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Word on the Street: Jordan sells Bentley

Word on the Street: Jordan sells Bentley

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Jordan sells Bentley to Volo Auto Museum

The Volo Auto Museum is now just "Like Mike."

On Wednesday, Michael Jordan sold his Bentley Continental GT Coupe to the Volo Auto Museum, which is owned by Greg Grams.

Jordan's Bentley was the very car that inspired the Nike Air Jordan 21 shoe. The front of the shoe is designed to resemble the front of the Bentley grill.

The Bentley is a 2005 Continental GT Coupe with only 12k miles on it. It has a W-12 engine (which is two V-6 engines sitting side by side) with twin turbo chargers and 552 horse power. It was personalized by MJ with dark tinted glass, a set of 9,000 Lowenhart wheels and a talking radar system with front and rear censors.
(CSNChicago.com)
Bruce Weber talking to Oklahoma

Illinois head coach Bruce Weber has emerged a viable candidate to coach the University of Oklahoma basketball team.

Weber, has spent the last eight seasons at Illinois and has led the Illini to the National Championship game in 2005. Illinois has been the NCAA Tournament six out of the last eight seasons.

Illinois went 20-14 this past season and fell to Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (Norman Transcript)

White Sox finalize 25-man roster

The White Sox set their 25-man roster after their loss to Class-A Winston Salem on Wednesday.

The Sox opted for an 11-man pitching staff with pitcher Jeff Marquez clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte.

The Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Lastings Milledge and placed Jake Peavy and Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day DL. Catcher Donny Lucy was reassigned to minor league camp. (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Painter turns down Missouri

Purdue's Matt Painter has decided to turn down an offer to become head coach of Missouri's basketball team.

Painter and Purdue have agreed on a new eight-year contract through the 2018-2019 season.

Earlier Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Painter had informed Missouri that he would take the job. (ChicagoBreakingSports)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

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Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

Is this the offseason that Cubs executive Jason McLeod finally becomes an MLB general manager?

According to Bruce Levine, the Giants are reportedly interested in McLeod, the Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development, for their vacant general manager position.

McLeod joined the Cubs' front office in 2011 alongside Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Before the Cubs, he spent six years in the Red Sox front office and two in the Padres' (with Hoyer, who was San Diego's general manager from 2010-2011). 

Of course, the Giants' reported interest in McLeod doesn't necessarily mean that he will interview for the job. However, it's worth noting that McLeod interviewed for the Twins' general manager job in 2016; he also withdrew his name from consideration for the Padres' general manager job in 2014. 

In addition to the Giants, McLeod's name has been linked to the Mets' general manager vacancy. This is more speculation, but the point is that it seems to be only a matter of time before McLeod is hired as general manager elsewhere.

For what it's worth, though, McLeod is under contract through 2021 and has previously said that he is grateful to be with the Cubs. 

“I’m exceptionally grateful,” McLeod said. “All of us are. Look at where we are at this moment in time with this team," McLeod said in 2016. "I can’t imagine a better environment, a better culture to work at in baseball.

"We’ve been together a long time. We’re friends. We’re good. We embrace the fact that we are good. And we challenge ourselves to be even better.”