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Seahawks Get Controversial Win Over Packers on Monday Night Football

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks captured a controversial 14-12 win over the Packers on "Monday Night
Football."  The game ended when Golden Tate caught a game-winning 24-yard
touchdown pass from Russell Wilson.  It appeared that M.D. Jennings intercepted
the pass, as an official appeared to be ready to signal for a touchback while
the other signaled for a touchdown.  The play was video reviewed, and the call
of a touchdown was upheld. 

The fiasco is the latest in the ongoing saga of replacement officials, who have been under heavy criticism for the past two weeks prior to Monday's result. Wilson finished the game 10-of-21 for
130 yards and two TD passes to Tate.  Marshawn Lynch rumbled for 98 yards for
Seattle, which improved to 2-and-1 with the improbable victory.  Aaron Rodgers
passed for 223 yards for Green Bay.  Rodgers said after the game he was given a
kicking ball on a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter.  Cedric
Benson rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown in the loss.  At 1-and-2, the Packers
have more losses than they did all of last season.

>>Cardinals Fly Past Astros

(Houston, TX)  --  Pete Kozma hit a two-run homer and Yadier Molina added a solo shot as the Cardinals drowned out the Astros, 6-1.  Matt Holliday drove in two with a single and Daniel Descalso
ripped an RBI triple as St. Louis maintains a three-and-a-half game lead on Los
Angeles and Milwaukee for the final NL Wild Card spot.  Lance Lynn struck out
nine over seven innings of one-run ball to pick up the win and improve to
17-and-7.  The Redbirds send Jaime Garcia to the mound tonight against Lucas
Harrell in the middle contest of three.

>>Cubs Start Set With Rockies In Denver

(Denver, CO)  --  The Cubs start a three-game series
with the Rockies in Denver tonight.  Chicago has lost six of its last seven
games and enters the series at 59-and-94.  The Cubs need to win four of their
final nine games to avoid the 100-loss mark.

>>White Sox Edge Tribe, Stay One Up On Tigers

(Chicago, IL)  -- Adam Dunn hit his 40th and 41st home runs of the season as the White Sox edged
the Indians, 6-5.  Dunn connected on a solo homer in the sixth before blasting a
three-run shot in the eighth to give Chicago the lead for good.  Chris Sale
received a no-decision after allowing three runs in seven innings.  Brett Myers
picked up the victory while Donnie Veal earned his first save.  The Sox remain a
game ahead of Detroit in the AL Central after the Tigers defeated the Royals. 
Francisco Liriano gets the nod opposite Corey Kluber in this afternoon's second

>>Rams Turn Attention To Seahawks

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams have turned the page from
Sunday's loss to the Bears in Chicago.  St. Louis has begun preparations for
this Sunday's home game against the Seattle Seahawks.  The Hawks got a
controversial 14-12 win over the Packers last night on "Monday Night Football."

>>Bears' Smith Hopeful Forte Will Play Week Four

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is hopeful running back Matt Forte
[[ for-TAY ]] will be back for the team's "Monday Night Football" game at
Dallas.  Forte was inactive for the Bears' 23-6 win over St. Louis on Sunday. 
He suffered a right ankle sprain against the Green Bay Packers in Week Two.  The
Tulane product has 111 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries this season for
Chicago.  Forte also has 89 yards on seven receptions.  The Bears are 2-and-1 on
the season.

>>Blues Announce Ticket Reimbursement Plans

(St. Louis, MO)  --  As the NHL lockout rolls on, the Blues are taking action in reimbursing
fans for season tickets.  The NHL has already cancelled preseason games through
Sunday, eliminating five out of the Blues' eight exhibition contests.  There are
four different options for season ticket holders and the team is asking fans to
select one of the choices by Sunday.

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