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Long-time Newtown-Harris teacher and coach Tim Cool has accepted the head boys’ basketball coaching position at Chillicothe High School. He will also be a middle school physical education and health instructor at the Class 3 school. Cool taught physical education at Newtown-Harris for 18 years and coached every sport offered at the school.

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Jeff Francis pitched seven strong innings as the Kansas City Royals topped the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 last night. Francis allowed two runs on four hits to pick up his second win of the season. Rookie Eric Hosmer drove in two runs as part of a five-run Royals third. Royals second baseman Chris Getz is happy for the win.
Francis went seven innings and surrendered three runs to improve to 2-and-5.  Jeff Francoeur added two RBI for Kansas City, which snapped a three-game slide. The Royals and Angels play the rubber game of their three-game set this afternoon at Kaufman Stadium.

Final     Tampa Bay     5     Texas     4
Final     Detroit     8     Minnesota     7
Final     Cleveland     6     Toronto     3
Final     Chi White Sox     10     Boston     7
Final     N-Y Yankees     10     Oakland     3
Final     Seattle     3     Baltimore     2

Texas     at     Tampa Bay     12:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox     at     Boston     12:35 p.m.
N-Y Yankees     at     Oakland     2:35 p.m.
Baltimore     at     Seattle              2:40 p.m.
Minnesota     at     Detroit
Cleveland     at     Toronto
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The St. Louis Cardinals scored three runs in the eighth to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 last night. Albert Pujols, Allen Craig and Skip Schumaker each had an RBI in the inning. Fernando Salas got the final three outs for his tenth save in ten chances. Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter says they had a nice comeback to win the game.
The Cardinals have won two of three overall.  Javier Lopez gave up the winning run on two hits to take the loss, blowing five solid frames from Ryan Vogelsong, who gave up just one run on six hits. Cardinals and Giants wrap up their three-game set tonight in St. Louis.

Final     Washington     10     Philadelphia     2
Final     Milwaukee     7     Cincinnati     2
Final     Pittsburgh     5     N-Y Mets     1
Final     San Diego     5     Atlanta     4
Final     Houston     7     Chi Cubs     3
Final     Florida     5     Arizona     2
Final     L.A. Dodgers     8     Colorado     2

Philadelphia     at     Washington     12:05 p.m.
Houston     at     Chi Cubs     1:20 p.m.
Milwaukee     at     Cincinnati
Pittsburgh     at     N-Y Mets
San Diego     at     Atlanta
Florida     at     Arizona
Colorado     at     L.A. Dodgers

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The “Big Three” scored 65 points to power the Miami Heat to a 92-84 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.  Heat forward LeBron James says it’s good to get the win, but they still have a long way to go.
James netted 24 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists for Miami, which improved to 9-and-0 at AmericanAirlines Arena this postseason.  The series stays in Miami for Game Two on Thursday.

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The NHL Stanley Cup Finals open in Vancouver tonight. The Boston Bruins haven’t won a Cup since 1972. The Canucks have never won it.

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Maria Sharapova closed in on the only major championship she hasn’t won by beating 15th-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-0, 6-3 today to reach the French Open semifinals.

Already the owner of titles from Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Australian Open, Sharapova is trying to become the 10th woman to complete a career Grand Slam. The seventh-seeded Russian is in the semifinals at Roland Garros for the second time; she lost there in 2007.

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Patrik Berglund has signed a two-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues. The forward set career highs in games, points, goals and assists last season for the Blues. Berglund has 56 goals and 69 assists in his career with St. Louis.

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Kansas defensive coordinator Carl Torbush has retired after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The university said yesterday that Torbush will soon have surgery and expects a full recovery. Torbush also served as the Jayhawks’ linebackers coach last season.