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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals last night. Sale allowed seven hits and a walk in seven innings. He struck out eight and now has allowed three runs or less in 14 of his 15 starts this season.

CHICAGO (AP) - Eric Hosmer was scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised right hand. Hosmer was hit on the hand by a pitch from Boston's Jon Lester on Sunday at Fenway Park. Billy Butler was switched from designated hitter to first base. Salvador Perez went from catcher to DH. Perez has been dealing with a slight groin strain.

DALLAS (AP) - The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine "Cat" Conti will be on the crew for Kansas' season opener at home September 6th against Southeast Missouri State. Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti "because she is just a darned good official."

DALLAS (AP) - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby warns that anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now will hate what's coming. Bowlsby said significant changes are on the way during his opening address at Big 12 football media days yesterday. Bowlsby isn't sure people understand how much pending lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools could change things.

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