Word on the Street: NBA stars want to play for MJ?

Word on the Street: NBA stars want to play for MJ?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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NBA stars want to play for Michael Jordan?

New Orleans Hornets point guard won't rule out the possibility of signing with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012, citing the chance to play for a Jordan-owned team as the main reason for his interest in the franchise.

"It would definitely be something to think about," Paul said.

Already part of Jordan's Nike brand, Paul says he is happy to have such a special relationship with the legend. "To have a personal relationship with him now and for him to be a mentor of mine, it's something when you're growing up as a kid in North Carolina you would never expect." (chicagosports.com)

Cubs sign another veteran pitcher

Still reeling from losing two starting pitchers, the Cubs signed another veteran starter to a minor-league contract after signing Doug Davis.

Davis will report to extended spring training to get stretched out. The 35-year-old lefty is coming off elbow surgery and posted a 7.51 ERA in 38 13 innings with the Brewers in 2010. (mlb.sbnation.com)

Former White Sox Uribe being sued

Ex-White Sox shortstop Juan Uribe is being sued by a San Francisco landlord over a late-night fish fry that caused 145,000 worth of damage to the condo he rented while playing for the Giants last season. (sfgate.com)

Stars fire their head coach

After losing to the Minnesota Wild and thus failing to make the playoffs - to the benefit of the Blackhawks - the Stars fired head coach Marc Crawford after not making the playoffs in either of his two seasons as head coach in Dallas. (dallasnews.com)

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.