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Rose gives update on ACL rehab

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Rose gives update on ACL rehab

Derrick Rose has not made many public appearances since the end of last season, but that did not keep him from attending Sunday afternoon's holiday party the Bulls hosted for 100 Chicago children.
Rose said he was glad to show up at the Berto Center to take pictures, sign autographs and hand out gifts to 65 children whose parent or parents have been deployed overseas or lost a love one, and 35 children from CHA housing.
"Just seeing the kids, letting them know we're people, too," Rose said. We're just down-to-earth people."
Rose also gave a brief update as to where his rehabilitation from ACL surgery stands.
"I'm feeling good right now. Rehab is going good. I'm working out six times a week and I'm trying to get on the court as soon as possible but being patient and taking my time," he said. "And everything's going pretty good."
No timetable has been set for Rose's return, but a report last week said he may be weeks from returning to practice.
This holiday season will be particularly special for Rose, who will celebrate with his son, PJ, for the first time. When he isn't in the weight room or conditioning his knee, Rose will need to begin his Christmas shopping soon.
"I haven't even started to be honest," he said laughing. "I'll take a couple of days to start, but I want to get it out of the way soon."
Rose has stayed away from the Bulls' sideline on gamedays, but he has been pleased with improvement he's seen from the team, specifically late in games.
"They're playing good basketball. They're learning how to close out games towards the end," Rose said. They're making smart plays, playing with each other and moving the ball. That's something we've been doing great."

96 Days to Kickoff: Jacobs

96 Days to Kickoff: Jacobs

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: Jacobs

Head coach: Bill Mitz

Assistant coaches: Bubba Smith, Mike Warren, Brian Zimmerman, JM Foote, Ryan Arndt and Bob Mackey

How they fared in 2017: 6-4 (5-3 Fox Valley Conference). Jacobs made the Class 7A playoff field. The Golden Eagles lost to Lincoln-Way West in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 Hampshire 

Aug. 31 @ Huntley 

Sept. 7 Dundee-Crown 

Sept. 14 @ McHenry 

Sept. 21 Neuqua Valley 

Sept. 28 Prairie Ridge 

Oct. 5 @ Cary-Grove 

Oct. 12 Crystal Lake South 

Oct. 19 @ Crystal Lake Central

Biggest storyline: Can the Golden Eagles move up in the Fox Valley Conference pecking order in 2018?

Names to watch this season: OT Joacheim Price and OL Nick Zonta

Biggest holes to fill: The Golden Eagles will need to replace its entire starting linebacker group from a season ago.

EDGY's Early Take: Year in and year out, Jacobs is always a factor in the rugged Fox Valley Conference (seven playoff appearances in the last eight years). The Golden Eagles return some starters in several key spots. If the underclassmen group can step up this summer, look for Jacobs to challenge for the FVC conference title and a higher seed in 7A come IHSA playoff time. 
 

Carlos Rodon's first rehab start went well, White Sox set date for next one

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Carlos Rodon's first rehab start went well, White Sox set date for next one

Carlos Rodon's return to the South Side is coming soon.

The top-five draft pick recovering from last fall's shoulder surgery made his first rehab start Saturday with Class A Kannapolis and threw well. Rodon allowed just one run on three hits in his five innings of work, striking out six and walking none.

The White Sox announced Sunday that Rodon's second rehab start will come Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte.

As for the exact date Rodon returns to the big league roster, it's unknown at this point. General manager Rick Hahn said that Rodon will make multiple rehab starts. One might look to the pitcher's recovery from a spring injury last year as a guide. Rodon made four rehab starts in June before debuting with the White Sox on June 28.

This recovery is different, of course. Rodon is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list on May 28.