Chicago Cubs mark Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday with 7-5 loss to Arizona Diamondbacks, plus more NL scores

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the

ninth inning and a 7-5 victory.

After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm.

Trevor Cahill (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings

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Aging Jeter out with tight quad

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Shortstop Derek Jeter doesn’t need any more reminders of his increasing age and fragility. He got another one on Sunday anyway.

Jeter missed the Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Red Sox due to what manager Joe Girardi termed a tight right quad. It was the second straight game Jeter missed, though Saturday’s day off was of the scheduled variety.

With the Yankees off on Monday, Jeter will get at least one more day to rest. Girardi said the quad ailment isn’t serious and that Jeter should be back in the lineup when the Yankees resume play against the Cubs on Tuesday in the Bronx.

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    Arkansas 10, LSU 4 | WEEKLY WRAP

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    Arkansasat LSU

    GAME1:LSU 5, Arkansas 3

    GAME2:LSU 5, Arkansas 4

    GAME3:Arkansas 10, LSU 4

    WHERE:Alex Box Stadium

    RECORDS:Arkansas 22-15, 7-8 SEC; LSU 27-9-1, 8-6-1 SEC

    INTERNET:NOLA/lsu.com

    TWITTER:@RandyRosetta

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    LSU|No. 8 USA Today, No. 8 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, No. 11PerfectGame.org, No. 15 Collegiate Baseball, No. 16 Baseball America

    Arkansas|No. 24 PerfectGame.org

    STARSOF THE WEEK

    CFAndrew Stevenson | 4-for-10, 5 R, 2 RBIs, 2B,

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    Apr 8, SEC Falls to Uconn Twice in Tournament, but Proves the Conference Stronger

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    SEC Falls to Uconn Twice in Tournament, but Proves the Conference Stronger than Thought.
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    Union wins NCAA men’s hockey championship

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    Union College, a program with no athletic scholarships and with an enrollment of 2,241, defeated No. 1 overall seed University of Minnesota 7-4 on Saturday to claim college hockey’s top prize in Philadelphia.

    With its defeat of Minnesota in the final and 5-4 win over Boston College in the Frozen Four semifinal Thursday, Union faced off against two of the most successful programs in all of college hockey to win this national title.

    Union has made two trips to the Frozen Four in the last two years.

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      Apr 9, The When, Where and How of College Football Gambling

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      Betting on sports is no joke, people spend billions on it every year from all corners of the planet. Betting on college football games isn’t quite as big
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      Pedro Alvarez’s homer rallies Pittsburgh Pirates past Chicago Cubs 5-4, plus more NL scores

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      PIRATES 5, CUBS 4

      CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on

      a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

      The Pirates trailed 4-0 heading into the seventh, but two big drives changed things.

      Pinch hitter Travis Snider cut the deficit in half with a two-run homer off Brian Schlitter.

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      2014 LSU Football Pro Day Wrap-Up

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      Video interviews, transcript, photos and Pro Day Live on-demand are available below.

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      NFL Draft: Potential Saints Targets in Top Three Rounds

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      Jarvis Landry (#80) may be the most sure-handed wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft (Photo: Jonathan Mailhes).Jarvis Landry (#80) may be the most sure-handed wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft (Photo: Jonathan Mailhes).Prospects who may be key targets on the Saints draft board in Rounds 1-3:

      Cornerback Jason Verrett 5-9 ½ 189 TCU Round-1

      Strength:

      Fast, quick, and fluid, can turn and run with receivers. Attacks the ball in the air, reads and reacts. Tough and aggressive, smart and alert.

      Good character and good special teams prospect as well.

      Weakness:

      Lacks good height and length. Doesn’t have the frame to tack on more muscle. Needs to tackle better in space. Had a nagging shoulder injury in 2013.

      Conerback Bradley Roby 5-11 192 Ohio St. Round-1

      Strength:

      Outstanding speed and a tough attitude. Has good man pass coverage skills. Explosive, changes direction quickly.

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      Live updates: Pelicans vs. Suns

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      WDSU Sports Anchors Fletcher Mackel and Sharief Ishaq and others will bring you live updates of the Pelicans’ game vs. the Suns.

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        Jesuit grad Johnny Giavotella returns to Kansas City Royals, will bat second today

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        The Kansas City Royals recalled Jesuit grad Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha this morning (April 9). He will play second base and bat second this afternoon

        against the Tampa Bay Rays.

        Giavotella will replace second baseman Omar Infante after he was hit in the jaw with an 89-mph pitch Monday night.

        The Royals and Rays play at 1:10 p.m. in Kansas City, Mo.

        Giavotella has split time between the Royals and Triple-A Omaha the last

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