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Red Sox send down Lillibridge before Chicago series

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Red Sox send down Lillibridge before Chicago series

The Boston Red Sox designated infielder Brent Lillibridge, who was involved in the trade for Kevin Youkilis last month, for assignment, prior to the team's three-game series with the Chicago White Sox.
Lillibridge, 28, was traded along with pitcher Zach Stewart from the White Sox in exchange for Youkilis, who has racked up 18 hits in 16 games with the South Siders. Chicago has won 11 of 16 games since acquiring Youkilis.
Lillibridge, who went 2-for-16 in 10 games with the Red Sox, was sent down to make room for left fielder Carl Crawford, who will make his 2012 debut after missing 89 games with an elbow injury.
Stewart is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA in four starts with Triple-A Pawtucket. He was 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA in 30 innings pitched for the White Sox before the trade.

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.

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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)

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