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Lester helps Cubs to 6th straight win, beats Cole, Pirates

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester outpitched Gerrit Cole with seven gutsy innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Saturday for their sixth straight win.

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Cubs recall righty reliever Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-handed reliever Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to their top farm club.

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Wide array of experience in NHL conference finals

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 15-17 - At left, in a March 21, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen (44) skates  during warms ups before an NHL hockey game  in Dallas. At right, in a Feb. 28, 2015, file photo, New York Rangers' Dan Boyle skates during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. Eight of Anaheim's best players are 24 or younger, and Tampa Bay has the youngest remaining player in the NHL playoffs in 20-year-old winger Jonathan Drouin. The Blackhawks counter with 20-year-old forward Teuvo Teravainen, and the oldest remaining player in 40-year-old defenseman Kimmo Timonen. The Rangers have seasoned veterans Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. (AP Photo/File)

CHICAGO (AP) — When Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen made his NHL debut in 1998, Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm was 4 years old. Rangers forward Martin St. Louis had played in 1,154 games when forward Jonathan Drouin logged his first appearance with the Lightning in October.

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Pirates comeback (trips and) falls short against Cubs, 11-10

CHICAGO (AP) — Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle’s strategy to prolong an extra-inning game and give the Pirates another chance to pull out a dramatic comeback almost worked perfectly — twice

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With Bulls’ season over, Thibodeau watch begins

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau questions an official's call during Game 6 of the Bulls' NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Chicago. The Cavaliers won 94-73 and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls’ season ended. And the Tom Thibodeau watch began.

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