Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Jordan Lynch’s fate still up in the air ]]> Lead story image

Maybe Jordan Lynch has come to accept the Bears’ practice squad as his likely fate. Or maybe he subtly was lobbying to join it. Either way, the 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois spent a lot of time talking about the Bears’ 10-man unit Tuesday. ‘‘There’s so many things I can do,’’ he said. ‘‘I can play quarterback. I can play running back. I can kind of split out and play receiver and just give the Bears any chance to get a better look for that week.’’ Squint your eyes enough, and it’s easy to see him mimicking San … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:50:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jackie Robinson West gives us a return to innocence ]]> Lead story image

RICK MORRISSEY: In sports, we latch on to anything that remotely resembles innocence, knowing how rare and precious it is. We want to believe in purity so much it hurts. ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cubs ready for Soler power, top Reds 3-0 ]]> Lead story image

CINCINNATI — Who knows what the Cubs will have to challenge the rest of the National League next year? But they’re on the verge of finding out quickly, say guys in the clubhouse awaiting the big-league debut of $30 million outfield prospect Jorge Soler on Wednesday. ‘‘You’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel,’’ cornerstone first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. ‘‘It’s a smart move to get him up here and get him a solid five weeks to play — just like Javy [Baez]. Hopefully it overwhelms him a lot and he goes into the offseason knowing … ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:29:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Hahn knows White Sox still have work to do, fall to Indians in 10 ]]> Lead story image

The White Sox plan on being contenders next season, which is more than they planned on being in 2014. So there is progress — at least in terms of goals being set for 2015. ‘‘That’s absolutely our intent,’’ general manager Rick Hahn said before the Sox lost to the visiting Cleveland Indians 8-6 in 10 innings, extending their skid to seven games. ‘‘We can’t guarantee we’re going to be able to make ‘X’ number of moves and we’re going to be able to hit on as high a percentage of our targets as we did last year, but it’s certainly … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:05:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ USC investigates Josh Shaw’s claim about saving drowning nephew ]]> Lead story image

USC coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that he’s received several calls questioning the validity of cornerback Josh Shaw’s story describing how he sustained two high ankle sprains over the weekend. The school is vetting the tale. ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose plays poorly in Team USA victory over Slovenia ]]> Lead story image

Mike Krzyzewski is done asking Derrick Rose how he feels. The Team USA coach made that very evident on Monday evening, leading into his team’s final exhibition game over Slovenia on Tuesday, winning the friendly 101-71 at the Gran Canaria Arena. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:39:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Notre Dame players under investigation will miss opener ]]> Lead story image

Notre Dame will be without the four players under investigation for suspected academic dishonesty for at least the season opener. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:33:50 -0500