FORMER WHITE SOX CATCHER FISK CHARGED WITH DUI: Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence and other misdemeanors after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, police in suburban Chicago said Tuesday.
New Lenox Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz said officers found Fisk, 64, behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the truck's floor.
Fisk was taken to a hospital for treatment and released from custody after posting bail, Pawlisz said. He has a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 29 in Will County.
Besides the DUI charge, he faces charges of lane-use violation and illegal transportation of alcohol.
Fisk played 11 seasons with the Red Sox and 13 with the White Sox.
WELL-RESTED TIGERS TAKE ON WELL-TESTED GIANTS: Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers found out the hard way that rest means rust in the World Series.
Six years ago, their last Series appearance, they lounged around for nearly a week before getting wiped out by St. Louis.
This time, while once again waiting for the National League opponent to be decided, they stayed busy by working on bunts, playing against their instructional league team and letting ace Justin Verlander throw to hitters.
"Well, we just tried to come up with something," Leyland said Tuesday. "It wasn't like in 2006, where some people would indicate we sat around happy to get there, not doing anything, eating bon-bons."
Verlander will start Game 1 tonight against Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants, fresh off another stirring comeback and a Game 7 win Monday night over the Cardinals.
GOLSON WILL START AGAINST OKLAHOMA: Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says quarterback Everett Golson did well during a full workout and will start for the No. 5 Fighting Irish (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma on Saturday.
Kelly said Tuesday that Golson is at 100 percent. Kelly benched Golson against Brigham Young last week as a precaution, saying he wanted to give him more time to recover from a concussion sustained in a helmet-to-helmet hit against Stanford.
BOOZER LEADS BULLS PAST THUNDER: Carlos Boozer had 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Bulls to a 94-89 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Luol Deng scored 21 points for the Bulls.
SPURS WAIVE THORNWOOD GRAD: The San Antonio Spurs waived center Eddy Curry on Tuesday.
Curry, a Thornwood grad, averaged 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in five preseason games. The former lottery pick had been hoping to revitalize his career in San Antonio after playing in just 24 games over the past four seasons.
AVALOS NETS TWO GOALS IN CALUMET COLLEGE WIN: Jesus Avalos scored twice in Calumet College's 3-1 victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday.
Rob Thome also scored, and Fernando Perez added four saves for the Crimson Wave (6-11).
DEPAUL EXTENDS AD'S CONTRACT: DePaul University has announced that athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto has signed a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2016-17 academic year.
Ponsetto is in her 38th year as a member of the DePaul athletics family as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. She is a graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School (now Seton Academy) in South Holland.
CLASS 5A TICKETS AVAILABLE: Tickets for Friday's 7 p.m. sectional game between Chesterton and host Merrillville will be on sale in the Chesterton High School athletic office until 3:30 p.m. today. There is no school on Thursday or Friday for fall break. All tickets are $6.
MARIAN LOOKING FOR COACH: Marian Catholic is looking for a head football coach after Dave Mattio resigned from the position.
Varsity high school coaching experience and valid teaching certificates are requirements. A full-time staff position at Marian Catholic is negotiable with the football job. Interested applicants should send a letter, resume and references to Principal Sr. Kathleen Anne Tait by Dec. 1 at Marian Catholic High School, 700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Details may be obtained by contacting Sister Kathleen via email at email@example.com.
FOUR WESTVILLE PLAYERS SELECTED FOR INDIANA ELITE GAME: Westville senior volleyball players Emily Henrich, Shaina Jacks along with juniors Ashley McClintock and Samantha Albers have been selected to play in the Indiana Elite 2012 North vs. South All-Star Challenge.
The event will take place Nov. 10 and 11 at Southmont High School in Crawfordsville. The Class A Senior game will follow the Class A Junior game, which will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 11.
VALPO SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER SUNDAY: Valparaiso Pop Warner and Cheer will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Elks 500 Club.
Tickets are $10. Money raised will help fund the Mitey Mite No. 2 team's appearance in an exhibition game Dec. 1 at the ESPN Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. For details, contact Ruth Anne Olson at (219) 548-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around the horn
Danny Granger, playing in his first preseason game after being out sidelined by a sore left knee, scored nine points to help the Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-82 on Tuesday night. ... The Cubs have agreed to a three-year contract extension with assistant general manager Randy Bush. The Cubs also announced Tuesday they have hired former major leaguer David Bell as their third base coach and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson, completing manager Dale Sveum's staff. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr.was cleared Tuesday for this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway after missing the last two weeks to recover from a pair of concussions.