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All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy

All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy

MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
The postseason-bound Dodgers deployed six bullpen pitchers and rode a big game from Matt Kemp to fend off the Cubs, 8-5, on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Los Angeles' magic number to clinch the NL West is at three, with a three-game set against the Giants on…
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  • Kemp, Dodgers Beat Cubs 8-5

    Kemp, Dodgers Beat Cubs 8-5

    nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday.
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  • Garcia 2 HRs, Leads Danks, White Sox Over Rays

    Garcia 2 HRs, Leads Danks, White Sox Over Rays

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Avisail Garcia hit two home runs, John Danks took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 10-5 Sunday in the Rays' home finale.
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  • Referees reveal word that Kaepernick used in inappropriate-lang…

    Referees reveal word that Kaepernick used in inappropriate-language penalty: report

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    In the course of San Francisco's meltdown against Chicago last Sunday night, Colin Kaepernick drew a flag for "inappropriate language." Kaepernick denied saying anything wrong to Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston, but side judge Laird Hayes c…
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  • Hurting Davis (knee, ankle) inactive for 49ers

    Hurting Davis (knee, ankle) inactive for 49ers

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Vernon Davis, who injured his left ankle and knee in last week's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, is inactive Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers' NFC West match-up at the Arizona Cardinals.
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  • Franklin Powers Rays to 3-1 Win Over White Sox

    Franklin Powers Rays to 3-1 Win Over White Sox

    nytimes.com MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
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  • Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback win

    Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback win

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Of all the days to enjoy a comeback win, the Nationals chose a good one. With the Dodgers losing to the Cubs earlier in the day, Washington had a chance to be 2 1/2 games over Los Angeles for the best record in the National League if the Nats beat the M…
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  • Bears linebacker Shea McClellin out with broken right hand

    Bears linebacker Shea McClellin out with broken right hand

    suntimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Linebacker Shea McClellin will miss the game Monday against the New York Jets after breaking his right hand in practice this week. McClellin had not talked to staffers about surgery or when he’d return but was optimistic. “It’s something we’ll fix and c…
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  • Jared Allen defends former teammate Adrian Peterson’s character

    Jared Allen defends former teammate Adrian Peterson’s character

    suntimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Bears defensive end Jared Allen attended Bible study with Adrian Peterson during their six seasons as teammates with the Minnesota Vikings. He was reticent to judge his former teammate in light of Peterson’s indictment Sept. 12 on charges of child abuse…
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  • Adrian's two homers squandered as 'pen crumbles

    Adrian's two homers squandered as 'pen crumbles

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Two home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, a dynamic diving catch by Yasiel Puig and a five-run lead in the seventh inning weren't enough, as the Cubs battered the bullpen late in an 8-7 Dodgers loss.
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  • Bears question marks: Week 3 at Jets

    Bears question marks: Week 3 at Jets

    suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    From a 40-minute news conference with receiver Brandon Marshall to Devin Hester saying he was unhappy his last few years in Chicago, there has been a lot to discuss this week. But not too much about the New York Jets, who, if you didn’t know, will host …
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  • Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catch

    Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catch

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig put his immense athletic skills on display again Saturday with a spectacular diving catch in the Dodgers' game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
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  • Essay: As Life Imitates Brutal Sport, Cheers Have Uneasy Resona…

    Essay: As Life Imitates Brutal Sport, Cheers Have Uneasy Resonance

    nytimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Sunday’s game between the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers showed just how entangled the N.F.L.’s manufactured world of make-believe is with the hard realities of American life.
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  • Four Bears' starters declared out for MNF

    Four Bears' starters declared out for MNF

    ESPN.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears announced Saturday they'd face the New York Jets on Monday night without center Roberto Garza (ankle), left guard Matt Slauson (ankle), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadriceps), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (c…
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  • Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Third baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.
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  • Coghlan HR Leads Cubs Over Dodgers, 8-7

    Coghlan HR Leads Cubs Over Dodgers, 8-7

    nytimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Chris Coghlan hit two homers, including the go-ahead two-run drive off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.
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  • Chris Conte has solidified safety spot after rough 2013, offsea…

    Chris Conte has solidified safety spot after rough 2013, offseason surgery

    suntimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Full of joy and relief, all he wanted to do was run. Chris Conte was the Bears’ deep safety on a third-quarter third down in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Receiver Marquise Goodwin was bunched to the right and ran a crossing pattern toward the left …
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  • Jay Cutler is a hurry good quarterback

    Jay Cutler is a hurry good quarterback

    suntimes.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Not much was going right for Jay Cutler against the 49ers last week until he got into the two-minute drill. The Bears were trailing 17-0 and in need of a touchdown to go into halftime with a fighting chance. At the time, Cutler was 7-for-15 for 28 yards…
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  • Konerko back in action for final 10 games

    Konerko back in action for final 10 games

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Paul Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 with a fractured left hand, but No. 14 was penciled into the White Sox lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for Friday's night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
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  • Video - Running Backs The Focus Monday 01:30

    Running Backs The Focus Monday

    Sep 20
    Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Monday Night Football matchup between the Jets and the Bears, during which the running game will be key.
  • Video - Cubs Escape Dodgers 00:37

    Cubs Escape Dodgers

    Sep 20
    Chris Coghlan hit two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run drive off of Brian Wilson, in the Cubs' 8-7 win over the Dodgers.
  • Video - Puig's Flying Catch 00:17

    Puig's Flying Catch

    Sep 20
    Yasiel Puig covers major ground and makes a spectacular diving catch, getting Jorge Soler out in the Dodgers' 8-7 loss to the Cubs.
  • Video - Kershaw On His 20th Win Of The Season 01:48

    Kershaw On His 20th Win Of The Season

    Sep 19
    Clayton Kershaw discusses his 20th victory of the season after the Dodgers beat the Cubs 14-5.

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