Word on the Street: Epstein interested in Cubs GM job?

Word on the Street: Epstein interested in Cubs GM job?

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
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Epstein interested in Cubs GM job?

Tom Ricketts continues to search for the next Cubs general manager; Could Theo Epstein be in the picture?

Epstein has spent nine seasons with the Boston Red Sox and celebrated two World Series. According to reports, some 'close to Epstein' think he's interested in the Cubs GM job. (HardBallTalk)

MJ fined 100,000 for lockout talk

Reports indicate that Charlotte Bobcats owner and former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan has been fined 100,000 by the NBA for making public comments last month about the lockout. (WGNRadio.com)
Only member to survive Russian plane crash diesTwenty-six-year-old Alexander Galimov, the only member of a top Russian hockey team to survive a plane crash, died Monday of severe burns that covered 90 percent of his body. (Chicago Tribune)

Mets banned from wearing caps honoring NY police, firemen

The New York Mets planned to wear caps on Sunday, honoring New York firemen, policemen and other first responders to the 9-11 attacks but were rejected by Major League Baseball. The idea was not approved by the commissioner's office because it violates baseball's uniform regulations. (Chicago Tribune).

Bulls' Noah in ad for Le Coq Sportif

Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah has appeared in an ad for the French sporting clothing and shoe company, Le Coq Sportif. Noah, who is French, isn't normally showcased in the public eye, but can be seen center stage in this endorsement ad. (ProBasketballTalk)

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Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: