Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Deal or No Trade Deal

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Yankees  GM Brian Cashman spoke to the mostly New York media following the trade deadline.  The AL East first place failed to make any more deals beyond the acquisition of Mariners utility player Dustin Ackley for for Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez on Thursday. “We stayed engaged with all clubs to come up with a […]

Bears Training Camp Preview, Baseball Deals

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….we are pleased to be joined by John Mullin of Comcast Sports Net – Chicago.  He gives us a Bears training camp preview, and also talks about the great 1985 Chicago Bears team.  Sam the intern checks in from Big Ten media days with […]

New Blue: Cubs at the Deadline

Jason Hammel’s struggles on Sunday only highlighted the Cubs need for a beefier rotation.  The young Cubs were swept by the MLB worst, Philadelphia Phillies.  Mr. Prolonged Relief, Travis Wood has been the temporary fix, certainly a good tool to have in the arsenal.  Operating with a four-man rotation, the Cubs are clearly in need […]

NBA Free Agency and Baseball Talk

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal Jeff Rich talks NBA Free Agency and American League and National League Central with us, while John Poulter updates us on the Pan Am Games going on in Toronto this month, as well as his take on the American League East.  Plus, updates on […]

Recap – Benefica vs PSG at Toronto

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A hot, humid summer evening at Toronto’s newly expanded BMO Field was the site of the only game on Canadian soil in this year’s International Champions Cup, presented by Guiness. This year’s event, the third such annual event is a little more world-wide than the 2014 event, as it includes games in the USA, Australia, […]

More Chicago Cubs Mid Season Feedback

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal Mark Grote pre- and post-game host of Cubs baseball on WBBM in Chicago joins us to discuss how the Chicago Cubs are doing at mid-season.  The All-Star break is over and the pennant chase begins in earnest. Mark also tells us which are his […]

Crosstown Classic Preview: A Clash of Strategies

As the South Siders head to 1060 W Addison this weekend, with them comes a clash of expectations.  Both teams pursued roster overhauls in the winter, both teams adding new starting pitching as well as some much-needed sources of run support. The Cubs focused their free agency search on a catcher and a starting pitcher. […]

Chicago Cubs Mid Season Report

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….we are pleased be joined by Mark Gonzales, Chicago Cubs beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune, who gives us a Mid Season report on the Northsiders, as they wrap up a dramatic series with the Cardinals and get ready to host the White Sox […]

Chicago is Sad about Brandon Saad, Happy About WWC

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….John Poulter joins us to dissect the trade of promising young Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad in a seven player deal with Columbus.  It’s no surprise that money was at the root of the deal.  The cap strapped Hawks had to make a move before […]

Max Scherzer and the Nats Heat Up

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….Craig Heist from The Fan in Washington, DC joins us to talk about the surging Washington Nationals and pitcher Max Scherzer who lost a perfect game with two outs in the ninth, yet still tossed a no-hitter.  He has now retired 54 of the […]

Blackhawks, Warriors Win Championships

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….John Poulter joins us to talk about how the Chicago Blackhawks win a third Stanley Cup Championship in six years, and Jeff Rich dissects the NBA Finals, as Stephen Curry’s Warriors Win the NBA title over LeBron James’ Cavs. We also preview the US […]

Adrian Buckley Wins WSOP Millionaire Maker

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Ever since The aptly named Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2003, part time and amateur players have been vying with experienced pros to claim some of the richest purses in a the game. The folks that run the most popular poker tournament in the world added some new wrinkles […]

Les Grobstein on Bulls and Bears

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….legendary Chicago sports jock, and long time friend of SRN, joins us to give his take on the Chicago Bulls’ new coach and the Bears prognosis for the 2015 season. When Les gets on a roll, there’s no stopping him. Enjoy the lively discussion. […]

Cleveland Sports Misery: This Is a New One

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To understand a Cleveland fan, or just the sports landscape of the city itself, out-of-town and national writers must feel obligated to offer up the preamble.  Before any success can be achieved or any praise be given, we must be reminded of the failure, or is it failures?  It seems like either could work, and […]

Fred Hoiberg Looks Good at Presser, on Paper

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When you look at numbers alone, the Hoiberg hire makes tons of sense. Though the Bulls had assembled a much better team come start of the 2014/2015 season with the healthy Derrick Rose, two promising rookies in McDermott and Mirotic, the meteoric ascension of Jimmy Butler into a 1B guard, the addition of the best […]