Sports Digest: Bears trade Carimi to Tampa Bay

2013-06-09T21:30:00Z 2013-09-16T18:54:11Z Sports Digest: Bears trade Carimi to Tampa Bay nwitimes.com
June 09, 2013 9:30 pm

BEARS TRADE CARIMI TO TAMPA BAY: The Bears say they have agreed to trade former first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The team confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical, on Sunday night. The Bears didn't say what they were getting in return, although a person familiar with the situation said Tampa is sending a sixth-round pick to Chicago.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the terms were not announced.

The Outland Trophy winner as a senior at Wisconsin, the 6-foot-7 Carimi never quite lived up to expectations after the Bears took him with the 29th pick in the 2011 draft. He started the first two games at right tackle as a rookie before suffering a season-ending knee injury and appeared to be limited last year.

He started the first 10 games at right guard before losing the job to Jonathan Scott and played guard and tackle the rest of the way. But he seemed to be the odd man out after a series of moves this offseason.

The Bears fired coach Lovie Smith and hired Marc Trestman to replace him. They also revised their offensive line, signing left tackle Jermon Bushrod and veteran guards veteran guards Matt Slauson and Eben Britton. They also drafted guard Kyle Long in the first round, adding him to a mix that also includes James Brown and Edwin Williams.

Carimi attended the Bears' voluntary minicamp in April but did not participate in organized team activities after that.

 

Pro baseball

RIOS, FLOWERS HOMER AS WHITE SOX BEAT OAKLAND: Alex Rios and Tyler Flowers homered, Hector Santiago pitched into the seventh inning and the White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series.

The White Sox appear to be waking up after dropping 10 of 11 and falling into last place in the AL Central. They've won two in a row behind strong starts from Santiago (2-4) and John Danks, and their bats are showing some life as well.

Flowers tied it 1-all in the third after Coco Crisp homered in the top half. The White Sox grabbed a 3-1 lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Conor Gillaspie and an RBI double by Gordon Beckham. Rios chased A.J. Griffin (5-5) with a solo homer in the eighth to make it 4-2.

 

Pro basketball

KIDD TO DISCUSS NETS' COACHING JOB: Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets' coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.

Kidd led the Nets to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03 as a player and is interested in replacing P.J. Carlesimo, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing its search.

The recently retired point guard's interest was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

The 40-year-old Kidd ended his career last week after a season with the Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. He is second on the career list in assists and steals, and is the Nets' franchise leader in most playoff statistical categories.

 

Auto racing

F1 POINTS LEADER VETTEL WINS CANADIAN GRAND PRIX: Sebastian Vettel was so far ahead of the pack in the Canadian Grand Prix that only the walls and the curbs were in his way.

The three-time defending Formula One champion improved his chances at a fourth straight season title Sunday, surviving an early brush with a wall and late trouble in Turn 1 to earn his first victory at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Vettel's Red Bull left from pole position and led almost the entire way to finish 14.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso's Ferrari.

It was the third win of the year for Vettel, who picked up 25 points in the championship standings to extend what had been a 21-point lead over Lotus' Kimo Raikkonen. Alonso picked up 18 points to move into second, 36 points behind Vettel; Raikkonen finished ninth for two points and now trails the leader by 44 points.

"You don't have to be a genius to know that you get more points than anybody else with that result," Vettel said about the win. "We're trying to maximize every race. If we have the chance, we have to use it."

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