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ARod Hits HR #600
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs Wednesday, reaching the milestone after a 12-game drought -- and exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer -- with a drive off Toronto's Shaun Marcum in the first inning at Yankee Stadium.

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Agent, Coach: Favre Will Play if Ankle is Healthy
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell says Brett Favre will play this season if his ankle allows it.

Favre Shows Up at High School Practice Again
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Brett Favre says his decision whether to play for the Minnesota Vikings this season is "not about the money."

Goodell Wants to "Wait and Hear" on Favre
WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he's taking a "wait and hear" approach to the latest twist in the Brett Favre saga.

Astros Rout Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bud Norris won his fourth game this season and third against the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Houston Astros got career-highs of six RBIs and four hits from rookie Angel Sanchez, stretching their winning streak to seven with an 18-4 rout on Tuesday night.

Motte Placed on DL
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained shoulder, two days after he had complained of irritation during an appearance.

Freese Out for Season
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals rookie third baseman David Freese will miss the rest of the season with a tendon injury in his right leg that will require surgery.

Cubs Lose Again to Brewers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Narveson pitched 5 2/3 effective innings and also singled in a run, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 4-3 Tuesday night, extending Chicago's losing streak to seven games.

Tigers Earn Split With Win Over White Sox
DETROIT (AP) -- Jeremy Bonderman allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon each drove in two runs, and the Detroit Tigers earned a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Blackhawks Sign Prospect
CHICAGO (AP) -- Russian winger Igor Makarov has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

WIU Settles Coach Discrimination Case
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Former Western Illinois University head football coach Don Patterson was found to be the victim of discrimination and has resolved a lawsuit filed against the school.

AP Source: Favre Tells Vikings He Will Not Return
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Brett Favre has informed the Vikings he will not return to Minnesota for a second season.

Astros Erupt Late in Win Over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeff Keppinger had two hits and four RBIs, including a key hit during a go-ahead three-run eighth inning, and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight to spoil Jake Westbrook's St. Louis debut with a 9-4 victory over the Cardinals on Monday night.

Freese Leaves First Rehab Game With Injury
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese strained his lower right leg in the first game of a rehab stint and will return to St. Louis to be evaluated.

Penny Optimistic He'll Pitch Again This Season
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Brad Penny is optimistic he'll pitch again this season. He's just not sure when.

Brewers Get 26 Hits in 18-1 Win Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Prince Fielder drove in five runs and had five of Milwaukee's season-high 26 hits and Yovani Gallardo tied a season-high with 12 strikeouts as the Brewers pounded the Chicago Cubs 18-1 on Monday night.

Cubs' Silva on DL for Cardiac Evaluation
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Silva on the disabled list for a cardiac evaluation, one day after he left in the first inning of a start against the Colorado Rockies with an abnormal heart rate.

Threets Placed on DL; White Sox Recall Pitcher
DETROIT (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox placed pitcher Erick Threets on the 15-day disabled list with turf toe in his left big toe and recalled Carlos Torres from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.

Team Says Guillen's Views Are "Incorrect"
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox say they disagree with manager Ozzie Guillen's assertion that Asian players are given privileges in the United States that Latinos are not afforded.

Osborne: Move to Big Ten About Stability
CHICAGO (AP) -- Athletic director Tom Osborne says Nebraska wasn't seeking riches or ducking competition when it decided to bolt the Big 12 for the Big Ten.

Delaney: Big Ten Title Game Likely Next Season
CHICAGO (AP) -- Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 teams.

Pujols, Wainwright Lead Cardinals to Sweep
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer and Adam Wainwright stayed unbeaten at home with seven strong innings and the go-ahead RBI for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 9-1 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Cardinals Add Westbrook to Roster
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook is hoping for another postseason appearance, this time with the St. Louis Cardinals.

De La Rossa Helps Rockies Sweep Cubs
DENVER (AP) -- Jorge De La Rosa pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first win in three months and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Sunday for their fourth consecutive victory.

Floyd Outstanding Again as White Sox Beat A's
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gavin Floyd carried a perfect game into the sixth inning before settling for another outstanding outing, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Guillen: Asian Players Treated Better Than Latinos
CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says Asian players are given privileges in the United States that Latinos are not afforded.

Biffle Wins Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Greg Biffle has won an often-delayed NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway to snap a 64-race winless streak and take the checkered flag for injured owner Jack Roush.

Blackhawks' Niemi is Gone After Goaltender Signed
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran goaltender Marty Turco, a move that means Stanley Cup hero Antti Niemi is gone.

SIU Picked to Defend MVFC Title
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Southern Illinois has been picked to repeat as champions of the Missouri Valley Football conference.

Buckeyes Picked to Win Big 10
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ohio State is the media's pick to win the Big Ten and Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season.

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