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Zambrano Leaves in 7th With Hand Cramping
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano left Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning because of cramping in his right hand.

Jackson Dominates as White Sox Hammer Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Edwin Jackson extended his mastery of Cleveland, Gordon Beckham and Carlos Quentin had two RBIs apiece and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 8-3 on Saturday for their first 2-0 start since 2005 -- when they won the World Series.

Rose Leads Bulls Over Raptors
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose had 36 points and 10 assists, and the Chicago Bulls took another step toward the top seed in the Eastern Conference with their 15th win in 17 games, hanging on to beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 113-106 on Saturday night.

Bulls' Noah Remains Sidelined
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls held Joakim Noah out for the third straight game Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors because of a sprained right ankle.

McMurray Wins Pole at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Jamie McMurray has won the pole for Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.

Local Sports Roundup 4/2/11
Silver Streaks Baseball does well at invite, while GHS Softball gets shut out.

Berkman Eases Into Job, Franklin Takes a Hit
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman's first day as a regular outfielder since 2004 was perfect -- no plays to test his skills. One pitch made Ryan Franklin's first day as a 38-year-old closer one to forget.

Grand Slam Helps Lift Bucs Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Neil Walker hit a grand slam, Andrew McCutchen also homered and Kevin Correia pitched into the seventh inning Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened the season under new manager Clint Hurdle with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

White Sox Outslug Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Quentin homered and drove in five runs, Adam Dunn homered and had four RBIs in his debut for Chicago and the go-for-broke White Sox built a huge lead and held off Cleveland's scrappy comeback, beating the Indians 15-10 in their season opener Friday.

Rose-Led Bulls Hold Off Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 13 of his 27 points in the first quarter and had a key assist in the final minute of the game, helping the Chicago Bulls hold off the Detroit Pistons 101-96 on Friday night.

Dennis Rodman Says He's Headed to Hall of Fame
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Dennis Rodman has been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jets Respond to Favre Lawsuit Over Alleged Texts
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Jets say two massage therapists are overplaying their ties to the team in a lawsuit that claims they were blacklisted for objecting to randy text messages from former quarterback Brett Favre.

Shootout Goal Helps Hawks
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Viktor Stalberg had the only goal in the shootout and Corey Crawford made 31 saves in regulation and overtime in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

Flames Lifted Past Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jarome Iginla scored his second goal of the game with 5:03 left to reach 1,000 points and help the Calgary Flames rally for a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Blues Get 2 Back
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues welcomed injured defenseman Barret Jackman and winger Alex Steen back to the lineup Friday night against the Calgary Flames.

Local Sports Round Up 4/1/11
As the spring sports action continues, keep up with the latest area scores and schedules.

Padres Beat Cardinals in 11 Innings
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cameron Maybin tied it with a two-out homer in the ninth inning and grounded a single that led to the go-ahead run in the 11th yesterday as the San Diego Padres opened with a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cubs, Pirates Go Out in Cold for Opener
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kerry Wood got his old locker back in the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse, even though he'd been away for two years. And now he'll get to enjoy something else he remembers well, another opening day at Wrigley Field.

Guillen: "Stupid to Play in Cleveland Right Now''
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Always opinionated White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen considers it "very stupid to play in Cleveland right now" after his team's workout was forced indoors because of snow and cold weather.

Dodgers Beat World Series Champion Giants
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out nine in seven dominant innings and Matt Kemp scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by catcher Buster Posey in the sixth, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants in their season opener Thursday night.

Hunter, Mathis Homer as Weaver, Angels Beat KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Torii Hunter and Jeff Mathis homered, helping Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Thursday in a chilly season opener.

Bulls Prepare for Pistons Friday
DETROIT (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls will try for their eleventh straight victory over the Detroit Pistons when the teams face off in Michigan Friday night.

Bryant Scores 28 to Lead Lakers Over Mavericks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 110-82 in a testy affair in which five players were ejected Thursday night.

Celtics Snap Funk, Send Spurs to 5th Straight Loss
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 22 points and 14 assists, Paul Pierce scored 21 and the Boston Celtics stopped slipping further from first in the Eastern Conference, beating the slumping San Antonio Spurs 107-97 on Thursday night.

Weber Staying at Illinois After Oklahoma Talk
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois says basketball coach Bruce Weber will remain coach of the Illini after reports he was a strong candidate to fill the vacant job at Oklahoma.

Blackhawks Take on Blue Jackets Friday
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are clinging to eighth place in the Western Conference, and they'll try for their seventh win in nine road games when they face the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.

Blues' Oshie Returning to Ice After 2 Game Absence
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie has returned to the ice after missing two games because of team-imposed disciplinary reasons.

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