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CARDINALS: The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will take no action against a restaurant that served St. Louis pitcher Josh Hancock before the drunken-driving accident that led to his death.

In a report released Friday, the division said witnesses' information indicated Hancock was "consuming intoxicating liquor in moderation" and was "very lucid" in the hours before he died.

Hancock, 29, spent more than three hours at Mike Shannon's restaurant in St. Louis the night of April 28. In the early hours of April 29, he was driving alone when the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a flatbed tow truck that was stopped in a driving lane of Interstate 64 assisting a stalled car. Hancock was killed instantly.

Police said Hancock had a blood alcohol level of 0.157, nearly twice Missouri's legal limit of 0.08. According to police, he also was speeding, using a cell phone and not wearing a seat belt.

YANKEES: Jason Giambi's foot still hurts, and he likely will have another scan next week to determine how fast he is recovering from a severe injury.

Giambi said the boot that had been on his left foot since May 31 was removed Monday, when he saw Dr. William Hamilton.

Giambi is due to see Hamilton again Monday and said a scan probably will be taken then. It is possible the former AL MVP could miss the rest of the season.

PIRATES: Stuck in a 15th consecutive losing season, Pittsburgh doesn't sell out PNC Park that often. On one of the few nights they will, some fans don't plan to stick around long.

With only the third capacity crowd of the season expected for a Bob Walk bobblehead doll giveaway tonight, some longtime rooters, led by Andy Chomos, want those attending the game against Washington to walk out in protest of ownership's perceived lack of direction.

The Chomos-led group called Fans for Change wants protesting fans to either exit the ballpark or stay away at least one inning, with the empty seats they create representing the supposed empty promises the Pirates have made to them.

PADRES: Acquired temperamental outfielder Milton Bradley from the Athletics. The Padres sent Oakland minor league pitcher Andrew Brown. The Athletics are giving San Diego cash to cover part of what Bradley is owed.


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