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Word on the Street: Savvy Pizza

Word on the Street: Savvy Pizza

Sunday, March 19, 2011
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Savvy Pizza

Denis Savard has entered the pizza business.

Savy's Pizza hits the market Sunday. The pizzas are available in cheese, sausage and pepperoni and can be bought at Chicago-area Jewel stores and Centrella independent grocery stores.

Do the frozen pizzas taste like a puck?

''Ahhh, no,'' the former Hawks star and coach told Quick Hits. ''Actually, they taste very, very good. It's quality pizza.''

So what does a French Canadian know about pizza?

''Well, I've had pizza all my life,'' Savard said. ''It's one of my favorite things, so I've had a lot of practice.''

Availability is expected to expand - possibly even to the Hawks locker room.

''We will eventually,'' Savard said. ''They've got other things to worry about other than Savy's Pizza.'' (suntimes.com)

Bosh defends crying in the locker room

After Miami's tough 87-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls on March 6, thecountry was abuzz with the news that several Heat players were cryingin the locker room. But Chris Bosh defends his teammates and refused todeny the claims.

"Any player who says they haven't cried over basketball, they're lying. ... It's emotions," Bosh said. "Thatdon't make you weak. It doesn't make you weak as a man or as a player.That just shows how bad you want to win. It really doesn't matter atthe end of the day." (Chicago Breaking Sports)

D-Rose is "all in"

In a new Adidas ad campaign entitled "all in," Derrick Rose joins several sports icons and celebrities in promoting the brand. David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Notre Dame football and singer Katy Perry are some of the icons selected for the commercial.

Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk notes that it is interesting to see that Adidas realized where Rose is headed in terms of stardom. (Pro Basketball Talk)

Cardinals splitting from Wainwright?

Adam Wainwright arm injury could keep him from being a Cardinal next season. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals have an escape clause built into Wainwright's contract. If the pitcher finishes 2011 on the disabled list, (which he ultimately will because of elbow surgery), they can decline the 21 million option for 2012 and allow him to become a free agent.

"I'm not thinking about setbacks," Wainwright said. "I'm thinking about getting ready. I'm thinking about helping this team next year."

After a brief pause, he said, "helping some team next year." (St. Louis Dispatch)

Daily White Sox prospects update: Four-hit day for Eloy Jimenez

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Four-hit day for Eloy Jimenez

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Double-A Birmingham

Eloy Jimenez had four hits, including a pair of doubles to boost his batting average to .322 on the season. Seby Zavala hit his 10th home run of the season and drove in a pair of runs in the 7-2 loss. Spencer Adams got the start and allowed four runs but also struck out nine in just 4.2 innings of work.

Class A Kannapolis

Luis Gonzalez had two doubles and Evan Skoug had two hits in a 3-2 win. Big leaguer Carlos Rodon made a rehab start and struck out six, allowing one run in five innings.

Triple-A Charlotte

Charlie Tilson had a hit and Thyago Vieira threw a scoreless inning in an 8-4 loss.

Anthony Miller sports Bears uniform at NFLPA Rookie Premiere

Anthony Miller sports Bears uniform at NFLPA Rookie Premiere

Anthony Miller has quickly become a fan favorite on social media. He has the confidence and swagger found in most top wide receivers and it comes through on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Miller was one of 40 players in attendance at the 2018 NFLPA Rookie Premiere where he not only learned about the business and marketing side of football, but also suited up in his Bears gameday uniform for the first time. Of course, he shared the moment on Twitter:

Panini America, a sports collectible company, snapped a picture of Miller with fellow rookie receiver Calvin Ridley (Falcons) and quarterback Mason Rudolph (Steelers):

Miller has become something of a standout for the Bears despite not playing a single snap. He's expected to have a big role in an offense that has several new pieces and roles that are up for grabs.

Miller will compete with former first-round pick Kevin White and free-agent addition Taylor Gabriel for reps opposite Allen Robinson. Miller has the necessary skill set to play as both an outside receiver and in the slot which should give him an even greater opportunity to be on the field quite a bit.

The Bears first three draft picks are all vying for starting jobs in 2018. Roquan Smith (first round) is a lock to start next to Danny Trevathan and James Daniels (second round) will start at guard. Miller should make it three-for-three in a draft class that could end up the best of Ryan Pace's tenure.