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Latest Sports News 7-20-12

>>Cards Host Cubs

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The St. Louis Cardinals
open up a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs this evening at Busch
Stadium.  Kyle Lohse [[ Loash ]] gets the nod opposite Ryan Dempster in the
opener.  The Cards dropped two-of-three at Milwaukee in their last series to
fall to 47-and-45 on the season.

>>Carp Has Season-Ending Surgery

(St. Louis, MO)  --  St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter
underwent neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery on Thursday in Dallas, Texas.  The
anticipated time of rehabilitation is 2-to-3 months.  The 37-year-old has been
sidelined since the start of the season with numbness and weakness in the right
shoulder.  He began the campaign on the disabled list and had sat out for three
months prior to beginning throwing sessions in mid-June.  In 34 starts last
season, Carpenter was 11-and-9 with a 3.45 ERA.  He also went 4-and-0 with a
3.25 ERA in six playoff starts.

>>Cubs Double Up Marlins

(Chicago, IL)  --  Paul Maholm [[ muh-HALL-um ]] tossed eight innings of one-run ball to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Miami Marlins, 4-2.  Maholm scattered five hits and a walk while
striking out four to record his fourth straight winning decision and improve to
8-and-6 on the season.  Carlos Marmol allowed a run in the ninth but still
earned his 11th save of the year.  Alfonso Soriano homered and Reed Johnson
knocked in a pair of runs for the Cubs, who have won six of their last seven
games.  The Northsiders kick off a three-game series against the St. Louis
Cardinals this evening at Busch Stadium.  Ryan Dempster gets the nod opposite
Kyle Lohse [[ Loash ]] in the opener.

>>Ross Gives BoSox Walk-Off Win

(Boston, MA)  --  Cody Ross clubbed a three-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Red
Sox a 3-1 win over the White Sox in the finale of a four-game series.  Alex Rios
plated Chicago's only run on a sac-fly in the fourth.  Jose Quintana fired eight
innings of five-hit, shutout ball.  Matt Thornton was charged with the loss. 
The Southsiders kick off a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers this
evening at Comerica Park.  Jake Peavy goes up against Justin Verlander in the

>>Report:  Bulls Sign Radmanovic

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bulls have signed forward Vladimir Radmanovic.  ESPNChicago is reporting the two sides are close to agreeing on a one-year deal.  Radmanovic averaged 4.5 points
and three rebounds per game with the Atlanta Hawks last season.

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