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Dempster to Start Sunday for Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is set to start Sunday's game against the New York Mets.
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Castro Gets Day off After 82 Straight Games
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starlin Castro was out of Chicago's lineup for the first time this season because manager Dale Sveum wants to watch the game with the Cubs' prized young shortstop.
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Peavy Ends Skid as White Sox Win Again
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Peavy pitched one-run ball into the eighth inning for his first victory since May 26, A.J. Pierzynski homered and the Chicago White Sox won their fourth straight by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night.
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Illinois Announces Parham Hired as Assistant
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois confirms it has hired Chicago native and former Illinois State assistant basketball coach Paris Parham as an assistant on head coach John Groce's staff.
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KC's All-Star Game Cleanup Efforts Rankle Some
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Residents in Kansas City's urban core say they welcome the city's efforts to clean up blighted neighborhoods near sites that will host activities associated with next week's All-Star Game.
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Lynn Pitches Cardinals Past Rockies 6-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie right-hander Lance Lynn tossed six shutout innings and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran drove in a pair of runs apiece, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.
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Braves Hit 4 Homers, Beat Cubs 7-3
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Thursday night.
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Rangers' Darvish, Cardinals' Freese Win Fan Vote
CHICAGO (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese are headed to the All-Star game after fans voted them into Tuesday's showcase in Kansas City.
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Quintana Pitches White Sox to Sweep of Rangers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Jose Quintana allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Kevin Youkilis came through again with a go-ahead homer and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 2-1 victory Thursday.
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Serena Williams Reaches 7th Wimbledon Final
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon final.
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Chestnut Wins 6th Straight Title, Downs 68 Dogs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest.
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La Russa, Washington Fidget with All-Star Lineups
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ron Washington and Tony La Russa have been spending their spare moments the past few days fidgeting with potential lineups for next week's All-Star game.
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Wainwright Leads Cards over Rockies
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright pitched six strong innings and Matt Holliday had three hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
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Cubs Hit 3 Homers, Beat Braves 5-1
ATLANTA (AP) -- Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves 5-1 on Wednesday night.
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Youkilis Gets Winning Hit in 10th for White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a game-ending RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
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White Sox put RHP Crain on 15-day DL
HICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox placed right-hander reliever Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right shoulder strain, retroactive to June 24.
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Injured Joakim Noah off French Olympic Hoops Team
PARIS (AP) -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play for France at the London Olympics because of the left ankle injury sustained during the NBA playoffs.
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Hitfest for Post 285 Tuesday
The Galesburg American Legion Baseball team routed Canton twice Tuesday night.
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Rockies Beat Cards Behind Solid Pitching
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeff Francis worked five solid innings before the Colorado bullpen took over and Tyler Colvin hit a three-run homer as the Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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Jones Has 5 Hits as Braves Beat Cubs
ATLANTA (AP) -- Newly chosen All-Star Chipper Jones delivered his first five-hit game in a decade, driving in four runs Tuesday night and leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 10-3.
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Cubs Recall Vonstad to Make Start Against Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have optioned Casey Coleman to Triple-A Iowa to clear a roster spot for Chris Volstad, who was recalled from Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves.
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White Sox Pound Oswalt and Rangers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios homered in the first inning off Roy Oswalt and All-Star Chris Sale won his 10th game Tuesday night and the Chicago White Sox routed the Texas Rangers 19-2.
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Federer Reaches Wimbledon Semifinal
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer earned a record 33rd Grand Slam semifinal berth and moved closer to a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title when he beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.
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Hot Dog! Speed Eaters Weigh in for NY Contest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ready, set, eat!
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Spain has Eyes Set on Going Down as Greatest Team
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Spain has taken its place among soccer's great teams by becoming the first nation to successfully defend its European Championship after winning the World Cup. The task, now, is to be remembered as the greatest.
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US Shuts Out Australia 3-0 for Wolrd Cup Crown
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Samantha Fischer doubled in two runs, Michelle Moultrie circled the bases after dropping a bunt just in front of home plate and the United States beat Australia 3-0 Monday night to win its sixth straight World Cup of Softball championship.
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Tarmoh Gives Up Olympic Spot in 100 to Felix
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Jeneba Tarmoh has conceded her spot in the 100 meters rather than race against training partner Allyson Felix.
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Craig Hits 2 Homers, Cardinals Rip Rockies 9-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Allen Craig hit a pair home runs, Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league high nine games and Kyle Lohse worked into the eighth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
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Berkman Expects to be Back Soon after Break
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman expects to be back in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup soon after the All-Star break. Maybe even the first day back.
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Samardzija Stikes Out 11, Cubs Beat Braves, 4-1
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.
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