Word on the Street: Ex-Cub arrested in LA

Word on the Street: Ex-Cub arrested in LA

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
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Ex-cub arrested in LA... again

Police report former Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was arrested for investigation of felony battery on Tuesday in a San Fernando Valley home. He has posted bail and is due in court on Oct. 18.

Bradley has had multiple run-ins with the law and was arrested back in January for allegedly threatening a woman. The Dodgers traded him to Oakland after he threw a water bottle at fans and had an issue with a reporter. (ChicagoTribune)
Alomar interested in White Sox opening

Indians first-base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. knows his name has come up in early speculation about the White Sox' managerial situation.Alomar says if his phone rings, he is willing to listen.

Although Alomar has never managed at any level, he did spend parts of five season with the White Sox and is widely respected around baseball. (MLB.com)

'You can put it on the board' for another four years

The White Sox announced that Hawk Harrelson is getting a four year extension to stay on as the team's play-by-play guy. He will continue to sit beside Steve Stone who joined as the color commentator in 2009. (HardballTalk)

Ozzie signs 10 million deal

Ozzie Guillen was introduced as the Marlins' new manager this afternoon after signing a four-year, 10 million deal. The move earned him a 25 raise and three additional guaranteed years in a managerial position. (HardballTalk)

Ex-Bears Tommie Harris signs with Chargers

Former Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris has signed with the Chargers since being released by the Colts. Harris was let go by the Bears after the 2010 season and cut by Indianapolis after training camp. He is expected to add additional depth to the Chargers' banged-up defensive line. (ChicagoTribune)

Ontario police press charges on banana suspect

Various reports indicate the Ontario police have pressed charges on the man suspected of throwing a banana at Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds.

Chris Moorhouse has been charged with "engaging in a prohibited activity on a premise under the povinical Trespass to Property Act." His conviction could leave him responsible for a maximum fine of 2,000. (ProHockeyTalk)

NHL won't punish Wayne Simmonds

I think it's safe to say Simmonds has had an insane week. After dealing with the banana incident, Wayne was back in the spotlight after allegedly using a homophoic slur against Sean Avery.

After a lot of chirping between the two during the game, the NHL has decided to not suspend of fine Simmonds. (ProHockeyTalk)

Rumors of a move surface, but David Accam stays with the Fire

Rumors of a move surface, but David Accam stays with the Fire

Rumors surfaced on Wednesday that David Accam could be on the move this transfer window.

However, just like in the winter, the rumors didn’t lead to anything and Accam is staying with the Chicago Fire.

Taylor Twellman of ESPN first reported that French club Nantes was going after the Ghanaian. Nantes was American international Alejandro Bedoya’s club before he joined Philadelphia earlier this month. Doug McIntyre followed up with a report saying Nantes offered $3 million for Accam.


However, the transfer deadline for the big leagues in Europe closed tonight and Accam is still with the Fire. Accam is currently with Ghana’s national team for a African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Interest in Accam is no surprise and nothing new. When healthy, Accam has been the Fire’s most dangerous attacker and is the most valuable asset on the team.

This winter rumors started of a possible move for Accam after he trained with English Premier League club Stoke City. Accam has expressed interest in moving to Europe, specifically England, at some point in his career.

The sticking point for a move to England is that he would not be able to get a work permit without going through the tricky appeal process. Accam does not hold an EU passport so he would need to get a work permit to play in England. The only way to get a waiver for one is to have played a certain percentage of games with your national team in a given period. Accam is with Ghana now, but missed the last international window due to injury.

Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez is hosting a media roundtable, the second one of the season, on Thursday. While the Accam move didn’t happen, it will be brought up for Rodriguez to comment on.

Fantasy Football: 2016 running back sleepers and busts

Fantasy Football: 2016 running back sleepers and busts

When was the last time you didn't see a running back projected to go in the Top 3 of a fantasy draft? Well, that's where we are in 2016.

As most NFL teams transition to two-back systems or deploy a running back-by-committee approach, fantasy owners are struggling to find true No. 1-type backs.

There are only a handful of those "bell cow"running backs, which we ranked in order in the pictures below.

