Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

The White Sox visit the Royals  for the start of a three-game set.  Dallas Keuchel gets the nod against Kansas City’s Kris Bubic.  Keuchel’s home debut was strong, as he allowed two runs over five innings in beating the Twins last Saturday.

Pre-game starts at 6:30 First pitch at 7:05. Right here on the home for White Sox baseball – 1430 WCMY.

After a long delay last night the Cubs vs Reds in Cincinnati was Postponed By Rain, the north siders Host the Pirates Tonight.

 The Cardinals open a three-game set in Milwaukee today.  Jack Flaherty gets the start against the Brewers’ Brett Anderson.  St. Louis has lost three straight coming into the series.

 It appears makeup doubleheaders in the majors this season will feature shorter games. MLB and the Players’ Association plan to go-head with seven-inning doubleheaders to save time.  The league has already seen numerous postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Phillies are shutting down Citizens Bank Park after a coach and a home clubhouse staffer tested positive for the coronavirus.  Their weekend series against the Blue Jays has been postponed.  The Phillies haven’t played since Sunday after facing the virus-plagued Miami Marlins last weekend. The Marlins are now up to 19 positive tests for the virus.

The Blackhawks open their best-of-five Qualifying Round series against the Oilers tomorrow in Edmonton.  The puck drops at 2 p.m.  The Hawks dominated the Blues 4-0 in an exhibition Wednesday night.  

Chicago Sky fell 83-81 to the Minnesota Lynx in Florida.   The Sky is back in action tomorrow against the Washington Mystics

 Former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks New head coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach.

Brooks Koepka is on top of the leaderboard after the first round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.  He carded an eight-under Thursday at TPC Southwind to lead Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd by two shots each.  

 NASCAR heads to New Hampshire on Sunday for The Foxwoods Resort Casinos 301.  Aric Almirola  will be on the pole.