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Word on the Street: Ozzie's Sox 'painful' to watch

Word on the Street: Ozzie's Sox 'painful' to watch

Bears No. 1 draft pick Gabe Carimi throws out the first pitch at the White Sox game Sunday afternoon. (AP)
Sunday, May 1, 2011
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Ozzie didn't enjoy watching Sox on TV

While serving the first game of his suspension Friday night, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen admitted he tried watching the game on TV, but had to turn it off.

Guillen told the Chicago Tribune that, "I watched the first few innings, but that was enough. It was painful to watch, as a fan. "On TV, you see everything. They showed the replay a few times and you don't want to see it. At least when you manage, you just see it once. On TV, they always want to run it one more time." (ChicagoTribune.com)Scalabrine does a wicked Thibodeau impression, but...his wife, Kristen, won't let him show it off in public. The veteran Bulls forward knows his head coach extremely well after playing for him for three years in Boston and this year in Chicago. He has showed off a good impression of the head coach at home for his wife and two children before."Tom has these short busts of yells," Scalabrine said. "And he yells at me, but it's not like yelling. That's just how he talks.

"So I came home and my kids were on the couch. And I was like, 'C'mon, get off the couch! Let's go! We're not going to do this now!' I did that for like 10 straight minutes. And my wife was like, 'Yo, you need to relax. You're not at work anymore. You're home. And you're not the coach and the kids aren't your players.' (ChicagoSports.com)Former Bear shot, not seriously hurtFormer Bears defensive back R.W. McQuarters was shot early Saturday as he left a friend's Tulsa residence, but injuries were not life threatening according to police. McQuarters was in his car when he heard several shots and felt himself get shot. The shot went through the driver's window and police do not have a description of the shooter. (TulsaWorld.com)
Ravens still upset with Bears over draft trade fiascoAfter Chicago refused to give up a draft pick to Baltimore to make up for their trade snafu, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh decided it was time to speak up."I can't imagine why they would be so opposed to doing this," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Saturday. "I thought Steve said it well. You're talking about your reputation. You're talking about how you do business. The McCaskeys are the McCaskeys. They are the NFL. I really think if they were making the decision, I'm pretty sure their fourth-round pick wouldn't be worth the history of their reputation." (NationalFootballPost.com)
White Sox can't be this bad, right?
Following Sunday's loss to the Orioles, Chicago fell to 10-19 having won only three times in their last 18 games. Is the team that many picked to win the A.L. Central division really this bad or just in an awful stretch of baseball right now? (SunTimes.com)

Three Things to Watch: Bulls square off against LeBron and the Cavaliers

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Three Things to Watch: Bulls square off against LeBron and the Cavaliers

Here are Three Things to Watch in the Bulls' Tuesday night tilt against the Cavaliers on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.

1. LeBron James will be on your television

Love him or hate him, LeBron James is must-see TV. Now in his 15th NBA season, James has shown no signs of slowing down. Despite playing just one preseason game (against the Bulls), James has shown anything but rust in three games, averaging 25.0 points on 60 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in nearly 37 minutes. He's a threat every night to do something you've never seen on a basketball court, His Airness included. Justin Holiday and Paul Zipser will have their hands full against the game's best player.

2. Lauri Markkanen, Week 2

Small sample size alert! But through the season's first week Markkanen and Ben Simmons are the only rookies averaging a double-double (Dallas' Dennis Smith has played just one game, averaging 16 points and 10 assists). While the Bulls have struggled through two games, Markkanen's net rating is third best on the team and he leads the Bulls bigs in rebounds per game and rebound percentage. Markkanen has shown some versatility offensively, and his 7 free-throw attempts have been a nice surprise as well.

3. Don't forget: The Bulls swept the Cavaliers last year

OK, so expecting a victory Tuesday night in Cleveland isn't smart. The Bulls will be underdogs just like they were in each of the four games last season, all of which were Bulls winners. It was the first time in 52 division series that LeBron James had been swept, which is pretty remarkable considering the Bulls were the No. 8 seed and the Cavs coasted to a third straight NBA Finals. We're not over here predicting a win. But just remember: the Bulls have fared well against James in the regular season.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bears let Trubisky throw more?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bears let Trubisky throw more?

Should the Bears let Mitch Trubisky air it out more often?

On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Mark Carman join David Kaplan to discuss the Bears' second straight win, a great defensive performance and minimal work by Trubisky.

Listen to the latest episode below: