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The Fast Break (August 25, 2015): Cubs, Mets, an ex-Syracuse star's health struggles & more!

A Syracuse legend, two baseball teams on the rise, and much more in the Fast Break today!

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If You Hate Fun, You Hate The Cubs - CBS Chicago

Baseball's revival on the north side of Chicago has been a long time coming, and it's here with a bang. As a Cubs fan, this is the most fun i've had watching this team... possibly ever. If you follow us on Twitter you know all season long I've been ribbing the Mets, which brings us to our next link.

Record 8 HRs propel Mets in Wright's return - Mets.com

As fun as baseball has been in Chicago this season, it's been pretty one-sided. New Yorkers are getting it from both sides as A-Rod and the Bombers are doing their thing, and the Mets, usually led by their young pitching, are running away with the NL East. Last night, it was the bats doing the work for the Metropolitans, aided by the return of their captain David Wright.

Former Syracuse Basketball star Pearl Washington in hospital, will have brain surgerySyracuse.com

Scary stuff. All of us at Big East Coast Bias send along our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Villanova announces Mark Jackson as new Athletic Director - VUHoops

No, no, no. Not that Mark Jackson. I thought the same then when I saw his name originally, but it's Mark Jackson from USC's athletic department. An interesting thing, as VUHoops points out, is that Jackson's resume is very football-centered.

Five much less essential facts about Xavier basketball - Banners On The Parkway

Skyline chili is pure, unadulterated, trash and it's so refreshing to hear someone affiliated with Cincinnati in some way say such.