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NBA player fined 25K for threatening tweet

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NBA player fined 25K for threatening tweet

From Comcast SportsNetNEW YORK (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined 25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for threatening Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka in a Twitter post.Jackson posted the message after Ibaka and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace got tied up during the fourth quarter of the Thunder's 114-108 victory on Friday night.The post has since been deleted, but multiple outlets reported it read: "Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much.""The recent public comments made by Stephen Jackson are absolutely unacceptable, cannot be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs," Spurs general manager RC Buford said Sunday night in an emailed statement.The team said Jackson would be fined, but the punishment would "be imposed in consultation and coordination between the Spurs and the NBA."It was unclear if Jackson faced additional punishment from San Antonio in the wake of the NBA fine.Jackson apologized to Ibaka on Twitter on Sunday, calling his post "unprofessional and childish."Jackson has played for seven different teams in 13 seasons in the NBA. He is perhaps best known for his role in the Pacers-Pistons brawl in 2004, which also involved World Peace -- then known as Ron Artest -- and resulted in a 30-game suspension for Jackson.

Cubs World Series Baby-Boom in full swing

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Cubs World Series Baby-Boom in full swing

Technically... the Chicago Cubs became world champions on Novemeber 3rd, 2016 at 12:47am. 

Approxiamtely... that was 9 months ago. 

Theoretically... there should be alot of Anthony's and Kris's being born in Chicago right about now. 

 

Now, that last part may be a bit of a stretch, but what is not a stretch is the arrival of what the Cubs organization are calling 'World Championship Babies', and what a ring that has to it. 

This upswing  in births has even garnered national attention, shown below

In a press release on Monday, July 24th, the Chicago Cubs celebrated this correlation by announcing that babies born around now would receive membership to the 'Newborn Fan Club' as well as a Cubs “Rookie of the Year” onesie, Cubs pinstripe beanie cap, custom-made birth certificate and personalized Wrigley Field Marquee photo.

This mass membership growth will take place today, Wednesday July 26 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL. 

Is Schwar-Bombs an acceptable first name? 

Why this year feels different to Bears head coach John Fox: 'There's a lot of optimism'

Why this year feels different to Bears head coach John Fox: 'There's a lot of optimism'

The Bears are no different from the other 31 NFL teams in feeling optimistic about their 2017 prospects.

General manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox addressed the media prior to the Bears' first day of training camp and discussed that this season feels different.

Coming off a 3-13 record, the Bears had a busy offseason in moving on from both Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery, signing quarterback Mike Glennon and drafting the future face of the franchise in quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

With a defense that is just about set as far as starters go, as well as a veteran offensive line featuring three Pro Bowlers, Fox and the coaching staff will be doing less evaluating and more progressing, teaching and improving. That in itself should yield more results and, hopefully, wins.

"I don't like putting records on seasons but...there's a lot of optimism, both in that locker room and (with) the coaching staff around our building," Fox said. "This is the first training camp I've been to where I wasn't looking at hypotheticals, as far as who's going to be on the roster in certain positions. So where that takes us time will tell, and that's why we're here."

Stay with CSNChicago.com throughout the day and the rest of the season as we bring you the latest from Bourbonnais at Bears training camp.