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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night. The contending Tigers won for the fifth time in six games. Chicago has lost nine of 10. Scott Carroll (5-9) took the loss but didn't get much support in the field.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals lost in the return of star catcher Yadier Molina. He had been out since July 9 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, and went 0 for 3 and was hit by a pitch.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears have waived former Northern Illinois star quarterback Jordan Lynch. A Heisman Trophy finalist for the Huskies last season, Lynch was trying to make the Bears as a running back after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He could still wind up on their practice squad if he's not picked up by another team.

CHICAGO (AP) - DePaul says forward Raymond Doby has enrolled at a prep school and will not play for the Blue Demons next season after signing a letter of intent in the spring. The 6-foot-7 Doby averaged 10.7 points for Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Maryland, last season.

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