1. Three Cubs players' are headed to the 2018 All-Star game.
The road to being an MLB All-Star has been anything but easy for Willson Contreras. The Cubs catcher spent 7 1/2 years playing in the minor league system before being called up in 2016. And after years of hard-work, he can say he is now an All-Star.
Second baseman, Javier Baez, and pitcher, Jon Lester will also be joining their Cubbie teammate at the 89th annual Midsummer Classic.
2. Vote for Blake!
Evanston Township freshman, Blake Peters, has been nominated for an ESPY award. The 15-year-old scored a buzzer-beating half-court shot to help secure a victory for his high school team. The video has since gone viral and landed Blake in contention for an ESPY in the 'Best Play' category.
Voting is still going on for this award and you can help out our local baller' by voting here.
3. NFL enacts new 'snow contest' rule.
Last season the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts played a game in essentially a blizzard. Looking back at the unbearable conditions, the NFL has changed the rule regarding kicking during 'snow contests.' Once the football field is cover with snow, grounds keeping or team personnel will no longer be allowed to help clear the zone. Only players on the team are allowed clear an area, if necessary, to continue playing a game. If anyone that is not a player tries to help, a penalty will be given out.
To give you a better idea of what I'm talking about, see below.