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Ep. 439: How much will Trubisky improve in his 2nd preseason game?

8/16/2018
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Mark Carman, Scott Merkin and Chris Bleck join Kap on the panel. Jon Lester looks to get back on track against the Pirates? Should he still be the Cubs Game 1 starter in the playoffs? Len Kasper joins Kap to discuss. How much will Mitch Trubisky improve in his 2nd preseason game? And will Carlos Rodon end up being the White Sox’ best starter?

Duration:00:23:11

Ep. 438: Is Milwaukee the biggest NL Central threat to the Cubs?

8/15/2018
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Phil Rogers, Jim Litke and Harry Teinowitz join Kap on the panel. Joe Maddon tweaks the lineup and the Cubs offense explodes to beat the Brewers. Is Milwaukee still the Cubs’ biggest threat in the Central? And is Javy Baez still the Cubs’ MVP? Plus Roquan Smith puts on the pads to practice but will he have them on in Week 1 at Lambeau?

Duration:00:22:34

Ep. 437: Ben Zobrist ready for robot umps?

8/14/2018
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Nick Friedell, Jordan Bernfield and Jay Cohen join Chuck Garfien on the panel. Jose Quintana gets rocked early by the Brewers while Yu Darvish throws a successful sim game. Meanwhile, Ben Zobrist makes a pitch for robot umps… right in the home plate umpire’s face. Plus Roquan Smith is finally at Bears practice. Will his 29-day holdout put more pressure on the first round pick?

Duration:00:39:26

Ep. 436: How much pressure is on Roquan Smith now that the 1st round pick is finally in the fold?

8/13/2018
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David Haugh, Mark Gonzales and Leon Rogers join Kap on the panel. Roquan Smith’s holdout is over. How much pressure is on him now that the 1st round pick is finally in the fold? Plus the panel discusses how Joe Maddon can use grand slam hero David Bote down the stretch and if Tiger Woods is a lock to win a major in 2019.

Duration:00:23:29

Ep. 435: Is Bryce Harper a good fit for the Cubs?

8/10/2018
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Jason Goch, Madeline Kenney and Ricky O’Donnell join Kelly Crull on the panel. J.J. Stankevitz joins the panel to dissect the Bears’ 2nd preseason game against the Bengals. Jesse Rogers has the latest on the Cubs thrilling win over the Nationals. Plus the panel discusses if Bryce Harper is a good fit for the Cubs this winter and whether or not the Bulls will easily blow past 27.5 wins.

Duration:00:23:23

Ep. 434: Will Roquan Smith play at all in the preseason?

8/9/2018
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Hub Arkush, Fred Mitchell and Dan Cahill join Luke Stuckmeyer. The panel previews the Bears 2nd preseason tilt and debates if Roquan Smith will play at all in the preseason. Plus should Yoan Moncada just keep on swinging? And are we confident that Yu Darvish will actually stay healthy this time around?

Duration:00:21:43

Ep. 433: Yoan Moncada struggles while Adam Engel shines in the outfield

8/8/2018
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SportsTalk Live is on location at Guaranteed Rate Field for White Sox Authentic Fan night. Phil Rogers, Connor McKnight and Mark Carman join Kap on the panel to discuss Yoan Moncada’s struggles, Adam Engel’s home run saving catches and the timeline for the Sox two biggest prospects. Plus White Sox high-leverage reliever Matt Davidson joins Kap to talk about his bat and his arm.

Duration:00:22:11

Ep. 432: Remembering Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita

8/7/2018
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SportsTalk Live remembers the life, career and legacy of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita. Pat Boyle, David Haugh, Chris Kuc , Sam Panayotovich join Kap on the panel and Eddie Olczyk joins the guys to talk about one of the greatest players ever to wear the Blackhawks’ iconic sweater.

Duration:00:20:32

Ep. 431: Is Rizzo's frustration masking a poor series against San Diego?

8/6/2018
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Nick Friedell and Alex Maragos join Kap on the panel. Anthony Rizzo is none too pleased with Angel Hernandez but is that just distracting us from a bad Cubs series against the Padres? Doug Glanville joins the guys to discuss. Ozzie Guillen drops by to talk about Alex Rodriguez as well as Eloy Jimenez. Plus the panel reacts to Brian Urlacher’s enshrinement and the Bulls wins predictions for 2018-19.

Duration:00:23:12

Ep. 430: Who is the greatest Bears linebacker of all time?

8/3/2018
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Mark Carman, Seth Gruen and Jason Goch join Kap on the panel. Brian Urlacher’s date with immortality is almost here. Laurence Holmes joins Kap from Canton to look ahead to the legendary Bears linebacker’s Hall of Fame enshrinement. Plus the guys discuss if Javy Baez is the N.L. MVP, the White Sox plan for Eloy Jimenez and NASCAR young gun Erik Jones joins Kap to talk about his first win and the fate of his good luck mullet.

