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

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Cubs line up against the Rockies for the second game of their four-game series this week. Edwin Jackson will start for Chicago, looking for his first win since June 20. He will face Jorge De La Rosa. In the first game, starter Tsuyoshi Wada pitched seven strong innings to pick up his first major league victory as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1.

DETROIT (AP) - The White Sox head to Detroit to open a three-game series against the Tigers. Chicago is coming off a 4-3 loss on Sunday to the Minnesota Twins. Detroit fell to the Los Angeles Angels 2-1, but still leads the AL Central. Jose Quintana is slated to start for the White Sox against Detroit's Anibal Sanchez.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will be in San Diego to start a three-game series against the Padres. Tyson Ross pitches for San Diego against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. The Padres are coming off a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves, while the Cards had a day off after a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs.

CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA is hailing a settlement in a class-action concussions suit that creates a $70 million fund to diagnose current and former college athletes for possible brain injuries. The sides announced a deal in a filing in federal court in Chicago after negotiating for nearly a year. The settlement applies to multiple sports, including football, hockey, soccer, basketball and others.

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