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Word on the Street: Where's Williams?

Word on the Street: Where's Williams?

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
CSNChicago.comWhere's Williams?Wide receiver Earl Bennett is out for Sunday's game with a chest injury. The Bears need Roy Williams to step in and step up. Williams could be part of a dynamic duo on Sunday with Dane Sanzenbacher. Sanzenbacher seems to be able to adapt well to any situation. Williams said he feels no pressure going into Sunday's game against the Packers.(Chicago Tribune)M.J. is still balling
Michael Jordan made 30.1 million in the 1996-97 season and 33.1 million in the season after that. After his basketball career, Jordan has managed to bring in 60 million annually. He's maintained a good work ethic and having a clean lifestyle doesn't hurt, either. (ProBasketball Talk)Guillen talks about the futureWhite Sox coach Ozzie Guillen asked for an extension on his contract with the understanding that he could be turned down. General manager Ken Williams said there will be enough time to talk about Guillen's position. Williams also may have insinuated Mark Buehrle's time may be done on the South Side when he said it's possible the Sox won't be adding to the payroll next season. (Chicago Sun Times) MLB will most likely add Wild CardIf the MLB adds one Wild Card team in each league, then one game playoffs will be held to decide which team goes to the Divisional Series. The new system will begin prior to 2013 at the latest. The MLB also reportedly wants 15 team leagues. (Hardball Talk)

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.

Sosa hit the 30-homer threshold on June 21, 1998 in only his 71st game of the season. For perspective, the 2018 Cubs leader in homers on June 21 is Javy Baez with 14 and Mike Trout leads all of baseball with only 23.

At this point, Mark McGwire was ahead of Sosa, but the Cubs slugger was pulling closer. McGwire had 33 dingers on June 21 while Ken Griffey Jr. had 28 and Greg Vaughn had 25.

Sosa' June 21 homer came off Tyler Green and was his 5th blast of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field that year. But the Cubs lost that series, despite Sosa's efforts.

Fun fact: Sosa drove in 10 runs in the three-game series with the Phillies that summer while the rest of his teammates combined for only 9 RBI.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

Mark Carman, Hub Arkush, Phil Rogers and Will Perdue join Kap on the SportsTalk Live Podcast.

The guys start by discussing Brandon Morrow's injury that he sustained while taking off his pants... what's the craziest cause for an injury the guys can remember?

Plus, should the Bulls move up or down in Thursday's NBA Draft? Does it make sense to take on a bad contract in a potential deal?

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