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>>Springfield Native Grabs Silver In Diving

(London)  --  Chatham native Kelci Bryant won a silver medal in the women's three-meter
synchronized diving event yesterday.  Bryant and teammate Abby Johnston finished
second to Wu Minxia and He Zi of China.  The victory ended a United States
diving medal drought that dated back to the 2000 Sydney Games.

>>Cubs Drop Cards In Extras

(Chicago, IL)  --  Anthony Rizzo hit a walk off two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a 4-2 win over the Cardinals.  It was his seventh homer of the season.  Paul Maholm [[ muh-HALL-um
]] allowed one run in six-and-two-thirds innings, while reliever James Russell
improved to 5-and-0.  Chicago took two-of-three from St. Louis.  Carlos Beltran hit his 23rd home run, a solo shot that tied the game in the eighth inning for the Cards.  Reliever Trevor Rosenthal was tagged with his first
loss.  The Cards have the day off and start a three-game set at Colorado
tomorrow.  The Cubs welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to Wrigley tonight for a
three-game series.

>>Rangers Blank White Sox

(Arlington, TX)  --  Scott Feldman dealt eight innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts to help the Rangers blank the White Sox, 2-0.  Gavin Floyd allowed both Rangers runs, only one earned, in
six-and-two-thirds innings to drop to 8-and-9.  Jordan Dans tallied two hits in
the loss.  The Southsiders kick off a three-game series at Minnestoa this
evening.  Jose Quintana gets the nod opposite Cole De Vries in the opener.

>>White Sox Acquire Liriano From Twins

(Undated)  --  The Chicago White Sox bolstered their pitching staff on Saturday by adding Francisco
Liriano via trade with the division-rival Minnesota Twins.  The 28-year-old
left-hander is just 3-and-10 this season with a 5.31 ERA in 17 starts for
Minnesota.  Liriano threw a no-hitter last season against his new team.  The
Twins received infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez
as a part of the deal.

>>Bulls Sign Mohammed

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bulls have signed center Nazr Mohammed.  The 6-foot-10,
250-pound veteran appeared in 63 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder last
season and averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.  The 35-year-old Mohammed has
averaged 6.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 14 seasons with Oklahoma City,
Charlotte, Detroit, San Antonio, New York, Atlanta and Philadelphia.  He was a
member of the NBA champion Spurs in 2005.

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