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

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears have until Saturday afternoon at three o'clock to cut their roster to 53 for the start of the NFL season. Players on the bubble got their final chances in Thursday night's 33-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Quarterback David Fales completed 13 of 24 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and running back Jordan Lynch from Northern Illinois had six carries for 18 yards.

ST. LOUIS AP) - Michael Sam says he's confident he'll be on an NFL roster for the regular season -- whether it's the St. Louis Rams or another team. Sam had six tackles in the Rams' 14-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins Thursday night. He'll find out in the next couple of days whether he's made the team.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals begin a four-game series Friday night at Busch Stadium. Kyle Hendricks will pitch for the Cubs against the Cardinals' Shelby Miller in the series opener. The two teams will play a day-night doubleheader Saturday to make up a rained-out game from May.

CHICAGO (AP) - Right-hander Scott Carroll makes the start Friday night as the Chicago White Sox begin a series at home against the Detroit Tigers. The four-game set includes a day-night doubleheader on Saturday to make up a June game that was rained out.

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