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Cubs Walk Off On Pirates

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs capitalized on a Pirates' error to earn a 4-3 win in 11 innings in the rubber match of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.  After Russell Martin's throwing error put a runner on third with no outs in the bottom of 11th, Dioner [[ dee-AH-ner ]] Navarro sent a deep fly ball to right field to score Anthony Rizzo and win the game.  Matt Guerrier earned his first win with the Cubs after tossing two scoreless innings in relief to go to 3-and-4.

White Sox Fall In Florida

(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  Josh Phegley's solo homer was all the offense the White Sox could muster in a 3-1 loss to the Rays yesterday.  It was Phegley's first-career shot.  John Danks allowed three runs in seven innings as he fell to 2-and-6 this season.  Chicago was swept in the three-game series at The Trop and has now lost nine of its last 11 contests.

Cubs, White Sox Square Off In Makeup Game

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs and White Sox square off from The Cell this evening in a makeup of May 28th's rained out affair.  Matt Garza will take the ball for the Cubs while Hector Santiago gets the call for the Pale Hose.  The Cubbies took two out of three from the Pirates over the weekend while the Sox were swept by the Rays in St. Petersburg.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.

Cubbies Deal Hairston To Nats

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs are shipping outfielder Scott Hairston to the Nationals.  FOX Sports is reporting that the two sides have agreed to a trade that sends the 33-year-old Hairston to Washington for a minor-league pitching prospect.  The prospect is reportedly in Single-A ball.  The deal is expected to be officially announced this morning.

Cubs' Wood Picked To All-Star Game

(Undated)  --  The Cubs will have one representative at this year's All-Star Game.  Pitcher Travis Wood will make the trip to New York to wear the Cubbies uniform.  Wood is 5-and-6 with a 2.69 ERA in 17 starts this season.  The 26-year-old southpaw will be making his first appearance at the Midsummer Classic.  The All-Star Game will be played a week from tomorrow at Citi Field in NYC.

Two White Sox Selected As All-Stars

(Undated)  --  A pair of White Sox pitchers were selected to this year's All-Star Game.  Left-hander Chris Sale will represent the Pale Hose on the field.  Sale is 5-and-8 with a 2.78 ERA in 16 starts this season.  It's his second selection to the Midsummer Classic.  Reliever Jesse Crain was also selected to the AL team, but will not play due to injury.  He's on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.  Crain was replaced by the Twins' Glen Perkins on the roster.

Quenneville Takes Cup To Wrigley

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Stanley Cup made its way to the friendly confines on Saturday.  Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville continued the team's championship celebration by bringing the hardware along to the Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Pirates.  Quenneville carried Lord Stanley's Cup with him to the mound where he threw out the first pitch.  Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija told ESPN he refused to touch the Cup out of respect for hockey traditions.

Belinelli To Join Spurs

(San Antonio, TX)  --  Bulls guard Marco Belinelli has reached an agreement to join the San Antonio Spurs.  The deal is reportedly a two-year pact worth $5.6-million.  Belinelli averaged just under 10 points a game and shot nearly 36-percent from three-point range for Chicago last season, his only with the Bulls.  He previously played for New Orleans, Toronto and Golden State.

Golson To Return To ND Next Spring

(South Bend, IN)  --  Everett Golson is planning a return to Notre Dame.  The former Fighting Irish quarterback says he intends to re-enroll in the spring with the intention to return to the football team.  The Irish suspended Golson in May for "poor academic judgment."  Golson started 11 games last season as a redshirt freshman for Notre Dame, including the BCS National Championship where the Irish lost to Alabama.  Tommy Rees will start at QB this season for the Irish.

Fire Lose To SKC

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  A pair of early goals for Sporting Kansas City were too much for the Fire to overcome in yesterday's 2-1 loss at Toyota Park.  Mike Magee found the back of the net in the 38th minute for Chicago, which fell to 6-8-and-3 on the campaign.  The Fire are now in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.  Chicago faces Club America in a friendly on Wednesday night in Bridgeview.

Sky Cruise By Liberty

(Newark, NJ)  --  Elena Delle Donne [[ della-DON ]] scored 20 points with six rebounds to lead the Sky in a 93-64 beating of the New York Liberty yesterday.  Epiphanny Prince added 18 points for Chicago, which moved to 8-and-4 on the year.  Swin Cash and Sylvia Fowles combined for 22 more points in the win.  The Sky return to action Wednesday afternoon when they host the Washington Mystics.

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