Slaughter suspended; Young on probation


Slaughter suspended; Young on probation

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
1:32 p.m.By Michael O'Brien
Young coach Tyrone Slaughter has been suspended from all coachingactivities until Feb. 14, according to IHSA Executive Director MartyHickman. Young is also on probation until Jan. 1, 2012. Thepenalties are the result of the IHSA's investigation into Young's boysbasketball practice at Burr Ridge Middle School on Nov. 12, 2010. Slaughter is suspended from all team events, including contact with players and coaches.
Thiswas not an event that came together at a moments notice, Hickman saidin a statement. Youngs basketball program had ample time to seekclearance from its athletic administration, high school administrationor from the IHSA. Had they done so, they would have been notified thata practice of this nature violates the IHSA Recruiting Bylaws,specifically 3.071 and 3.073.
The practice was first revealed in the Sun-Times on Dec. 9.Slaughterconfirmedthat the practice happened, but didn't give a specific reason why.According to the IHSA media release, Young had a conflict at its campusgym on Nov. 12 and practiced at Burr Ridge Middle School on the way toa team event. "It's not against the rules," Slaughter said. "There is no rule against it. There is nothing."Burr Ridge Middle School Principal Julie Bartell said the practice was "an opportunity for our students."Thispractice violated the IHSA recruiting by-laws and would have done soeven if none of the attendees were basketball players, added Hickman.The fact Whitney Young traveled some 20 miles from its campus toconduct a practice, with an audience which was made up almostexclusively of middle school basketball players was especiallytroubling. A schools administration can market its programs, but ithas to be done in the overall context of the schools academic andextracurricular programs. This event was conducted by the coach andonly provided the attendees with the opportunity to learn about WhitneyYoungs boys basketball program.With that said, we did not find evidence that any particular players were recruited, as was previously alleged.
Hinsdale South filed an official complaint with the IHSA in December.

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

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

Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox are about to roll through Chicago's South Side.

At the tail end of the holiday weekend, Sale and Co. will return to the place he called home for seven years.

Sale was initially scheduled to start in the series opener Monday against longtime teammate Jose Quintana, but the Red Sox will now throw out David Price in his 2017 debut.

The 28-year-old Sale is slotted in for Tuesday night's outing.

Asked how emotional he'll be returning to Chicago, Sale brushed it off:

"I don't have time to think about that right now," he said. "Get ready for it like any other start. I've pitched there a lot so I should be alright."

Sale last pitched Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, picking up his fifth win of the season with 7.1 strong innings. It was also the first time Sale didn't strike out at least 10 batters in a start since his 2017 debut on April 5, going eight straight starts with double digit whiffs.

On the season, Sale is 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 0.81 WHIP averaging a ridiculous 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Sale leads the league in games started, innings, strikeouts, WHIP and FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching).

The big southpaw appeared in 228 games for the White Sox — including 148 starts — posting a 74-50 record with a 3.00 ERA, 1.065 WHIP and 1,244 strikeouts in 1,110 innings.

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.

Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.

Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.

Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.

Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.

“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”