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With New Pieces in Place, Focus Centers on Cutler
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) -- Like a kid eyeing his presents, Jay Cutler could hardly contain his excitement.
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Bucs Trade DT to bears
(AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded defensive tackle Brian Price to the Chicago Bears for a draft pick next year.
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Legion does it again
The Galesburg Legion Baseball Team made it 41 wins on the season after a 9-8 victory over Jerseyville in 10 innings.
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Post 285 picks up 40th win
The Galesburg Post 285 Legion Baseball Team beat Henry County 15-7 at the Third Division Tournament in Geneseo. They will play Jerseyville tonight for the right to move to the championship round.
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NHL Makes its Case, Now NHLPA's Turn
TORONTO (AP) -- The NHL finished presenting a majority of its proposals in labor negotiations, and is waiting for a response from the NHL Players' Association.
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Furcal, Cards Win in 12th over Ramirez, Dodgers
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rafael Furcal singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and St. Louis Cardinals dampened the Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez, beating Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night.
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Viciedo's 4 RBIs Lead White Sox over Twins 8-2
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dayan Viciedo homered and drove in four runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 8-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep of the last-place Twins.
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Correia, Pirates Outlast Cubs, 3-2, Avoid Sweep
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kevin Correia, in jeopardy of losing his spot in Pittsburgh's crowded starting rotation, pitched six effective innings Wednesday and Garrett Jones hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
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Urlacher Says Bears Poised to Meet Expectations
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) -- Brian Urlacher's outlook is as healthy as his left knee.
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Former Illini Player Sentenced to 90 Years in Rape
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A former University of Illinois football player has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for raping a student in 1995.
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US Women Open Olympics with 4-2 Win over France
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Alex Morgan scored twice, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd had a goal apiece and the U.S. women's soccer team rallied from an early deficit Wednesday to open its Olympics with a 4-2 win over France.
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Munich Widows Call for Olympic Ceremony Protest
LONDON (AP) -- Widows of two Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics are calling on spectators to stage a silent protest during the opening of the London games.
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NHLPA Draws Closer to Making its Counterproposal
TORONTO (AP) -- The NHL Players' Association is almost ready to table its own vision for a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Dunn, Viciedo Lead Chisox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Dunn tied the game with his major league-leading 30th homer and Dayan Viciedo hit a bases-loaded single to cap a four-run seventh Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4.
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Maholm Wins 5th Start in Row, Cubs Beat Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched eight strong innings Tuesday night to win his fifth straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.
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Wainwright Keys Cardinals Past Dodgers 8-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright's first two RBIs of the season helped knock out Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the sixth inning in a game that began in 103-degree heat as the St. Louis Cardinals ended Los Angeles' five-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory on Tuesday night.
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Cardinals' Carpenter to Begin Rehab Next Week
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter expects to begin a rehab program next week following surgery to relieve nerve compression that left his arm and much of the right side of his body numb.
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Bears Aiming High Going into Camp
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) -- General manager Phil Emery says the Chicago Bears will have to prove they really are Super Bowl contenders.
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Bulls Sign G Belinelli
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marco Belinelli is the latest member of a revamped bench for the Chicago Bulls.
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O'Brien Says Main Goal is to Keep Team Together
(AP) -- Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says his priority right now is to try to convince his current players from transferring.
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NBC's Costas Says he Plans to Honor Israelis
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's Bob Costas says he plans his own commemoration of Israelis killed during the Olympics in Munich 40 years ago, despite the refusal by Olympic authorities to do so during Friday's opening ceremony from London.
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Pepsi to Sponsor Super Bowl Halftime Show
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pepsi has scored the Super Bowl halftime show.
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NHL Executives, Players Set to Resume Labor Talks
MILTON, Ontario (AP) -- The NHL and the NHL Players' Association are set for another round of negotiations this week with the hope of establishing a new collective bargaining agreement before the current one expires on Sept. 15.
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White Sox Back Floyd with 3 HRs in Win Over Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit his majors-leading 29th homer, Gavin Floyd went six innings after coming off the disabled list and the Chicago White Sox ended a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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Billingsley Strong, Dodgers Beat Cardinals 5-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chad Billingsley returned from the 15-day disabled list with a strong outing that ended a five-start losing streak and Luis Cruz hit a three-run homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
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Cubs Two-hit Bucs in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit over eight innings and Alfonso Soriano hit two run-scoring doubles as the Chicago Cubs cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.
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Cubs Say there's 'Nothing to Report' on Dempster
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ryan Dempster was still in a Chicago Cubs uniform Monday night despite reports that the team had agreed to a trade that would send him to the Atlanta Braves.
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Local Sports Roundup 7/23/12
Baseball and golf results from the weekend can be found here.
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Penn State Fined $60 Million
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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O'Brien Says He'll Stay at Penn State Despite Sanctions
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- New Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says he's committed to the school despite the harsh sanctions imposed Monday by the NCAA, including a four-year postseason ban and a big loss in scholarships.
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