Word on the Street: Peavy's rehab turns heads

Word on the Street: Peavy's rehab turns heads

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

Peavy's rehab session makes White Sox happy
Two weeks ago, Jake Peavy threw under the watchful eyes of White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper, who came away with uplifting reviews over the results.

"With my eyes, he looked free and easy and was going through what he was doing pretty darn well," said Cooper, who was joined by White Sox head athletic trainer Herm Schneider at Peavy's workout. "I was immediately talking about how he looked looser, freer, easier and quicker.

"He did a heck of a job to be where he's at," said Cooper. "I really didn't think he would be right there. I thought it would be slower, but he hopped right into it and has a chance to be ready."

In addition to the news on Peavy, Cooper stated that Chris Sale will prepare as a starter during spring training but would slide in as closer with a healthy Peavy in place. (mlb.com)
Toews loses award to Joey Votto

It's been an amazing year for Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, but he won't be adding to his 2010 awards list. Toews finished runner-up to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto for the inaugural QMI Agency Canadian Male Athlete of the Year award.

In hockey's nation it's a true wonder that the guy who led Canada to the gold medal at the Olympics in Vancouver, wins the Conn Smythe trophy and Stanley Cup lost out to the National League MVP. (torontosun.com)

Bulls can't sing for the holidays

Some fan-favorite Bulls players past and present got together to record a Christmas jingle but their lack of talent was clear. Plus, Derrick Rose makes a bold remark in the process. It's definitely a video worth a watch. (huffingtonpost.com)

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons tonight on CSN+

Avisail Garcia busts out of mini-slump in White Sox win

Jake Arrieta not at his sharpest in Cubs shutout loss to Dodgers

Could Derrick Rose reunite with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota?

Why Jim Callis thinks Luis Robert is going to have a gigantic impact on White Sox

The ‘friendly rivalry’ between Theo Epstein and Andrew Friedman with Cubs, Dodgers becoming NL superpowers

Red Sox ace Chris Sale doesn't have time to get emotional in return to Chicago

Cubs: Is Joe Maddon turning Kyle Schwarber into a platoon player?

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito: No-hitter 'special' after early struggles

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in a doubleheader, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m. The second game is scheduled after the conclusion of the first. Be sure to stick around after the final out of the second game to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchups: Derek Holland vs. Buck Farmer for Game 1, and Tyler Danish vs. Michael Fulmer for Game 2.

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