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Brewers Avoid Sweep Against Cardinals with Extra Inning Victory
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rickie Weeks homered early and Corey Hart hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night.
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Wells Struggles Again; Astros Beat Cubs
HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer and Pedro Feliz added a two-run single, helping the Houston Astros to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
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Quentin Helps Sox Rally Past Indians
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Quentin hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
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Big Ten Officials Mum on Expansion
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- The Big Ten did not take formal action during a meeting Sunday about conference expansion, although officials say their timeline may change after the Pac-10 revealed plans for their own expansion.
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Hamlin Continues Pocono Dominance
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Denny Hamlin has continued his successful run at Pocono Raceway by beating teammate and pole-sitter Kyle Busch.
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Blackhawks on Verge of Cup
CHICAGO (AP) -- It's been 49 years since the Chicago Blackhawks drank from the Stanley Cup, longer than any of the NHL's "original six" teams. They can order the champagne after taking a three-games-to-two lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in the finals.
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Celtics Get Even in NBA Finals
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Boston Celtics received very little offensive support from their front court in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in Los Angeles. Fortunately for the Celtics, they had guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo combine for nearly 50 percent of the team's points in a 103-94 win over the Lakers.
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Sports Roundup -- 6/5/10
State softball and baseball results; Moline softball team heading to supersectional play
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Cubs Beat Astros to End Four Game Slide
HOUSTON (AP) -- Rookie Tyler Colvin hit a two-run home run, Aramis Ramirez homered and had 2 RBIs and the Chicago Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 8-5 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night.
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Cards Use Extra Innings to Beat Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) --Colby Rasmus singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 vitory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
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Streaks Win East Peoria Sectional
Galesburg High School's baseball team has advanced to the Class 3A Elite Eight.
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United Bounces Back for Third Place Finish
POSTED 12:30 p-m, UPDATED 1:17 p-m 6/5/10 United didn't let a rare lopsided loss ruin a special time at state as the Red Storm bounced back to win the third place game.
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Sports Roundup -- 6/4/10
United falls to Cobden again, playing for third place trophy; rest of Class 1A and 2A softball and baseball state tournament results from East Peoria and Joliet.
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Wainwright Tosses First Complete Game Shutout; Cardinals Hammer Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Adam Wainwright threw a complete game and Colby Rasmus drilled a two-run homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night.
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Astros Beat Cubs, Zambrano for Fourth Straight Win
HOUSTON (AP) -- Felipe Paulino struck out seven in eight effective innings, outpitching Carlos Zambrano and helping the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Cleveland's Masterson Beats White Sox for First Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Masterson repeatedly escaped trouble to snap an 11-decision losing streak and Jhonny Peralta hit a pair of two-run doubles as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 Friday night.
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Flyers Win Second Straight Against Blackhawks to Even Finals at 2-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Stanley Cup finals have become a best-of-three after the Philadelphia Flyers knotted the series at two games apiece Friday night.
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Legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden Dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The UCLA campus and basketball fans all over the world are mourning the death of legendary college basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden at age 99.
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Big Second Inning Lifts Cobden Past United in 1A Semifinals
POSTED 11:45 a-m, UPDATED 2:53 p-m 6/4/10 United was victimized by a bad third inning and lost to Cobden in the Class 1A state semifinals, the Red Storm's third straight defeat against the Appleknockers at state in East Peoria.
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Class 1A, 2A Softball State Semifinal Games Feature Teams with State Experience
POSTED 1:50 p-m, UPDATED 2:20 p-m 6/3/10 Three of the four teams in the Class 1A state softball semifinals have been to state frequently the past few years while the other team is experiencing a first. All four of the Class 2A teams have been to state, although it's been a while for one of them.
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New Soccer Recruits On Board at CSC
POSTED 1:02 p-m 6/3/10 Carl Sandburg College men's and women's head soccer coach Jim Carothers has announced members of his 2010 recruiting class.
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Streaks Baseball Team Trying to Deny Streator Long-Time Sectional Championship
POSTED 10:52 a-m Galesburg gets a couple of days to rest up then prepare for the baseball program's biggest game since the 2006 season.
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United Players Dominate Lincoln Trail First Team All-Conference Squad
POSTED 10:50 a-m 6/3/10 Six members of the state-bound United softball team are being recognized by the conference they play in.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 6/2/10
Galesburg advances to Class 3A East Peoria Baseball Sectional finals; Streator beats Rock Island to set up match-up with Silver Streaks; GHS hosts Class 4A softball sectional semifinal won by Moline.
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Flyers Edge Blackhawks in Game Three of Finals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Claude Giroux scored 5:59 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night, cutting the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1.
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Illini Name Redshirt Freshman Starting QB
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook has decided redshirt freshman Nathan Scheelhaase will start at quarterback this fall.
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Carpenter Continues Domination Over Cincinnati; Cards Back in First Place Tie with Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter beat Cincinnati for the eighth straight start, allowing four hits in eight innings as the St. Louis Cardinals pulled into a first-place tie with the Reds in the NL Central with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.
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Rangers Slam White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Treanor homered and drove in a career-high four runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 Wednesday night after losing Vladimir Guerrero to an eye injury during batting practice.
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Cubs Rained Out in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Cubs-Pirates game was postponed due to unplayable field conditions along the warning track after a rain delay of 3 hours, 12 minutes Wednesday night.
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Santo Returns to Cubs After Brief Illness
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Cubs announcer Ron Santo has returned to Chicago after being released from a Pittsburgh hospital, where he stayed overnight following the Cubs-Pirates game on Monday.
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