Word on the Street: Juwan Howard picks Rose for MVP

Word on the Street: Juwan Howard picks Rose for MVP

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Juwan Howard thinks Rose is MVP over LeBron

It seems Chicago roots have a stronger pull than NBA teammates. Juwan Howard plays for the Miami Heat, but his vote for the NBA's MVP is the Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose.

"Derrick Rose has done a phenomenal job this year for his team," Howard said. "Even though LeBron is my teammate ... honestly, I'll give it to (Rose). If he stays on this pace that he's on right now, he's got my vote." (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Sale and Morel make Baseball America prospect list

Two Chicago White Sox prospects have made Baseball America's Top 100 prospect list. Left-hander Chris Sale and third baseman Brent Morel were the only Sox players on the list.

Sale was listed as the 20th and Morel was ranked 85th top prospect by the publication.

Washington's Bryce Harper came in at the top of the list. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Tommie Harris' time running out with the Bears?

According to Brad Biggs, the Bears appear to be at a crossroads with defensive tackle Tommie Harris. He's due a roster bonus in June of 2.5 milion and has a workout bonus of 500,000. With a base salary of 2,312,500 for 2011, it's unlikely he'll be around, especially for that price.

For the second straight year, Harris made a late-season push that drew praise from coaches and teammates. But the team isn't certain yet what will happen with offseason bonuses in the event of a lockout. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Dusty Baker says "don't blame me"

After news broke that St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered a possible season ending elbow injury, Reds manager Dusty Baker cleared the air. He has been accused of ruining pitchers' arms when he managed the Chicago Cubs.

"Who are they going to blame for that one?" Baker asked. (Dayton Daily News)

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Brandon Marshall is no stranger to keeping it real.

The outspoken All-Pro receiver never minces his words and that continued over the weekend when he showed off his signed jersey collection.

Marshall took to Instagram and showed off "Santa" hanging all of the jerseys he's swapped with other NFL players:

Santa doing work.. . #jerseychallenge

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The list includes a host of current and future Hall of Fame players: Champ Bailey, Cris Carter, John Lynch, Darrelle Revis, Lance Briggs, Adam Vinatieri, Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas.

When almost all the framed jerseys were hung, Marshall took his followers through:

@nfl #jerseychallenge

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Marshall compliments each player before, calling them "Hall of Famers" before getting to Jay Cutler at the end and going "Hall of..." multiple times.

Was that Marshall throwing shade at his former quarterback in both Denver and Chicago? If it was an innocent mistake or whatever, there's no way Marshall would've posted the Instagram video, right?

Marshall and Cutler were good friends from the beginning of their careers with the Broncos. So much so that the Bears traded a pair of third round draft picks in March 2012 to allow the two to continue their bromance by the lake:

But Marshall and Cutler have had a contentious relationship since.

Last summer, Marshall responded to a Tweet saying "of course" he misses Cutler. Last August, Marshall hopped on ESPN's First Take and said he thought Cutler could win the MVP Award in the 2016 NFL season.

At the same time, Cutler talked about his relationship with Cutler and said he was the only person on the Bears with the "huevos" to hold the enigmatic quarterback accountable. Marshall also said he was "sad" he didn't talk to Cutler much in the year leading up to August 2016.

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

Here are some of Sunday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Addison Russell feels ‘sharp, pinching pain’ in shoulder as Cubs face more questions with All-Star shortstop

Tough luck for Tommy Kahnle as White Sox blow lead, get swept by A’s

Cubs in sink-or-swim mode with Nationals looming: ‘Keep the floaties on’

Derek Holland not satisfied despite strong outing in White Sox loss

Bears’ Markus Wheaton says wide receiver group is 'definitely underrated'

Dax McCarty named to U.S. national team roster for Gold Cup

Preview: Cubs-Nationals Monday on CSN

As MLB addresses long game times, why Mark Buehrle’s zippy pace is worth highlighting

A step forward for Kyle Hendricks and Cubs rotation

Carlos Rodon to make season debut for White Sox this week