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SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Michael Kim shot a final-round 66 to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes and pick up his first victory on the PGA Tour. Kim, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257 _ breaking Steve Stricker's tournament record from 2010 by one shot. He also qualified for next week's British Open at Carnoustie.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler each homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his debut as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. The Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny late Saturday after an 8-2 loss.

CHICAGO (AP) - Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada each homered and Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Some St. Louis Cardinals players say they bear some responsibility for the sudden firing of manager Mike Matheny. The Cardinals are one game over .500 and in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight season, an unusual trend for a franchise that's accustomed to winning. Veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko says the team simply hasn't performed well enough and the responsibility is on the players to turn things around.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Oklahoma is going into the Big 12 Conference's football media days favored to win another title even without quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Sooners won the title and went to the College Football Playoff again last year in its first season without coach Bob Stoops. Now they won't have the Heisman Trophy winner who led them to three Big 12 titles in a row. This will be coach Lincoln Riley's first time without Mayfield. Riley was Oklahoma's offensive coordinator two years before succeeding Stoops.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jose Peraza had a career-best five hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Cincinnati Reds waited out a pair of rain delays before beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2. Following the two days that totaled 2 hours, 43 minutes, Cincinnati trailed 2-0 after five innings before rallying for eight runs in its final four at-bats. St. Louis fired manager Mike Matheny after the game.

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Michael Kim took a five-shot lead at the John Deere Classic in a third round delayed twice for a total of roughly four hours because of bad weather and concerns over lightning. Kim closed with four straight birdies and shot a 7-under 64 for a three-day total of 22 under. Bronson Burgoon is 17 under and Australian Matt Jones is another shot back.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Marc Rzatkowski scored two goals after the 71st minute to rally the New York Red Bulls to a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. Rzatkowski entered as a substitute in the 60th minute for Alejandro Romero Gamarra and made it 2-all for the Red Bulls with his first MLS goal _ a left-footed shot from inside the penalty arc to finish Tyler Adams' pass in the 72nd.

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