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Dwyane Wade loses his cousin to gun violence

Just a day after Dwyane Wade appeared on The Undefeated's town hall to speak out against gun violence in America, his cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was killed in a shooting in Chicago.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears RB Jeremy Langford graces the cover of today's program for the preseason game vs. Kansas City at Soldier Field. Langford missed time recently with a foot injury, but he is dressed for the game and participating in warmups.

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How Tony Dungy inspired Lovie Smith (1:15)
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Lovie Smith looking to make an impact at Illinois (2:56)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game vs. Kansas City, but Long spent part of pregame jogging around the field. Long is pushing hard to return from a shoulder injury in time for Chicago's Week 1 game against the Houston Texans.

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Dwyane Wade loses his cousin to gun violence (1:46)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Soldier Field workers are removing the tarp approximately two hours until kickoff between Chicago and Kansas City. The rain is expected to hold off for most of the afternoon.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Soldier Field workers are removing the tarp approximately two hours until kickoff between Chicago and Kansas City. The rain is expected to hold off for most of the afternoon.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Ugly morning in Chicago where the Bears host Kansas City in their third preseason game. Chicago starters are supposed to play at least two quarters, but slick conditions may alter playing time for some members of the first team.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's come from behind 6-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday behind Kris Bryant's two home runs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Heyward discuss helping the Cubs tie their game against the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Friday when he doubled and scored on a wild pitch. The Cubs won 6-4 in extra innings.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the notion his sluggers shouldn't be looking to get players over to 2nd but should be driving them in as Kris Bryant did on Friday against the Dodgers when he homered with a man on first and no outs in the tenth inning.

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Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant is on fire. He's hit his 34 and 35th HR's of the season on Friday against the Dodgers. The second one coming in the tenth inning to break a 4-4 tie. He has 9 HR's this month. The Cubs are 3 outs away from a come from behind win as Bryant continues to make his case for MVP.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant hit his league leading (tied) 34th home run of the season, a blast to center in the 8th. The run means the Cubs have scored at least 3 in 24 consecutive games, the most games in a row since 1996. The Dodgers still lead 4-3.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Big moment for Mike Montgomery as he works out of another jam in the fifth. He's been off his game but kept the Cubs in it having thrown 5 innings using a season high 91 pitches. He only trails 3-2 having given up 6 hits and 4 walks. Not the best outing but perhaps it's a learning experience as Joe Maddon left him despite clearly not having his best command.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo drove in his 88th run of the season in the fifth inning against the Dodgers on Friday. He's been overshadowed lately by a hot hitting Kris Bryant but remains in the hunt for the NL MVP. He's finished 10th and then fourth the last two years.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo just came through with his 87th RBI on the season as he brought the Cubs within one of the Dodgers in the 5th inning. Rizzo has been overshadowed by Kris Bryant lately but still leads the team in runs driven in and is their "other" MVP candidate.

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Sale strikes out 14 in White Sox loss (0:35)