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White Sox recall LHP Veal from Charlotte

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White Sox recall LHP Veal from Charlotte

The call-upcarouselcontinues for the White Sox, as the team announced they have recalled left-hander Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte for tonight's game in Boston.
Veal will replace left-hander Pedro Hernandez, who was optioned to Charlotte after allowing eight earned runs in four innings in his first major league start.
The 27-year-old Veal is 6-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 29 relief appearances with Charlotte this season, and is limiting opponents to a .230 batting average against.
The Cubs originally selected Veal in the second round of the 2005 draft. His only major league experience came in Pittsburgh, when he was 1-0 with a 7.16 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.
With the addition of Veal, the White Sox have now had 21 different pitchers on their 25-man roster in 2012.

Bears safety Deiondre’ Hall suspended for violating NFL substance abuse policy

Bears safety Deiondre’ Hall suspended for violating NFL substance abuse policy

Deiondre' Hall's status with the Bears looks a little murkier this afternoon. 

Earlier today, the NFL released a statement announcing that Hall has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. 

"Deiondre' Hall has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse," the statement read. "Hall will be eligble to return to the Bears' active roster on Monday, September 10th following the team's September 9th game against the Green Bay Packers. Hall is eligble to participate in all preseason practices and games." 

The suspension comes at a time when Hall is fighting for a roster spot: 

Hall has played in 10 games (eight in 2016, two in 2017) for the Bears since being drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 2016 draft. Through two years, he's totaled seven tackles, two passes defended and one interception. 

A sneak peek at Cam Ward's new Blackhawks goalie mask

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A sneak peek at Cam Ward's new Blackhawks goalie mask

It's a new year, new team for Cam Ward, who spent his first 13 NHL seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes before signing in Chicago on a one-year deal this summer. That means a newly-designed goalie mask is required to match up with his new team's colors, uniform and Blackhawks logo.

The designer of Ward's goalie masks Steve Nash, whose clients include 2017-18 Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck, two-time Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Quick and three-time 30-win netminder Martin Jones, shared a teaser on Twitter of Ward's new Blackhawks-themed mask for the upcoming season and it's sweet.

Check it out: