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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest sports news: Cubs settle for split.  White Sox lose to Phillies.  All-Star break begins.  Bears report next week.  Fire fall to Vancouver.  Sky in action Thursday.

>>Molina Sparks Cards To Win Over Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Yadier Molina's three-run homer capped a four-run ninth inning as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 10-6 at Wrigley Field.  Darwin Barney went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI for Chicago, which has lost three out of five.  Cody Ransom tied the game with a pinch-hit two-run double in the eighth.  Kevin Gregg was tagged for all four late runs to suffer the loss.

>>Cubs Head Into All-Star Break

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs are entering the All-Star break in fourth place.  While pitcher Travis Wood is off to New York for tomorrow's All-Star Game at Citi Field to represent the Cubs, the rest of the team will have a few days to relax.  Chicago is 42-and-51 on the season, 15 games back of the Cardinals.  The Cubs are back in action Friday when they start a three-game series with the Rockies in Denver.

>>Report: Cubs' Garza To Be Traded

(Chicago, IL)  --  Cubs starter Matt Garza could be on the move.  CBS Sports reports that the Cubs have let the right-hander know he will most likely be moved before the July 31st trade deadline.  Last week it had been reported that the two sides may attempt to work out a long-term deal.  The Rangers, Indians, Red Sox and Cardinals are all potential landing spots for the 29-year-old Garza, who will be a free agent at year's end.

>>White Sox Fall To Phils

(Philadelphia, PA)  --  John Mayberry Jr. singled in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth as the Phillies beat the White Sox 4-3 in the rubber match of a three-game set from Philadelphia yesterday.  Josh Phegley had tied the game with an RBI single in the ninth for Chicago, which has lost three out of five.  Alejandro De Aza hit a solo homer for the Sox while David Purcey was charged with the loss.

>>White Sox Enter All-Star Break

(Chicago, IL)  --  The White Sox are entering the All-Star break in the cellar of the AL Central.  While pitchers Chris Sale and Jesse Crain are off to New York for tomorrow's All-Star Game at Citi Field, the rest of the team will have a few days to relax.  Chicago is 37-and-55 on the season, 14 games back of the division-leading Detroit Tigers.  The Sox are back in action Friday when they start a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at The Cell.

>>Chicago Reps Play In Futures Game

(Flushing, NY)  --  A pair of Chicago baseball players participated in yesterday's MLB Futures Game.  Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara hit a solo homer for the World team while White Sox pitcher Andre Rienzo pitched a scoreless relief inning with a strikeout.  The World team was beaten by the U.S. Futures, 4-2.

>>Bears Enjoy Last Bit Of Time Off

(Bourbonnais, IL)  --  Bears players and coaches are enjoying their last bit of free time before the start of the season.  Rookies and veterans are both set to report to training camp a week from Thursday in Bourbonnais at Olivet Nazarene University.  The team will gear up for the season there over the next few weeks.  The first preseason contest is August 9th against the Panthers in North Carolina.

>>Fire Cooled By Whitecaps

(Vancouver, British Columbia)  --  The Fire fell victim to three second-half tallies in yesterday's 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Patrick Nyarko got Chicago on the board in stoppage time.  The Fire fell to 6-9-and-3 with the loss and return home to host DC United next week.

>>Sky Return To Action Thursday

(Rosemont, IL)  --  The Sky have a few more days before their next game.  Chicago ran its winning streak to three straight with Friday night's 83-70 victory over the Connecticut Sun.  The Sky are now 10-and-4 on the season.  Chicago will play the New York Liberty on the road Thursday morning before returning home to face the Liberty Saturday night.

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07-15-2013

 

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