MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - If the Chicago Bulls want to trade first-round draft pick Doug McDermott as part of a deal for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, they'll have to wait a few weeks. An NBA rule requires a 30-day waiting period to trade any rookie who signs his contract. McDermott signed his on Tuesday. Teams can agree in principle to trades before the period ends.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs send Edwin Jackson to the mound Thursday night in the final game of a three-game set against San Diego. The Cubs and Padres have split the first two games. The Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game series starting Friday afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Chicago White Sox are beginning a seven-game road trip. Hector Noesi (noh-eh-SEE') pitches Thursday night in the first game of a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long won't be ready for the start of practices Friday because of a viral infection. General manager Phil Emery says Long will be re-evaluated next week. Emery says safety Chris Conte, who is coming off shoulder surgery, won't start practicing until after the first preseason game.
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