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Danks Solid as White Sox Beats Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- John Danks pitched shutout ball into the seventh for his first win in nearly a month and Dayan Viciedo, A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cubs 7-4 on Saturday night.
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I'll Have Another Wins Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) -- I'll Have Another overtook Bodemeister down the stretch to win the Preakness and keep alive his hopes of winning the Triple Crown.
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Johnson Cruises to 3rd Win in NASCAR All-Star Race
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson won his third All-Star race on Saturday night by pulling away over the 10-lap sprint to the $1 million prize.
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Stenhouse, Jr. Seeks Nationwide 3-Peat at Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) -- With most of the NASCAR world focused solely on Charlotte and Saturday night's All-Star Race, the Nationwide series has the Iowa Speedway all to itself.
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Sports Update 5/19/2012
Varsity Baseball and Softball recap
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Local Sports Roundup 5/19/12
GHS Girls Track moves on at State, while Boys advance to State.
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Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood Retires After 13-Plus Seasons
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kerry Wood, who electrified baseball with a 20-strikeout game as a rookie in 1998 before his career was slowed by injuries, is retiring.
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White Sox Beat Cubs in Wood Finale
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in what was likely Kerry Wood's final major league game.
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Sveum Ejected in 5th Inning
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected from Friday's game against the White Sox in the fifth inning for arguing a call at second base.
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Cubs' Soto Has Torn Meniscus
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be re-evaluated to see if he needs to go on the disabled list.
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Walk in 9th Leads Dodgers Past Cardinals
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A.J. Ellis drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night in the opener of a series between the NL West and Central Division leaders.
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Cardinals Put Craig, McClellan on Disabled List
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed have outfielder Allen Craig on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of a left hamstring strain, along with reliever Kyle McClellan due to an elbow strain.
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Kyle Busch Captures Pole for Sprint All-Star Race
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch captured the pole for the Sprint All-Star race for the second straight year.
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Castroneves Posts Indy's Fastest Practice Lap
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has put himself back in contention for Indy's fifth pole.
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Big Ten Network Cuts Academics, Citing Low Ratings
(AP) -- The Big Ten network started in 2007 with plans to mix up to 660 hours of non-sports programs every year into its menu of football, basketball and other sports.
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Attorney: No Charges Against Marshall
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lawyer for Brandon Marshall says no charges will be brought against the Chicago Bears wide receiver for an altercation outside a nightclub in March.
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AS Roma, Zaglebie Lubin to Play at Wrigley Field
CHICAGO (AP) -- Italy's AS Roma and Poland's Zaglebie Lubin will face off in Wrigley Field this summer.
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Cubs P Kerry Wood Plans to Retire
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kerry Wood, who electrified baseball with a 20-strikeout game as a rookie in 1998 and then became a reliever after his career was slowed by numerous injuries, is expected to retire after pitching one more game for the Chicago Cubs.
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Rising Conservative Maverick Behind Wright Blitz
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wealthy executive who considered and then dropped a proposal to revive controversy over the relationship between President Barack Obama and his former pastor is a rising conservative maverick with ties to the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
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Sale, Viciedo Lead White Sox Over Angels 6-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Sale pitched effectively into the sixth inning, giving Chicago's rotation a much-needed solid outing, and the White Sox capitalized on some shoddy defense by the Los Angeles Angels for a 6-1 victory Thursday.
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Halladay Earns First Win in a Month
CHICAGO (AP) -- Roy Halladay threw eight strong innings for his first victory in a month and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for an 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
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Crawford's 2 RBIs Help Giants Beat Cardinals 7-5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single for his first RBIs since April and the San Francisco Giants capitalized on shoddy fielding by St. Louis to give Matt Cain support on a rare shaky day as the Giants beat the Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday.
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Bicycle Stolen from Junior Seau's Garage Recovered
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's Oceanside home days after the former NFL star's suicide has been recovered.
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At Preakness, Motion is the Hunter, Not the Target
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A year ago, trainer Graham Motion came to Pimlico Race Course with the Kentucky Derby winner.
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Not Guilty Plea Entered for Notre Dame QB Rees
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a May 3 incident in which police used pepper spray to subdue him after an off-campus party.
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Pujols, Wells Homer to Lead Angels Over White Sox
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols welcomed his new hitting coach to town with a go-ahead three-run homer and Vernon Wells added a two-run shot to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
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Garcia Strikes Out Nine, Freese Homers for Cards
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jaime Garcia matched his career high with nine strikeouts, David Freese hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a victory against his old Giants team with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.
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Ruiz Leads Phillies Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies used Hector Luna's first career grand slam to pull away for a 9-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
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Beltran Out Third Straight Game with Sore Knee
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals slugger Carlos Beltran is missing his third straight start with a sore right knee, though he and manager Mike Matheny believe he will avoid a stint on the disabled list.
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Cubs Place RHP Castillo on DL with Groin Injury
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have placed reliever Lendy Castillo on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain and recalled left-hander Scott Maine from Triple-A Iowa.
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