Cardinals take sole possession of first place in NL Central
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday is keeping quiet about his recent hitting surge. However, his St. Louis teammates are more than happy to praise him after Holliday hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning Monday to rally the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
No. 24 Missouri takes down SDSU
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri got the win it wanted. Still, everyone knew the Tigers have a lot of work to do yet. "I thought we did pretty well," quarterback Maty Mauk said after the 24th-ranked Tigers defeated South Dakota State 38-18 on Saturday. "We came out fast and that showed. We scored in a minute and came down and scored after that. We just had a lot of inconsistency we have to clean up, and that is stuff we can fix."...
Cards stumble in DH opener
ST. LOUIS -- Justin Masterson thinks he knows what is wrong. Now he just has to find a way to get back on track. Masterson allowed three homers in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday...
Rams cut former Mizzou star Michael Sam from roster
Sam was the first openly gay player drafted by and NFL team but will have to wait to make an NFL roster
Grieving Kucher within shot of lead at PGA playoff
NORTON, Mass. -- With an orange ribbon on his hat and nine birdies on his card, Matt Kuchar pulled within a shot of the lead Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Not that he needed a reminder, but a message posted on the scoring table spoke to the emotions involved in this tournament...
United States dismantles Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds
BILBAO, Spain -- As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation. "We kind of talked a little on the bench a little bit, ‘Hey, everybody remember when we scored the last time?"' forward Kimmo Muurinen said...
Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing
Stewart drove for the first time since he struck and killed a driver earlier this month in New York
Cardinals pound Cubs in second game of DH
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for St. Louis, which won for just the third time in its past nine games. It's the most runs this season for the Cardinals and the first time in seven games they scored at least three runs. Their previous high was 10, which they did twice...
Molina returns; Cards stumble
ST. LOUIS -- Yadier Molina returned from a 40-game absence and guided Shelby Miller through seven innings. There was no helping fellow All-Star Pat Neshek. "We've all been there. You're kind of down in the dumps, but it's part of the game," Neshek said after a rare rough outing in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. "It's how you rebound. It's a long season."...
Wainwright struggles in Cardinals' loss to Pirates
PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright won't be sad to see September arrive. A loss Wednesday to Pittsburgh was his second straight and fourth in August -- a month he started by giving up seven runs to Milwaukee. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wainwright's subpar pitching is showing how the grind of a long season is taking its toll...
Pirates' late blast trips up Cardinals, 5-2
PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny didn't mind the odds when he decided to let reliever Seth Maness face Pittsburgh pinch-hitter Ike Davis with two on in the eighth inning of a tie game Tuesday night. "I like Seth's chances right there," Matheny said. "We'll take our chances making a good pitch."...
Cardinals win series opener vs. Pirates
~Jay delivers big pinch hit in 3-2 victory
PITTSBURGH -- Jon Jay already had a bat in hand before St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny even called his name. A minute later the veteran outfielder was standing on second base after his pinch hit tied the game. Jay didn't stay there long, racing home with the go-ahead run on Matt Holliday's sharp single in a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night...
Hill confident he can direct Rams' offense
The career backup QB is now St. Louis' starter after injury to Bradford
Rams' Bradford will miss entire season after reinjuring knee
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning. By the time the St. Louis Rams coach began his day-after news conference, he'd had several hours to digest the impact of an injury that puts the team's once-rosy outlook in serious doubt, and to give a vote of confidence to journeyman backup Shaun Hill...
Cards fall 7-1 to Phils in pairing of newly acquired pitchers
Williams improved to 2-0 with Philadelphia while Masterson fell to 2-2 with St. Louis
Bradford hurts knee in Rams' win over Browns
CLEVELAND -- St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured the left knee he had surgery on last season, and the Rams had four other starters hurt in a 33-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. Bradford went down after being hit by Browns defensive lineman Armonty Bryant in the first quarter. He grimaced in pain before walking gingerly to the sideline with Rams coach Jeff Fisher watching every delicate step...
Cards fall short in loss to Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Adam Wainwright is eager to get past his recent struggles. Ryan Howard drove in a pair of runs and Kyle Kendrick overcame a rocky opening inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night...
Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness
ST. LOUIS -- More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson. The St. Louis wide receiver and former 2009 first-round draft pick feels strongly that the trouble in Ferguson, scene of so much unrest following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, is not so much a race issue as it is one of power...
Federer's confidence soaring before US Open
NEW YORK -- The question made Roger Federer smile. Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the U.S. Open's early rounds to the daytime starts at the end. But the assumption behind the query was cause for delight...
Day, Furyk tied for lead at The Barclays
PARAMUS, N.J. -- Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win. Seven times since Furyk last won at the 2010 Tour Championship, he has had at least a share of the 54-hole lead. Seven times he has failed to convert. He gave himself yet another opportunity Saturday with a bogey-free round of 2-under 69 that left him tied with Jason Day going into the final round at The Barclays...
Logano edges Keselowski for 1st win at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs. Logano became the fifth driver this season to win three times, joining the Hendrick Motorsports trio of Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and teammate Brad Keselowski, who finished second...
Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron James
CLEVELAND -- Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade, the Minnesota Timberwolves sent Love to the Cavaliers, who capped a spectacular summer on Saturday by acquiring the All-Star power forward as another running mate for James to make them instant title contenders.. ...
New accusations arise against former MU running back
Two more women allege they were assaulted by Derrick Washington
Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds
ST. LOUIS -- Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals' Lance Lynn. "It didn't hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis' 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night...
NFC West proving to be league's most competitive division
SEATTLE -- Forget about the NFC Worst. Last year proved the NFC West is the deepest division in the NFL. Whether it was San Francisco and Seattle, the league's best rivalry, meeting in the NFC championship game, or the Seahawks posting the most lopsided Super Bowl victory in two decades by routing Denver, the profile of the NFC West is drastically different from a few years ago...