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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.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

Did Manny Machado’s value take a hit at all after he openly admitted hustling isn’t his “cup of tea”? Our Cubs team (David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Tony Andracki, Jeff Nelson) debate that, plus the potential fit of Machado or Bryce Harper for the 2019 Cubs and beyond.

The crew also runs down the top items on the Cubs’ offseason wish list – ranging from bullpen help to infield depth to a set leadoff hitter – in what may be the most impactful winter in Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago.

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

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, the Bulls Outsiders team of Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine join Kevin Anderson to talk about the series premier of ‘Bulls Outsiders’ Thursday night. Hear about how the show came together and what they are hoping to bring to the Bulls fanbase this season. They’ll also share their bold predictions for the season including two potential end-of-season award winners from this roster.

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