Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
Blackhawks temporarily shut down Kane
After having two recent practices cut short due to continuing pain in his injured left ankle, the Blackhawks have temporarily shut down the on-ice rehabilitation efforts of Patrick Kane.
Just last Wednesday, Kane was hopeful of returning to play in Friday night's game vs. Detroit, now there is question as to whether he can return before Christmas. (sportingnews.com)
Cubs give Hughes five-year extension
While still searching for an analyst to replace the late Ron Santo in the WGN Radio broadcast booth, the Cubs made sure they wouldn't need a new play-by-play announcer by signing Pat Hughes to a five-year extension through the 2015 season.
"I am delighted to continue my career with WGN Radio and the Chicago Cubs," Hughes said in a statement. "Chicago is one of the world's greatest sports cities, Wrigley Field one of the most famous venues, and I'm just happy to be a part of it all."
Hughes was partners with Santo for the last 15 seasons. (chicagocubs.com)
White Sox hire Pete Rose...
... Jr. that is. The son of MLB's career hits leader, who is banned from baseball, will run a rookie league team of the White Sox in Bristol, Va., of the Appalachian League.
Rose Jr. played 21 seasons of minor league baseball with several organizations, including the White Sox after originally being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th round in 1988.
The White Sox also said Joe McEwing will manage their Triple-A team in Charlotte, moving up from Class A Winston-Salem. In addition, former Toronto Blue Jays star Devon White (346 career stolen bases) will be a base-running instructor in the minors. (washingtonpost.com)