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Darvish defeats Peavy for final All-Star spot

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Darvish defeats Peavy for final All-Star spot

Despite heaps of support from fans, and even players, using the TakeJake hashtag on Twitter, Jake Peavy will not participate in this year's All-Star Game after losing the Final Vote to Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, Major League Baseball announced today.

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MLB And the FinalVote winners are ... Yu Darvish and David Freese! Watch them in the ASG on FOX on July 10. And thanks again for voting!
Jul 05 via MLB.com Favorite Retweet Reply
Peavy is 6-5 with a 2.96 ERA this year, while the rookie Darvish is 10-5 with a 3.59 ERA.
Peavy finished second in the voting, in front of fellow American League finalists Jonathan Broxton (KC), Jason Hammel (BAL) and Ernesto Frieri (LAA).
Peavy did, however, pick up a win of sorts over Darvish as the White Sox finished off a three-game sweep of the Rangers today at U.S. Cellular Field. Neither Peavy nor Darvish pitched in the series.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.

Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.

The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below, and be sure to subscribe, rate us and write a review!

The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: