From Comcast SportsNetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.The retired coach, who won 11 NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, is engaged to longtime girlfriend and Lakers executive Jeanie Buss.Buss posted a picture Thursday night on her official Twitter account of her left hand with a diamond ring on her finger.The accompanying tweet read "Twitter family -- Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!" followed by a smiley face.Buss later confirmed the engagement to ESPN.com, saying she received the ring at Christmas and she's "beyond happy."The 67-year-old Jackson and 51-year-old Buss have been dating since 1999.Jackson nearly returned to the Lakers in November, but the team opted for coach Mike D'Antoni.
Dane Dunning has been nothing but consistent since joining the White Sox organization in the Adam Eaton trade before the 2017 season.
He has performed well at three different levels in the minor leagues and has stayed healthy. That second part is currently in question after he left a start for Double-A Birmingham on Saturday with elbow soreness.
Dunning left in the fourth inning in what was developing into one of his worst starts of the season. He had four strikeouts, but also walked four and gave up two runs (one earned). The four walks matched a season high.
Here is how things went down on his final pitch:
Dane Dunning's last pitch of the night. pic.twitter.com/svWgV8Dgxb— Jim Margalus (@SoxMachine) June 24, 2018
It's too early for a full diagnosis, but Dunning is expected to have an MRI in the next few days. White Sox manager Rick Renteria talked about Dunning's injury before Sunday's game against the Athletics.
"I think everybody considered it a very moderate strain," Renteria said. "Nobody is at this point too concerned. They still have to re-evaluate more. We won’t know more until they get further evaluation and at that point everybody will know where he’s at. Right now he still has to be re-evaluated."
Dunning, 23, began the season at Single-A Winston-Salem where he posted a 2.59 ERA in four starts with 31 strikeouts against three walks in 24 1/3 innings. The Florida product then was promoted to Birmingham where he has a 2.76 ERA. In 11 starts with the Barons, Dunning has 69 strikeouts and 23 walks in 62 innings.
Dunning is one of the top pitching prospects in the White Sox farm system along with Michael Kopech and Alec Hansen.
Chris Kuc contributed to this report.
NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.
School: Maine West
Head coach: Jason Kradman
Assistant coaches: Steve Piha (Def. Coordinator), Mike O'Brill (DB/ST Coordinator), Tony Manicke (LB/Head JV Coach), Dan Wilson (OL) Russ Swenson (TE) Ryan Willett (QB) Matt Boswell (DL) Trent Greco (WR) Kyle Prater (WR) Mike Smith (Head Frosh Coach) Joe Duszynski (Frosh Asst.) and DJ Frey (Frosh Asst.).
How they fared in 2017: 7-3 (4-1 Central Suburban North Conference). Maine West made the Class 7A state football playoff field. The Warriors lost to Benet Academy in opening round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 vs Mundelein
Sept. 1 @ Fenton
Sept. 7 vs Elk Grove
Sept. 14 @ Hersey
Sept. 21 vs Glenbrook North
Sept. 28 @ Maine East
Oct. 5 vs Vernon Hills
Oct. 12 vs Highland Park
Oct. 19 @ Deerfield
Biggest storyline: Will history repeat itself? Can the Warriors post back-to-back IHSA state playoff appearances? If so, it'd be a first for the Des Plaines high school.
Names to watch this season: RB/LB Jake Bellizzi, FB/LB Krystian Garbicz and WR/DB Ely Grimmer
Biggest holes to fill: The Warriors will need to replace standout TE Matt Kentgen (now at Butler). He was a multi-year starter and team leader last fall.
EDGY's Early Take: Maine West, coached by Jason Kradman, has been one of the area's better success stories. Kradman took over the Warriors program in 2014 and guided the Warriors to their first state playoff appearance since 2002. With 13 returning starters back from a season ago (seven offense, six defense) and a program-wide boost in overall numbers and excitement, look for the Warriors to have a good shot at playoff football once again this October.