Stalberg enjoying his summer vacation

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Stalberg enjoying his summer vacation

Coming off his best NHL season with 22 goals and 21 assists, Viktor Stalberg could continue working hard to increase his stats or reward himself with a nice summer vacation.

Based on what he told ChicagoBlackhawks.com, he's done a bit of both.

Stalberg said he's spent a majority of his time off at home in Sweden outside of a two-week trip with some friends to Mallorca, Spain.

He's also spent plenty of time with fellow Swede Niklas Hjalmarsson as the two went to Ukraine for a couple of nights to watch Sweden vs. England in the European Championship game. Hjalmarsson also attended his housewarming party.

Stalberg also said he's been doing the same strength program he's done the last couple of years, but "I haven't started skating too much yet."

When he does begin to consistently start skating again, he says "I'll be working on my shot and getting more accurate."

Based on his personal Twitter account, we also know Stalberg spent some time on the golf course and took out some anger on a wedge:

Not to happy about how my 52 degree wedge has been performing lately... @sstalberg8 twitter.comVStalbergstat Viktor Stalberg (@VStalberg) June 5, 2012

Cubs wear NFL jerseys for themed road trip

Cubs wear NFL jerseys for themed road trip

The Cubs headed to Cincinnati in style Thursday night for their final regular-season series of the season.

In what may or may not be the last themed trip of the year implemented by Joe Maddon, Cubs players sported NFL jerseys while they hit the road and some of them are unique.

Kris Bryant went old school with a retro Mike Ditka home jersey while David Ross and Pedro Strop rocked the Bo Jackson home and away Oakland Raiders jersey:

Five Cubs players wore Walter Payton jerseys to represent the Bears:

Here is the full team picture, courtesy of Ross' Twitter account:

 

Other notables: Jason Heyward in a Cam Newton jersey, Jon Lester in a Matt Ryan jersey and the Cubs rookies in cheerleader outfits. Priceless.

Preview: Carlos Rodon, White Sox open final series of season vs. Twins on CSN

Preview: Carlos Rodon, White Sox open final series of season vs. Twins on CSN

The White Sox open their final series of the season tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (8-10, 4.08 ERA) vs. Tyler Duffey (9-11, 6.18 ERA)

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