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Maholm sprains wrist, hopes to make next start

Maholm sprains wrist, hopes to make next start

MLB.com Updated Jul 20, 2013
Braves left-hander Paul Maholm left the mound with a sprained left wrist in the fourth inning of Saturday afternoon's 10-6 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Asked about a possible stint on the 15-day disabled list for Maholm, manager Fredi G…
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  • Betancourt's son alerts staff of closer's appendicitis

    Betancourt's son alerts staff of closer's appendicitis

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    Rafael Betancourt was sick Thursday night, but figured he could tough it out and show up for Friday's game against the Cubs. Fortunately for him, his 10-year-old son told on him to the Rockies' medical staff. Not long thereafter, Betancourt underwent an…
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  • Brian Urlacher still in the top 10 of this list

    Brian Urlacher still in the top 10 of this list

    Not bad for a retired player. Despite retiring this offseason, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had the 10th best-selling jersey based on sale from April through June of 2013 according to nflshop.com. The top 10: 1. Colin Kaepernick 49ers 2. Russell Wils…
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  • Konerko could return to Sox lineup Monday

    Konerko could return to Sox lineup Monday

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    White Sox captain Paul Konerko could return to the lineup as soon as Monday, per comments made by manager Robin Ventura before Saturday's contest with the Braves.
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  • Rios, Ventura offer viewpoints on benching

    Rios, Ventura offer viewpoints on benching

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    Alex Rios stands as the symbol of the White Sox growing frustration coming from this year's campaign. But it's an unwanted role for the right fielder, who was pulled from Friday's game for not running out a double-play grounder. Both he and manager Robi…
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  • Cubs demand unauthorized mascot ‘Billy Cub’ stay away from Wrig…

    Cubs demand unauthorized mascot ‘Billy Cub’ stay away from Wrigley Field

    yahoo.com Jul 20, 2013
    While the Arizona Diamondbacks were accepting a new mascot into their family this week, the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball have ordered Jon Paul Weier — aka “Billy Cub,” an unauthorized mascot who wanders the sidewalks outside of Wrigley Field g…
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  • 10 Bears we’ll be counting on this season

    10 Bears we’ll be counting on this season

    suntimes.com Jul 20, 2013
    To running back Matt Forte, ‘‘different’’ means good things are ahead. It means more looks and more responsibilities, more carries and more receptions. He hopes it means more touchdowns for him and the Bears’ offense — and more wins. ‘‘Different’’ is wh…
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  • Samardzija recovers to lead Cubs over Rockies

    Samardzija recovers to lead Cubs over Rockies

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    Nine days after he surrendered nine runs in 4 2/3 innings in an ugly loss to the Angels, Jeff Samardzija led the Cubs to a 3-1 against a Rockies team he dominated earlier this year.
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  • Deadline chatter: Garza deal could be near

    Deadline chatter: Garza deal could be near

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    As of midnight ET, Matt Garza was still a Cub. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are still working diligently to acquire the Cubs right-hander, but it looks like any move won't happen before Saturday.
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  • Video - Rios Powers White Sox Past Braves 00:32

    Rios Powers White Sox Past Braves

    Jul 20
    Alex Rios hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the White Sox's 10-6 win over the Braves.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 20
    The Denver Nuggets have emerged as a new suitor at the forefront of the free-agent pursuit of Mike Miller, according to sources close to the process.
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    Jul 20
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  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks waive Bernard James

    Jul 20
    The Dallas Mavericks were forced to waive second-year center Bernard James on Friday, a move they were hoping to avoid, according to sources with knowledge of the move.
  • The Boss

    Jul 20
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