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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) - Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 yesterday. Rookie sensation Jorge Soler had two doubles in his home debut for the Cubs. Jacob Turner won in just his second start for Chicago after being acquired from Miami last month. The right-hander allowed just one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.

(AP) - Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. St. Louis took sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win. The Cardinals moved one game ahead of Milwaukee.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points as the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals yesterday. Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and Allie Quigley added 16 for the fourth-seeded Sky. Game 3 is tomorrow in Indianapolis.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears' rebuilt defense gets a chance to show what it can do. The Bears open the season at home against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in what they hope is the start of a run to the playoffs after coming up short six of the past seven seasons. The Bears insist there's no reason to worry about their defense. Coach Marc Trestman says the "talent level's there."

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