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Youk named AL Player of the Week

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Youk named AL Player of the Week

White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis was named the American League player of the week on Monday afternoon.
Youkilis --- who was acquired in a trade from the Boston Red Sox on June 24 --- hit .478 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored as the White Sox went 5-1 against the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays. Youkilis had a 1.484 OPS for the week and drove in a run in all six of the teams games.
Youkilis is hitting .347 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 13 games since he was acquired along with cash for utility man Brent Lillibridge and pitcher Zach Stewart.
Youkilis previously won the AL player of the week award once in May 2008.

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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