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Beckman Unsure if QB Scheelhasse will Play at ASU
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- With Nathan Scheelhaase at the controls last Saturday, Illinois was cruising past Western Michigan 17-0. After he left with an ankle injury the defense had to save the Illini with a late touchdown of its own.
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NIU Reassigns Dunbar to Focus on His Cancer Fight
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois has reassigned offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar so he can focus on his fight with cancer.
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Urlacher Back Practicing, Shoots for Opener
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice Monday for the first time since July 31, hoping to play in Sunday's season opener.
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Packers DB's Still Face Uncertainty
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- While the coaching staff may have decided who'll play where, the players in the Green Bay Packers' still-in-flux secondary swear they don't know where they'll be lining up in Sunday's regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Bears Sign Okoye, Waive Price
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract and waived DT Brian Price.
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Strasburg Dominant, Nats Produce Late to Top Cards
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six scoreless innings, striking out nine before being pulled Sunday as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3.
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Tigers Beat White Sox, Pull Even Atop Division
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander shut down Chicago after the first inning and Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth Sunday night to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the White Sox and a share of first place in the AL Central.
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Rams Claim Ganaway, Heard Off Waivers
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams claimed rookie running back Terrance Ganaway and defensive tackle Kellen Heard off waivers to fill two open roster spots.
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Hamlin Pulls Out 2nd Straight Win in Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
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Single Lifts Giants to Win Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
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Illini, Beckman Survive Broncos for Win
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- With quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase injured, Ashante Williams returned an interception 60 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to help Illinois and new coach Tim Beckman hang on for a 24-7 win Saturday over Western Michigan in the season opener for both teams.
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Late TD Leads Iowa Over NIU
CHICAGO (AP) -- Damon Bullock ran for 150 yards and scored on a late 23-yard touchdown run to lead Iowa to an 18-17 victory over Northern Illinois in the season opener on Saturday.
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Lincecum Helps Giants Beat Cubs Saturday
CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Germano's shaky first inning put the Cubs behind right away and with San Francisco's Tim Lincecum pitching, it meant another loss for Chicago in this dismal season.
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Tigers Beat White Sox
DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer allowed four hits in eight scoreless innings, and the Detroit Tigers pulled within a game of first place with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
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Cardinals Snap Skid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- David Freese hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.
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Notre Dame Pounds Navy in Ireland
DUBLIN (AP) -- Notre Dame scored touchdowns on its first three possessions and defensive end Stephon Tuitt returned a fumble 77 yards for another TD as the Fighting Irish routed Navy 50-10 in Saturday's season opener in Ireland.
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Nats Roll Over Slumping Cardinals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez earned his 17th win with his first career shutout and the Nationals handed Adam Wainwright his shortest start this season as Washington routed the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 on Friday night.
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Season Not Over for Carpenter? Tosses Live BP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter threw two simulated innings of live batting practice on Friday six weeks after undergoing what was considered season-ending surgery to repair a nerve injury in his right shoulder.
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Soriano Powers Cubs Past Giants
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer that landed on Waveland Avenue and Anthony Rizzo added a solo shot, helping Chris Volstad and the Chicago Cubs beat the weary San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday.
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Tigers Beat White Sox on 3-Run Double
DETROIT (AP) -- Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking, three-run double in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat Chicago 7-4 Friday night, pulling within two games of the AL Central-leading White Sox.
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Undrafted WR Kept on Packers Roster
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Undrafted rookie Jarrett Boykin survived the final round of cuts to become the sixth wide receiver on the Green Bay Packers' roster on Friday.
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NFL Officials, Union Meet Again
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and its on-field officials' union failed to reach an agreement when they met Saturday morning, making it more likely replacement officials will work the league's first week of regular-season games.
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Bears Release QB Josh McCown
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have cut backup quarterback Josh McCown.
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