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Video: Addison Russell robs Jhonny Peralta with stellar diving snag

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Cubs shortstop Addison Russell made one of the best defensive plays you’ll see this post-season during Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Saturday. Leading off the bottom of the second inning, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a bullet destined for left field, but Russell dove to his right to snag the ball, then quickly got up and fired a one-hopper to first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the out. Rizzo deserves a little credit on the play for the pick.

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The Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday to even up the NLDS 1-1.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of five people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. The pilot, a teammate of Gianna’s, and the teammate’s parent were also killed in the tragic accident.

Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.