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Lee's shoulder will keep him off team

MESA, Ariz. - Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee won't play for the United States in today's World Baseball Classic game against Mexico because of a sore left shoulder.
Dickau out four to six weeks with knee injury

...arthroscopic surgery Wednesday which team physician Dr. Michael Bernot termed successful. Dickau had complained of pain in the back of his knee following the team's recent road trip to the West coast. He had an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed...
Venus, Hingis set for showdown

NEW YORK -- Neither seven double-faults by Venus Williams nor a whipping wind that sent shots flying as wildly as Wiffle balls in Martina Hingis' match could keep them from their inevitable rematch at the U.S. Open. Two years after Hingis thrashed the inexperienced Williams in the final of her Open debut, the two will meet again in Arthur Ashe Stadium, this time in the semifinals. "Last time, I honestly did not know what I was doing," Williams said of her 6-0, 6-4 loss to Hingis for the 1997 title. "I'm a different player now.
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Overtime: Four Augusta crews invited to nationals

A quartet of Augusta crews qualified for and received invitations to the US Rowing Youth Invitational Championships in Cincinnati June 5-6. The Georgia-Lina Southeast Regional Regatta on Langley Pond Saturday was a qualifier for the nationals.
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Cepeda leads four into Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. -- Orlando Cepeda broke down and cried. "Some times, when things come easy for you," he said, savoring his election to baseball's Hall of Fame, "you tend to take them for granted." The Baby Bull's selection Tuesday by Veterans Committee was especially emotional because it was anything but an easy journey from the ghettos of Puerto Rico to Cooperstown.
Giants' top pick will rejoin GreenJackets' rotation

Augusta pitcher Zack Wheeler will return to the starting rotation this week, GreenJackets manager Dave Machemer confirmed Monday.
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Internet Explorer 7 is nice, but still has usual bugs

Watch your Automatic Updates, friends. If you haven't installed it already, the long-awaited Internet Explorer 7 will soon request permission to download.
Life & style
Jones plans to return soon

CINCINNATI - Chipper Jones and Atlanta's medical staff were encouraged Wednesday by the overnight progress of the third baseman's injured right shoulder, but not enough to put him in the lineup or assign a definite timetable for his return.
Martinez fans 11 in Red Sox' win

BOSTON - Pinch-hitter David McCarty had a two-run triple that broke an eighth-inning tie Tuesday night and Pedro Martinez struck out 11 to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians 5-3.