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Word on the Street: 'World Peace' found in LA

Word on the Street: 'World Peace' found in LA

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
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Throw out those Artest jerseys

Thats right, Ron Artest has legally changed his name to Metta World Peace. The name change was supposed to happen a few weeks ago but got delayed because of traffic tickets. Hmm.

Anyways, World Peace hopes his new identity will inspire and bring youth together. Best of luck. (ProBasketballTalk)

Getting frisky

Airport security is no longer the only place pat-downs will be taking place. Football fans will undergo a more in-depth physical screening at all 32 stadiums starting this weekend. This change comes after a South Carolina man snuck a gun into a game last weekend and fired it into the crowd. (ChicagoTribune)

Doughtys contract drops daily

LA Kings training camp opened today without Drew Doughty on the roster, and the longer it takes him to sign, the less money hell be making during the season. Kings GM Dean Lombardi announced today the 21-year-old defenseman will be losing 25,000 each day he waits to sign. (ProHockeyTalk)

Judge denies QBs request

A Chicago high school quarterback has been denied by a Cook County judge to get back on the field. DaeShaun Hurley was barred from playing athletics by the Chicago Public League sports administration for transferring schools for football related reasons, which is never allowed.

Several Division 1 schools are looking at Hurley. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday for the quarterbacks appeal. (ChicagoTribune)

Another one bites the dust

A mild case of pneumonia looks like itll be enough to keep Twins Joe Mauer out for the rest of the season. The Twins sure havent been lucky in the illness department this season. (ChicagoTribune)

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets standing ovation from United Center crowd in Chicago return

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets standing ovation from United Center crowd in Chicago return

Niklas Hjalmarsson played for the Blackhawks for 10 years and won three Stanley Cups with the team so his return to the United Center was a big deal.

The defenseman, now with the Arizona Coyotes, made his return to Chicago in Thursday's game. The Blackhawks had a tribute video for him during the game and the crowd gave him a standing ovation after the video.

He was teary-eyed after getting the warm reception.

Hjalmarsson was traded by the Blackhawks to the Coyotes for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin after the 2016-17 season. He played against the Blackhawks on Oct. 21 and again on Feb. 12 last season, but both games were in Arizona.

Injuries limited Hjalmarsson to 48 games last season and he missed Arizona's only trip to the United Center last season, which came in December.

Watch the video above to see Hjalmarsson's tribute and reaction.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Corey Crawford is BACK, are the Bulls legitimate playoff contenders?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Corey Crawford is BACK, are the Bulls legitimate playoff contenders?

Mark Lazerus and Hub Arkush join David Kaplan on the panel.

The guys discuss Corey Crawford’s return and what it means for the team’s playoff chances.

Khalil Mack misses practice again. The guys debate if it would be better to leave him out vs. the Patriots.

The latest on the MLB playoffs with controversy in Houston and gamesmanship by the Brewers.

Will Perdue and Kendall Gill join the panel to discuss Kris Dunn’s absence from the opener and the team’s playoff chances this season.

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

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