Word on the Street: Not in Rodman's job description

Word on the Street: Not in Rodman's job description

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
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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)

Wake-up Call: Cubs breathe sigh of relief; Chapman cuts it close against White Sox

Wake-up Call: Cubs breathe sigh of relief; Chapman cuts it close against White Sox

Here are some of Monday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Cubs show why they are defending champs while Nationals still have something to prove

How Ozzie Guillen's harsh honesty resonated with Avisail Garcia

Panarin’s rep: 'He’ll forever cherish his time in Chicago'

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

Last-place White Sox ready to trade, but only if the right offer arises

Kyle Schwarber has rocky start to Triple-A stint

How to watch, stream White Sox vs. Yankees

Jordan Howard wants to lead Bears... and lead the league

If Nationals are playoff preview, what should Cubs do at trade deadline?

Burger Bash: White Sox first-round pick puts on show in BP

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Five time major champion, Phil Mickelson, was in Chicago on Monday to promote the KPMG Women's PGA championship.

Mickelson took a 45-minute CTA train ride from Millennium Station to Olympia Fields CC, demonstrating how hassle free it is to get to the event.

While on the train, CSN's Pat Boyle interviewed Mickelson. They discussed Phil skipping the US Open, Tiger's dash cam video and how difficult the decision was for Mickelson to part with his longtime caddy, Jim "Bones" Mackay.

Lefty also talked about the revolving door of first time winners at the last 7 majors and what is left on his golf "to do" list.