Monday, March 7, 2011
Heat players in tears after loss to Bulls?
There's no crying in basketball. Unless, that is, you play for the Miami Heat.
"There are a couple of guys crying there in the locker room," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra told the media after last night's loss to the Chicago Bulls.
This put the Heat's losing streak at four games. Chicago swept the season series against Miami. (NBC Sports)
Weekend festivals around Wrigley for the Cubs?
A team official says the Chicago Cubs want to turn three popular series this summer into weekend festivals.
When the Cubs face the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, the Cubs would like to shut down Sheffield from Addison Street to Waveland Avenue for most of the day from Friday through Sunday. Tickets would not be needed to get into the area. The street would feature family entertainment, food and drink, a chance to meet players and a radar booth to measure the speed of pitches thrown by fans.
Its really a great opportunity to create an atmosphere thats family oriented before, during and after the game, Wally Hayward, chief of sales and marketing for the Cubs, said. (Chicago Tribune)
Former Bears on ballot for college HOF
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass and linebacker Ron Rivera are on the 2011 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Douglass (Kansas) and Rivera, current head coach of the Carolina Panthers who hails from California, join former Bears wide receiver Willie Gault (Tennessee), tight end Marv Cook (Iowa), defenseive back Mark Carrier (Southern Cal) and defensive end Al Harris (Arizona State) on the list. Former Bears coach Dick Jauron (Yale) returns as a candidate. (Chicago Breaking Sports)
Adam Dunn 'too hard on himself'
It seems the new DH for the Chicago White Sox may be a bit too critical of his performances in Colorado. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Adam Dunn said that Chicago was his "favorite city," and that U.S. Cellular Field is built for him, though he's never actually played there before. But he wasn't quite as confident about his performance in Colorado.
"See, everyone says Colorado and I can't buy a hit there," he said.
The thing is, Dunn actually does pretty well at Coors Field. His slugging percentage there? .592. Not too shabby, Adam. (Sports Illustrated)
Wimbledon coming to a theater near you
The men's semifinals and men's and women's finals at this summer's Wimbledon tournament will be shown live by 3-D-capable movie theaters around the world. The deal was announced as part of the Wimbledon's multi-year partnership with Sony.
Wimbledon becomes the latest major sporting event to be available in 3-D. (Tribune News Services)