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>>Padres Sweep Cardinals

(San Diego, CA)  --  Yasmani Grandal smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth as the Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 3-2 win.  Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer for
the Cardinals, who have dropped six of their last seven.  Kyle Lohse [[ lowsh ]]
fanned eight, but allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings to fall to
14-and-3.  The Cards kick off a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers
tonight at Chavez Ravine.  Lance Lynn gets the nod opposite Josh Beckett in the

>>Cubs Cut Down Astros

(Houston, TX)  --  Alfonso Soriano homered and plated two as the Cubs cut down the Astros, 5-1, in the rubber match of a three-game series.  Dave Sappelt went 3-for-3 with a run for Chicago.  Travis
Wood fanned six over seven-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to improve to
6-and-11.  The Northsiders are off today.  They open up a four-game series
against the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow afternoon at Wrigley Field.

>>Tigers Top White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Max Scherzer struck out seven and gave up one run in six frames as the Tigers topped the White Sox, 8-6.  Kevin Youkilis drove in four runs via a pair of homers for Chicago.  Gavin
Floyd struck out seven and allowed three runs in four-and-two-thirds frames for
the setback.  Chris Sale gets the nod opposite Justin Verlander in tonight's
series finale.

>>Packers Host Bitter Rival Bears On "Thursday Night Football"

(Green Bay, WI)  --  The NFL's longest rivalry will be renewed this
evening as the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on
"Thursday Night Football."  The new-look Bears rolled to a 41-21 victory versus
the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field in Week One.  Jay Cutler
threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, while Brandon Marshall hauled in nine
catches for 119 yards and a score in his Chicago debut.

>>Notre Dame Leaving Big East For ACC

(South Bend, IN)  --  Notre Dame is the latest big-name school to exit the Big East.  The Irish will join
the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports, except football.  Notre Dame will
remain independent in football, but the new partnership will include the Golden
Domers playing five ACC opponents each year and each conference member at least
once every three years.  ND had been a Big East member in most sports but
football since 1995.  The Big East usually requires a 27-month notice of
departure and Notre Dame has said it will work with both conferences on a
timetable to transfer membership.  Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the Big
East for the ACC after this season and West Virginia bolted for the Big 12 this

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