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Sports Talk Live Podcast: NBA players unofficially retire No. 8 and No. 24

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: NBA players unofficially retire No. 8 and No. 24

0:00 - The tributes to Kobe Bryant continue. The guys discuss the movement by players to unofficially retire No. 8 and No. 24 plus the online petition to change the NBA logo to a silhouette of Kobe.

14:00 - Dave Wannstedt joins Kap from Miami to preview the matchup in Supe0r Bowl LIV. Plus, he talks about what Matt Nagy can take away from this game to help fix the Bears offense.

20:00 - Nicholas Castellanos is a Cincinnati Red... and it only cost $16 million per season. Kap shares his frustrations with the lack of money on the Northside.

24:00 - White Sox fans are full of optimism. Will the season be a failure if they do not reach the playoffs in 2020?

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

Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II

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Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II

Wimbledon has taken place every year since 1945, but won’t take place this year.

The All England Club made the announcement on Wednesday that the famous grass court major has been canceled.


Wimbledon was set to run from June 28 to July 11. Postponing the event later in the calendar year isn’t feasible because of the weather conditions needed for the grass surface to be playable and endure the wear and tear of the two-week tournament.

“With the likelihood that the Government’s measures will continue for many months, it is our view that we must act responsibly to protect the large numbers of people required to prepare The Championships from being at risk – from the training of ball boys and girls to thousands of officials, line judges, stewards, players, suppliers, media and contractors who convene on the AELTC Grounds – and equally to consider that the people, supplies and services legally required to stage The Championships would not be available at any point this summer, thus ruling out postponement,” read a statement from the All England Club.

The only other cancelations in Wimbledon’s history were during World War I and World War II. The tournament started in 1877.

The ATP and WTA also announced the suspension of all play through July 13.


The French Open, tennis’ clay court major, was originally scheduled to run from May 24-June 7, but was pushed back to Sept. 20-Oct. 4. The U.S. Open, which said its 2020 tournament is still on schedule, is on the calendar from Aug. 24-Sept. 13. The French Open moving to a week after the U.S. Open has been controversial in the tennis world with two majors on different surfaces coming just seven days apart.

Indy 500 and Grand Prix races rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Indy 500 and Grand Prix races rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The NTT IndyCar Series Twitter account announced on Thursday afternoon that the Indianapolis 500 and GMR Grand Prix races will be rescheduled for later dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Indy 500 was originally going to take place during Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. The Indy 500 will now take place on Sunday, August 23.

The GMR Grand Prix was originally scheduled for May 9 but will now take place on the Fourth of July. The new July 4 date for the GMR Grand Prix will create the first-ever double-header event with NASCAR and will air on NBC on Independence Day. The 104th edition of the Indy 500 will also air live on NBC with an official start time to be named at a later date.