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2014-05-19T21:30:00Z 2014-05-24T22:15:17Z Sports Digest: nwitimes.com
May 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Pro baseball

SOX RALLY AGAINST ROYALS: Alexei Ramirez homered and drove in four runs, Dayan Viciedo and Paul Konerko also went deep and the Chicago White Sox climbed out of a five-run hole before holding on for a wild 7-6 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Zach Putnam (2-0) worked two shutout innings in relief of Scott Carroll, and Ronald Belisario also threw two scoreless innings before Scott Downs and Jake Petricka bailed out reliever Matt Lindstrom.

Meanwhile, White Sox slugger Jose Abreu will continue to rest his inflamed left ankle after an MRI exam showed no structural damage. The 27-year-old rookie left Saturday's game against Houston with a limp in the seventh inning. He was placed on the disabled list Sunday.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura characterized the results of Monday's MRI exam as "good news," but declined to provide a timetable for Abreu's return.

Pro football

BEARS DO ADD AND SUBTRACT: The Bears on Monday signed running back Senorise Perry and safety Marcus Trice and waived punter Drew Butler and running back Willie Carter.

Perry appeared in 46 games during four seasons (2010-13) at Louisville, running for 1,409 yards and 18 touchdowns on 289 carries (4.9 ypc) adding 359 yards and a touchdown on 36 receptions (10.0 ypr).

On special teams, Perry had 513 yards on 22 kickoff returns (23.3 ypr). During his senior year, the 6-foot, 187-pound Perry gathered 1,021 all-purpose yards with 677 rushing (on 141 carries with six touchdowns), 178 receiving (on 18 receptions with one touchdown) and 166 on kickoff returns (on seven returns).

The 5-8, 193-pound Trice started all 25 games in two seasons (2012-13) at North Texas, collected 153 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, 11 tackles for losses, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, a sack and two blocked kicks.

As a senior, Trice was named Conference USA All-Conference First Team after leading North Texas with five interceptions and eight pass break-ups while finishing third on the team with 90 tackles, adding 4.5 tackles for losses and two forced fumbles with a blocked punt and blocked field goal on special teams. Prior to his time at North Texas, Trice spent two seasons (2009-10) at Oklahoma.

Butler spent the 2013 preseason with Pittsburgh but was not on an active NFL roster in 2013.

IRSAY SAYS HE'S READY TO LEAD COLTS: Colts owner Jim Irsay is handling pro football business again, leading Indianapolis' bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.

Irsay underwent treatment after he was arrested for having $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his car. The NFL owners' meetings are Irsay's first public appearance since the arrest. Irsay faces four felony counts of possession of controlled substances.

Irsay, 54, said Monday he is "feeling decent," but would not say if he would address his personal situation with the owners on Tuesday, insisting he is in Atlanta representing the bid committee.

College football

NOTRE DAME SELLING SOD: Notre Dame is selling rolls of grass from its football stadium to the public as it prepares to install an artificial surface before the upcoming season.

The school announced Monday it is selling 2-foot-by-5-foot sections of grass from Notre Dame Stadium for $149.95, which includes two-day shipping and a certificate of authenticity. The school says the grass will be removed from the stadium Tuesday and shipped on Wednesday.

Notre Dame announced last month it was switching to FieldTurf because of problems with the playing surface in recent seasons.

Pro Hockey

PRICE OUT FOR CANADIENS: The Montreal Canadiens will be without star goaltender Carey Price for the rest of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien announced the decision before Game 2 of the series Monday night. Price was hurt during New York's 7-2 victory Saturday.

Horse racing

CHROME CAN WEAR NASAL STRIP: California Chrome can breathe easy — he may wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Park stewards cleared the horse Monday to use the strip he wore while winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

New York tracks have a rule prohibiting any equipment not specifically approved by stewards, and nasal strips were not on the list.

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