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Youkilis Won't Comment on Latest Valentine Barb
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis won't comment on the latest criticism from Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.
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Barney, Garza Lead Cubs over Diamondbacks 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Darwin Barney homered and Matt Garza threw seven shutout innings to lift the Chicago Cubs to a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-1 win Sunday.
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Keselowski Wins Nationwide Race with Late Charge
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski has won the Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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Matteson Shoots 66, Leads by 3 Shots at John Deere
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Troy Matteson shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a three-shot lead into the final round at the John Deere Classic.
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Escobar Hits 2 HRs to Lead Royals Past White Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a pair of homers off Jake Peavy, the second a go-ahead shot with two outs in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 Saturday night.
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Ludwick's HR Sends Reds over Cards 3-2 in 10th
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ryan Ludwick homered in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
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Dempster's Shutout Streak Now 33 Innings
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster tied the Cubs' record with a 33-inning scoreless streak, pitching six solid frames and leading Chicago over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Saturday.
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Local Sports Roundup 7/14/12
Post 285 Wins Friday, Rounds Out Regular Season Saturday.
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Matteson Leads By 1 at JDC
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Troy Matteson shot a 3-under-par 68 for a one-stroke lead over Jeff Maggert and Brian Harman after two rounds of the John Deere Classic on Friday.
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Reds Rally in 7th, Beat Cards
CINCINNATI (AP) -- First baseman Allen Craig's throwing error in the seventh inning helped the Cincinnati Reds rally for their fourth straight win, 5-3 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
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Soriano Powers Cubs Past Arizona
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice, doubled twice and had five RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 in a game whose start was delayed nearly four hours by rain.
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Sac Fly Gives White Sox 9-8 Win in 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-8 to win a game that stretched into the wee hours of Saturday morning.
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Busch Wins First Pole of Season at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Kyle Busch has won his first pole position of the season by edging Kasey Kahne.
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Cubs Sign Second-round Pick P Underwood
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have signed right-hander Duane Underwood, their second-round pick in last month's draft.
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Court: U. of Iowa can Shield '07 Assault Records
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court says the University of Iowa can conceal hundreds of pages of records related to its investigation into an alleged 2007 sexual assault involving football players.
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Clippers' Griffin Out of Olympics with Knee Injury
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers say Blake Griffin has torn cartilage in his left knee and will miss the Olympics.
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Durant Scores 24, US Olympic Team Wins Exhibition
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the U.S. Olympic basketball team to a 113-59 victory over the Dominican Republic on Thursday night in an exhibition game.
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Lindenwood U.: No Apologies for Unusual Turf
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Lindenwood University has found a way to make its first season with a college football team unique: The football field at the campus in Belleville, Ill., has alternating maroon and gray stripes that are drawing some ridicule.
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Matteson Shoots 61 to Lead at John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Troy Matteson scored 10 birdies Thursday en route to a bogey-free round of 10-under 61 for a three-stroke stroke lead after one round of the John Deere Classic.
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Family: Paterno Wouldn't have Protected Sandusky
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family says the late coach never would have protected his former assistant Jerry Sandusky to avoid bad publicity.
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Report: Penn St. Officials Concealed Abuse
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal concludes that Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials ''concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse'' because they were worried about bad publicity.
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Jordan: 1992 Dream Team Better than 2012 USA Squad
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan says there's no way Kobe Bryant and this year's USA Olympic basketball team could've beaten the 1992 Dream Team.
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LeBron Wins 3 Trophies at ESPY Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LeBron James was the big winner at the ESPY Awards, collecting three trophies including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win the NBA championship.
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4 Teams to Play Outdoors in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Notre Dame will play Miami of Ohio and Minnesota will meet Wisconsin in an outdoor college hockey doubleheader Feb. 17 at Soldier Field.
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White Sox Gets Quick Test with Long Road Swing
CHICAGO (AP) -- Featuring a slew of rookies and a first-year manager, the Chicago White Sox will open the second half of the season as the leaders in the AL Central.
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Bradford Still Happy with Choice to Stay in School
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Three years removed from his decision to stay in school at Oklahoma after winning the Heisman Trophy, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford still believes he made the right move.
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Gray, Stewart Win National Prep Athlete Honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Running back Johnathan Gray, whose 205 career touchdowns were the most in high school history, and forward-center Breanna Stewart, a Connecticut recruit, have been honored as the national prep athletes of the year.
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NBC, Facebook Announce Deal for Olympic Content
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC says it will collaborate with Facebook for new features designed to promote the upcoming Olympics in London with social media users.
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Cubs Sign Top Pick Almora
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Albert Almora, the No. 6 overall pick in last month's draft.
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All-Star Game Draws Strong Rating
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The National League's 8-0 victory in the All-Star game was the highest-rated prime-time show Tuesday night, according to overnight ratings.
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