Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Giants win protest over ‘tarp game;’ play will resume Thursday ]]> Lead story image

After more than a 4.5-hour delay Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Giants game that was eventually ruled a five-inning, 2-0 Cubs victory still might not be over. The Giants filed a protest based on the Cubs’ lack of continued efforts to dry the soggy field over the final 90 minutes of the delay. ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:18:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mike Ditka can keep calling them ‘Redskins,’ but I won’t: Morrissey ]]> Lead story image

RICK MORRISSEY: If you saw an American Indian walking across the street, would you yell out, “Hey, Redskin, you dropped your hat’’? ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:26:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jay Cutler was once immature like Johnny Manziel ]]> Lead story image

TELANDER: ‘Do you have someone in particular you want to talk about?’’ our good buddy Jay Cutler said. This was after he had been asked if he watched any quarterbacks in televised NFL preseason games. (‘‘Here and there,’’ was his response to that query.)Well, OK, how about Johnny Football? ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Who will replace Devin Hester for Bears? ]]> Lead story image

It was a different position at a different level, but kick returner Micheal Spurlock knows what it’s like to replace a legend. ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jackie Robinson West’s superb defense keys 6-1 win ]]> Lead story image

In another must-win game, the boys of Jackie Robinson West came through again, beating Pearland of Texas 6-1 Tuesday night. The team from Chicago’s next game is Thursday. ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:37:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jose Abreu snaps HR drought, but White Sox still lose ]]> Lead story image

No one seemed to be panicking about Jose Abreu’s 0-for-August in home runs, but it was a significant drought for the star rookie who watched his American League lead disappear when the Orioles’ Nelson Cruz hit No. 32 at U.S. Cellular Field the night before. That dry spell finally came to an end during Abreu’s first at-bat in the White Sox’ 5-1 loss Tuesday to the Baltimore Orioles when he homered into the left-field seats against Chris Tillman for his first long ball since July 29, putting him in a tie for the major-league lead with Cruz and Giancarlo Stanton. … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:20:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kelly, Notre Dame trying to look beyond four suspensions ]]> Lead story image

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame unveiled its new threads during media day Tuesday. Officials displayed mannequins wearing the team’s home and road jerseys, as well as this year’s Shamrock Series uniform. It was a case of the show going on. Players have had a few days to absorb the sudden absences of teammates DaVaris Daniels, KeiVarae Russell, Ishaq Williams and Kendall Moore. The four have been held out of practice — and could miss games — while the university looks into suspected academic dishonesty of several students. With the investigation ongoing, most of the players available Tuesday tried to … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:20:36 -0500 <![CDATA[ Coaches sure Notre Dame’s defense will get through changes ]]> Lead story image

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian VanGorder didn’t want to gauge where Notre Dame’s defense stood right at this moment. ‘‘The one thing I do know is that there is a lot better football in front of us,’’ the Irish’s defensive coordinator said Tuesday. ‘‘We can be a lot better than we are as I talk to you today.’’ Notre Dame’s defense is still developing, with lineman Sheldon Day and linebacker Jaylon Smith providing leadership for the young unit. There already were plenty of questions surrounding the defense coming into preseason camp. Linemen Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix   III decided to enter … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:20:47 -0500