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Swisher Leads Yankees Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees routed the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Sunday night in the finale of their first series at Wrigley Field in eight years.
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White Sox Ready for Cubs After Beating Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phil Humber pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Paul Konerko homered for the third straight game and A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run double to lift the Chicago White Sox to an 8-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
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Key NFL Owners Meeting Begins Tuesday
CHICAGO (AP) -- NFL owners will meet Tuesday, and perhaps into Wednesday, to discuss the status of negotiations with the players aimed at ending the lockout now in its fourth month.
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Denny Hamlin Wins NASCAR Race at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Denny Hamlin has won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race for the first time this year, holding off Matt Kenseth at Michigan International Speedway.
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Holliday Homers, Helps Cards End 7-Game Skid
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning that helped the St. Louis Cardinals snap a season-high seven-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
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Granderson, Gardner Lead Yankees Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and Brett Gardner made a terrific play in the outfield to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
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Danks Shrugs Off Shot to Head in 6-2 White Sox Win
PHOENIX (AP) -- John Danks came up smiling after taking a line drive to the head and pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
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Kurt Busch Takes 3rd Straight Sprint Cup Pole
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Kurt Busch won his third consecutive pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, finishing first in qualifying Saturday at Michigan International Speedway with a lap of 188.699 miles per hour.
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Edwards Edges Stenhouse in Nationwide Race
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Carl Edwards raced to his fourth NASCAR Nationwide victory of the year, passing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with less than 10 laps remaining Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
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Royals Hand Cardinals 7th Straight Loss
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- First baseman Albert Pujols' fielding error with two outs in the eighth allowed the tiebreaking run to score from second base and the Kansas City Royals handed the St. Louis Cardinals their seventh straight loss, 5-4 Friday night.
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Davis Pitches Cubs Past Yankees
CHICAGO (AP) -- Doug Davis pitched into the eighth inning in easily his best start of the season and the Chicago Cubs began a rare series against the New York Yankees with a 3-1 victory on Friday.
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D-Backs Beat White Sox on 3-Hitter
PHOENIX (AP) -- Daniel Hudson threw a three-hitter in his first career complete game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat his old team, the Chicago White Sox, 4-1 on Friday night in the opener of their three-game interleague series.
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Earnhardt Back in Michigan, Hoping for Elusive Win
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries not to worry too much about his winless stretch, which reached three years earlier this week.
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NCAA Seeks Sickle Cell Test in Divisions II, III
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An NCAA committee is recommending that athletes in Divisions II and III be tested for sickle cell trait as part of a required medical exam.
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Local Sports Round Up 6/16/11
Rain has wrecked the Legion baseball schedule this week, but Galesburg coach Steve Cheeseman is hoping for better conditions over the weekend.
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Hernandez Throws 3-Hitter, Morse Homers Twice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Livan Hernandez pitched a three-hitter and the Washington Nationals routed the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.
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Weeks Hits HR and 2 Doubles, Brewers Beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rickie Weeks homered as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 to take sole possession of the NL Central lead on a rainy Wednesday night.
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Pavano Pitches Twins past Floyd, White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Carl Pavano pitched a complete-game for the Minnesota Twins in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
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Cars Set on Fire in Vancouver Following Loss
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Almost 150 people required hospital treatment overnight as rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following a Canucks loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.
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Oosthuizen, Edfors Takes Early Lead at US Open
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen was tied for the lead at the U.S. Open after making four birdies over his first 11 holes.
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Parade for Champion Mavs Rolling Through Dallas
DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban and the NBA champion Mavericks are rolling through the streets of downtown Dallas in a parade celebrating the club's first NBA championship.
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Peoria Chiefs Hold LeBron James 'Ring' Giveaway
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Even the Peoria Chiefs are taking a little joy at the failure of LeBron James.
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Local Sports Round Up 6/15/11
Local players named to All-State team, plus the Legion baseball schedule.
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Zimmerman Sparks Winning Rally in Return from DL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a run-scoring double in his return from the disabled list to spark a six-run seventh-inning as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Tuesday night.
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Ramirez, Castro Rally Cubs Past Brewers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Starlin Castro looped a one-out single to right field in the 10th inning to score Tony Campana from third base, and the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Tuesday night.
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Cubs Active OF Reed Johnson from Disabled List
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have activated outfielder Reed Johnson from the 15-day disabled list and promoted right-hander Chris Carpenter from Double-A Tennessee.
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Twins and White Sox postponed by rain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The game between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins has been postponed by rain.
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Boston Preparing for Possible Stanley Cup Win
BOSTON (AP) -- The city of Boston is taking extra precautions as it prepares for possible Stanley Cup celebrations.
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AP Source: NFL, NFLPA Negotiators Meet for 2nd Day
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners are meeting with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith and a group of players for a second straight day in Maryland.
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Mavs' Stevenson Arrested for Public Intoxication
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson has been arrested for public intoxication.
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