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Blues G Halak Ruled Out of Game 3 vs. Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Star goalie Jaroslav Halak will miss Game 3 of the St. Louis Blues first-round series against the San Jose Sharks because of a lower-body injury.

Rose Hits Tying 3, Bulls Beat Pistons 100-94 in OT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 24 points, including a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons for the 15th straight time, 100-94 in overtime Sunday night.

Laird Homers, Leads Tigers Over White Sox 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gerald Laird homered among his three hits to back a strong outing by Rick Porcello and lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday, snapping Chicago's four-game winning streak.

Cardinals Whip Cubs 10-3, Take Series
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Rally Squirrel Part of Championship Ring Design
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The rally squirrel has moved on from T-shirts and stuffed animals.

Biffle Pulls Away to Give Roush another Texas Win
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Greg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack Roush another NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in Texas.

Chicago Knocks off Phoenix 4-3 in Overtime
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Bryan Bickell had his second goal 10:36 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night after scoring in the closing seconds of regulation for the second straight game.

Blues Blank Sharks 3-0, Even Series at 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak combined for a shutout, the San Jose Sharks put themselves in an early hole when Marc-Edouard Vlasic tapped the puck into his own net, and the St. Louis Blues evened the first-round series at a game apiece with a 3-0 victory Saturday night.

Floyd Pitches Six Scoreless for White Sox in Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gavin Floyd overcame control problem to pitch six scoreless innings and Alexei Ramirez homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Saturday.

Lynn Looks Sharp for Cardinals in Win over Cubs
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Lynn pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Buchanan, Ferguson Try to Fill Gaps for Illini
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Michael Buchanan has big shoes to fill next fall at Illinois.

Ryan Leaf Formally Charged with 4 Felonies
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana prosecutor has formally charged former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf with four felonies in connection with allegations that he broke into homes to steal prescription painkillers.

Roush Drivers Have Always Been Good at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole in Texas, followed directly by two drivers from the Roush Fenway team that has had so much success here.

Hitchcock Promises Changes for Game 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues need to regain their home ice aura, and fast.

Blackhawks Looking for Space Against Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes camped out in Chicago's zone to set up goals in the second period and overtime of Game 1.

Peavy, Viciedo Lead White Sox over Tigers 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Peavy pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Dayan Viciedo homered and made a key catch Friday as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in their home opener.

Cubs Tag Wainwright, Spoil Cardinals' Home Opener
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ian Stewart hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Bryan LaHair later connected for a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs hammered Adam Wainwright, spoiling the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener with a 9-5 victory on Friday.

Cubs spoil Cardinals' home opener
Ian Stewart hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Bryan LaHair later connected for a grand slam as the Chicago Cubs hammered Adam Wainwright with a 9-5 victory on Friday.

Lingerie League Takes Year Off to Promote Sport
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Lingerie Football League is forgoing a 2012 season in order to expand the sport abroad and refocus it as a warm-weather game.

Ventura Returns to Chicago for Home Opener
CHICAGO (AP) -- Veteran first baseman Paul Konerko and Robin Ventura missed being teammates on the Chicago White Sox by one year. They will get to share a home opener, after all.

Berkman Day to Day with Calf Strain
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman could miss the weekend series against the Chicago Cubs with a left calf strain.

New Look Cardinals Clicking as They Return Home
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- So far, the St. Louis Cardinals are doing just fine without Albert Pujols. And they don't seem to miss Tony La Russa, either.

Havlat's Goal Lifts Sharks Past Blues 3-2 in 2 OT
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Martin Havlat scored his second goal of the game 3:34 into the second overtime, giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their playoff series Thursday night.

Phoenix Knocks off Chicago 3-2 in Overtime
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Martin Hanzal scored 9:29 into overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes opened the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Boozer Scores 19, Bulls Beat Heat 96-86 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) -- C.J. Watson scored 16 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in overtime to beat the Miami Heat 96-86 on Thursday night.

Garza Shines, Greinke Routed as Cubs Beat Brewers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Garza pitched three-hit ball for 8 2-3 innings, and the Chicago Cubs sent Zack Greinke to his worst beating in 1{ years in an 8-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday that prevented a four-game sweep.

Wade Says Money Not an Olympic Motivator
MIAMI (AP) -- Heat guard Dwyane Wade says money is not his motivation for the London Games this summer.

NHL Fines Weber for Blow to Zetterberg's Head
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The NHL has fined Nashville defenseman Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg's head against the glass at the end of Game 1.

Chicago's Toews Symptom Free at Practice
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago captain Jonathan Toews is expected to play in the opening game of the Blackhawks' playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Chicago Poses Stiff Opening Test for Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- In their 33 seasons as an NHL franchise, this might be the most remarkable one of all for the Phoenix Coyotes. They won their first division title despite not having an owner for the third straight year.

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