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The Carroll County Little League has a team playing right now in the state championship tournament in Joplin. The major league 11 and 12 year old girls all-stars were able to keep winning over the weekend and they have earned a slot in the championship game coming up tonight at 6:30 in Joplin.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chicago All-Star Chris Sale won his eighth straight decision yesterday in the White Sox 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Adam Dunn homered in his third consecutive game for Chicago, giving him a Major League-best 28 home runs on the season. Second baseman Chris Getz plated Kansas City’s only run with an RBI single.
The Royals host the Seattle Mariners to open up a four game series tonight at 7:10 at Kaufman Stadium.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The streaking Cincinnati Reds won their sixth straight game by finishing a three-game weekend sweep of St. Louis with a 4-2 win last night. Scott Rolen delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth for the Reds, who have taken a one-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
The Redbirds road trip continues tonight as they visit the Brewers for a game at 7:10 this evening.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals activated first baseman Lance Berkman off the disabled list over the weekend.
Berkman had been sidelined since he tore cartilage in his right knee May 19. He had surgery and returned ahead of schedule. Berkman batted .333 but was limited to 13 games because of an injured calf and the knee.
The Cardinals plan to ease him back into a regular role. Berkman wasn’t in the starting lineup over the weekend — Allen Craig was filling in there again.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kasey Kahne (kayn) made it two Sprint Cup victories for this year and 14 in his career by holding off Denny Hamlin to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Clint Bowyer (BOY’-ur), Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas athletic officials would like nothing better than to enhance Memorial Stadium where the Jayhawks play football. But they also say they realize what they have now isn’t that bad.
The stadium, located on the northern edge of the Lawrence campus, has seen its share of renovations in recent years. They include improved concourses and a new office for the football coaches overlooking the field.
Head coach Charlie Weis says the view impresses him and all who visit his office.
Athletic officials say further changes to the stadium are on hold until the university decides the future of its track. Options that have been discussed include locating the facility elsewhere as part of a new community recreation complex.
There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.