Rick Tarsitano is a Sports Producer for WGN Evening News, WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten.

Covering the teams I grew up loving. Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. Doing the same with my kids, too. Life’s too short not to smile.


Recent Articles
  • White Sox star Eloy Jimenez leaves game after collision in outfield

    KANSAS CITY – The White Sox second half couldn’t be going much worse. The South Siders are riding a four-game losing streak into Kansas City and now have to hope their rising star won’t be down very long. Eloy Jimenez exited the game in the bottom of the first inning after colliding with Charlie Tilson in the outfield. Not good. Eloy is leaving the game after this collision. pic.twitter.com/2OdpstYekG — White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) July 17, 2019 Jimenez was running […]

  • Tarik Cohen finds new motivation after little brother paralyzed in shooting

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Tarik Cohen has a lot on his mind. Bears training camp is just around the corner, raised expectations after making the Pro Bowl last year, but at the forefront – his little brother, Danta Norman, who was recently shot and is now paralyzed from the waist down. “I feel like I was injured also,” explained Cohen at his ProCamp Monday. “Somebody I’ve been around my whole life. I feel like we’re one. It’s not like […]

  • Djokovic edges Federer in five-set thriller for 5th Wimbledon title

    WIMBLEDON, England — Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday. By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row. “Unfortunately in these kinds of matches,” Djokovic said, “one of […]

  • Watch Cubs’ Javy Baez give himself a tattoo

    CHICAGO – Javier Baez is an artist on and off the field. El Mago’s newest trick? Giving himself a tattoo. View this post on Instagram Mom Look, Im an Artist🔥🎩🕴🏼 Who want's a tatto by ElMago?🤣🤣 @tattoosbytylor A post shared by Javier Báez � (@javy23baez) on Jul 12, 2019 at 7:09am PDT Baez has plenty of ink already, including a 2016 World Series commemorative tattoo. It looked like he was just adding some finishing touches to Tylor Schwarz’s work this […]

  • MLB sets record for most home runs before All-Star Break

    CLEVELAND – The Home Run Derby has already begun. The Minnesota Twins broke the record for the most homers hit before the All-Star Break. That was Friday. Since then, Major League Baseball, as a whole, has cranked out a couple more to bring the record-breaking first half total up to 3,691, shattering the old mark of 3,343 set two years ago. The actual baseballs appear to be more aerodynamic than in the past. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred described what he […]

  • White Sox promoting Luis Robert to Triple-A Charlotte

    CHICAGO –  Rick Hahn dropped a bomb to kick off the second leg of the Crosstown Classic. Hahn announced the Sox are promoting prized prospect Luis Robert to Triple-A Charlotte after Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game. “In terms of what that means for his future or larger questions about his timeline to Chicago, quite frankly, it’s premature to speculate along those lines. You’ve heard me say, going back to spring training, about Luis and this season, the two primary goals for […]

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with former Islanders goalie Robin Lehner

    CHICAGO – Corey Crawford has some company. The Blackhawks announced they have agreed to terms with goaltender Robin Lehner on a one-year, $5 million deal. Lehner won a career-high 25 games with the New York Islanders last season. The 27-year-old netminder recorded six shutouts, posting a 2.13 GAA and .930 save percentage – both top three in the NHL. Lehner was a finalist for the 2019 Vezina Trophy, given annually to the league’s best goalie. The Gothenburg, Sweden native was […]

  • Bulls pick up Tomas Satoransky on new deal

    CHICAGO – Versatile guard Tomas Satoransky says he is headed to the Chicago Bulls. The 6-foot-7 Satoransky set career highs by averaging 8.9 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 80 games with Washington last season. Satoransky posted on Twitter he was “so excited and proud to be a part of #chicagobulls. Can’t wait to be on a court at United Center!” A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Bulls are acquiring Satoransky in a sign-and-trade […]

  • Report: Bulls agree to three-year deal with Thaddeus Young

    CHICAGO – The Bulls were looking for veteran leadership and they found it in Thaddeus Young. According to multiple sources, Young agreed on a three-year, $41 million deal to come to Chicago. Free agent forward Thaddeus Young has reached an agreement with the Chicago Bulls on a three-year, $41 million deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 30, 2019 Thanks Billy for believing in a 19 year kid …. https://t.co/3F2MOsQG7B — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 30, […]

  • Blackhawks bring back Andrew Shaw

    CHICAGO – He’s back. Andrew Shaw is returning to the Blackhawks via trade with the Canadiens along with a seventh-round pick in the 2021 Draft.  In exchange, Montreal receives a 2020 second and seventh-round pick and a third-round pick in 2021. Shaw spent the first five seasons of his career with the Hawks from 2012-2016, winning two Stanley Cups and totaling 137 points in 322 regular-season games. The 27-year-old forward scored 19 goals and tallied a career-high 28 assists with […]

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