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Word on the Street: Juwan Howard picks Rose for MVP

Word on the Street: Juwan Howard picks Rose for MVP

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
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Juwan Howard thinks Rose is MVP over LeBron

It seems Chicago roots have a stronger pull than NBA teammates. Juwan Howard plays for the Miami Heat, but his vote for the NBA's MVP is the Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose.

"Derrick Rose has done a phenomenal job this year for his team," Howard said. "Even though LeBron is my teammate ... honestly, I'll give it to (Rose). If he stays on this pace that he's on right now, he's got my vote." (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Sale and Morel make Baseball America prospect list

Two Chicago White Sox prospects have made Baseball America's Top 100 prospect list. Left-hander Chris Sale and third baseman Brent Morel were the only Sox players on the list.

Sale was listed as the 20th and Morel was ranked 85th top prospect by the publication.

Washington's Bryce Harper came in at the top of the list. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Tommie Harris' time running out with the Bears?

According to Brad Biggs, the Bears appear to be at a crossroads with defensive tackle Tommie Harris. He's due a roster bonus in June of 2.5 milion and has a workout bonus of 500,000. With a base salary of 2,312,500 for 2011, it's unlikely he'll be around, especially for that price.

For the second straight year, Harris made a late-season push that drew praise from coaches and teammates. But the team isn't certain yet what will happen with offseason bonuses in the event of a lockout. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Dusty Baker says "don't blame me"

After news broke that St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered a possible season ending elbow injury, Reds manager Dusty Baker cleared the air. He has been accused of ruining pitchers' arms when he managed the Chicago Cubs.

"Who are they going to blame for that one?" Baker asked. (Dayton Daily News)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

11:35- Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Can the Bears pull off the upset against Tom Brady?

23:50- NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran joins Kap to talk about how New England views the Bears and discuss how Matt Nagy’s team can exploit the Patriots’ weaknesses.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below.

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Bulls announce substitute broadcasters for first five Neil Funk-less games

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Bulls announce substitute broadcasters for first five Neil Funk-less games

If you haven't heard, Neil Funk is cutting 20 road games from his 2018-19 Bulls' play-by-play schedule.

Friday, the Bulls announced that Adam Amin, Andy Demetra and Kyle Draper will fill in for Funk for the first five of those games.

Amin, a play-by-play commentator for ESPN, will games on Oct. 22 against the Mavericks and Nov. 14 against the Celtics. He grew up in Addison, resides in Chicago and also does play-by-play for Bears preseason games.

Demetra is from Oak Brook and currently is the play-by-play broadcaster for Georgia Tech basketball and football. He will call games on Oct. 26 against the Hornets and Oct. 27 against the Hawks. He has previous play-by-play experience with the SEC Network, Pac-12 Network and Fox Sports South.

Draper will call the Bulls' Nov. 7 game against the Pelicans. He is the Celtics' pregame and postgame host for NBC Sports Boston and an occasional play-by-play annoucer and sideline reporter for the Celtics.

The Bulls said they will continue providing updates on substitute broadcasters as they are scheduled.