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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are sticking within their organization to fill new manager Rick Renterias staff. Cheap Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys .Joe McEwing replaces Renteria as bench coach after spending the past five seasons as third-base coach. He previously managed in the White Sox system.Nick Capra takes over as third-base coach after five years as Chicagos director of player development. He is entering his 22nd season in the organization and first on the White Sox coaching staff.Curt Hasler takes over as bullpen coach after serving as the organizations pitching coordinator from 2011 to 2016.Pitching coach Don Cooper and hitting coach Todd Steverson will return, as will Daryl Boston (first base), Mark Salas (bullpen catcher) and Greg Sparks (assistant hitting).Renteria replaced Robin Ventura as manager after the White Sox finished fourth in the AL Central at 78-84. C.J. Uzomah Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cheap Jonathan Brown Jersey . He was followed closely by David Clarkson, donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. http:///...ap-nick-vigil-jersey . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. CHICAGO -- Wrigley Field was dark and empty when a loud cheer reverberated throughout the neighborhood surrounding the iconic ballpark.While the Chicago Cubs decided to delay their party Thursday night, their long-downtrodden fans were ready to celebrate.Chicago wasted its first chance to clinch the National League Central title but became the first major league team this season to clinch a division crown when St. Louis?lost 6-2 at San Francisco.The Cubs lost 5-4 to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier Thursday night, but they captured their first NL Central crown since 2008 when the Giants finished off their victory over the Cardinals.Wrigley was quiet when Matt Adams made the final out on the West Coast. However, it touched off a celebration in Chicago that included honking horns and chanting in the streets.And late at night, the Cubs famous marquee lit up with a message:Led by a stellar pitching staff and MVP contenders Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, Chicago got off to a sizzling 25-6 start. After stumbling into the All-Star break, the Cubs pulled away with a 22-6 August that turned the NL Central race into a mere formality.This is just the first step, manager Joe Maddon said after the Cubs game but before the Cardinals loss. I mean, we have much larger baseball fish to fry in our skillet.The Cubs likely will enter the 2016 postseason as heavy favorites. According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, they are 9-4 favorites to win the World Series.Indeed, the NL Central crown is not how this group of Cubs will be judged, not this year.After running roughshod over the rest of the majors for most of the season, Rizzo & Co. Andy Dalton Jersey. are trying to end the franchises famous championship drought, going all the way back to when the Cubs beat the Tigers in the 1908 World Series.Weve got a lot ahead of us. We really do, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said before the Cubs loss. It kind of all boils down to how you perform in October.This is the 16th time since the first World Series in 1903 that the Cubs have finished in first place in their league or division, but they are 2-for-15 when it comes to winning the World Series in those seasons and are on a run of 12 straight first-place finishes that didnt result in a World Series title.Its only the third time since 1903 that the Cubs have reached the postseason in consecutive seasons. They got in as a wild card last year and made it to the NL Championship Series before they were swept by the New York Mets.The offseason additions of Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward only added to the anticipation for the Cubs loyal fan base, and they have delivered up until this point. But many of those same fans also were around for the last division title, when the 2008 Cubs won 97 games and then were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division series.Theres no team Id rather be going into October with, Epstein said. But there are never favorites in October the same way there are in the regular season.Information from The Associated Press and ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '