CHICAGO (AP) - Brian Urlacher's (UR'-lah-kurz) NFL career is over. The Chicago Bears linebacker has announced through social media accounts that he's retiring from football. The 13-year veteran couldn't agree on a contract with the Bears after last season and became a free agent. He was an 8-time Pro Bowler.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chris Sale (sayl) has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight against the Boston Red Sox because of mild tendinitis in his left shoulder. Hector Santiago will start in his place against unbeaten Clay Buchholz (BUHK'-ohlts). The White Sox say Sale should be OK to make his next start against the Cubs on Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Another young pitcher is getting the call tonight for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tyler Lyons will be the second Cardinals lefty to make his major league debut in a start in nine days. John Gast debuted against the New York Mets. The Padres also will send out a rookie pitcher tonight -- Burch Smith.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs says he "felt great" in his first major league game in 10 months. Garza threw 48 of his 82 pitches for strikes last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The right-hander allowed one hit over five innings and got a no-decision as the Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 5-4.
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