Torres dealt new, reduced suspension

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Torres dealt new, reduced suspension

Raffi Torres, who was suspended 25 games for his hit on Marian Hossa in the playoffs last spring, has had that punishment reduced by four games.The Phoenix Coyotes forward, who had 12 games remaining on his suspension before he appealed the ruling, will now serve eight more games before being eligible to return.Torres delivered a hit to Hossas head during Game 3 of the Blackhawks first-round playoff series against Phoenix. Hossa, who sustained a concussion, was taken off on a stretcher and missed the rest of the Blackhawks brief postseason.The Blackhawks forward was frustrated and angry with Torres actions when he spoke to media in early May. At the time he was struggling to recover from his concussion but time has helped him with that. Both general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville said recently that Hossa is doing much better and has begun his offseason workout program.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Marian Hossa keeps producing as Blackhawks find chemistry

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Marian Hossa keeps producing as Blackhawks find chemistry

In the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle is joined by Steve Konroyd and Tracey Myers following the Blackhawks 4-0 shutout win over the Coyotes.

The crew breaks down how the Blackhawks keep finding ways to win, how Marian Hossa has remained a top-six forward and how the team seems to have finally found some chemistry without Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford.

Listen to the latest episode below:

White Sox Talk Podcast: Breaking down the Chris Sale trade

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Breaking down the Chris Sale trade

On the latest episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes break down the White Sox trade of Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox.

Plus, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe provides some insight on what exactly the White Sox got in return for their former ace.

And Rick Hahn talks about just how difficult it was to pull the trigger and trade elite, homegrown talent.

Listen to the latest episode below: