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Word on the Street: NBA postpones training camp

Word on the Street: NBA postpones training camp

Thursday Sept. 22, 2011
NBA postpones training camp

There was no deal when both the owners and players union met on Thursday and there won't be another negotiation until next week. However, players have agreed to lower their cut to 53 percent. The league and the union have said that there is still enough time to reach a deal so the season could start on time. That same statement was not indicated in the meeting on Thursday. (AOL SportingNews)

FOX to apologize?

FOX admitted to their faulty headlines about Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler,so where's the apology? Fox's vice president of communication Dan Bellsaid Nobody tries to be more perfect than we do at Fox Sports . . . .We understand that we were wrong. OK, where's the real apology? Belldoesn't feel the need to apologize live during or before the game on Sundayagainst the Packers. He said they already apologized to the Tribune and on the The Score 670. Bell also said he thinks they've made itclear that they apologized. (Chicago Tribune)
Farewell Ramirez?

Has Aramis Ramirez taken his last at-bat for the Cubs? It seems as though the Cubs have decided to let him go as a free agent rather than picking up the option on his contract. He would come at a high price on the open market, with a batting average of .302 and 92 RBIs. He's the best third baseman on the North Side since Ron Santo. Ramirez could sign with the Tigers, Angels or Yankees. (Chicago Tribune)

Metta World Peace donates to mental charities
Metta World Peace has chosen to give away more than 500,000 to mental charities in the nation. He raised the money by auctioning his 2010 Lakers championship ring. World Peace has already donated 285,000. World Peace has a special place in his heart for the mental health of children since he had problems at 13 years old. (ProBasketball Talk)

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites is back with an exciting Week 9 full of thrilling matchups. NBC Sports Chicago has the highlights of some of the top matchups from Friday's games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPREPS for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

DRIVE: Batavia (episode 9)

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oak Forest football

VIEWERS' CHOICE GAMES OF THE WEEK: Fremd runs past Schaumburg

WINTRUST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Notre Dame running back Ty Gavin


(1) Lincoln-Way East 31, (16) Bolingbrook 0

(2) Batavia 24, Wheaton North 13

(3) Brother Rice 31, (17) Montini 0

(4) Marist 24, Benet 7

(6) Homewood-Flossmoor 56, Sandburg 0

(7) Cary-Grove 55, (15) Naperville Central 41

(9) Nazareth Academy 42, Marian Catholic 6

(10) Maine South 48, Niles West 6

(11) Oswego 22, Plainfield South 15

(12) Richards 41, Eisenhower 6

(13) Phillips 41, Raby 0

(14) Willowbrook 42, Downers South 20

(18) Oak Park-River Forest 48, Lyons 0

(19) Warren 43, Mundelein 7

(20) Glenbard West 35, Proviso West 6

(21) Hillcrest 43, Bremen 6

Joliet Catholic 33, (22) Notre Dame 17

(23) Hinsdale Central 21, Hinsdale South 12

(24) Rolling Meadows 34, Buffalo Grove 7

Wheaton Warrenville South 13, (25) St. Charles North 11


Payton 43, Kenwood 42

Coal City 43, Lisle 14

Huntley 55, Dundee-Crown 12

Perspectives 32, Solorio 16


Fenwick vs. (5) Mount Carmel 

(8) Simeon vs. Curie

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

11:35- Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Can the Bears pull off the upset against Tom Brady?

23:50- NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran joins Kap to talk about how New England views the Bears and discuss how Matt Nagy’s team can exploit the Patriots’ weaknesses.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below.