Soccer returning to Wrigley Field this summer


Soccer returning to Wrigley Field this summer

Wrigley Field will be hosting an international "Friendly at the Confines" soccer match between Italy's AS Roma and Poland's Zaglebie Lubin at 2:30 p.m. on July 22.

AS Roma will kick off the first leg of their U.S. Tour at Wrigley, with additional stops scheduled for Boston and New York.

The last soccer match at Wrigley Field was back in 1984 when the Chicago Sting beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. here, with prices ranging from 25 to 110 (tax excluded).

The playing field at Wrigley will run from the third base dugout to right field, which is similar to the football field layout during the 2010 Allstate Wrigleyville Classic game between Northwestern and Illinois.

Were very pleased AS Roma selected Wrigley Field to host their U.S. tour debut. Friendly at the Confines will bring soccer enthusiasts and two passionate, diverse fan bases together to cheer on these proud international franchises at an iconic American venue, said Chicago Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney.

Bears make it official, announce signing of quarterback Mark Sanchez

Bears make it official, announce signing of quarterback Mark Sanchez

The Bears made things official Friday morning, announcing the signing of free-agent quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Sanchez has been much maligned since he was selected by the New York Jets with the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 draft.

In eight seasons — four with the New York Jets, two with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the Dallas Cowboys — he's started 72 of the 77 games he's played in, completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 15,219 yards and 86 touchdowns compared to 86 interceptions.

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He went to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons, reaching the AFC Championship Game with the Jets in both 2009 and 2010. In six career playoff games, he completed 60.5 percent of his throws for 1,155 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions.

Sanchez, the USC product, played in just two games as a backup with the Cowboys last season, completing 10 of his 18 passing attempts for 93 yards.

Sanchez joins a reshaped Bears quarterback group that added Mike Glennon as an expected starter earlier this offseason.

Today on CSN: White Sox face Athletics in spring training game

Today on CSN: White Sox face Athletics in spring training game

The White Sox will battle the Oakland Athletics today, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins at 3:05 p.m.

Today's starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon vs. Kendall Graveman

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