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Chicago Sports

Arroyo, Reds Shut Out Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Bronson Arroyo combined with two relievers on a two-hitter as the Reds shut out the Cubs 5-0 at Wrigley Field.  Chris Rusin took the loss for Chicago.  David DeJesus and Darnell McDonald had the lone hits for the Cubs.  The Cubs start a three-game set with the Cardinals tomorrow.

Arrieta To Start Friday

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Cubs will recall right-hander Jake Arrieta and have him start tomorrow's three-game series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.  Arrieta is 2-and-2 for Triple-A Iowa with a 3.56 ERA this season.  He is 1-and-2 with a 6.07 ERA in the big leagues with the Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.  Chicago will in turn send Carlos Villanueva to the bullpen.

Tigers Top White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Miguel Cabrera belted a three-run homer as the Tigers beat the White Sox 6-4 at U.S. Cellular Field.  A throwing error by Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie allowed two runs to score.  John Danks dropped to 2-and-10 with the loss.  Alexei Ramirez, Avisail Garcia and Jeff Keppinger each had two hits and an RBI for the Sox.  The White Sox start a four-game series with the Twins tonight.

Bears Battle Chargers

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bears welcome in the San Diego Chargers tonight for their second preseason game.  The Bears are coming off a 24-17 loss to the Panthers in Carolina last Friday.  The Chargers also lost their opener 31-10 to the Seattle Seahawks.  The regular season starts September 8th against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ex Bear Perry "Doing Fine"

(Undated)  --  Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William "The Refrigerator" Perry is alive and well.  Reports surfaced on Wednesday morning that "The Fridge" had passed away.  Perry said on his Twitter account he is "doing fine."  Perry played 11 seasons with the Bears and Eagles after being selected out of Clemson 22nd overall in the 1985 draft.  He registered 29 and a half sacks and four offensive touchdowns, including one in Super Bowl 20.

Forbes:  Cowboys NFL's Most Valuable Franchise

(Undated)  --  The Dallas Cowboys are topping a "Forbes Magazine" list of the NFL's most valuable franchises.  After a stadium naming rights deal with AT&T, the Cowboys are now worth an estimated 2.3-billion-dollars.  The New England Patriots are second at 1.8-billion.  The Chicago Bears are eighth at 1.252-billion.  The average value of an NFL franchise is now 1.17-billion-dollars.

Fire Add Midfielder Rios

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Fire have signed Uruguayan midfielder Arevalo Rios.  He was most recently with Palermo of Serie B in Italy.  He will be added to the roster once his international paperwork is complete.  The club also mutually parted ways with forward Sherjill MacDonald.  Meanwhile, the Fire face New England on the road this Saturday.

Sky Face Storm

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Chicago Sky are in Seattle tonight facing the Storm.  The Sky are coming off an 80-76 road loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday.  That setback snapped a two-game win streak for Chicago, which is now at 15-and-8 on the season.  The Storm defeated San Antonio 69-63 on Sunday.

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