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NAT021 - (SPORTS-FBN-Goodell-Preseason) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BATAVIA, N.Y. x-18s. N-F-L Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DELL') continues to push for a reduction of the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. Goodell spoke to reporters yesterday while participating in a charity golf tournament outside Buffalo, New York. He doesn't think four preseason games are necessary. ("..doing that.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The N-F-L has long backed reducing the preseason schedule in exchange for expanding the regular season to as many as 18 games. Players have balked at the proposal, citing safety issues and a desire to receive additional compensation for playing a longer regular season.

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NAT020 - (SPORTS-BBO: Cubs 8, Angels 1) CHICAGO. x-17s. Jon Lester returned to form, allowing one run in seven innings, and the Chicago Cubs' offence came alive in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Cubs outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who was promoted from Triple-A Iowa before the game, says he is enjoying his new team. ("..the win helps.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

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NAT019 - (SPORTS-BBO: Cubs 8, Angels 1) CHICAGO. x-11s. Jon Lester returned to form, allowing one run in seven innings, and the Chicago Cubs' offence came alive in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Lester says it was important to win after getting swept in St. Louis over the weekend. ("..get a "W.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

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NAT018 - (SPORTS-HKN-Stanley-Cup: Blues 4, Bruins 2) ST. LOUIS. x-18s. Ryan O'Reilly scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for his second goal of the night, and the St. Louis Blues thrived in a chaotic Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 and tied the series at two games apiece. …

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