Word on the Street: Rose day-to-day with wrist sprain

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Word on the Street: Rose day-to-day with wrist sprain

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010
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Rose has sprained wrist, day-to day

Monday night's Bulls-Pacers game provided a few terrifying scenes for Bulls fans. Nothing to do with the score, though - the Bulls trampled the Pacers by a final score of 92-73. The scary scenes came courtesy of Derrick Rose, who twice found himself on the floor writhing in pain after going to the basket hard. After his second fall, cause by a collision with Indiana's Brandon Rush, Rose could be seen holding his wrist.

Rose had an X-ray after the game, which came back negative, and was diagnosed with a sprained wrist and bruised elbow. His status for Wednesday's game in Toronto is unknown; he is currently listed as "day-to-day" according to CSNChicago.com Bulls Insider Aggrey Sam.

I know tomorrow is probably going to be a bad day, especially resting and sleeping, Rose said. Its going to be tight. Everything is going to be tight on my body, but Ill get treatment, and weve got to play in a couple more days. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Obama, Kobe talk smack
Kobe Bryant and his LA Lakers visited Washington D.C. on Monday to do community service with President Barack Obama at the local Boys & Girls Club. While there, Obama reportedly gave Kobe a hard time about LA's recent 88-84 loss at the hand of the president's home-town Bulls.

"My Bulls are showing some signs of life," Obama told Bryant. "Derrick Rose may have your number."

"I said, 'If he calls that number, I'll be sure to pick up after the fifth ring,'" Bryant replied. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Prior inks deal with Yankees

Former Cubs draft pick and star pitcher Mark Prior has reportedly signed a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees. The deal includes a big-league camp invitation and could be worth as much as 750,000, plus another 750,000 in incentives.

The Yankees just recently lost out on the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, but a reunion with former Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild in the Bronx may help turn Prior's career around. However, the issue with Prior has never been talent, but health, as the former ace has not pitched in the Major Leagues since 2006 now. He was 1-6 with a 7.21 ERA for the Cubs last year. (Chicago Tribune)

Hjalmarsson buys 1.32M home

Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson recently bought a 1.32 million four-bedroom town house in a gated development in River West. Hjalmarsson, a Swedish native, was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2005 and joined the team in 2008. The home is 4,000 square feet, has 12 rooms, 3-12 baths, a fireplace, and a two-car garage. Other star athletes living in the same community include Dwayne Wade and Shawn Marion. (ChicagoBreakingBusiness)

Jackson holds clinic for military families

Most people spend the weekend before Thanksgiving shopping for the massive feast to come or maybe cleaning their house in anticipation of visitors. Not Edwin Jackson. The White Sox starter spent his pre-thanksgiving weekend holding a free on-field clinic for children of military families at Fort Benning. Jackson's father, Edwin Sr., served as a cook manager and ran the mess hall at the base between 1991 and 1996.

"Definitely this becomes a long day, but it's worth it," said Jackson after the Fort Benning program. "It's worth it all around with all of the people you touch." (MLB.com)

Cliff Lee signs with Philadelphia

This offseason's most prized free agent has finally found a home. On Monday evening reports broke that Cliff Lee reached a preliminary agreement on a five-year, 100 million contract. The Phillies offer, which Lee ultimately accepted, is far less lucrative than other contracts that are rumored to have been offered to him. According to a person familiar with the Yankees' negotiations, New York's initial offer was six years, 138 million. After Carl Crawford agreed to his massive seven-year, 142 million contract with Boston the Yankees' offer reportedly increased to 150 million. (Tribune News Services)

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:

Five Things to Watch: Blackhawks collide with Avalanche tonight on CSN

Five Things to Watch: Bulls host Mavericks in search of third straight win

Cubs meet President Obama in unforgettable, symbolic White House visit: ‘They said this day would never come’

Blackhawks' rough weekend 'a little bit of a wake-up call'

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Reports: Dolphins assistant Jeremiah Washburn to be Bears' new O-line coach

Does Cubs president Theo Epstein have a future in politics?

President Obama, with Cubs at White House: 'Among Sox fans, I'm the Cubs' No. 1 fan'

At Cubs' White House visit, President Obama touts Michelle Obama's Cubs fandom, shouts out Jose Cardenal

Fire trade for midfielder Dax McCarty

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?

That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.

The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.

The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.

Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?

Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.