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>>Beltran Powers Cards Past Nats

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer from each side of the plate and drove in five to
power the Cardinals to a 10-4 win over the Nationals.  Pete Kozma went 3-for-3
with three RBI for St. Louis, which built an early 7-0 lead and moved closer to
clinching the second Wild Card in the National League.  Lance Lynn struck out
nine over five-and-a-third innings of four-run ball for his 18th win.  The Cards
close the season out hosting a three-game series with the Reds beginning

>>Cubs Down D'Backs

(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Anthony Rizzo was 3-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored in the Cubs 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks.  With the victory Chicago avoided being swept in the three-game series.  Chris Rusin
improved to 2-and-3 dealing five innings of two-run ball, only one of which was
earned.  The Cubs finish out the season with a three-game seres against the
Astros at Wrigley Field kicking off tonight.

>>Rays Top White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  B.J. Upton went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a solo shot to power the Rays to a 6-2 win over the White Sox.  Alex Rios had an RBI single for Chicago, which fell three games
behind Detroit in the AL Central with three to play.  Starter Jose Quintana took
the loss.  The Sox start a series in Cleveland tonight.

>>Illini Lose At Home

(Champaign, IL)  --  Nathan Scheelhaase tossed for 270 yards and two interceptions as Illinois fell to Penn State, 35-7.  Running back Josh Ferguson was 1-of-1 for a 22-yard touchdown toss in
defeat.  Illinois is at Wisconsin on Saturday.

>>Rams Sink Seahawks

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Johnny Hekker threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola on a fake field goal as the Rams sunk the Seahawks, 19-13.  Sam Bradford threw for 221 yards and an interception for
the Rams, who improved to 2-and-2.  Greg Zuerlein booted four field goals,
including makes from 60 and 58 yards in the win.  Up next, the Rams host the
4-and-0 Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.

>>Bears Face Cowboys

(Arlington, TX)  --  The Chicago Bears square off against the Dallas Cowboys tonight in Arlington.  The Bears' defense allowed just a 160 total yards of offense with no touchdowns, sacked Sam Bradford six
times and returned an interception 45 yards to the house en route to a 23-6 win
over St. Louis in Week Three.  The "Monsters of the Midway" edged the Cowboys,
27-20, the last time the two teams met in 2010.

>>Europe Rallies To Take Ryder Cup

(Medinah, IL)  --  Europe equaled the largest comeback in Ryder Cup history, beating the U.S.
14-and-a-half points to 13-and-a-half.  Martin Kaymer's [[ KIGH-mer's ]]
six-foot putt on 18 beat Steve Stricker to clinch the win.  Europe overcame a
10-6 deficit to match the Americans' rally in 1999 at Brookline.


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