Bulls

Cubs bringing Rizzo up to Chicago

801344.png

Cubs bringing Rizzo up to Chicago

The future is now for Anthony Rizzo, whos expected to make his highly anticipated debut in a Cubs uniform on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
Rizzo is leaving Triple-A Iowa and headed to Chicago, a major-league source confirmed, after being pulled from Mondays game in Des Moines.
The organizations top prospect was hitting .342 with 23 homers and 62 RBI in 70 games, eye-popping numbers that had fans and the media speculating for months about when he might be promoted.
Look for Rizzo to be playing first base and penciled into the middle of Tuesdays lineup against the New York Mets.
Cubs executives feel Rizzo, 22, is prepared to handle all the hype after struggling last season with the San Diego Padres.
In one way or another, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod were involved in drafting Rizzo with the Boston Red Sox, packaging him in the Adrian Gonzalez deal and grabbing him again in the Andrew Cashner trade last winter.
By timing it this way, the Cubs have delayed Rizzos free agency and preserved an extra year of club control. They feel like he will be an offensive force, a potential Gold Glove defender and a strong clubhouse influence for years to come.
Stay with CSNChicago.com and tune in to Comcast SportsNet for the latest on this developing story.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

garforman.jpg
USA TODAY

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

Mark Carman, Hub Arkush, Phil Rogers and Will Perdue join Kap on the SportsTalk Live Podcast.

The guys start by discussing Brandon Morrow's injury that he sustained while taking off his pants... what's the craziest cause for an injury the guys can remember?

Plus, should the Bulls move up or down in Thursday's NBA Draft? Does it make sense to take on a bad contract in a potential deal?

Listen to the full SportsTalk Live Podcast right here:

Blackhawks emergency goaltender Scott Foster made his return at the NHL Awards to present the Vezina Trophy, and it was perfect

Blackhawks emergency goaltender Scott Foster made his return at the NHL Awards to present the Vezina Trophy, and it was perfect

After staying out of the public eye since his historic emergency relief appearance, Scott Foster emerged in Vegas at the NHL Awards and it was perfect. 

The 36-year-old accountant fittingly presented the Vezina Trophy award for the league's top goaltender and joked that he needed to speed it up because he had to get back to work.

Check him out on stage:

What a moment. And well done, NHL. 

Foster stopped all seven shots he faced in 14:01 of action in the Blackhawks' 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on March 30.

Nashville Predators netminder Pekke Rinne took home the award, but you can't argue against Foster's 1.000 career save percentage.