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Rams Sign Mark Clayton
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams re-signed Mark Clayton, the wide receiver who needed an extra month to recover from knee surgery.

Westbrook's Slam Lifts Cardinals Over Brewers 8-3
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook hit a grand slam to lead St. Louis to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

Twins Hold On For 7-6 Win Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Kubel and Luke Hughes homered during Minnesota's six-run first inning, and the Twins beat the White Sox 7-6 on Wednesday to snap Chicago's five-game winning streak.

Bumgarner Dazzles As Giants Beat Cubs, Avoid Sweep
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, Jeff Keppinger and Pablo Sandoval hit consecutive homers in the fourth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday to snap a three-game skid and avoid a sweep.

Cardinals Slow Down Brewers, Win 2-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched seven solid innings and singled home the go-ahead run to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Soriano Hits Long Homer As Cubs Top Giants 5-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano drove in two runs and hit one of the longest homers at AT&T Park, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

De Aza Drives In 4 As White Sox Top Twins 8-6
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alejandro De Aza drove in a career-high four runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Guillen Would Like To Return To White Sox In 2012
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says he'd like to return to the club in 2012 and that he'd do so only if given a contract extension.

RB Chester Taylor Practices With Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chester Taylor was back practicing with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, a day after he left the team's headquarters thinking he had been cut.

James, Carmelo Help Pack The House For Exhibition
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Even during a lockout, the NBA still packs plenty of drawing power.

Suspended Illini LB Williams Back With Scout Team
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois coach Ron Zook says junior linebacker Ashante Williams has started practicing with the scout team after he was charged with drunken driving and suspended from the team.

Cubs Blank Slumping Giants 7-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Randy Wells pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, and Chicago hit four home runs, three off San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum _ as the Cubs beat the Giants 7-0 on Monday night.

Buehrle Makes Quick Work Of Twins For White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mark Buehrle pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning and Tyler Flowers drove in two runs as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Monday night.

Bears Waive DE Gholston
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have waived defensive end Vernon Gholston and four other players.

Lohse Gets 100th Career Win, Cards Beat Pirates
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse went a workmanlike five innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Sunday.

Viciedo Hits 3-Run HR In Return, White Sox Win
SEATTLE (AP) -- Dayan Viciedo made a sudden impact in his return to the majors, hitting a three-run homer in his season debut as the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 Sunday for a sweep.

Greinke Stays Perfect At Home, Brewers Win Again
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Zack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth to remain perfect at home, Corey Hart homered for the second time in as many days and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the Chicago Cubs with a 3-2 win on Sunday.

California Beats Japan 2-1 To Take LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Nick Pratto singled with two outs and the bases loaded to give Huntington Beach, Calif., a 2-1 victory Sunday over Hamamatsu City, Japan, and win the Little League World Series.

Keselowski Grabs 3rd Win Of Season At Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski moved a step closer to making the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Rookie Has 90-Yard TD As Titans Edge Bears 14-13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Seventh-round draft pick Tommie Campbell returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Tennessee Titans rallied to beat the Chicago Bears 14-13 on Saturday night.

Pirates Trounce Carpenter, Cardinals 7-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brad Lincoln pitched six scoreless innings and participated in the Pittsburgh Pirates' smackdown of Chris Carpenter with an RBI double and walk in a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Gallardo Fans 10, Fielder Homers, Brewers Top Cubs
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings and Prince Fielder hit a 443-foot homer before the Brewers bullpen held on in Milwaukee's 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

Danks Goes Distance As White Sox Top Mariners 3-0
SEATTLE (AP) -- John Danks threw a three-hitter and struck out ten to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

White Sox Place Quentin On DL
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have put outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left shoulder.

California To Face Japan For LLWS Title
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- The Little League World Series title game matchup is set, with Huntington Beach, Calif., playing Hamamatsu City, Japan, on Sunday.

Bradford Sharp As Rams Hold Off Chiefs 14-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sam Bradford led the St. Louis Rams to a pair of touchdowns, and their defense made life miserable for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel in a 14-10 preseason victory Friday night.

Cardinals Beat Pirates 5-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a pair of deficits to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on 5-4 on Friday night.

Furcal Batting 8th Again For Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Struggling Rafael Furcal, one of the St. Louis Cardinals' trade deadline pickups, batted eighth for the second straight game.

Lillibridge's HR Gives White Sox 4-2 Win Over M's
SEATTLE (AP) -- Brent Lillibridge hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth inning, Jake Peavy pitched six strong innings for just his second win since late June and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Friday night.

Braun, Brewers Rally To Beat Cubs, 5-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead double in the fifth and Milwaukee scored three runs on the play when Darwin Barney made his second error of the inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night for their 25th win in the last 30 games.

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