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Rams Could Call Defense by Committee All Year
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Nearly three months since the St. Louis Rams lost their defensive coordinator, coach Jeff Fisher appears to be in no hurry to define roles among the handful of people capable of filling the void.
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Top Cardinals Draft Pick Signs Contract
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals' top pick in the draft, visited Busch Stadium after he signed his contract earlier Thursday.
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Freese Drives in Three Runs in Cardinals Victory
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Freese homered, doubled and drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
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Cardinals OF Beltran Out of Lineup with Virus
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of a stomach virus, one day after hitting his NL-leading 19th home run.
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Verlander Helps Tigers to W at Wrigley, 5-3
CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched eight solid innings for his first win in a month and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Thursday in front of another receptive crowd at Wrigley Field.
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Thompson Shoots 66 to Lead US Open, Woods Lurking
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Michael Thompson has taken the clubhouse lead at the U.S. Open, shooting a 4-under 66 for a three-shot lead on a late-charging Tiger Woods.
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Woods, Mickelson Deliver Drama Early at US Open
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson delivered an entertaining start to the U.S. Open in two very different ways.
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NCAA Sends Title Banner to Wrong School
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota State won the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title. The rival University of North Dakota got the banner.
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Cain Pitches First Ever Perfecto for Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants on Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 14 batters and getting help from two running catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0.
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Peralta gets 3 Hits, Tigers Rally to Beat Cubs 8-4
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta had three hits and two RBIs one night after he made two costly throwing errors, and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.
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Cubs 3B Ian Stewart Out with Sore Wrist
CHICAGO (AP) -- Third baseman Ian Stewart has been scratched from the Chicago Cubs' lineup with a sore left wrist.
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Lance Lynn Wins 10th, Cardinals Edge White Sox 1-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 12 to stay tied for the major league lead in wins and Carlos Beltran hit his NL-best 19th home run Wednesday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the White Sox that ended Chicago's eight-game road winning streak.
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Rams DE Chris Long Learning another New System
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long is hitting the playbook again, learning another new defense. It's nothing new for the former No. 2 draft pick.
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Illinois Linebacker Buchanan Breaks Jaw in Fight
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A University of Illinois spokesman says defensive end Michael Buchanan broke his jaw in a weekend fight.
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Former Illinois Football Player Convicted of Rape
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- A former University of Illinois football player has been convicted in a 1995 rape and could be headed to prison for as long as 90 years.
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Bulls Plan to Move Practice Center to Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls plan to move the team's practice facility to downtown Chicago.
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Durant Powers Thunder Past LeBron's Heat 105-94
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
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Stanley Cup Finals Television Ratings Down
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Stanley Cup finals' television ratings were down 29 percent from last year.
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US Allows Late Goal in 1-1 Tie at Guatemala
(AP) -- Marco Pappa scored on a free kick in the 83rd minute, giving Guatemala a 1-1 tie with the United States in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday night.
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Cubs Use Peralta's Errors to Beat Tigers 4-3
CHICAGO (AP) -- Darwin Barney had three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs used shortstop Jhonny Peralta's two throwing errors in the eighth inning to push across the winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
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Pierzynski, Quintana Lead White Sox over Cards 6-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer, rookie left-hander Jose Quintana allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings and the streaking Chicago White Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Tuesday night.
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Forte Absent as Bears Open Minicamp
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears opened minicamp, and one key piece remained missing, Matt Forte.
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Pop Warner Limits Contact in Practice
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pop Warner football players won't be taking quite as many hits from now on.
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NIU to Host Illinois HS Football Championships
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- High school football title games will be held at Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb during odd years starting in 2013 and running through 2021.
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2nd Accuser Tearfully Details Sandusky Abuse
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The teenager whose report of sexual abuse spawned a grand jury investigation into Jerry Sandusky has told jurors that a guidance counselor didn't initially believe him because the former Penn State assistant football coach has a ''heart of gold.''
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Lawyer: Jail Conditions May End Mayweather Career
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lawyers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. say the undefeated champion boxer may never fight again if he's not released from the Las Vegas jail he entered earlier this month.
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Obama Passes Up Opportunity to Pick an NBA Winner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Politically speaking, you'd think President Barack Obama would have a free pass to pick a winner in the NBA championship. The game pits the Oklahoma City Thunder from solidly Republican Oklahoma against the Miami Heat, in the crucial swing state of Florida.
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Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick is Playoff MVP
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP after yielding just 29 goals in Los Angeles' 20 playoff games on the way to the franchise's first Stanley Cup title.
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LA Kings Beat Devils 6-1, Claim 1st Stanley Cup
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.
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AP Source: Cubs Agree with Cuban OF Jorge Soler
CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal say the Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with Cuban free agent outfielder Jorge Soler.
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