Word on the Street: Payton fifth in NFL top 100

Word on the Street: Payton fifth in NFL top 100

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
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Payton ranked fifth on NFL top 100
Walter Payton and Dick Butkus cracked the Top 10 of the NFL's list of its100 greatest players.

They are among eight former Bears players to make the list, which was released Thursday night. See the full list here. (NFL.com)
Bulls' Johnson headed to Charlotte?
In his second NBA season, Chicago Bulls forward James Johnson has come out of the gate averaging 4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 12:41 minutes per game.

The word is that the 2009 first-round pick out of Wake Forest may be taking those numbers to the Charlotte Bobcats. Sources to the site have it that a possible trade involving Johnson "has emerged." (Yahoo! Sports)

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Mets clubhouse manager bet on baseball?

Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels is under investigation by the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney's office for allegedly betting on baseball and other sports as part of an organized gambling ring, providing inside information and tips for friends who also placed bets on games and for using his Mets accounts to cover gambling debts, according to law-enforcement sources close to the probe into the longtime Mets employee. (NY Daily News)
Cubs' Ramirez will return in 2011
As he confirmed in September, Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez declined to exercise his opt-out clause on Thursday meaning he'll return to the team in 2011. On Wednesday, Cubs GM Jim Hendry said he expected the move. (ChicagoBreakingSports)

Cleveland tells LeBron what he should have done
The city of Cleveland has responded to LeBron James' Nike ad, showing that they are still bitter about his free agency decision.

Scheelhaase named Big Ten offensive player of the week

Nathan Scheelhaase was named Big Ten offensive player of the week and picked up the fourth freshman-of-the-week award of his eight-game career Monday.

The redshirt freshman quarterback from Kansas City had five career highs, including four touchdown passes and 118 rushing yards, in Illinois' 44-10 rout of Purdue. Scheelhaase, who completed 16 of 20 for 195 yards with no interceptions, also had career highs in completion percentage (80), total yards (313) and passing efficiency (227.9), the sixth-best single-game rating by an Illinois quarterback.

"He grew up today,'' said offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, who praised the strides Scheelhaase made in recognizing defensive schemes and audibling Illinois into favorable plays.

"I definitely felt that way, Scheelhaase said, echoing Petrino's comment. "With their blitzes and the things they did, I was able to get us into the right things. We changed a lot of protections, even on running plays.''

Scheelhaase completed passes to 11 different players.

"The game is slowing down for him,'' coach Ron Zook said. "I don't think it's anywhere near where it's going to be, but he really works at learning from his mistakes. The more he sees, the more he does, the more he learns, the more it's going to become a reaction." (Chicago Sun-Times)

Alex Brown 'not very happy' about Bears moving up to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

Alex Brown 'not very happy' about Bears moving up to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

After having a few days to reflect on the Bears' first-round pick in the NFL Draft, CSN's Alex Brown remains unimpressed. 

The former Bears defensive end dropped by In the Loop to discuss his overall thoughts on the pick. 

"I'm still not very happy about it," Brown said of Ryan Pace's decision to trade up and select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. "But I think what we can take from it is Ryan Pace, these guys they're looking down down the road. Not this year, not next year but maybe that third year." 

[RELATED: Starts may not be the whole story for Mitchell Trubisky]

Although Brown wasn't high on Trubisky, he did have positive reviews for fourth-rounder Eddie Jackson. The safety from Alabama gives Vic Fangio's defense a new option at a position where they desperately need playmakers. 

Watch Brown give his quick hits on the Bears entire draft in the video above and flip to CSN at 10:30 p.m. for a special Draft Recap. 

Honda Road Ahead: White Sox get set to battle Royals, Orioles

Honda Road Ahead: White Sox get set to battle Royals, Orioles

Siera Santos, Dan Hayes and Bill Melton discuss the White Sox upcoming games in this week's Honda Road Ahead, sponsored by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers. 

Winners of six of the last seven games, the White Sox look to stay scorching when they open up a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

The Royals, who struggled at the plate in April, will be looking for revenge after being swept on the south side last week. 

Following their matchup with the Royals, the Sox wrap up their extended road trip against the Baltimore Orioles. 

The White Sox have been an early suprise in the A.L. Central. As of Sunday, they sit a half-game back of the Cleveland Indians for first place. 

Watch the panel break down the upcoming slate of games in the video above.