Duration:00:22:54

Ep. 429: The Bears kick off the preseason in the Hall of Fame Game

8/2/2018
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Anthony Herron, Jimmy Greenfield and Lauren Comitor join Kap on the panel. The Bears kick off the preseason in the Hall of Fame Game. Should the starters actually play a series or two? NBCSportsChicago.com’s JJ Stankevitz joins Kap with the latest. Plus the panel discusses if Eloy Jimenez should come up to the majors next week and whether Cole Hamels is the cure for what ails the Cubs’ rotation.

Duration:00:23:07

Ep. 428: Ozzie Guillen drops by to talk about Tim Anderson’s benching and when to call up Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez

8/1/2018
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SportsTalk Live is on location at the ChiSox Bar and Grill outside of Guaranteed Rate Field for White Sox Authentic Fan night. Phil Rogers and Jay Cohen join Kap on the panel. Ozzie Guillen drops by to talk about Tim Anderson’s benching and when to call up Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez. Plus the panel discusses if Jon Lester’s regression has begun, the latest on Roquan Smith’s contract holdout and Urban Meyer being placed on administrative leave by Ohio State.

Duration:00:23:19

Ep. 427: Did the Cubs do enough at the trade deadline?

7/31/2018
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Hub Arkush, David Schuster and Ben Finfer join Kap on the panel. The trade deadline has come and gone and the Pirates make the most surprising move getting Chris Archer. Meanwhile, did the Cubs do enough to remain the best in the N.L.? Plus Joe Maddon’s still mad at A-Rod and Yu Darvish feels no pain.

Duration:00:23:20

Ep. 426: Does A-Rod have make a good point to his critical comments of Yu Darvish?

7/30/2018
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David Haugh and KC Johnson join Kap on the panel. Alex Rodriguez has some thoughts on Yu Darvish’s 1st year with the Cubs. So does “A-Rod” have a point when he says things aren’t good inside the clubhouse because of his never-ending rehab? Plus, do the Bears look bad the longer Roquan Smith’s holdout goes? And new Chicago Bull Jabari Parker drops by to talk hoops with Kap and Mark Schanowski.

Duration:00:33:37

Ep. 425: What do the Blackhawks need to accomplish at training camp?

7/28/2018
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SportsTalk Live is at the 11th Annual Blackhawks Convention to talk all things Blackhawks as they get ready for the upcoming season. Corey Crawford makes his first public appearance in several months and the crew sits down with players to discuss where the Blackhawks are headed. Plus, the Cubs make another trade with the Texas Rangers, this time for starting pitcher Cole Hamels.

Duration:00:27:51

Ep. 424: Cubs win in dramatic fashion thanks to David Bote and Anthony Rizzo

7/26/2018
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David Haugh, Pat Boyle and Chris Kuc join Kap on the panel. The Cubs win in dramatic fashion thanks to back-to-back 9th inning home runs by David Bote and Anthony Rizzo. Can they keep winning without Kris Bryant? Can they keep winning with the rotation struggling? Plus Blackhawks rookie forward Dylan Sikura drops by to talk about making the leap from NCAA Tournament to the NHL and his goals for his 1st season as a pro.

Duration:00:23:11

Ep. 423: Yu Darvish might be getting better while Kris Bryant and Brandon Morrow aren’t ready to return yet

7/25/2018
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Teddy Greenstein, Chris Bleck and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on the panel. Jon Lester defies the stat nerd and pitches the Cubs to a win. Yu Darvish might be getting better while Kris Bryant and Brandon Morrow aren’t ready to return yet. Doug Glanville drops by to discuss the Northsiders. Plus there are only two 1st round picks who are unsigned and Roquan Smith is one of them. Is it time to be worried?

Duration:00:32:04

Ep. 422: Bears players Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Dion Sims drop by to talk about the new season

7/24/2018
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SportsTalk Live is on location at Bears Training Camp in Bourbonnais. David Haugh and Adam Jahns join Kap on the panel. Plus Bears players Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Dion Sims drop by to talk about the new season, new head coach and playing with Mitch Trubisky.

Duration:00:26:37

Ep. 421: Cubs start second half with series win over Cardinals

7/23/2018
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SportsTalk Live is on location at Wrigley Field for Cubs #AuthenticFan Night. Jesse Rogers and Sahadev Sharma join Kap on the panel to talk about the Cubs series with the Cardinals and discuss the trade deadline. Plus David DeJesus joins the guys to discuss who he’d like to see the team add heading into the pennant chase.

Duration:00:23:23