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Carpenter to have season-ending surgery


Carpenter to have season-ending surgery

By Danny
For the St. Louis Cardinals, it will be another full season without one of their aces.
According to Jenifer Langosch of, Chris Carpenter will undergo season-ending surgery in the near future, putting an end to any hope that the three-time All-Star will make a late-season return.
Carpenter, 37, has missed all of the 2012 season so far with Thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition leading to pain in the neck and shoulder. It also causes numbness and tingling in the fingers, leading to a weak grip.
The 2005 National League Cy Young winner missed virtually all of the 2007 and 2008 seasons while recovering from Tommy Johnsurgerybut he has consistently been one of the best pitchers in baseball since returning to the rotation full-time in 2009. He also missed the 2003 season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays with a shoulder injury.
Adam Wainwright missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in February. Wainwright had finished in the top three of National League Cy Young Award voting in 2009 and 2010 but is only 6-8 with a 4.75 ERA since returning this season.
Without Wainright, the Cardinals still managed to defeat the Texas Rangers in the World Series in seven games. However, Carpenter was the winning pitcher in both Games 1 and 7. The Cardinals are currently in 3rd place in the NL Central, 2.5 games behind the division-leading Cincinnati Reds.

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites is back with an exciting Week 9 full of thrilling matchups. NBC Sports Chicago has the highlights of some of the top matchups from Friday's games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPREPS for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

DRIVE: Batavia (episode 9)

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oak Forest football

VIEWERS' CHOICE GAMES OF THE WEEK: Fremd runs past Schaumburg

WINTRUST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Notre Dame running back Ty Gavin


(1) Lincoln-Way East 31, (16) Bolingbrook 0

(2) Batavia 24, Wheaton North 13

(3) Brother Rice 31, (17) Montini 0

(4) Marist 24, Benet 7

(6) Homewood-Flossmoor 56, Sandburg 0

(7) Cary-Grove 55, (15) Naperville Central 41

(9) Nazareth Academy 42, Marian Catholic 6

(10) Maine South 48, Niles West 6

(11) Oswego 22, Plainfield South 15

(12) Richards 41, Eisenhower 6

(13) Phillips 41, Raby 0

(14) Willowbrook 42, Downers South 20

(18) Oak Park-River Forest 48, Lyons 0

(19) Warren 43, Mundelein 7

(20) Glenbard West 35, Proviso West 6

(21) Hillcrest 43, Bremen 6

Joliet Catholic 33, (22) Notre Dame 17

(23) Hinsdale Central 21, Hinsdale South 12

(24) Rolling Meadows 34, Buffalo Grove 7

Wheaton Warrenville South 13, (25) St. Charles North 11


Payton 43, Kenwood 42

Coal City 43, Lisle 14

Huntley 55, Dundee-Crown 12

Perspectives 32, Solorio 16


Fenwick vs. (5) Mount Carmel 

(8) Simeon vs. Curie

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

11:35- Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Can the Bears pull off the upset against Tom Brady?

23:50- NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran joins Kap to talk about how New England views the Bears and discuss how Matt Nagy’s team can exploit the Patriots’ weaknesses.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below.