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Word on the Street: LeBron having free agent regrets?

Word on the Street: LeBron having free agent regrets?

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010
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LeBron: Free agent regrets?
LeBron James said Sunday he would change some things if he had a do-over on his free agency.

Picking New Jersey instead of Miami wouldn't be one of them.

"I'm happy I'm in this uniform, but much respect to the Nets," James said before the Heat faced the Nets.

He didn't say what aspects he would change -- his decision to announce his destination on the heavily criticized "The Decision" TV special being the easy guess -- only that he was comfortable with his choice of the Heat but there were some things he would do "a little different." (ChicagoBreakingSports).

Jets' Tomlinson joins Walter Payton on milestone

Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson has joined Walter Payton as the only players in NFL history to gain 13,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards receiving.

Tomlinson, the seventh-leading rusher in league history, reached the milestone Sunday against the Green Bay Packers with an 8-yard run in the second quarter. He entered the game with 12,980 yards rushing and 4,062 yards receiving.

Payton gained 16,726 yards rushing and 4,538 yards receiving during his Hall of Fame career with the Bears, (ChicagoBreakingSports).

Notre Dame loses DE recruit

The losses on all levels continue to amass for Notre Dame, now eroding the very foundation of what Brian Kelly is attempting to build.

Four-star defensive end Aaron Lynch, a cornerstone pledge in the Class of 2011 recruiting haul, has decommitted from the Irish, according to multiple online reports.

Lynch was the No. 95 recruit in the nation, according to Rivals.com rankings, and the 6-foot-6-inch, 245-pounder would have provided an edge presence at a position of huge need at Notre Dame, (ChicagoBreakingSports).

Ozzie Guillen blogs from World Series

The White Sox skipper has decided to open up towards his fans and start his own blog. Ozzie Guillen decided on the blog to serve as an easier way to connect with the fans in English and Spanish, the same reason why he started his Facebook and Twitter pages, (MLB.com).
Derrick Rose: 'I have a shot' (at MVP)

When fans chanted 'MVP' to Derrick Rose Saturday night, Rose said he believes he has a shot. Check out the video on CSNChicago.com.

2019 NHL Draft Profile: LW Matthew Boldy

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2019 NHL Draft Profile: LW Matthew Boldy

From June 10-20, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile one top prospect per day — 11 total — leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft as the Blackhawks prepare to pick third overall.

Matthew Boldy

Position: Left wing
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 192 pounds
Shoots: Left

Scouting report from Blackhawks vice president of amateur scouting Mark Kelley:

"Big winger, great shot, highly skilled. I think what he brings is size, the shot, and he has a deceptively good two-way game."

NHL player comparable: David Pastrnak

Fit for Blackhawks:

The Blackhawks are likely leaning toward drafting a center or defenseman with the No. 3 overall pick, but Boldy is an intriguing prospect because he’s drawn comparisons to Marian Hossa. And that’s a player the team has missed over the last two seasons.

Boldy is one of the most complete players in this draft class, and already has the size to play in the NHL. He’s a great skater, responsible in his own end, can play in any situation and can really play any style. Boldy might be a year away from making the jump to the pros, but he's going to be a player the you never have to worry about on the left side.

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Yu Darvish and Cubs pull off dramatic comeback win over Dodgers

Yu Darvish and Cubs pull off dramatic comeback win over Dodgers

There were some added stakes to Saturday night’s Cubs-Dodgers matchup. Darvish made his first start at Dodger Stadium since his infamous Game 7 loss in the 2017 World Series, looking for a great effort in front of a fan base that had their up-and-downs in terms of their relationship with him. He (maybe) took a small jab at the Dodgers before the game had even started, telling the Los Angeles Times that he wasn't worried about being booed because “the Dodgers don't have many fans here in the first three innings, so maybe it will be on the quieter side.”

Well Dodgers faithful certainly got the message and made sure to let Darvish hear it.

However, Darvish got the last laugh on Saturday night. He pitched a stellar seven innings. Over those seven innings, Darvish gave up 1 ER on 2 hits and also notched 10 strikeouts.

Darvish has been hitting his stride as of late, maintaining a 2.96 ERA over his last four starts.

All of that being said, it would be remiss of me not to mention the contributions of Darvish’s teammates. His great outing helped keep the Cubs in the game, but the gutsy performances of Anthony Rizzo and Pedro Strop are what won the contest.

Dodgers All-Star relief pitcher Kenley Jansen had a 10-game scoreless streak coming into Saturday night, but one swing of Rizzo’s bat was all that was needed to restore balance to the everlasting battle of pitcher versus hitter. After Jansen hit Kris Bryant with a pitch to put him on base, Rizzo activated “clutch mode”, mashing a 400-foot bomb out to right field.

Though small, Saturday night’s homer gives Rizzo a three-game hitting streak, perhaps forecasting that things are trending  upwards for the first baseman as the Cubs look to close out the series against the Dodgers with a win on Sunday night. And not to be left out of the fun, Pedro Strop came in to face the Justin Turner, MVP hopeful Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Matt Beaty to nail down the save.

Never afraid of high-pressure moments, Stop came through big time.

Strop got a ground out from Turner, struck out Bellinger and Beaty in his 15-pitch save effort. This was a much-needed win for the Cubs, who have well-documented struggles on the road. As they look to split the four-game set with the Dodgers on Sunday night, the Cubs can be pleased with their fight this week.

Saturday’s win over the Dodgers was the Cubs first win of the season after trailing through six innings, as they were 0-23 in such situations prior to the victory. Amid a season that has been fraught with injury and general roster construction concerns, it was wonderful to see the Cubs pull out a tough win lead by the much-maligned Darvish and the never-quit attitude of his teammates.