to me, a great friend and I enjoyed playing for him, he said. Hes well respected across the league, and its just a matter of time before he lands another job.

Luis Solignac wins MLS Goal of the Week for opener in Montreal

Luis Solignac wins MLS Goal of the Week for opener in Montreal

Luis Solignac has made a big difference to the Chicago Fire’s attack since joining the team in early August.

On Friday, the Argentine forward added an award to show for his impact on the team. He won MLS Goal of the Week for his opening goal in the 3-0 win at Montreal on Aug. 20.

The curling goal from Solignac was his first in a Fire uniform. He also drew a penalty kick, which David Accam converted, in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy.

In Solignac’s 312 minutes, nearly three and a half games, the Fire have scored seven goals. Not bad considering the Fire were averaging less than a goal per game before Solignac’s arrival.

Watch: Ben Zobrist belts 'Let It Go' at Disneyland

Watch: Ben Zobrist belts 'Let It Go' at Disneyland

In case you were wondering whether Ben Zobrist knows all the words to "Let It Go," he does.

The Cubs' All-Star second baseman spent at least part of the team's off day with his family at Disneyland, and he posted this Instagram video of him and his daughter screaming along to the song from the movie "Frozen."

Check it out:

Some great family time for Zobrist. His wife has a challenger for the family's best singer. But not really.

Hank Aaron to follow Michael Jordan as honorary captain at Michigan


Hank Aaron to follow Michael Jordan as honorary captain at Michigan

Back in June, Jim Harbaugh asked Hank Aaron if he'd be an honorary captain at a Michigan football game this season.

Aaron has taken him up on it.

A look at Michigan's official website revealed to the Internet that one of the greatest baseball players of all-time will be the honorary captain for Michigan's Homecoming game against Illinois on Oct. 22.

Harbaugh chatted with Hammerin' Hank and donned a No. 44 Braves jersey during a stop in Atlanta on his whirlwind satellite-camp tour this summer, with Aaron sporting a Michigan hat.

Aaron will follow Michael Jordan, another all-time great who will serve as Michigan's honorary captain for the season-opener against Hawaii.

But while Jordan's connection to Michigan is all business — the Wolverines are the first football team to be outfitted by Jordan Brand — Aaron has a different reason to visit Ann Arbor, as his granddaughter attends the university.

(h/t Wolverine 24/7)