Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

White Sox hoping to sign John Danks to long-term deal

Despite being under team control in 2011 and 2012, MLB sources are reporting that the White Sox are interested in signing the left-hander to a long-term contract. Danks earned 3.45 million in 2010 and could get a big raise in arbitration after going 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA. Speculation is Danks would seek a four-year contract for roughly 30 million. (nbcsports.com)

Bulls' Rose explains 'The Good Wife' snub

Derrick Rose apologized for missing a taping in New York City for the CBS show "The Good Wife" and says he overslept.

"Oh, my God," Rose said when asked about it. "I overslept. It's nothing big. You can ask anybody I work with, was I a problem on set or did I have a problem showing up? I always show up early.

"I'm sorry I missed it. That's not my character where I big-time that type of show. If anything, I'd love to be on that show. They put a whole another twist on the story where (a driver) was ringing my (door)bell or somebody came out and said I wasn't going in a disrespectful way. It wasn't nothing like that." (ChicagoBreakingSports.com)

Ozzie makes 'appearance' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week in a humorous montage highlighting his work on FOX's World Series coverage.

HOF manager Sparky Anderson dies at 76

Sparky Anderson died Thursday at age 76 because of complications from dementia, according to a family spokesman.

He managed the Tigers for three more seasons and 200 more victories than anyone else has.

The Hall of Fame adorned him with a Reds hat for his Cooperstown plaque. But Anderson managed almost twice as long in Detroit as he did in Cincinnati, and he came to like Detroit so much that it often took considerable prompting for him to talk about the Cincinnati glory days. (Detroit Free Press)

Steelers' Harrison fined 20,000 for hit on Brees

James Harrison's paycheck will be a little lighter again this week. Harrison has reportedly been fined 20,000 for a late hit on Drew Brees in last Sunday's night game against the Saints.

Harrison has now been fined 100,000 this season. He was most notably fined 75,000 for two hits in a game against the Browns earlier this season. Those hits played a prominent role in getting the NFL to up the discipline for devastating hits. Harrison bristled at the league's new discipline, threatening retirement and missing a practice. Eventually showing up and playing for the Steelers in the following game against the Dolphins, Harrison afterwards blamed the new discipline for his "least productive game." (AOL Fanhouse)

White Sox announce Chris Sale will start Sunday's finale

White Sox announce Chris Sale will start Sunday's finale

Chris Sale will establish a new career high when he takes the mound in Sunday’s regular season finale.

The White Sox ace is set to start one more time this season and in doing so will make a career-best 32nd turn. One of the top contenders for the American League Cy Young Award, Sale has already established career highs for complete games (six) and innings pitched (221 2/3). White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Thursday that Sale, who pitched on Tuesday, would start against the Minnesota Twins.

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“At first you can look at it like he doesn’t necessarily have to throw,” Ventura said. “But I think he wants to throw and that’s a good sign. He’s motivated to throw and just to go do it. We’re not doing it for numbers or anything, but he wants to throw. I think that’s part of his commitment to being a teammate and all that stuff. So we’ll have a pretty good lineup out there.”

As for what to expect from Sale, Ventura said: “It won’t be four or five (innings), but it won’t be nine. Well, if he has a no-hitter, it’s a possibility. If there’s something special there and his pitch count and everything and he’s feeling good, he would go. But for the most part he’s not going to go nine.”

Preview: Jose Quintana, White Sox look to win sixth straight game on CSN

Preview: Jose Quintana, White Sox look to win sixth straight game on CSN

The White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals on Monday, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (13-11, 3.21 ERA) vs. Chris Archer (8-19, 4.02 ERA)

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