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Word on the Street: Teahen leaves spring training

Word on the Street: Teahen leaves spring training

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
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Teahen leaves spring training for family emergency

Chicago White Sox third baseman Mark Teahen abruptly left training camp to because of a family emergency. Manager Ozzie Guillen said he didn't want Teahen to be distracted by the health issue involving a family member.

Guillen also said that family comes first, and that he hopes Teahen will return to camp in a few days. (Associated Press)Desmond Clark's Florida property seized by policePolice recently seized Desmond Clark's property in Lakeland, Florida. According to the police, known drug dealers and prostitutes were regular guests at the rental home owned by the NFL tight end.

Police contacted Clark and his landlord brother, Ralph Wilson, and they agreed that it was a problem and that the police must act. Clark will regain his right to rent the house out again next year. (Bay News 9)

The talk for Rose for MVP gets hotter

The crowd chanted "MVP! MVP! MVP!" after Derrick Rose hit a jumper late in the game to put the Bulls up by five over the Miami Heat. The match-up of arguably the top two MVP candidates took center stage: Lebron James vs. Derrick Rose.

According to Jonah Puls, after last night's performance, MVP is exactly the right word for Rose. (PippenAin'tEasy.com)

Jerry Jones takes responsibility for Super Bowl mess

He may have been out of the spotlight since the Super Bowl fiasco ended, but he's speaking up now. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he's sorry that Dallas was panned as a Super Bowl host.

"I do, along with the NFL, take responsibility for the seating issue," Jones said. "I'm disappointed, but I understand thata criticism. It makes me want to get it right." (Pro Football Talk)

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Robin Lehner calls out team defense plus Mike Gapski on his 2500 games with the Blackhawks

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Robin Lehner calls out team defense plus Mike Gapski on his 2500 games with the Blackhawks

Another night and another awful showing by the Blackhawks team defense, and this time, Robin Lehner let the team hear about it. Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Scott King discuss the Blackhawks' ugly loss to the Coyotes and whether there should be some more line mixing happening soon. Plus, head athletic trainer Mike Gapski took part in his 2500th game with the Blackhawks and he sat down with Pat Foley 1-on-1 to re-live his 33 years with the organization.

1:13 - The odd-man rushes are piling up against this defense

5:54 - Is the power play getting going kinda maybe a little bit?

7:43 - Should Jeremy Colliton mix up the lines once again?

9:20 - The Kirby Dach playing-time dilemma

13:45 - Celebrating Mike Gapski's 2500 games with the Blackhawks

17:00 - Pat Foley's 1-on-1 interview with Mike Gapski

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Chris Simms says Bears are a dangerous team entering Week 15

Chris Simms says Bears are a dangerous team entering Week 15

The Bears have completely flipped the narrative of their 2019 season over the last three weeks, thanks in large part to Matt Nagy's offense finally resembling the 202-level that was promised last summer.

It may have taken quarterback Mitch Trubisky a little longer than expected to arrive this year, but if his last two games are an indication of his development in his second season under Nagy's tutelage, the Bears have a bonafide quarterback. And it's been a while since that could be said.

"Mitchell Trubisky is hot, there's no doubt about it," NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms said Thursday. "He seems so much more comfortable. Decisive. He's accurate with the football. Running around at the proper time. I don't think it was all Mitchell Trubisky's fault with the struggles of the offense, either."

Those struggles spanned the first half of 2019 when Chicago seemed incapable of sustaining drives or scoring points. It began with Week 1's three-point output against the Packers and continued through Thanksgiving Day when Trubisky finally got his mojo back, throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions.

With Trubisky clicking, and the running game receiving a jolt from rookie David Montgomery's productive back-to-back weeks (in which he's averaged more than four yards per carry in successive games for the first time all year), the Bears appear capable of beating just about anyone. 

They'll need to. If Chicago wants to keep their weak playoff pulse going, they have to win out. And that includes games against the Packers, Chiefs and Vikings. 

The odds seem stacked against them, and it's their own fault. It took way too long to get the offense going, but it's better late than never. 

According to Simms, the Bears are that team no one wants to play.

"They're a dangerous team right now. They really are."

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