Rams will stick with running back by committee
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has embraced the concept of a running back by committee. Zac Stacy just missed 1,000 yards rushing as a rookie last year, but wasn't in the mix last week because he was hurt and Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason played well in a victory over Seattle...
Rams use late daring to defeat Seahawks
ST. LOUIS -- Walking off the field, his back to the huddle, Austin Davis had no idea the St. Louis Rams would gamble in this spot. Not backed up at their 18. The quarterback glanced back in surprise to see Johnny Hekker, arm cocked, about to let one go...
Ducks goaltender logs first career shutout vs. Blues
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Frederik Andersen has plenty of wins in his brief time with the Anaheim Ducks, but the goalie had never before stopped every puck sent his way. That changed Sunday when Andersen turned away all 28 shots in his first career shutout, leading Anaheim to a resounding 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues...
Mizzou downs Florida 42-13
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, including two on special teams, and Missouri embarrassed Florida 42-13 Saturday night. The Tigers (5-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) scored on a kickoff return, a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return. They managed just seven first downs and 119 yards of offense, including 20 passing, and essentially let the Gators self-destruct in nearly every way imaginable...
Struggling Rams defense set to face Seahawks, Wilson
St. Louis has recorded just one sack through five games this season
Cards play deep into October, again come up short
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny has led the Cardinals deep into October all three seasons since replacing Tony La Russa as manager. When St. Louis falls short each year, he bears the weight of expectations.
Giants capture NLCS in five games
SAN FRANCISCO -- Michael Wacha finally got to pitch in this year's playoffs. Pretty soon, he was gone -- and so were the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Mike Matheny opened himself up to second-guessing all winter, bringing in Wacha for the first time this postseason and putting him on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning in a tie game...
Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series
Posey drove in three runs and San Francisco took advantage of some clunky defense by first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
Jenkins boom or bust cornerback for Rams
ST. LOUIS -- In three NFL seasons, Janoris Jenkins has been a big-play cornerback for the St. Louis Rams, returning four interceptions and a fumble recovery for touchdowns. He loses his share, too. "You're going to make plays and you're going to give up plays," Jenkins said Wednesday after practice. "I mean, however they come baby, they're just going to come."...
Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep
Kansas City used dominant defense to claim a coveted spot in the World Series
Injury keeps Molina on bench
SAN FRANCISCO -- A.J. Pierzynski started at catcher in place of injured Yadier Molina for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Molina, a six-time All-Star, strained his left oblique in St. Louis' win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series...
Choate's error sinks Cards in 5-4 loss to Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals handled the tough part well, erasing a four-run deficit to force extra innings. It was the simplest of tasks that sent them to a frustrating loss. Randy Choate made a wild throw to first base on a bunt, allowing Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the 10th inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series...
Cardinals have better outlook on Molina injury entering Game 3 of NLCS
SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina. "Another beautiful day in NorCal!" reliever Randy Choate shouted as he hopped up the dugout steps and onto the field for Monday's workout...
49ers overcome Rams' fast start
St. Louis took an early lead but fell 31-17 to San Francisco
Wong's walk-off HR pulls Cards even with Giants in NLCS
ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied again with their latest postseason power show, tying the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. After the final party at home plate, reality set in: They might be without Yadier Molina the rest of the way...
Rams to tangle with 49ers on Monday Night Football
ST. LOUIS -- Austin Davis has made the most of his improbable shot with the St. Louis Rams, passing for 300 yards each of the last two games. The degree of difficulty is about to go up. Way up. The San Francisco 49ers enter tonight's game with the NFL's No. 2 defense, making the going very tough even without key players from last season...
Bumgarner tames Cardinals; Giants take NLCS lead
ST. LOUIS -- Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants on the road to a playoff victory. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener...
Robert Quinn, Rams' defense looking for sacks
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Quinn and St. Louis Rams' defense have had trouble getting all the way to the quarterback this season. St. Louis had the third-most sacks in the NFL last season with 53, and Quinn was second in the league with 19. Through their first four games this season, the Rams have one -- from rookie tackle Aaron Donald...
Georgia dismantles Mizzou 34-0
The Tigers fell behind early as their offense struggled against the 13th-ranked Bulldogs
Lindstrom, Backes lead Blues past Flames
ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny is feeling right at home with his new team. A native of St. Louis, Stastny has four points in his first two games with his hometown team after picking up three assists in the St. Louis Blues' 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
Royals vs. Orioles: Power meets speed
BALTIMORE -- Speed versus Power. The surprising Kansas City Royals and unflappable Baltimore Orioles are extremely similar with one significant exception: the fashion in which they score runs. The team that best utilizes its standard method of offense will likely win the best-of-seven AL Championship Series, which begins tonight...
Carpenter leads Cards' power surge
The lefty-swinging third baseman led the St. Louis Cardinals' sudden power surge in the NL Division Series, ending some of the chatter about the team's season-long, long-ball shortage.
Cards' homegrown talent key to another NLCS
A change in players hasn't stopped the Cardinals from advancing to the NLCS for the fourth straight season
QB Mauk growing in second year
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Maty Mauk remembers the advice Henry Josey gave him on the sideline last year at Georgia: "Just go out there and be you, kid." Then a freshman with only three career passing attempts at Missouri, Mauk came off the bench to lead two fourth-quarter touchdown drives and preserve a 41-26 win in relief of injured starter James Franklin...
Butler, Gordon relish Royals' postseason success
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September. Empty seats in July and August, too. They were supposed to be the two players who led the Kansas City Royals back to the playoffs. ...