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>>Cubs Postponed

(Chicago, IL)  --  Monday's game between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs was postponed due to rain and the forecast of wet weather throughout the night.  The game is rescheduled for Thursday at 2:20 p.m. Eastern.  Matt Garza was scheduled to toe the rubber for the Cubs.

>>Cards Back In Action

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The St. Louis Cardinals kick off a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers this evening at Busch Stadium.  Edwin Jackson gets the nod opposite Shaun Marcum in the opener.  Milwaukee holds a three-game lead over the Cards atop the NL Central standings.

>>ChiSox Hold Off Birds

(Baltimore, MD)  --  A.J. Pierzynski and Gordon Beckham homered and the White Sox held on for a 7-6 victory over Baltimore.  Pierzynski plated three runs while Beckham drove in a pair as Chicago won its fourth straight.  Jesse Crain gave up the lead in the seventh, but held on for the victory while Sergio Santos picked up his 23rd save.  Gavin Floyd gets the nod against Jo-Jo Reyes in tonight's second installment.

MLB NL
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Atlanta Braves 8, Florida Marlins 5
New York Mets 9, San Diego Padres 8
Colorado Rockies 10, Cincinnati Reds 7
Houston Astros 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, San Francisco Giants 0

MLB AL
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Boston Red Sox 8, Minnesota Twins 6
Tampa Bay Rays 2, Kansas City Royals 1
Texas Rangers 9, Seattle Mariners 2

>>High School Sports Season Starts This Week

(Springfield, IL)  --  The 2011 high school football season is just around the corner.  The first official day of practice is tomorrow, according to the Illinois High School Association calendar. The first games are played Friday, August 26th.  All other fall sports can also begin practice on Wednesday like girls volleyball, boys and girls golf, cross country and boys soccer.  But all of them will have new safety measures to keep in mind, with the concussion regulations in place for student athletes.

>>Illinois Product Tears Achilles

(Allen Park, MI)  --  Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced that rookie running back Mikel Leshoure is out for the season after tearing his Achilles in practice on Monday.  The Lions selected Leshoure in the second round, 57th overall, out of the University of Illinois in April's draft.  Leshoure ran for 2,557 yards and 23 touchdowns while starting 17 of 33 games for the Illini.  He also caught 37 passes for 439 yards and five scores.

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