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Blues Sign Veteran Forward
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have signed veteran unrestricted free agent Scott Nichol to a one-year contract, adding depth at forward.
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ESPN Takes Over Wimbledon Coverage from NBC
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Wimbledon tennis championships will be televised by ESPN, ending NBC's 43-year run broadcasting the Grand Slam tournament.
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Carpenter Paces Cards' Win Over Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter outdueled Cincinnati Reds nemesis Johnny Cueto with eight scoreless innings, then watched from the dugout as pinch-hitter Mark Hamilton drove in the lone run with an infield hit for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 1-0 victory on Monday night.
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Werth Scores on Wild Pitch as Nats Top Cubs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jayson Werth turned boos to cheers by scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals snagged another one-run victory with a 5-4 Fourth of July matinee win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
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White Sox Beat Royals on 9th Inning Balk
CHICAGO (AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski scored the winning run on a balk called on Aaron Crow in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 5-4 on Monday night after the Royals had tied it on a homer first ruled a triple in the top of the inning.
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Damon Has 4 RBI's in Rays' Win Over St. Louis
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Johnny Damon drove in four runs, Jeremy Hellickson pitched into the eighth inning to stop a personal four-game losing streak and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 on Sunday.
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Lopez, Marmol Pitch Cubs to Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Veteran Rodrigo Lopez allowed two hits in seven shutout innings and Aramis Ramirez homered Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 3-1 to salvage the finale of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
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Cubs Recall Coleman to Start Monday's Game
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs recalled right-hander Casey Coleman from Triple-A Iowa to start Monday's Fourth of July matinee against the Washington Nationals.
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Bautista Top Vote-Getter for All-Star Spots
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista has gotten the most votes in fan balloting for starting spots in the All-Star game.
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Clemens Ready to Fight As Perjury Trial Opens Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens' tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitching mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs.
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Dale Jr. Furious After Frustration at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it clear he's no fan of the current style of restrictor plate racing before he even arrived at Daytona International Speedway.
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Djokovic Beats Nadal to Win Wimbledon Title
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Novak Djokovic has won his first Wimbledon title, and he beat defending champion Rafael Nadal to do it.
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Rays Sparked Past Cardinals
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Casey Kotchman drove in three runs with a double and Justin Ruggiano hit a two-run homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Saturday night.
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Pujols Has Injured Wrist Re-Examined
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Albert Pujols is making progress toward returning to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup from a broken left wrist.
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Humber Pitches White Sox to 1-0 Win Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Phil Humber, backed by strong defense, pitched shutout ball for seven innings and Juan Pierre singled in the only run Saturday, lifting the Chicago White Sox past the Cubs 1-0.
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Cubs' Byrd Returns After Hit in Face With Pitch
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd, who missed six weeks after being hit in the face with a pitch, was activated off the 15-day disabled list and in the lineup against the White Sox.
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Ragan Redeems Himself at Daytona with 1st Win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500.
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Americans Win Wimbledon Doubles Title
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-equaling 11th Grand Slam title together Saturday, beating Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the Wimbledon final.
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Kvitova Beats Sharapova to Win Wimbledon Title
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final.
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Logano Wins at Daytona With Help from Kyle Busch
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Joey Logano used a last-lap push from teammate Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
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Rasmus Powers St. Louis Past Tampa Bay
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Colby Rasmus hit a three-run homer during a wild eighth inning that featured four ejections, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday night.
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Ramirez Homers as White Sox Beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer, and the Chicago White Sox opened their weekend series against the crosstown Cubs with a 6-4 victory on Friday.
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Cubs Place Zambrano on DL, Activate Wood
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have placed starter Carlos Zambrano on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his lower back and activated reliever Kerry Wood.
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Martin Edges Daytona 500 Winner for Pole
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Martin has won the pole at Daytona International Speedway by bumping Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne from the top spot.
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Stewart Vows to Keep Wrecking Drivers Who Block
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Stewart is not backing down from his promise to wreck any driver who blocks him on the track.
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Notre Dame Making Changes to Sex Assault Response
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The University of Notre Dame has agreed to changes in how it handles allegations of sexual assault following a review by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Blues' D'Agostini Agrees to 2-Year Deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues and winger Matt D'Agostini have agreed to two-year contract worth $3.3 million.
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Blackhawks Agree to 1-Year Deals With 4 Players
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to one-year contracts with forwards Andrew Brunette, Jamal Mayers and Brett McLean along with defenseman Sean O'Donnell.
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Cardinals Beat Orioles for 3-Game Sweep
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Lance Berkman homered twice, Jon Jay hit a three-run shot, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.
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