CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 in baseball's first game after the All-Star break. Anthony Rizzo added two doubles from the leadoff spot as Chicago kicked off a five-game series against St. Louis with its fourth consecutive victory. Victor Caratini had three hits and scored three times, and Ben Zobrist delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the Cubs' five-run fifth inning.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has hired former assistant coach Ron Brown to help develop players off the field. Coach Scott Frost says Brown will serve as director of player development. Brown was a Huskers assistant from 1987 through 2003 and again from 2008 to through 2014. Brown was associate head coach at Liberty University for the past three seasons, working for another former Nebraska quarterback, head coach Turner Gill.
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