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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win by pitching seven strong innings last night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada. The sole blemish on Wada's performance came in the sixth when the Rockies got three hits.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. The last-place Cubs sent Barney and cash to NL West-leading Los Angeles for a player to be named.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. The jury reached the verdict last in the trial of Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the wide receiver from Chicago. Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

CHICAGO (AP) - Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says there's no more unified team than his Wildcats. He credited the push to unionize yesterday on the first day of the Big Ten's two-day media event. Fitzgerald says he's "proud of the maturity" his players displayed as the story unfolded.

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