Monday, Sept. 3, 2011
Pappa wins MLS Player of the Week
As the Fire stands only three points out of the playoffs, they need all the on-field power the team can bring. Marco Pappa delivered just that, awarding him his first Player of the Week award. Pappa came out ready to fight, producing a hat trick, including one goal that nominated him for an AT&T Goal of the Week award. (chicago-fire.com)
Forte: contract situation is a distraction
The Bears can attribute much of their 34-29 win over the Panthers on Sunday to Matt Forte, but the running back has more than just a single game on his mind. With only one year left on his contract, the Bears have not continued talks of an extension.
Forte mentioned an earlier assertion that the Bears don't consider him to be an elite running back. He currently averages more total yards per game than any other running back in the league and wants to be treated by his team as a valuable player. (ProFootballTalk)
Illini's Brown suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct
Illini linebacker Jonathan Brown has been suspended for Saturday's game at Indiana after his unsportsmanlike conduct against Northwestern. Cameras caught Brown kneeing Wildcats offensive lineman Patrick Ward in the groin.
The Big Ten has released a public statement that supports the suspension and Brown has since apologized for his action. He will most likely be replaced by linebacker Houston Bates this weekend. (CSNChicago)
Pierzynski to join World Series coverage
Fox has announced the addition of White Sox A.J. Pierzynski to be part of their World Series coverage. He'll be joining Chris Rose and Eric Karros to help host studio shows, shocking many fans since he was also voted 'least favorite player in all of baseball'. (HardballTalk)
NBA: All or nothing on Tuesday
The countdown begins to finalize the fate of the NBA season everyone so anxiously awaits for. Tuesday's meeting in New York is expected to attract around ten owners and multiple players. If things don't go well, you can say 'adios' to the rest of the preseason and expect the regular season to be postponed as well. (ProBasketballTalk)