Word on the Street: Meriweather is fined by the NFL

Word on the Street: Meriweather is fined by the NFL

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
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Meriweather is fined 20,000

Bears safety Brandon Meriweather has been fined againby the NFL, this time for 20,000. Meriweather was fined for ahelmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday against the Panthers. The last time hewas fined was during his career with the Patriots for 50,000; whichwas reduced to 40,000. That fine was also for a helmet-to-helmet hit.(ProFootball Talk)

The NBA full season could be saved

David Stern said if there isn't a deal between the NBA owners and players by Monday then the first two weeks of the regular season will be canceled. That is a tight schedule since there will be no meetings until Sunday. The owners want to do a 5050 revenue split, the players are asking for no less than 52. Each side is going to have to give a little more to make the deal happen.(ProBasketball Talk)

Guillen keeps most Marlins' staff

Bench coach Joey Cora went with former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen to Marlins', meaning former Marlins' bench coach Brandon Hyde lost his job to Cora. And first base coach Perry Hill won't be coming back due to knee injury. However, the hitting coach Eduardo Perez and pitching coach Randy St. Claire are going to stay for the 2012 season along with many others.(Hardball Talk)
Bolland and Smith will miss Blackhawks opener

Friday is the first game of the regular season for the Blackhawks and Dave Bolland and Ben Smith will not be able to attend the game. Bolland with an upper-body injury is hoping to play in the home opener against the Stars on Saturday. Blackhawks will play seven defensemen Friday night against the Stars.(CSN Chicago)

TCU offered to be apart of Big 12

Texas Christian University has been offered a spot with Big 12. The Big 12 lost Nebraska and Colorado over the summer and will lose Texas A&M to SEC next year. The Rose Bowl champions have already agreed to leave Mountain West Conference after this season for the Big East. The Big East may lose Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC.(Chicago Tribune)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score) and David Schuster (670 The Score) joined David Kaplan on the SportsTalk Live panel for Thursday's show.

Baseball’s winter meetings are over. Could Rick Hahn have done more this week? Plus which closer will have a better season- current Cubs closer Wade Davis or former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman?

How much upheaval will there be on the Bears’ coaching staff this offseason? Plus are the Bulls in slump or are we finally seeing the real team show up?

Listen to this episode of the SportsTalk Live podcast here:

Report: Dexter Fowler closing in on deal with Cardinals

Report: Dexter Fowler closing in on deal with Cardinals

Dexter Fowler won't be making a surprise return to the Cubs next season.

Fowler is closing in on a deal to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

The Cubs signed outfielder Jon Jay last week to a one-year deal, pretty much sealing Fowler's future with the Cubs.

In two seasons in Chicago, Fowler batted .261/.367/.427 with 30 home runs and 94 RBI, and a World Series ring.