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CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings, tying the major league record for extra-base hits in a game, and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Chicago Cubs 18-5. Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field. He led off the game with a home run and was pulled after adding a three-run drive in the sixth.

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky says he is tuning out the doubters by taking a break from social media. He came into his second training camp focused on developing into the quarterback the Bears need to lift a struggling team. Chicago has finished last in the NFC North the past four years. Trubisky dropped off social media after reading a few too many comments from critics.

SEATTLE (AP) - Wade LeBlanc and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1. LeBlanc (6-1) gave the Mariners 7 1/3 strong innings in the team's first game after the All-Star break.

CHICAGO (AP) - Courtney Vandersloot became the seventh player to have a triple-double in WNBA history, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best 15 assists in the Chicago Sky's 114-99 victory over the Dallas Wings. Vandersloot set a franchise record with 10 first-half assists and tied her team mark of 14 midway through the third quarter. Ticha Penicheiro holds the league record of 16.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - The Special Olympics is in its 50th year of providing people with intellectual disabilities a platform to shine. The organization is celebrating its anniversary in Chicago, where Eunice Kennedy Shriver helped organize the first games.

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