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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs found the pitching help they were looking for just a few miles from Wrigley Field. The defending World Series champions have acquired left-handed ace Jose Quintana from the White Sox in a major trade between crosstown rivals that could shake up the NL Central race. The Cubs trail Milwaukee by 5 1/2 games in the division at 43-45 after ending a 108-year championship drought last fall.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state of Florida. Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career Thursday night, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game. Tebow was doused with Gatorade and mobbed by teammates when he reached home plate.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team Thursday for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat. Francona smiled and laughed as he talked about his health while the Indians held an evening workout at the Oakland Coliseum. Cleveland begins a three-game series against the Athletics on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks have promoted Steve Mills to president and hired Scott Perry as general manager. The source tells The Associated Press that Mills is taking over the position left vacant by Phil Jackson's departure last month. The person was granted anonymity because no announcement has been made.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Shanshan Feng had her best round in the U.S. Women's Open, and the first-round lead. Afternoon rain and lightning forced officials to suspend play for more than two hours Thursday in the biggest event in women's golf, and play was stopped because of darkness with 39 players still on the course. They will return early Friday to complete the round at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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