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CHICAGO -- White Sox ace Chris Sale returned to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field. Golden Knights Jerseys For Sale .He arrived on the last player bus to Wrigley, walked into the cramped visiting clubhouse, scanned the room and smiled. He hugged teammates Dioner Navarro and Matt Albers, then did a lap around the clubhouse, greeting each player sitting at his locker.Good to see you, pal, said third baseman Todd Frazier.?Sale wasnt allowed around his teammates during his five-day suspension following his jersey-tearing incident last weekend. Instead, he stayed home to prepare for Thursdays start -- or perhaps fine-tune his nascent tailoring skills.In absentia, Sales presence nevertheless loomed large on Wednesday in the Sox clubhouse, where his teammates were asked by the marauding media horde how the pitcher would be received upon his return.In [the clubhouse] with open arms, outfielder Adam Eaton said. When he pitches, he puts on a good show. Im sure it wont be any different when he comes back.Said Navarro: Its weird, its a crazy situation, but I think if somebody can handle it, its him.Youve probably heard the story by now and read more than a few Scissorshands cracks on your favorite social media outlet. Last Saturday, the White Sox planned to use throwback jerseys, but Sale was unhappy with the decision. So he proceeded to methodically cut up those jerseys. He said his beef was a competitive issue; the uniforms were uncomfortable and didnt allow him to pitch at his best.During an interview on, Sale said he regretted not being there for his teammates during the suspension, but not so much for the act itself.Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not, he said. Do I regret saying business should not be first before winning? Absolutely not.As tales of the incident spread like a surreal wildfire through the league, Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and suspended the next day. The immediate consequence was that, at the last minute, six White Sox relievers had to step in to soak up Sales innings. They collectively held down the Detroit Tigers and set up Eatons walk-off hit to win that game.Then the White Sox reeled off three more Ws, the first two in similar walk-off fashion, and took the first two of four games against the Cubs. A late-game collapse Wednesday brought the Sale-less spree to a halt. Still, rather than Throwbackgate destroying clubhouse unity, the entire sequence seems to have drawn the White Sox closer.That kind of stuff can ruin a team, Frazier?said. It can be even littler -- Ive seen littler stuff put a team in the hole. I just think the guys are determined to play the game right.I think when we found out the bullpen was going to have to go, they kind of took it upon themselves to step up. Thats all you can ask for as a player. Were professionals; youve got to be ready for change.When Sale takes the mound Thursday, hell be pitching for a chance to give the White Sox a resounding win in the four-game, two-ballpark series, which would get the Sox back to .500.?Maybe its the calm before the storm, maybe its not, Frazier said. Well see. Im just happy were on the roll were getting here. You can see it a little bit. You can see it in everybodys faces. Its a little more chipper, I guess you can say.Were ready to go. I think were going to get on a great, big roll here. I think its going to be an exciting time for the White Sox.If it seems as if weve seen this scenario play out before, thats because it has. After first baseman Adam LaRoche retired late in spring training upon being told he could no longer bring his son into the clubhouse, Sale accused White Sox executive Kenny Williams of lying to the team, saying, Somebody walked out of those doors the other day, and it was the wrong guy.With that controversy still lingering, the White Sox raced to a 23-10 start, and they hope this current post-controversy upturn can stretch as long as that start did.Seems like every time we have a little bit of a stir, things go right, Eaton said. Beginning of the season went really well for us. This little stir, its been a positive thing. When [Sale] comes back, Im sure he wont miss any step in his hop. Im sure hell be just fine.After attributing the White Soxs resilience to the presence of a few well-placed veterans on the roster, manager Robin Ventura said hes not expecting any resentment toward Sale from his teammates.Players always have their teammates back, Ventura said. Its no different in our clubhouse. I think its going to be fairly normal. Hes going to be prepared to pitch. Our guys are going to be prepared to play.Sale has finished in the top six in American League Cy Young voting in each of the past four seasons, and he is a leading contender for the award this season. Since the beginning of the 2012 season, Sale ranks third among all pitchers in strikeouts, and seventh in both wins and ERA.Here is what I know about Chris: Chris is a good kid, who has a good heart, who does a lot of things nobody sees, said pitching