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>>Giants Clobber Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Marco Scutaro hit a grand slam as part of a seven-RBI night as the Giants demolished the
Cardinals, 15-0.  Joe Kelly allowed seven runs, four earned, in five-plus
innings to fall to 2-and-5.  St. Louis was outhit 15-4 in the laugher.  The two
teams finish off a four-game series this afternoon. 

>>Padres Sweep Cubs

(San Diego, CA)  --  Clayton Richard tossed a five-hitter as the Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 2-0 win.  Jeff Samardzija fanned six, but allowed a run on four hits in seven innings to fall
to 7-and-10 with the tough-luck loss.  The Cubs have dropped eight straight. 
Chicago hosts the Reds for the first of four games tonight.

>>Royals Sneak By White Sox 

(Chicago, IL)  --  Jeremy Guthrie dealt eight innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts to lead the Royals to a 2-1 win over the White Sox.  A.J. Pierzynski plated the only run on a RBI single
in the ninth.  Jose Quintana fell to 4-and-2 despite only allowing two runs in
seven innings.  The Southsiders are off today.  They open up a three-game series
against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow evening at The Cell.

>>Bulls Sign Top Pick Teague

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bulls have signed first-round draft pick guard Marquis Teague.  The
Bulls selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  Per team
policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.  The 19-year-old Teague
started all 40 games in his only season at Kentucky and helped lead the Wildcats
to a 38-and-2 record and the 2012 NCAA National Championship.  The Indianapolis
native averaged 10 points and 4.8 assists per game during his freshman campaign.

>>Bears Host Broncos In Preseason Opener

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bears kick off their preseason schedule this evening.  The Bears
host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field.  Chicago also plays
preseason contests against Washington, the New York Giants and Cleveland before
its regular-season opener on September 9th at home versus Indianapolis.  In
related team news, the Bears waived tight end Draylen Ross on Wednesday.

>>Hall Of Famer Sayers Talks Bounties

(Undated)  --  Former Chicago Bears running back and Hall of Famer Gale Sayers did his best to hold
back tears while talking about the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.  Sayers
was filming an interview with Comcast SportsNet Chicago on Wednesday.  Sayers
believes the Saints players and coaches should never be allowed back in the game
and should be jailed for their actions.

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