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>>Cards Face Nats Today In Game Three

(Washington, DC)  --  The Cardinals face the Nationals this afternoon in Game Three of their National
League Division Series at Nationals Park.  The Cards evened the series at a game
apiece with Monday's 12-4 home win.  Chris Carpenter will take on former
Cardinal right-hander Edwin Jackson today.  First pitch is at 12:07 p.m. Central

>>Cardinals Drop Garcia, Add Miller To Playoff Roster

(Washington, DC)  --  The Cardinals are making an injury change to their
postseason roster.  Starting pitcher Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia has been placed
on the disabled list with a rotator cuff strain and inflammation in his left
shoulder.  Rookie Shelby Miller has been added to the roster to take Garcia's

>>Bears' Costanzo Has Thumb Surgery

(Chicago, IL)  --  Bears linebacker Blake Costanzo underwent thumb surgery yesterday and was held out of
practice.  Costanzo is not expected to miss any time as the Bears have their bye
this week.  The six-year pro has recorded four tackles in five games this
season.  In other team news, the Bears signed wide receiver Kamar Aiken to the
practice squad and released running back Harvey Unga from the practice squad. 
The Bears host Detroit on Monday, October 22nd.

>>Bulls Beat Grizz In Preseason Opener

(Chicago, IL)  --  Luol Deng scored a game-high 18
points to lead the Bulls to a 92-88 win over the Grizzlies in their preseason
opener last night at the United Center.  Nazr Mohammed added 13 points and 12
rebounds for the Bulls, who also got 13 points apiece from Richard Hamilton and
Nate Robinson.  The Bulls host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

>>NHL To Resume Labor Talks Today

(New York, NY)  --  The NHL is set to resume labor talks with the players' union today.  According to
"USA Today," major economic issues will not be part of today's discussions. 
Tomorrow was to have been the start of the regular season.  The NHL has already
cancelled games through October 24th.

>>Veteran Goalie Hasek Retires

(New York, NY)  --  Former Blackhawks goalie Dominik Hasek [[
HAH-sick ]] is finally hanging up his skates for good.  The 47-year-old is
retiring after failing to draw interest from an NHL team.  Hasek last played in
the NHL with Detroit in 2008, helping the club win its fourth Stanley Cup in a
12-year span.  Hasek spent the first two years of his career in Chicago, going
13-4-and-2 in 25 games.

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