>>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
>>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.