If you're unable to secure one of those five players, the CSN Fantasy crew offers up some advice on who to target, which sleepers to keep an eye on and who to stay away from for the 2016 season.

If you've got specific draft questions, drop us a line on Twitter @CSNFantasy or use #CSNFantasy and we'll give you our take.

Top Targets

C.J. Anderson, DEN: I know he got off to a terrible start last season and anybody who owned him was frustrated beyond belief after probably spending a first-round pick on him. But things got better from there. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry in the final 11 weeks and showed he can still be productive even on a Broncos team that didn't have the typical elite QB play, so owners shouldn't be scared off just because Peyton Manning is gone and Trevor Siemian is starting. Anderson, 25, is still the same guy that broke out in the second half of 2014 and is the clear lead back on a team that undoubtedly will run the ball. Considering you can get him in the third or fourth round of any draft, what's not to like? — Tony Andracki

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​Jeremy Langford, CHI: If we're looking at Langford from strictly a value perspective, there aren't many better running backs to snag at his late fifth-round average draft position. Ignore Langford's 3.6 yards per carry in 2015. With a full year under his belt and a true zone blocking scheme in Chicago, he should see an increase in that number. Neither Ka'Deem Carey, Jacquizz Rodgers nor Jordan Howard have done enough to steal carries from Langford. Look for the former Michigan State Spartan to continue to get three-down work and provide a steady diet of points for PPR owners with his ability to catch the ball (22 receptions, 279 yards in 2015) and turn upfield for extra yardage. — Scott Krinch

Sleepers

Ameer Abdullah, DET: Why is everybody so down on this guy? He still holds all the skills that made him a popular breakout candidate prior to last season and now he's in an even better situation in Detroit with Joique Bell no longer around to vulture touches or tuddies. Don't be surprised at all if Abdullah breaks out in his second year and he's falling to the ninth round and later in drafts, so you can scoop him up on the cheap. — TA

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Duke Johnson Jr., CLE: There will always be that one player you regret passing up in your drafts. Don't let Johnson be that guy this year. In limited playing time, in an awful situation under the previous coaching regime in Cleveland, Johnson still managed to haul in 61 receptions for 534 receiving yards and two touchdowns. There may not be a better pass-catching running back in the NFL, and after seeing what new Browns head coach Hue Jackson did with a similar back in Gio Bernard in Cincinnati, I'm buying major stock in Johnson. The Duke will be loose this season. — SK

Busts

Devonta Freeman, ATL: This dude had just four good games last season. I know he was the No. 1 fantasy RB last year, but being a stud in Weeks 3-6 doesn't win anybody a championship. Tevin Coleman is legit and going to steal some touches and considering you'd have to draft Freeman at the end of the first round to secure his services, there is just no way he's worth that cost. Plain and simple. — TA

Latavius Murray, OAK: The honeymoon is over. If you've followed us over the past two years, you'll know my affinity for the bulldozing Raiders running back. After seeing with Murray did in his first full year as a starter in 2015, he's entered my doghouse. Murray was given the third most carries in the league and only averaged 4.0 yards per carry with six touchdowns, while also failing to turn one of his 41 receptions in for a score. For a player his size, he should be averaging better than 1.9 yards after contact. I know he's still young at 26-years-old, but I just don't see much room for improvement. If you're looking for a Raiders running back to own this season, look no further than rookie lightning bolt DeAndre Washington. — SK

Road Ahead: How many wins will Jose Quintana end up with this season?

Road Ahead: How many wins will Jose Quintana end up with this season?

CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton break down the upcoming schedule in this week's Honda Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

After a 6-2 homestand, the White Sox got swept by the Detroit Tigers.

The White Sox will head to Minnesota for a four-game series and then head back to Chicago for another three-game series against the Tigers.

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Jose Quintana — who's searching for win No. 12 — and Carlos Rodon — who's 3-0 in his last five outings with a 1.47 ERA — are scheduled to get the first two games of the series.

With 30 games left, how many wins will Quintana finish the season with?

Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton share their thoughts.

See what they had to say in the video above.