Rose gives update on ACL rehab

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Rose gives update on ACL rehab

Derrick Rose has not made many public appearances since the end of last season, but that did not keep him from attending Sunday afternoon's holiday party the Bulls hosted for 100 Chicago children.
Rose said he was glad to show up at the Berto Center to take pictures, sign autographs and hand out gifts to 65 children whose parent or parents have been deployed overseas or lost a love one, and 35 children from CHA housing.
"Just seeing the kids, letting them know we're people, too," Rose said. We're just down-to-earth people."
Rose also gave a brief update as to where his rehabilitation from ACL surgery stands.
"I'm feeling good right now. Rehab is going good. I'm working out six times a week and I'm trying to get on the court as soon as possible but being patient and taking my time," he said. "And everything's going pretty good."
No timetable has been set for Rose's return, but a report last week said he may be weeks from returning to practice.
This holiday season will be particularly special for Rose, who will celebrate with his son, PJ, for the first time. When he isn't in the weight room or conditioning his knee, Rose will need to begin his Christmas shopping soon.
"I haven't even started to be honest," he said laughing. "I'll take a couple of days to start, but I want to get it out of the way soon."
Rose has stayed away from the Bulls' sideline on gamedays, but he has been pleased with improvement he's seen from the team, specifically late in games.
"They're playing good basketball. They're learning how to close out games towards the end," Rose said. They're making smart plays, playing with each other and moving the ball. That's something we've been doing great."

Bulls Road Ahead: Trying to get back to .500 yet again

Bulls Road Ahead: Trying to get back to .500 yet again

Mark Schanowski and Mark Strotman break down what the Bulls need to do to get back on track on this edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

A stellar win over the Grizzlies on Sunday has all but been forgotten, as the Bulls lost to the Mavericks on Tuesday. Now back under .500 for the fourth time this season, the Bulls will have to regroup as they prepare for a back-to-back against the Hawks and Kings.

See what else they had to say in this week's Bulls Road Ahead.

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

Tim Raines became the 39th former member of the White Sox to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement congratulating Raines on his election.

“On behalf of the entire White Sox organization and our fans, I want to sincerely congratulate Tim on today’s election to the Hall of the Fame, the highest and greatest honor bestowed upon a baseball player,” said Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the Chicago White Sox. “He played a crucial role on the 1993 division championship team, was a key member of the 2005 World Series-winning coaching staff and provided Sox fans with great memories that will not be forgotten.”

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Frank Thomas, who played with Raines from 1991-95, had high praise for his former teammate.

“Rock was one of my favorite teammates ever,” said Hall-of-Famer and White Sox legend Frank Thomas. “He made the game fun night-to-night and was a great leader in the clubhouse. His humor and hustle always brought the team closer. I’m so glad this has finally happened for one of my favorite people ever.”

Thomas also went on Twitter to express his excitement for Raines heading to Cooperstown.