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Lombard native Urso passes away at 22

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Lombard native Urso passes away at 22

It was a sad day in the world of sports, as two deaths hit the professional landscape.

In the MLS, Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso was pronounced dead at an Ohio hospital at 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning. No cause of death was determined.

The 22-year-old was a native of Lombard, Ill. He had been sidelined since May with a groin injury.

"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Columbus Crew and Hunt Sports Group are with the Urso family in this time of need," the team said in a statement.

In the NFL, Garrett Reid, the 29-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his dorm room at Lehigh University Sunday morning.

"Garrett grew up with this team, which makes this news even tougher to process," Eagles GM Howie Roseman said in a press conference.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."

Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama. 

He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks release statement following incident that happened during game vs. Capitals

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Blackhawks release statement following incident that happened during game vs. Capitals

Four fans at the United Center were thrown out of Saturday's Blackhawks game for taunting Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly with racist remarks.

Midway through the third period, Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box when fans shouted "basketball, basketball, basketball" at him, the Washington Post reported.

Here is a GIF of Smith-Pelly's interaction with the fans:

After the game, the Blackhawks released this statement:

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz also had this to say about the incident: