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SPORTS Cubs, White Sox and NU all lose but Fire win
2022-09-25

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On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Chicago Cubs (66-86) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-96) 6-0 at PNC Park, snapping a four-game win streak.

Pittsburgh's Johan Oviedo tied his career high with seven strikeouts in seven innings, ESPN noted.

The series finale will take place Sunday, Sept. 25.

—The future had looked promising for the Chicago White Sox (76-76), but things have taken a dark turn, to say the least.

After being swept in a crucial series against the Cleveland Guardians at home, the South Siders have continued sliding, losing to the Detroit Tigers (59-92) 7-2 at home on Sept. 24.

Also, the White Sox announced that manager Tony La Russa won't return to the dugout this season, per ESPN. La Russa, 78, has been advised by his doctors not to manage again in 2022. He has been out since late August with a heart ailment, and has undergone additional testing and medical procedures over the past week.

Their series concludes in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 25.

—The seat under longtime Northwestern University football coach Pat Fitzgerald isn't hot, but it's warming.

The Wildcats are now 1-3 after losing at home to Miami of Ohio 17-14 Sept. 24 on a last-minute field goal by Graham Nicholson, The Chicago Tribune noted.

It was the first win for the RedHawks (2-2) against a Big Ten team since it beat Northwestern 44-14 in 2003. That Miami team was headed by now-retired Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The game was Northwestern's third straight loss and second shocking one at home after a 31-24 defeat to FCS team Southern Illinois on Sept. 17.

Things certainly don't get easier for the Wildcats as they visit No. 14 Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1, in a return to Big Ten action.

—However, one prominent local team did win on Sept. 24 as the Chicago Fire FC defeated the Mexican squad Club Leon in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw at SeatGeek Stadium.

Alfonso Alvarado opened the scoring for Leon in the international friendly, but the Fire countered with a second-half goal from Javier Casas Jr.

The Fire will return to regular season play as they travel to face FC Cincinnati on Saturday, Oct. 1, at TQL Stadium at 6:30 p.m. CT. The contest will be broadcast on WGN and CF97Live and transmitted locally on Univision Radio.


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