Word on the Street: Jordan sells Bentley

Word on the Street: Jordan sells Bentley

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Jordan sells Bentley to Volo Auto Museum

The Volo Auto Museum is now just "Like Mike."

On Wednesday, Michael Jordan sold his Bentley Continental GT Coupe to the Volo Auto Museum, which is owned by Greg Grams.

Jordan's Bentley was the very car that inspired the Nike Air Jordan 21 shoe. The front of the shoe is designed to resemble the front of the Bentley grill.

The Bentley is a 2005 Continental GT Coupe with only 12k miles on it. It has a W-12 engine (which is two V-6 engines sitting side by side) with twin turbo chargers and 552 horse power. It was personalized by MJ with dark tinted glass, a set of 9,000 Lowenhart wheels and a talking radar system with front and rear censors.
(CSNChicago.com)
Bruce Weber talking to Oklahoma

Illinois head coach Bruce Weber has emerged a viable candidate to coach the University of Oklahoma basketball team.

Weber, has spent the last eight seasons at Illinois and has led the Illini to the National Championship game in 2005. Illinois has been the NCAA Tournament six out of the last eight seasons.

Illinois went 20-14 this past season and fell to Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (Norman Transcript)

White Sox finalize 25-man roster

The White Sox set their 25-man roster after their loss to Class-A Winston Salem on Wednesday.

The Sox opted for an 11-man pitching staff with pitcher Jeff Marquez clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte.

The Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Lastings Milledge and placed Jake Peavy and Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day DL. Catcher Donny Lucy was reassigned to minor league camp. (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Painter turns down Missouri

Purdue's Matt Painter has decided to turn down an offer to become head coach of Missouri's basketball team.

Painter and Purdue have agreed on a new eight-year contract through the 2018-2019 season.

Earlier Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Painter had informed Missouri that he would take the job. (ChicagoBreakingSports)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly) and Mark Carman (WGN Radio/Fansided) join Chuck Garfien on the panel. The Bears will reportedly bring Mark Sanchez in to Halas Hall? Really? Sanchez? Why?

The Bulls blow another big lead. Is Jimmy Butler to blame?

Plus the guy discuss if the White Sox are close to dealing Jose Quintana, Scott Paddock updates NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series and we welcome David DeJesus to the CSN team.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin

Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin

Lake Zurich four-star inside linebacker Jack Sanborn decided to end his recruiting process Wednesday night, giving the Wisconsin Badgers his verbal commitment.

"(Wisconsin) has everything I was looking for," Sanborn said. "I believe I can't go wrong there. They have the academics, great football, the campus is amazing. I feel comfortable there with all of the coaches and the players as well."

Sanborn is the eight known verbal commitment for the Badgers in the Class of 2018 and the second from Illinois, joining Lyons Township quarterback Ben Bryant.

Sanborn is currently ranked as the third-best Illinois player in the Class of 2018 and is one of seven ranked in the top 10 to give an early verbal commitment.

The Class of 2018 won't sign a Letter of Intent until Feb. 1 of next year.