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)

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

The Blackhawks made a minor league deal on Saturday, announcing the acquisition of forward Michael Latta from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling.

Latta, 25, has two goals and four assists in 29 games this season with the Ontario (Calif.) Reign of the American Hockey League.

He has four goals and 13 assists in 113 career games in the National Hockey League, all with the Washington Capitals from 2013-16.

Latta, who was a third-round pick (No. 72 overall) by the Nashville Predators in 2009, will report to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. He carries a $600,000 cap hit, and is a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Schilling ranked second among defensemen on the IceHogs with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 40 games, and had a minus-3 rating. The 28-year-old blue liner signed a two-year contract worth $575,000 per season with the Blackhawks in July 2015.

Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso

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Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso

Horizon League basketball returns to CSN on Sunday as UIC travels to Valparaiso. This game tips at 2:00 p.m. live on CSN.

The Flames (11-8, 4-2) have won three straight games and have played pretty good ball after the loss of Dikembe Dixson to a torn ACL. Junior big man Tai Odiase, a Homewood-Flossmoor graduate, is playing well along with former St. Rita product Dominique Matthews.

Valparaiso (15-4, 5-1) is hoping to maintain its conference lead behind senior All-American candidate Alec Peters. The 6-foot-9 senior is averaging 23.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game on the season.

The Crusaders won the first time these two teams played at UIC on Dec. 30 as Tevonn Walker had 23 points.