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Nunn to trim college list in August

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Nunn to trim college list in August

Simeon Career Academy's Kendrick Nunn will cut his list of potential college schools to three or five on August 3rd, his father, Melvin, said.
The 6-foot-2 combo guard most recently picked up a scholarship offer from Thad Matta and Ohio State following his recent performance with the Meanstreets AAU team.
Nunn was also a contributor to the Men's U17 World Championship team, which went 8-0 to claim the gold medal earlier this month. He averaged 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in eight games, including a Nunn's teammate, Jabari Parker, was forced to miss action with a foot injury.
Preps Bullseye's Roy Schmidt tweeted Tuesday that "now that Ohio St. has offered, there is no doubt that Buckeyes will be on list of schools" that Nunn releases Aug. 3.
Schmidt went on to add that he fully expects "Marquette, Memphis, UCLA & Illinois will be on 'official' list as well. Will see if there's anybody else."
Nunn currently holds offers DePaul, Florida State, Illinois, Marquette, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Providence and Texas A&M.
Nunn de-committed from Texas A&M in September 2011.

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

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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

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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.”