Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Posted: 12:14 p.m.
By Aggrey Sam
MINNEAPOLISAfter tweaking his right ankle in Mondays home loss to the 76ers, Bulls center Joakim Noah is a game-time decision for Wednesdays road matchup with the Timberwolves
Im just trying to take care of this ankle, said Noah after Wednesday mornings Bulls shootaround at the Target Center. Ill see how I feel tonight. Im just trying to push it tonight and see if I can push it through.
It feels better than yesterday.
Noah, who practiced Tuesday afternoon at the Berto Center, prior to the Bulls departing for Minnesota, didnt participate in Wednesdays shootaround, instead sitting on the sidelines with his ankle wrapped.
The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of the Philly game, explained Noah, who is coming off two consecutive double-doubles. I was trying to push through it at Tuesdays practice.
If Noah cant play, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said veteran Kurt Thomas would start in his place.
Actually, the swelling is down and we thought the rest would be better this morning, said Thibodeau. Hell warm up tonight and well where we are once he warms up.
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Kristin Cavallari continues to chronicle husband Jay Cutler's life as a free agent in the most epic way possible.
With a revealing Instagram photo Tuesday morning, she may have hinted at a position change for the former Bears QB...to tight end! (Get it?)
For the NSFW version, head to KCavs' Instagram page.
Smokin' Jay takes on a whole new meaning now.
It's still apparent Jay Cutler just "DOON'T CAAAREE."
There are so many Bears jokes and puns to be made here:
Once a bare, always a bare?
Bare at heart?
Looks like he's in some bare weather.
We know who KCavs' tight end sleeper is in fantasy football this year. No ifs ands or butts about it.
OK I'm out.
Former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski officially retired from MLB on Tuesday.
Pierzynski will join FOX as a full-time analyst, according to a press release from FOX Sports.
"We love having A.J. on the FOX Sports team," Fox Sports President John Entz said. "He’s confident in his opinions and insight and he doesn’t hold back or shy away from topics he feels strongly about. Fans want an honest approach to what’s happening on the field, in the locker room and away from the game, and A.J. gives you just that, and has a lot of fun doing it."
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Pierzynski will serve as both a color commentator and studio analyst for FOX, while also making regular appearances on FS1's MLB Whiparound. Pierzynski previously worked with FOX during the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 MLB postseasons.
"With Opening Day right around the corner, this is always a great time of year," Pierzynski said in a statement from FOX Sports. "I’m really looking forward to what should be a very exciting MLB season and to being a part of the FOX Sports team again."
Pierzynski spent 19 years in MLB with the Minnesota Twins (1998-03), San Francisco Giants (2004), White Sox (2005-12), Texas Rangers (2013), Boston Red Sox (2014), St. Louis Cardinals (2014) and Atlanta Braves (2015-16). Pierzynski won a World Series ring with the White Sox in 2005. The 40-year-old Pierzynski had a career major-league slash line of .280/.319/.420 with 188 home runs and 909 RBI.
Pierzynski joins former MLB players Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher, who both recently signed deals with FOX.