Indy vs. DC exhibition game to tip off Saturday

Indy vs. DC exhibition game to tip off Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011Posted: 1:05 p.m.

By AggreySam BullsInsider Follow@CSNBullsInsider will be in Indianapolis for Saturday's exhibition game between the Washington, D.C.-based Goodman League and the Indy Pro-Am. The game, called the "Ball For It All Classic," will be held at the University of Indianapolis' Nicoson Hall.

Organized by Indy Pro-Am founder Carlos Knox, the game will reportedly feature Indiana natives like Clippers guard Eric Gordon, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, Hawks guard Jeff Teague and Pacers players George Hill, Paul George and Lance Stephenson, among others, for the Indianapolis team.

The visitors will reportedly bring Wizards players John Wall and Andray Blatche, Washingtonians Michael Beasley of the Timberwolves and Jeff Green of the Celtics, as well as Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, Mavericks swingman Caron Butler and Chicagoan Will Bynum of the Pistons.

Two-time reigning NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant was scheduled to play, but will apparently miss the contest due to his role in an upcoming movie filming in Louisiana this weekend, though he confirmed via Twitter that he will attempt to participate in a Philadelphia exhibition game Sunday, joining LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and others in a contest against a group of Philadelphia-based NBA players.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening


Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

Is this the offseason that Cubs executive Jason McLeod finally becomes an MLB general manager?

According to Bruce Levine, the Giants are reportedly interested in McLeod, the Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development, for their vacant general manager position.

McLeod joined the Cubs' front office in 2011 alongside Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Before the Cubs, he spent six years in the Red Sox front office and two in the Padres' (with Hoyer, who was San Diego's general manager from 2010-2011). 

Of course, the Giants' reported interest in McLeod doesn't necessarily mean that he will interview for the job. However, it's worth noting that McLeod interviewed for the Twins' general manager job in 2016; he also withdrew his name from consideration for the Padres' general manager job in 2014. 

In addition to the Giants, McLeod's name has been linked to the Mets' general manager vacancy. This is more speculation, but the point is that it seems to be only a matter of time before McLeod is hired as general manager elsewhere.

For what it's worth, though, McLeod is under contract through 2021 and has previously said that he is grateful to be with the Cubs. 

“I’m exceptionally grateful,” McLeod said. “All of us are. Look at where we are at this moment in time with this team," McLeod said in 2016. "I can’t imagine a better environment, a better culture to work at in baseball.

"We’ve been together a long time. We’re friends. We’re good. We embrace the fact that we are good. And we challenge ourselves to be even better.”