coach Don Cooper. Certainly on top of all of it, hes a quality pitcher, a high-level pitcher.Robin [Ventura] said he was one of the best in the league (but) Ill take it a step further. I think hes in the top 10 on the face of the Earth.Despite what appeared to be an act of utter petulance, Sale seems to remain high in the esteem of his teammates. Hes the ace, and that title extends all the way from the mound to the clubhouse, and beyond.Hes our teammate, Eaton said. Hes our guy. (Despite) all the things that are swirling around about his character and who he is as a player, hes my brother. I enjoy every second with him on the field and off the field.He cant be a better person. With that, Ill be excited to see him. Im sure hell be in the same form he has been the entire year. Hell go out there and produce, and be Chris Sale.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Adidas Golden Knights Jerseys . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. Youth Golden Knights Jerseys . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. . 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WHATS BEEN THE MATTER AT PARRAMATTA?2012:July 19 - Coach Steve Kearney sacked after nine wins in one-and-a-half seasons, as Brad Arthur takes over in interim.July 26 - Ricky Stuart announced as 2013 coach on a three-year-deal.September 2 - Horror season comes to a close, winning just six games and claiming their first wooden sppon since 1972.October 21 - Ken Edwards named as clubs new chief executive, taking over from Bob Bentley who remained as Eels Group CEO.2013:May 11 - Steve Sharp wins the Parramatta board election, taking power from chairman Roy Spagnolo.June 5 - 12 players have their name written on a whiteboard and told their services are no longer required in a team meeting.July 16 - CEO Edwards leaves the club by mutual consent, Matt Phelan takes over in interim capacity.July 28 - Bentley sacked as Eels Group CEO over alleged misconduct.September 8 - Eels collect second consecutive wooden spoon, winning just five games all season.September 11 - Stuart quits as coach to take up a deal with Canberra.September 23 - Scott Seward appointed as chief executive.October 16 - Arthur appointed coach for 2014 on a three-year deal.2014eptember 6 - Eels narrowly miss the finals when they lose 33-20 to Ricky Stuart-coached Canberra. Finish 10th.September 11 - Former chairman Spagnolo and ex-CEO Bentley are accused of tampering with membership records in the lead up to the 2013 board elections.October 14 - Superstar fullback Jarryd Hayne quits the NRL to pursue a dream of playing in the NFL.2015:March 16 - Eels confirm the signing of Kieran Foran, however his contract is soon in doubt after a clause stipulates he can walk in the case of boardroom dramas.May 10 - Sharp retains power of the Parramatta board, with his ticket winning all seven seats.May 13 - Kenny Edwards stood down for nine months after he took a urine test for teammate Kaysa Pritchard.May 21 - Club fined $465,000 for breaching the main and second-tier salary caps for both their NRL and under-20 teams. NRL threaten loss of four points for 20016. Green Golden Knights Jerseys. June 15 - Seward quits as CEO.September 6 - Eels miss finals for a sixth consecutive year, finishing 12th on the ladder.2016Jan 17 - John Boulos appointed as full-time chief executive.* March 2 - Club avoids four-point penalty over earlier salary-cap breaches after making core governance changes* March 9 - Reports start to emerge of leaked documents alleging the club manipulated third-party player deals, prompting the NRL to investigate.* April 29 - Foran checks into a rehabilitation clinic after a reported drug overdose following his relationship breakdown.* May 3 - NRL provisionally deducts 12 competition points, strips Auckland Nines title, suspends five senior officials and imposes $1.25 million fine for systematic salary cap breaches.* May 12 - The club unloads Nathan Peats to get back under the cap while Anthony Watmough is forced into retirement.* May 20 - Corey Norman is allegedly caught in possession of illegal drugs and charged by police hours after he and Junior Paulo are photographed dining with known criminals. He and Paulo subsequently receive consorting warnings from police.* May 29 - Paulo is granted an immediate release, freeing him to join Canberra.* June 29 - Semi Radradra under investigation for alleged assault on ex-partner, and fails to turn up to training as he deliberates over a move to French rugby.* July 8 - Foran reportedly requests a release from the club, struggling with personal issues and out for the season with a shoulder injury.* July 9 - The NRL announces its preliminary punishments from the salary cap scandal will stand.* July 13 - Norman pleads guilty to drug charges and is stood down by the club as reports reveal he shared videos which appear to show an elderly man taking drugs at a party he attended.* July 19 - Parramattas Leagues Club board replaced with an administrator following NSW State Government intervention. 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