Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
Not in Rodmans job description
Dennis Rodman admitted he never had a conversation with either Michael Jordan or Scottie Pippen while playing for the Bulls, keeping his on-court relationships, well, on the court. The players werent on bad terms; Rodman just chose to focus his energy solely on his job - to fit with the team and win.
The Bulls team that Rodman, Jordan, and Pippen played for was not known for having close relationships, but they sure did accomplish what any athlete at any level hopes and dreams about their entire lives. (ProBasketballTalk)
Locker room breakup
Since the 2007-2008 season, Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have had stalls next to each other in the locker room, but that is no longer the case. Today the duo was separated, moving Kane into a corner space for media purposes.
Toews claims the separation was mutual, but assured he would not be the one moving. Hopefully the two will not be too upset about their new long distance relationship. (Chicago Tribune)
Armstrong linked to banned doping doctor
Lance Armstrong has always denied doping allegations and tested negative in drug tests, but the seven-time Tour de France champion might not be telling the truth. The Associated Press claimed newspaper reports in Milan state that Armstrong had been paying a banned doping doctor through a Swiss front company.
Armstrong has admitted to knowing Michele Ferrari, the doctor in question. There is no information yet on when the payments were made. (TheAtlanticWire, Associated Press)
Quade expects a second chance
Despite a 68-87 record, Cubs manager Mike Quade says hes expecting to return for the 2012 season. However he has not discussed his future with owner Tom Ricketts. Although Quade is contracted through next season, there is a good chance a new general manager will want to bring his own manager in. (HardballTalk)
Byfugliens in trouble again
Former Blackhawks player Dustin Byfuglien was already in the spotlight after being arrested for his involvement in an alcohol-related boating accident on Aug. 31. The current Jets defenseman passed a breathalyzer test, but new reports show he may have been high on drugs.
Byfuglien refused a urine or blood test, which is an automatic offense. His current court date is set for Oct. 21, but may be deferred until after the season. (ProHockeyTalk)