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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Darvish gets first win at Wrigley as a Cub. Is the real Yu finally here?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Darvish gets first win at Wrigley as a Cub. Is the real Yu finally here?

Mark Grote, JJ Stankevitz and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on the panel.

0:00- The White Sox place Eloy Jimenez on the injured list after another injury in the outfield. Should he be the full time DH?

7:30- With the Sox slumping and the trade deadline approaching, do they need to deal Alex Colome?

9:00- Yu Darvish finally gets his first win at Wrigley as a Chicago Cub. Is the real Yu finally here?

13:00- Bears training camp is 8 days away. Will Mitch improve? And will the kicker situation dominate all of camp?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Why Harold Baines belongs in the Hall of Fame

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Why Harold Baines belongs in the Hall of Fame

: With Harold Baines being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Chuck Garfien sits down with White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and Baines former teammate Ron Kittle who explain why Baines is a worthy Hall of Famer. But first, Chuck speaks with Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka about the controversy surrounding his induction (1:30) and what made Baines such a special player and deserving of Cooperstown (5:00).  Then, Kittle talks about why he'd "take a bullet" for Baines (13:00), his message to critics who believe Baines shouldn't be in the Hall (17:20) and more. Reinsdorf explains why the committee he was apart of voted Baines into the Hall of Fame (22:00), how tough it was to trade Baines to Texas for Sammy Sosa (24:30), the story behind retiring Baines number a month after trading him (26:10) and more.

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Under Center Podcast: State of the Bears: Defense

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Under Center Podcast: State of the Bears: Defense

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan are back with their training camp preview of the Bears' defense, looking at if it's fair to expect this group to take a step back without Vic Fangio (2:00) or if it's possible to repeat as the league's No. 1 defense (10:00). Plus, the guys look at which players the Bears need to improve to remain one of the NFL's best defenses (15:15), debate if Leonard Floyd can be better (20:00) and look at the future of the defense as a salary cap crunch looms after 2019 (25:00). 

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