Word on the Street: Did Cutler pop the question?

Word on the Street: Did Cutler pop the question?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Is Cutler getting married?

Rumors are swirling that Bears QB Jay Cutler has popped the question to girlfriend Kristen Cavallari.

People Magazine is reporting that the couple were recently engaged during a vacation to Cabo San Lucas. "He surprised here with a quick trip to Cabo to ask her to marry him," their source says. (People.com)

Former White Sox outfielder Everett arrested

Retired outfielder Carl Everett is in big trouble: he was arrested last night on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weaponand tampering with a witness. The details, according to the policereport, are that he pointed a gun at his wifes head and then broke twocell phones when she attempted to call 9-1-1. (HardBall Talk)

Zbikowski appeals failed drug test

Former Notre Dame and current Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski was among five fighters suspended for failing a drug test after participating in Saturdays boxing card at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the Sun-Times is reporting.

The Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission tested fighters before Fridays fights and has suspended those testing positive for 45 days pending a second negative drug test. The drug in question is marijuana or, more specifically, THC. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Vogel: If we win tonight, we'll win the series

The Bulls lead their series with the Pacers 3-1, but Indiana head coach Frank Vogel is optimistic about his team's chances - as long as they win Game 5.

"We feel like if we win this game tonight, we win the series." (Chicago Tribune)

Five Things from Blackhawks-Maple Leafs: Richard Panik stays hot

Five Things from Blackhawks-Maple Leafs: Richard Panik stays hot

This Five Things was headed for a lot of negativity before the final three minutes of regulation. But thanks to the Blackhawks’ third-period comeback, this one won’t sting as much as Friday’s installment.

So while you all celebrate the Cubs going to a World Series, let’s look at Five Things to take from the Blackhawks’ 5-4 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1. Waking up just in time. The Maple Leafs haven’t played their best hockey in third periods – entering Saturday’s game, they’d been outscored 6-1 in that frame. But for 17-plus minutes of the third it didn’t look like the Blackhawks were going to take advantage of that stat. But they would, salvaging a point out of nowhere with two goals within a minute (Artem Anisimov at 17:32 and Richard Panik at 18:32). Better late than never.

2. The Richard Panik show continues. The forward said he doesn’t think about Toronto anymore, that it’s all about the team he’s with now. But looking at his celebration on his game-tying goal late in the third period, there had to be a little motivation to score against the Leafs, right? The Blackhawks don’t care who the opponent is, and Panik now has six goals to start the season.

[SHOP: Gear up, Blackhawks fans!]

3. Power play fizzles. Ah, thought we were going to talk about the other special teams? In a second. The bigger problem on Saturday was the Blackhawks’ advantage, on which they went 0-for-6. It took until overtime, when their fifth power play was a 4-on-3 for them to really generate anything against the Leafs.

4. Late-period goals hurt. The Blackhawks looked set to enter first intermission with a 1-0 lead but Tyler Bozak scored with just 14 seconds remaining. They could’ve had a 2-2 tie entering the second intermission but James van Riemsdyk scored with 1:44 remaining in the second. Again, the Blackhawks overcame that. But coach Joel Quenneville talked about the loss of momentum in games, and here are two examples of it.

5. The Auston Matthews show. The Leafs phenom didn’t score a goal on Saturday but there’s no doubt he had his effect. His speed was especially on display on William Nylander’s goal; Matthews drew several Blackhawks and Nylander had a rather open net on the rebound.

PHOTOS: Cubs celebrate punching ticket to World Series


PHOTOS: Cubs celebrate punching ticket to World Series

Check out photos and videos on the Cubs celebrating their ticket to the World Series from our CSN crew.