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Word on the Street: Bears' Phillips willing to share

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Word on the Street: Bears' Phillips willing to share

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Posted 5:43 p.m. Updated 10:03 p.m.

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Phillips willing to share records

Bears president Ted Phillips is willing to share Chicago's financial records with the players' union, saying that the franchise has nothing to hide.

If the league feels, to get a deal done, they need to release financials, were on board, Phillips told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Im actually proud of how we operate our club. We think we do a good job, revenue-wise and expense wise. (footballnewsnow.com)

The case against Rose for MVP

In Dan Le Batard's column on Sunday, the writer compares Derrick Rose to Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and argues that while the two have similar numbers, the only reason Rose is being considered for MVP is due to the fact that Rose and the Bulls are exceeding expectations.

He goes on to suggest that the Bulls offense is only mediocre which allows Rose to be the best player in it, while he's arguably the least important piece of their NBA-best defense. (miamiherald.com)

Garcia beats out Colon for Yankees starting rotation

The Yankees have set their starting pitching rotation, announcing that former White Sox starter Freddy Garcia will be the No. 5, edging out another former White Sox starter, Bartolo Colon.

The 35-year-old Garcia had a 5.93 ERA in four Grapefruit League starts spanning 13 2.3 innings, while Colon had a 2.40 ERA in 15 innings. However, New York manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that Garcia was the favorite from the beginning since Colon has not pitched in the Majors since 2009. (mlb.com)

Zbikowski wins by unanimous decision

Baltimore Ravens safety and Buffalo Grove High School almuni Tom Zbikowski delivered several brutal punches en rout to a unanimous decision win over a bloody Caleb Grummet on Saturday night. (chicagotribune.com)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Teddy Bridgewater too expensive for the Bears?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Teddy Bridgewater too expensive for the Bears?

Laurence Holmes, JJ Stankevitz and Mark Grote join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - The pressure continues to mount on Rob Manfred as the Astros scandal lingers. He apologized on Tuesday but should that be enough for him to keep his job?

17:00 - Drew Brees is heading back to New Orleans, so Teddy Bridgewater will be looking for a new home. The guys discuss if he'll be too expensive for the Bears. if he is, who could come to Chicago to join Mitch in the QB room at Halas Hall?

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Bulls coach Jim Boylen stumps for Rudy Tomjanovich's Hall of Fame bid

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Bulls coach Jim Boylen stumps for Rudy Tomjanovich's Hall of Fame bid

In case you forgot, Jim Boylen once worked for Rudy Tomjanovich. In fact, the former Rockets coach gave Boylen his NBA start, hiring him as an assistant coach and video coordinator way back in 1992.

Boylen saw first-hand the coaching chops and commitment Tomjanovich displayed as the Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles while Michael Jordan was playing baseball in the mid-1990s. So it's beyond loyalty when Boylen says he believes, like many others, that Tomjanovich belongs in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The organization named Tomjanovich a finalist over All-Star weekend in Chicago.

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"He's deserving," Boylen said. "I don't know why he's not in there yet. It doesn't make sense to me. Two championships, a gold medal."

That's a reference to Tomjanovich coaching USA Basketball's gold-medal winning team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Tomjanovich is an occasional visitor to the Advocate Center to watch Boylen.

"What he did with those Rockets teams and his playoff games — sixth seed in '95 — nobody's duplicated that. To win it from the sixth seed, play on the road like we did," Boylen said. "He has an unbelievable record in elimination games, which I think is a true test of your coaching and being able to communicate your message. I think he's getting in."

Does Boylen possess inside information?

"No," Boylen said, smiling. "He's due."

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