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Bill Murray makes Cubs address from the White House

Bill Murray makes Cubs address from the White House

Actor and longtime Cubs fan Bill Murray crashed the end of the White House briefing on Friday sporting Cubs attire after his team took a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

Asked whether he believes the Cubs will reach their first World Series berth since 1945, Murray responded: "I feel very confident that Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we (Cubs) got too many sticks."

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Earlier in the day, he briefly met with President Barack Obama, a noted White Sox fan, to congratulate Murray on being the recipient of the 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Murray will be honored on Sunday, but the problem is, it may interfere with Game 7 of the NLCS if the Dodgers beat the Cubs on Saturday night.

Murray will surely be cheering the loudest for the Cubs in Game 6 to avoid that conflict.

Check out the video here.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Cubs stay hot, but can they trust Cole Hamels?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Cubs stay hot, but can they trust Cole Hamels?

Chris Bleck, Mark Grote and Vinnie Duber join Kap on the panel.

0:00- The Cubs keep winning as their winning streak goes to 5. Meanwhile, the panel discusses Yu Darvish's big start and if the Cubs can trust Cole Hamels any more this season.

6:00- The guys play Chicago's favorite game-- what's wrong with Mitch Trubisky?

11:00- Scott Paddock drops by to talk about Martin Truex, Jr.'s win, Kyle Busch's frustration and traffic in Las Vegas.

15:00- Ozzie Guillen joins the panel to talk about playing out the string and Lucas Giolito's huge 2019.

Listen here or in the embedded player below. 

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Anthony Rizzo spotted on scooter, complete with tassels, flowers, and snacks

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Anthony Rizzo spotted on scooter, complete with tassels, flowers, and snacks

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo injured his ankle Sunday in the series finale against the Pirates, but he is certainly trying to make the most of the terribly timed injury.

Since he is unable to put any weight on his right ankle, Rizzo has been seen using a scooter to get around.

You can check out Rizzo’s new ride below.

But, folks, this isn’t just any old scooter. Rizzo is riding in style with purple and white shiny tassels on his handlebars, a flower basket attached to the front which our insider Tony Andracki says holds snacks.

Rizzo continues to be one of the most relatable guys at Wrigley. 

The results of Rizzo’s MRI concluded the lateral sprain to Rizzo's right ankle will keep him in a boot for the next week. The Cubs and Rizzo will then determine how much movement and play the ankle can handle going forward.

Definitely not ideal as the Cubs try to scrape their way into the playoffs over the new two weeks, but it's nice to know to Rizzo seems to be in good spirits.

But until the boot is off, we can all enjoy Rizzo’s sick new set of wheels.

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