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Cards Rally to Beat Diamondbacks
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols tied it in the eighth inning with his first home run since returning the disabled list and rookie pinch-hitter Tony Cruz hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth, capping the St. Louis Cardinals' comeback from a four-run deficit in a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

LaRussa Turns in Incorrect Lineup Card
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa mistakenly turned in a lineup card with the wrong catcher on it Friday night, burning All-Star Yadier Molina from his bench.

Cubs' Dempster Fumes, Beats Bucs
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ryan Dempster won for the first time in five starts despite arguing with manager Mike Quade after he was lifted after five innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.

Ramirez Single Gives White Sox Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexei Ramirez drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth Saturday and the Chicago White Sox finally beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-3.

Beckham Apologizes for "Gay" Message
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has apologized for jokingly writing a message in the dirt calling friend and former teammate Chris Getz gay.

Kyle Busch Wins Inaugural Cup Race at Kentucky
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, pulling away from Jimmie Johnson on a restart with three laps to go to collect his 99th NASCAR series victory.

2 More Post 285 Victories Ahead of Home Season Finale Sasturday
The Galesburg American Legion Baseball team is closer to the end of the season, and closer to getting 30 wins, after a pair of shut-out victories over Canton Friday night at Sundberg Field 10-0, and 9-0.

Reavie Shoots 62 to Lead Deere Classic by 2 Shots
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Chez Reavie shot a 9-under 62 Friday to claim a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the John Deere Classic.

Johnson Slam Helps Arizona Beat Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Leadoff man Kelly Johnson broke a seventh-inning tie with his second grand slam of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen barely hung on for a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Pirates Slip Past Cubs
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mike McKenry's first major league home run, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, lifted Pittsburgh to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night and assured the Pirates of a winning record at the All-Star break for the first time in 19 years.

Hughes' Homer Sends Twins to Win Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luke Hughes' three-run homer capped a six-run fourth Friday night and the Minnesota Twins continued their mastery of the Chicago White Sox, rallying for an 8-5 victory.

Mediator Sets NFL Meeting on July 19
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.

Keselowski Rolls to Nationwide Victory at Kentucky
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night, stretching his fuel over the final 67 laps to pick up his first win in the series this year.

Daly Gets 13 on One Hole at John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- One drive into thick grass ended John Daly's hopes of making the cut for the first time at the John Deere Classic.

Kyle Busch to Start on Pole for Kentucky Cup Race
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Kyle Busch will be on the pole for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, grabbing the top spot after rain washed out qualifying and the starting order was based on practice times.

Upton Leads Diamondbacks to Win Over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and Joe Saunders threw five scoreless innings to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Barney's Double Gives Cubs Win Over Nationals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Darwin Barney's tiebreaking ninth-inning double, capped off a wild comeback and the Chicago Cubs rebounded from an eight-run deficit to beat the Washington Nationals 10-9 on Thursday night.

Mauer OK at 1st Base, Twins Beat White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Joe Mauer had three hits, drove in two runs and was flawless in his first game at first base as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Thursday night.

Pujols Returns to Cardinals' Lineup
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols was in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup, a day after being activated from the 15-day disabled list a month ahead of schedule from a broken left wrist.

Royals' Chen Tough As KC Tops White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bruce Chen pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Eric Hosmer hit a home run as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Wednesday.

Stricker Shoots for 3rd Straight Deere Title
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Steve Stricker can make history again at this year's John Deere Classic.

NBA Disputes Report Questioning Its Losses
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA is disputing a report questioning its financial losses, saying the estimates used as the basis of the article "do not reflect reality."

Holliday Homers Twice as Cards Rip Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday homered twice hours after being picked to represent the National League in the Home Run Derby and Jaime Garcia had another stingy home outing in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Wild Error Helps Nationals Top Cubs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Second baseman Jeff Baker's incredibly wayward throw gave the Washington Nationals a pair of runs in the first inning Tuesday night, and Ross Detwiler won his season debut in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Paulino Pitches Royals Past White Sox for 1st Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Felipe Paulino struck out nine in six innings for his first victory in more than a year and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Post 285 Monday Game Cancelled
The Galesburg Post 285 Legion baseball team is off Tuesday, as they prepare for a 4-day, 7-game homestand to finish the regular season.

Cards Plan to Activate Pujols Off DL
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals plan to activate Albert Pujols off the disabled list Tuesday, a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken left wrist.

Illini Lineman Arrested in Possible Hate Crime
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois football player arrested in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime has a previous felony conviction for cocaine possession.

Lawyers Handling Paperwork in NFL Labor Dispute
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for the NFL and the players are meeting for two days to sort out paperwork that could speed the process in reaching a new labor contract.

Blues Sign Goaltender to 1-Year Deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a one-year, two-way contract.

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