Several key Cubs players are nearing returns from the injured list, the White Sox demoted Adam Engel to Triple-A and the Bears' kicking competition is underway. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:
Cubs catcher Victor Caratini took batting practice on Sunday, a significant step in his recovery from hand surgery. In other injured Cubs news, Mike Montgomery and Xavier Cedeño are also nearing returns to the team.
The Cubs finished off a sweep of the Cardinals on Sunday to re-claim first place in the NL Central. After the win, Kris Bryant asked "Why did we have to start 1-6?"
Anthony Rizzo is off to a solid start this season, with one major adjustment at least partially responsible. Javier Báez is also off to a great start, though he's trending in the wrong direction in one head-scratching area.
Kyle Hendricks delivered one of the best pitching performances in recent memory on Friday, tossing a complete-game shutout on just 81 pitches.
Is the Cubs' bullpen plan finally coming into focus?
While it's been just one month, Daniel Descalso has fit in nicely with the Cubs this season.
The Charlotte carousel keeps on turning for the White Sox, as the team demoted outfielder Adam Engel to Triple-A following Sunday's game. Meanwhile, White Sox outfielder Jon Jay's return to the team from the injured list is still not totally certain.
The White Sox pitching problems continued in a big way on Saturday, with the team suffering an ugly loss at the hands of the Red Sox. Despite the loss, the White Sox may still have picked up a victory over the Red Sox through the Chris Sale trade.
On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Kopech and Dane Dunning joined Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey to discuss their respective returns from Tommy John surgery.
Bears cornerbacks Duke Shelley and Stephen Denmark are learning new positions in their own way.
Our Bears insider JJ Stankevitz caught up with Mitchell Trubisky in an entertaining Q&A, covering the Jordan Howard trade, Game of Thrones and more.
Trubisky might need to master hot dog toppings next, though.
The Bulls announced a multi-year contract extension for head coach Jim Boylen on Friday.
What would the Bulls get if they drafted Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter?