After the Cards took two from the Royals in the I-70 series over the weekend, both teams had yesteday off. The Royals return to Kaufman Stadium to open a 3-game interleague series with the Diamondbacks tonight Luke Hochevar gets the ball for the Royals against Arizona Lefty Joe Saunders. The Cards host the Phillies for 3 games beginning tonight Kyle McClellan goes for the Cards against Roy Halladay.

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Baltimore 8 Pittsburgh 3
Colorado 8 Cleveland 7
L.A. Angels 2 Florida 1
N-Y Yankees 5 Cincinnati 3
Boston 14 San Diego 5
Atlanta 2 Toronto 0
Texas 8 Houston 3
Chi Cubs 6 Chi White Sox 3
Tampa Bay 8 Milwaukee 4
L.A. Dodgers 4 Detroit 0

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will be out four-to-six weeks with a fractured left forearm. The team also announced yesterday that Pujols’ left shoulder was sore, but no structural damage was found. Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak says despite Pujols’ injury, his team will soldier on.
Pujols was injured Sunday in a collision with Kansas City’s Wilson Betemit.

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Texas is the first team eliminated at the College World Series. North Carolina blanked Texas 3-0 on an Kent Emanuel four-hitter that sent the Longhorns out with defeats in their first two games for  just the second time in their 25 appearances in the College World Series since 1966.

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NFL owners will gather today — and perhaps into tomorrow — to discuss the status of negotiations with the players for a new collective bargaining agreement. This is the first meeting called by the league strictly for labor matters, and the 32 team owners and representatives were advised last week to prepare to stay an extra day.

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A group of NFL Hall of Famers is backing a class-action lawsuit against the League, demanding better benefits for former players. Defensive end Carl Eller is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and he says the league has not done what is “fair and right” in supporting the financial and medical concerns of former players.

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Multiple people familiar with the decision say that Red Bull plans to leave NASCAR at the end of this season.
Red Bull is both the owner and sponsor of a two-car team that has struggled since its 2007 entry into NASCAR.
The energy drink markets to the 18-to-34 age group — a demographic NASCAR has consistently lost in its current ratings slide.

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Fresh off his sixth straight French Open title, Rafael Nadal began defense of his Wimbledon crown in style on Day 1 of the 2011 fortnight.
The top-ranked Spaniard overcame a slow start and raced past American Michael Russell 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 for his 15th straight win at the All England Club.
In the women’s draw, Venus Williams played her first Grand Slam match since suffering a hip injury at the Australian Open. The five-time Wimbledon winner beat 97th-ranked Akgul Amanmuradova (AH’-mahn-mur-ahn-DOH’-vah) of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-1.
Kimiko Date (kih-MEE’-koh DAH’-tay)-Krumm became the second oldest women to win a match at Wimbledon. The 40-year-old Japanese veteran won in straight sets and will face Venus Williams in round two.

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When they met at Wimbledon last year, they played for more than 11 hours over three days — the longest match in tennis history. John Isner (IHZ’-ner) and Nicolas Mahut (ma-HOO’) meet again today on Court 3 at Wimbledon — after being randomly selected to play each other in Friday’s draw. Both players have been quoted as saying that being drawn against each other again is like “some kind of cruel joke.”