Word on The Street: Dent finalist for Hall of Fame

Word on The Street: Dent finalist for Hall of Fame
January 9, 2011, 7:53 pm
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Ex-Bears DE Dent finalist for Hall of Fame

Former Bears defensive end Richard Dent once again is among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced Sunday.

Joining Dent are five first-year eligible players: Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk, Curtis Martin, Deion Sanders and Willie Roaf. The other finalists are Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Andre Reed and Shannon Sharpe. Two senior nominees are Les Richter and Chris Hanburger.

NFL Films founder and president Ed Sabol also is a finalist as a contributor, (ChicagoBreakingSports). Sox give two pitchers minor league deals

The White Sox have reportedly agreed on minor league contracts with right-handers Josh Kinney and Shane Lindsay, according to a major league source.

Kinney spent 2010 with the Cardinals' Triple-A club in Memphis, posting a 1.80 ERA in 60 innings. Lindsay, a native of Australia, reached Triple-A last season with the Rockies and has never pitched in the majors, (ChicagoBreakingSports).

Sammy Sosa in the Hall?

Sammy Sosa will be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013, but Chicago Sun-Times' Rick Morrissey says it means nothing. Morrissey said, "Unless the federal government, with the blessing of the American Medical Association, decides that performance-enhancing drugs are a good thing, Sosa and his once-merry friends never will see the inside of the Hall without buying tickets," (Chicago Sun-Times).