Cardinals drop opener of series with Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night. Ross, a first-time All-Star, won his third straight start by holding St. ...
Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
ST. LOUIS -- To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp. Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam into the fold...
Rams' Bradford still carries burden of first overall pick
ST. LOUIS -- It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford. Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads...
Solo HR all Cards need to beat Cubs
Holliday supplies the offense as Wainwright wins his 13th game in 1-0 win over Cubs
Pierzynski provides spark in Cards debut
Newcomer supplied three hits as St. Louis beat the Cubs 6-3 to end a four-game losing streak
Bradford not holding back after injury
The quarterback was feeling spry at the first full-squad workout
Lack of command dooms Kelly, Cards
St. Louis lost to Chicago 7-6 on Friday
Rams' Quinn hopes to top his team-record sack total this season
Quinn leads the charge for a defense that seeks to become top-10 caliber
Manning, Broncos reset as training camp begins
The quarterback is getting used to several new additions to his offense
Nibali displays Tour de France dominance with another stage win
ARGELES-GAZOST, France -- Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last five miles uphill...
Jarret's kiss-the-bricks celebration now a tradition
Winners of many races, including Sunday’s Brickyard 400, have capped off win by kissing the finish line
Chiefs welcome Charles back at camp
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs welcomed back star running back Jamaal Charles on Thursday for the first day of coach Andy Reid's second training camp. Charles, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, entered the practice field Thursday to thunderous cheers from fans in attendance...
Cobb corrals Cards
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn was at the top of his game on Wednesday night. So was Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb and the Rays beat the Cardinals 3-0. Lynn gave up one earned run over 6 1/3 innings and continued a streak of four strong outings...
Road trips readied Robinson for Rams camp
ST. LOUIS -- Greg Robinson didn't stay put the month after the St. Louis Rams cut players loose in mid-June. Wherever he was, the second overall pick of the draft stayed in preparation mode for training camp. "It was good to just work with different people and learn from multiple people," Robinson said Wednesday. "It doesn't matter where you're getting it in, as long as you get it in."...
Cardinals activate lefty reliever Siegrist from DL
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals activated lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie lefty Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Siegrist had been on the DL for two months with a left forearm strain. In five rehab appearances with Double-A Springfield, he allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings. In his most recent outing Monday, he worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings...
Broncos owner cedes control due to Alzheimer's
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster...
Source: Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details. He is now expected to take part in the first practice today...
Majka makes most of stage win; Nibali extends overall Tour lead
Tour de France leader gains nearly a minute on his closest competitors
NASCAR racing at Brickyard a season highlight
INDIANAPOLIS -- Drivers say there's something magical about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the opportunity for NASCAR to race there opened the door for one of Jeff Gordon's most treasured victories. It was a race Tony Stewart initially opposed...
Cardinals ace Wainwright gets KO'd in the fifth inning by the red-hot Rays
ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright, making his first appearance since starting for the NL in the All-Star game, gave up six runs, four earned, in 4 2/3 innings. Wainwright (12-5) was trying to become the first 13-game winner in the NL...
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
NEW YORK -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Sam excited about next phase of his career with Rams
ST. LOUIS -- Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates...
Former first-rounder Jeffress gets 2nd shot with Brewers
MILWAUKEE -- Hat turned backward, Jeremy Jeffress grinned, leaned back and enjoyed the view from the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout. The former first-round pick is relishing a chance to stick in the majors with the team that drafted him in 2006. Milwaukee called up the right-hander from Triple-A Nashville this week to help bolster the bullpen...
McIlroy predicted to star in golf, not dominate
HOYLAKE, England -- Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate. With his name on the Claret Jug and his Irish eyes now focused on a green jacket, McIlroy took a big step toward the career Grand Slam with four dominant days at Royal Liverpool. He looks unbeatable at times like this. Boy Wonder has it all -- skill, strength, shot-making. Throw in a great week with the putter, and it's not a fair fight...
Nibali keeps lead through Pyrenees in Tour de France
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France -- Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees...