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Other Sports

Here are some of the Chicago sports stories you may have missed from the weekend. 

Bulls

NBA Free agency got underway on Sunday night and the Bulls wasted no time getting a deal done.

The Bulls agreed to terms on a three-year deal with forward Thaddeus Young

Despite not being the splashiest name in the free agent market, Young will help the Bulls will with veteran presence, playoff experience, and strong defensive versatility. 

Cubs

The Cubs ended up with three All-Stars in 2019, with Kris Bryant announced on Sunday to be joining teammates Willson Contreras and Javier Baez. The Cubs got some bad news on Saturday, with Cole Hamels injury being labeled an oblique strain.

The North Siders did receive some good news, as they do have one pitcher on the way back to the mound in Kyle Hendricks.

Hendricks is slated to start on Tuesday against the Pirates. He last pitched on June 14 against the Dodgers. The Cubs have not made a roster move to make room for Hendricks' return yet, so the expectation is that someone will be sent down to Tripe-A Iowa soon.

 

White Sox

The White Sox will also be sending three players to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland. First baseman Jose Abreu will be making his third All-Star appearance, while the South Siders have two first-time All-Stars in pitcher Lucas Giolito and James McCann.

The trio of All-Stars is just one of the many things that have showcased how things are heading in the right direction for the White Sox.

Perhaps the biggest piece of news to come out of the weekend for the White Sox was that Dylan Cease, the No. 3 prospect in the organization and the No. 18 prospect in baseball, will make his major league debut Wednesday. Cease will be getting the start in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers.

Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made a major move on the eve of NHL free agency, acquiring forward Andrew Shaw, who spent his first five NHL seasons in Chicago, where he helped the Blackhawks win two Stanley Cups in 2013 and 2015.