Sunday, March 6, 2011
Wade having regrets about not joining the Bulls?
NBA superstar Dwyane Wade might be having reservations about not joining forces with fellow Chicago native Derrick Rose on the Bulls.
Sam Smith of Bulls.com has mentioned he heard rumblings of Wade's regrets, writing:
"Ive never heard anything from Wade, and I did raise the subject with him at the All Star game. But Ive heard numerous team officials wonder how much Wade regrets not joining Rose in Chicago..." (Bulls.com)
Hornets' Paul out for Monday's game against Bulls
Chris Paul, the New Orleans Hornets' star point guard, will miss Monday's game against the Bulls with a concussion. Paul collided with Cleveland point guard Ramon Sessions while diving for a loose ball and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. (Chicago Tribune)
Bradley fires men's basketball coach
Jim Les was fired Sunday from his post as head men's basketball coach at Bradley University. Les coached the Braves for nine years, compiling a 154-140 record over that span, including 74-88 in the Missouri Valley Conference. But, Bradley was just 12-20 this year, including a 4-14 record in the Valley, good for last place. (Chicago Tribune)
Deiondre' Hall's status with the Bears looks a little murkier this afternoon.
Earlier today, the NFL released a statement announcing that Hall has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
"Deiondre' Hall has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse," the statement read. "Hall will be eligble to return to the Bears' active roster on Monday, September 10th following the team's September 9th game against the Green Bay Packers. Hall is eligble to participate in all preseason practices and games."
The suspension comes at a time when Hall is fighting for a roster spot:
Hall has played in 10 games (eight in 2016, two in 2017) for the Bears since being drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 2016 draft. Through two years, he's totaled seven tackles, two passes defended and one interception.
It's a new year, new team for Cam Ward, who spent his first 13 NHL seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes before signing in Chicago on a one-year deal this summer. That means a newly-designed goalie mask is required to match up with his new team's colors, uniform and Blackhawks logo.
The designer of Ward's goalie masks Steve Nash, whose clients include 2017-18 Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck, two-time Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Quick and three-time 30-win netminder Martin Jones, shared a teaser on Twitter of Ward's new Blackhawks-themed mask for the upcoming season and it's sweet.
Check it out: