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>>Cards Crush Giants

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Jon Jay finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the Cardinals crushed the Giants, 8-2, for their seventh straight home win.  David Freese and pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter
also drove in two runs each for the Cards, who have won four in-a-row and
six-of-seven overall.  Jake Westbrook tossed six innings of two-run ball as he
improved to 11-and-8.  The four-game series continues tonight at 7:15 p.m.

>>Padres Blank Cubs

(San Diego, CA)  --  Eric Stults and four relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Padres blanked the Cubs, 2-0, in the opener of a three-game set.  Travis Wood allowed both runs in six innings to
fall to 4-and-8.  The Cubs have dropped six straight.  The two teams continue a
three-game series with the second installment this evening at Petco Park.

>>White Sox Double Up Royals

(Chicago, IL)  --  Gordon Beckham smacked a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth as the White Sox doubled up the Royals, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game set.  Kevin Youkilis also had an RBI
double in the eighth, while Paul Konerko connected on a solo shot in the
seventh.  Chris Sale struck out seven over eight innings of two-run ball to
improve to 13-and-3.  Addison Reed logged his 20th save. Chicago has won two
straight and five-of-six.  Jake Peavy gets the nod opposite Bruce Chen in
tonight's second installment.

>>Bears Sign WR Davis To One-Year Deal

(Bournonnais, IL)  --  The Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Rashied Davis to a one-year contract and placed wide receiver Devin Thomas on the reserve/left team list.  Davis spent
last season with the Detroit Lions, recording four receptions for 63 yards
through 11 games.  The 33-year-old played the first seven years of his career
with the Bears and has 92 career catches for 1,095 yards and five touchdowns
over 103 games with 15 starts.  Thomas announced his retirement on Sunday.  The
Bears play their first preseason game on Thursday against the Denver Broncos at
Soldier Field.

>>U.S. Men's Basketball Blasts Argentina

(London)  --  The United States men's basketball team used a 42-point third quarter to cruise to a 126-97
win over Argentina in its final preliminary contest at the Olympics.  Kevin
Durant scored a game-high 28 points as the Americans finished atop Group A at
5-and-0.  The U.S. will face Australia in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

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