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Word on the Street: Noah doubts Jackson's done

Word on the Street: Noah doubts Jackson's done

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
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Phil Jackson's last trip to Chicago?

Former Bulls head coach and current Lakers head coach Phil Jackson could be making his last visit to the United Center when the Bulls host Los Angeles Friday night. But at least one current Bull isn't holding his breath that the game will serve as Jackson's swan song.

"I feel like he says that a lot," Joakim Noah said, smiling. "Every year, he's always saying he's going to retire. For some reason, he always comes back. I think it's a smart thing to try to get his contract. He's smart with that kind of stuff. You never know." (chicagobreakingsports.com)

Brandon Webb is still Cubs' top target

After the Cubs signed Carlos Pena on Wednesday, reports surfaced that they were also attempting to trade for his former Rays teammate, Matt Garza. However, sources are currently indicating that former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb remains their No. 1 target.

Webb hasn't pitched since Opening Day of 2009 due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. (nbcsports.com)

Bill Veeck movie remains in limbo

A movie version of Bill Veeck's life remains in limbo after being put into development several years ago. Veeck, considered a baseball maverick, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, five years after his death.

His son, Mike Veeck, along with Chicago-born actor Bill Murray discussed the current issues holding up the movie at the winter meetings this week - which include the fact that Ted Turner owned the original rights and the movie idea was tossed out during the AOL-Time Warner merger.

"When they merged, they threw out any vehicle that wouldn't make its money back overseas," Mike said. "They don't call them movies -- but vehicles. And guess what movies are the only ones that don't make money overseas? Baseball movies."

Will it ever get made?

"I think something will happen, but you just kind of let that stuff percolate," he said. "There's a lot of people that don't know him because of the age difference now. The redeeming thing is that fun is now even more heavily marketable. If I see one more corporation that led us down the primrose path selling fun and customer service, I'm going to throw up." (chicagobreakingsports.com)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Michael Jordan's emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Michael Jordan's emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant

David Haugh and Scott King join Laurence Holmes on the panel.

0:00 - Robin Lehner is a Golden Knight. Steve Konroyd joins the guys to talk about the Blackhawks' trade deadline moves. Did Stan Bowman get enough? What will the goalie situation look like in the future? And is this team in a rebuilding mode?

11:30 - The basketball world gathers at Staples Center to remember Kobe Bryant. The guys react to the emotional speeches by Michael Jordan and Vanessa Bryant.

20:00 - Rick Renteria told his players "it's time." So can he handle the pressure that comes with expectations?

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Bears to hold joint training camp practices with Broncos

Bears to hold joint training camp practices with Broncos

The Chicago Bears will reunite with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Denver this summer, as word broke Monday that the Broncos will host the Bears for joint training camp practices in advance of their preseason game in August.

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs confirmed the news on Twitter.

This is the second time Denver will welcome the Bears for training camp sessions. The two teams held joint practices back in 2018.

Training camp won't be the first time the Bears will see Fangio since his departure last offseason. Chicago pulled off a last-second victory over the Broncos in Week 2 of the 2019 season when kicker Eddy Pineiro booted a 53-yard game-winner with time expiring in the fourth quarter. His kick was set up by the clutch version of Mitch Trubisky, who connected on a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson on the play before Pineiro's conversion.

Fangio left a lasting impact during his time as the Bears defensive coordinator that reached its peak in 2018 when Chicago was widely regarded as the most ferocious defense in the league. The Bears finished third in yards allowed per game and ended the season with the top run defense. Their 27 interceptions were tops in the NFL, too.