The Tucson Padres will hold a press conference today where they are expected to announce that the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers will play a spring training game at Kino Stadium on March 21.
General manager Mike Feder had no comment, but the game is listed on the Cubs' team website.
The game will benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.
There will likely be three spring training games at Kino Stadium this year, but the other two have yet to be finalized.
• Matt Harrison has gone from a pitcher the Texas Rangers left off their postseason roster to one they believe can become one of the league's best left-handers. The Rangers finalized a $55 million, five-year contract with the All-Star lefty Thursday.
• Former Boston pitcher Curt Schilling - whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year - is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series.
• Reliever Joba Chamberlain and the Yankees agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,875,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
• Matt Garza and the Cubs agreed to a $10.25 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
• Washington signed right-handed reliever Rafael Soriano to a $28 million, two-year contract.
McIlroy, Woods struggle in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling, fifth-ranked Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson had 5-under 67s Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
McIlroy, playing with new clubs following his multimillion dollar sponsorship deal with Nike, finished with a 75 and risks missing the cut. Woods shot an even-par 72.
• Phil Mickelson opened his season with an even-par 72 on Thursday in the Humana Challenge, leaving him nine strokes behind the first-round leaders in La Quinta, Calif. Jason Kokrak, Roberto Castro and James Hahn topped the leader board at 9-under 63.
Wildcats lose to Central Oklahoma
The Arizona Wildcats club hockey team lost 3-2 to Central Oklahoma on Thursday night at Tucson Convention Center. The Wildcats, who outshot UCO 41-33, had two goals from Ansel Ivens-Anderson. Arizona hosts Oklahoma tonight at 7:30.
- Daniel Berk Includes material from news releases