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Monmoth College Takes Lead at MWC Men's Golf Championships
Monmouth College shaved 17 strokes off their team score from Day 1 of the Midwest Conference Men's Golf Championships and lead by 23 strokes with 18 holes to play at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford.
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Reds Edge Cardinals After Rain Delay
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jay Bruce had three hits and two RBIs, leading the Cincinnati Reds past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Friday night after a 2 1/2 hour rain delay for their season-best fifth consecutive victory.
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Cubs Hot Hitting Beats D-Backs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer and the Chicago Cubs connected for four in all while rallying to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 Friday after getting pounded the previous day.
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Jeter Leads Yankees Past White Sox
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the seventh inning to give him four RBIs, helping the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Friday night.
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Jazz Beat Nuggets to Clinch Series
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 20 rebounds, rookie Wesley Matthews scored 23 and made a key block, and Utah pulled away late in the fourth quarter and beat the Denver Nuggets 112-104 Friday night, winning the playoff series in six games.
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Gasol's Tip-in K.O.s Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Pau Gasol tipped in a missed jumper by Kobe Bryant with a half-second left and the Los Angeles Lakers survived a late comeback effort by Oklahoma City and eliminated the Thunder 95-94 in Game 6 of the first-round playoff series Friday night.
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Hawks Beat Bucks to Force Game Seven
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jamal Crawford broke out of a slump with 24 points, Joe Johnson added 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.
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Monmouth College Coach Sander Earns 300th Win
Monmouth College baseball coach Roger Sander didn't know Chaz Baggio's grand slam against Robert Morris-Springfield this week assured the 17-year coaching veteran a milestone.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/29/10
Galesburg plays longball to beat Peoria Richwoods, ROWVA on the verge of clinching LTC title, Monmouth-Roseville offense potent against Knoxville; United softball cruises past Annawan-Wethersfield, Abingdon wins, Galesburg splits twinbill with Quincy; CSC falls in slugfest; Knox and Monmouth College hold down top two spots in Midwest Conference Men's Golf Championship
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Suns Defeat Blazers; Advance to Second Round
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jason Richardson scored 28 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Phoenix Suns advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 99-90 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 Thursday night.
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Spurs Finish Off #2 Seed Mavs in Game Six
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Spurs are moving on, and Dallas is done early again.
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Sharks Beat Redwings in First Game of Second Round Series
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Pavelski picked up where he left off in the first round by scoring two goals to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the second-round Western Conference series.
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San Diego's Chicken Top Mascot
NEW YORK (AP) -- Plucked from among all sports mascots, San Diego's Chicken still rules the roost.
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Cards Hand Braves Ninth Straight Loss
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie David Freese homered, doubled and drove in six runs as the St. Louis Cardinals sent Atlanta to its ninth straight loss, beating the Braves 10-4 Thursday.
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Diamondbacks Beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ian Kennedy pitched eight strong innings for his first victory in 2 years and Adam LaRoche drove in five runs with two homers and a double as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Chicago Cubs 13-5 on Thursday.
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White Sox Take Advantage of Konerko HR's
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Paul Konerko hit two home runs after the Chicago White Sox took advantage of a wild pitch, two errors and two walks to go ahead in a 7-5 victory Thursday over the Texas Rangers to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/28/10
Resurgent Knoxville baseball team wins again, Abingdon shuts down B-PC/A; Commandos softball team bounces back from Tuesday loss with win on Wednesday, Knoxville blanks Mercer County, ROWVA escapes Monmouth-Roseville; Knox and Monmouth College split non-conference baseball twinbills.
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Cardinals Blank Slumping Braves for Fouth Straight Win
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Jaime Garcia worked seven scoreless innings and David Freese had two hits and two RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta 6-0 Wednesday night, handing the punchless Braves their eighth straight loss.
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Atilano & Dunn Lead Nats Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Luis Atilano pitched six strong innings to win for the second time in two major league starts and Adam Dunn hit a tiebreaking home run in the fourth on Wednesday, leading the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
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Hamilton's Blast Helps Rangers Beat White Sox
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Josh Hamilton's two-run homer keyed a five-run first, Rich Harden pitched six innings despite more control problems, and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 Wednesday night.
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Bucks Late Run Surprises Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) -- With Andrew Bogut cheering from the bench while Brandon Jennings teamed with Kurt Thomas in a duo for the ages, the Milwaukee Bucks pulled within one win of an improbable first-round upset.
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Anthony Gets Help as Nuggets Beat Jazz to Prevent Elimination
DENVER (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony got the help he was begging for, J.R. Smith found his long-range touch and the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination with a 116-102 victory over the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.
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No Word on Bulls Coach Del Negro - Yet
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- At some point in the next few days, the Chicago Bulls figure to reveal coach Vinny Del Negro's job status. They just weren't making any announcements on Wednesday.
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Canadiens Complete Stunning Comeback Against Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Led by Jaroslav Halak's spectacular, acrobatic goaltending, the Montreal Canadiens slowed Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals' high-powered offense to complete an unlikely comeback and eliminate the NHL's best regular-season team in the first round.
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No Bluff, Big Buff Back at Forward for Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dustin Byfuglien is on the move again for the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Bears Trade S Payne to Rams
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ The Chicago Bears have traded safety Kevin Payne to the St. Louis Rams for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/27/10
Galesburg baseball team loses to Washington; no-hitters for ROWVA and Knoxville; Streaks softball team shuts down Richwoods, ROWVA and Princeville go extra innings in a game dominated by strong pitching, United wins without Bertelsen, Knoxville's Wilhite blanks Monmouth-Roseville; GHS boys tennis team wins third straight dual; Galesburg girls soccer team beaten in OT.
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Former Iowa State Basketball Star Taking Over Program
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State and new coach Fred Hoiberg have agreed on a five-year contract with a base salary of $800,000.
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Carpenter, Cardinals Hand Braves Seventh Straight Loss
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter won on his 35th birthday and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the second straight game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the sagging Atlanta Braves Tuesday night.
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Hernandez Pitches Nationals Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Livan Hernandez pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on a chilly Tuesday night.
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