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Konerko named AL Player of the Week

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Konerko named AL Player of the Week

Paul Konerko's had quite the eventful start to the MLB season. He's been the buzz of the south side with a batting average of .435, including three doubles, three home runs and four RBI in six games.

To keep his long list of accomplishments going, Pauly became the fourth player in White Sox history to knock his 400th career home run out of the park and was named the American League's Player of the Week for the fifth time in his career.

Philip Humber was named Player of the Week April 16-22 after stunning baseball fans by throwing the MLB's 21st perfect game in the April 21 matchup against the Mariners in Seattle.

The last two White Sox players who won consecutive Player of the Week awards were Konerko and Carlos Quentin at the beginning of the 2011 season.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Yu Darvish, Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa and more

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Yu Darvish, Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa and more

Tuesday on Sports Talk Live, David Kaplan along with Chris Bleck, Rich Campbell and Jordan Bernfield discuss:

            -the posibility of the Cubs signing Yu Darvish and the need for one more pitcher in the rotation

            -Jim Thome looking like he'll be inducted into Cooperstown tomorrow

            -Sammy Sosa's Hall of Fame chances

            -Corey Crawford back to working out as the Hawks losing continues

            -DeMarcus Cousins with a game for the ages, but is his baggage worth signing him?

            -Do the Eagles have a chance of beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl?

1-on-1 with Antioch quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis

1-on-1 with Antioch quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis

Need proof that the college football recruiting process is evaluating and offering players younger than ever before? All you need to do is ask Antioch quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis (6-foot-3, 185 pounds).

Kaliakmanis, who as a freshman was Carmel's starting quarterback before transferring to his home school district after the fall semester, recently landed his first verbal scholarship from Syracuse. Kaliakmanis, who is also on several college recruiting radar screens this winter, was easily one of the stronger performers in a loaded quarterback field at the recently held EDGYTIM MLK Underclassmen Showcase, powered by EFT Football Academy. 

I caught up with Kaliakmanis and discussed how Syracuse gave him his first scholarship, his recent transfer to Antioch and much more.