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Canadiens hand St. Louis second consecutive loss (11/21/14)
MONTREAL -- Max Pacioretty scored twice, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday night.
Suspensions leave Volunteers short-handed against Missouri (11/21/14)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- On a week when Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson expected to play the final home game of his productive career, the Volunteers instead must find a way to replace the all-Southeastern Conference performer. Johnson and sophomore cornerback Michael Williams were suspended from all team-related activities Monday, one day before a Knoxville police report named them as subjects of a rape investigation. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed...
Rams' Zuerlein regains rookie form (11/21/14)
ST. LOUIS -- When the St. Louis Rams needed it most, kicker Greg Zuerlein regained his rookie-season form. Zuerlein was a career-best 5 for 5 with two field goals of longer than 50 yards last week, providing most of the points in a 22-7 upset over the Denver Broncos and earning NFC special teams player of the week honors...
RB Hansbrough sparks No. 19 Missouri (11/20/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It's a sense of humor often accompanied by a sly smile that teammates seem to love about Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough. "He's just the guy who sits in the corner and says something once every blue moon, but it's funny as all get-out," receiver Bud Sasser said...
Missouri beats Oral Roberts 78-64 (11/20/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Montaque Gill-Caesar scored 19 points and Wes Clark added 14 points and nine assists to lead Missouri past Oral Roberts 78-64 on Wednesday night. Despite trailing for most of the first 27 minutes, the Tigers (2-1) scored six consecutive points to take a 58-52 advantage with 10:51 remaining. Missouri then used an 8-0 run capped by a 3-pointer by Deuce Bello with 3 minutes left for a 73-62 lead...
Patient Hill set to make second straight start (11/20/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Cobwebs surrounded Shaun Hill before he finally got a chance to show his stuff in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams quarterback knows all about patience. The 34-year-old Hill earned his first victory since 2010 last week with a turnover-free outing against the Broncos, and is set to make his second straight start Sunday at San Diego. The last time he did that was four years ago when during a long-term gig with Detroit subbing for injured Matthew Stafford...
Bruins' Rask cools off Blues with first shutout of season (11/19/14)
BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping in a 2-0 win Tuesday night...
Cardinals send Miller to Braves in trade for Heyward (11/18/14)
ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20.
Matheny tells audience Heyward fits Cards' needs (11/18/14)
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told the audience at the Arrow Leadership and Success Summit at the Show Me Center on Monday night that newest Cardinal Jason Heyward is a good fit with his team, other than the number the outfielder has traditionally worn...
Fisher's rebuilding project shows promise (11/18/14)
ST. LOUIS -- At times, it looks like an 11th straight losing season for the St. Louis Rams is a done deal.
Missouri collects first win of Anderson era over Valparaiso (11/17/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim Anderson says his team is a work in progress. But after a disappointing season opener, he can now rest a little easier after a 56-41 win against Valparaiso on Sunday. "Friday night was an embarrassment, not to take anything away from" Missouri-Kansas City, the first-year Missouri coach said about his team's 69-61 loss. "To lose at home in your first game, I think our guys were somewhat tentative."...
Rams post surprising 22-7 win over Broncos (11/17/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Shaun Hill got his job back, finally. Then he got the best of Peyton Manning. After eight weeks on the bench, the journeyman was ready. "Obviously, we were facing one of the best teams in the league," Hill said after the Rams surprised Denver 22-7 on Sunday. "Everybody stepped up, for sure."...
Hansbrough carries Missouri over Texas A&M 34-27 (11/15/14)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Russell Hansbrough ran for a career-high 199 yards and two touchdowns to help Missouri to a 34-27 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night. Missouri (8-2, 5-1 SEC) scored 28 points in the third quarter to erase a seven-point halftime deficit and take a 34-20 lead...
Manning keeps Broncos humming, will test Rams rush (11/15/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Just like every week, Peyton Manning was the dominant topic in the opposing locker room. The decision making, the incessant barking under center that must be deciphered, the throws he just doesn't miss. "I will say he's smarter than most quarterbacks," St. Louis Rams safety Mark Barron said. "The last time I played him we came away from the game thinking maybe he had cheated or something. Seriously."...
MLB concerns grow after Taveras' death (11/15/14)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- In the last hours of St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' life, a video posted to social media shows him behind the wheel of a flashy new car, grinning alongside his girlfriend. Back home, living it up, not a care in the world...
Lehtera, Schwartz lead Blues over Capitals 4-1 (11/15/14)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL, but they were still searching for a complete-game, 60-minute effort. David Backes and the Blues may have found what they've been looking for with their 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night...
Simmons to sign autographs (11/14/14)
Atlanta Braves pitcher Shae Simmons, a former standout at Scott City High School and Southeast Missouri State, will be signing autographs today at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Cape Girardeau. The free event will be from 6 to 7 p.m. -- From staff reports...
Blues move into first place with 4-3 win (11/14/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny scored on a deflection with 5 minutes, 54 seconds left to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. St. Louis has won nine of its last 10 and moved a point ahead of Nashville in the Western Conference Central standings. The lone loss was a 2-1 setback to Nashville on Saturday...
Lehtera nets first three goals in 6-1 win over Sabres (11/12/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Two-thirds of the St. Louis Blues' top line has lived up to high expectations. They're starting to find out Jori Lehtera isn't just a third wheel. After Lehtera scored the franchise's first natural hat trick since 1998, coach Ken Hitchcock wondered what took the left wing so long to leave the KHL...
Cardinals rally past Rams after losing QB to injury (11/10/14)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After Carson Palmer went down with an injured left knee in the fourth quarter, the Arizona Cardinals perked up. In a little under four minutes, backup quarterback Drew Stanton and the defense combined to score three touchdowns that rallied the Cardinals past the St. Louis Rams 31-14 on Sunday and improved their record to an NFL-best 8-1...
Pass rush biggest concern for Arizona against Rams (11/08/14)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The St. Louis Rams' pass rush has come alive just in time to harass the streaking Arizona Cardinals. After sacking Colin Kaepernick eight times in their 13-10 win at San Francisco, the Rams will zero in on Arizona's Carson Palmer. He has thrown for 11 touchdowns and been intercepted just twice while going 5-0 as a starter this season...
Predators end Blues' 7-game win streak, 2-1 (11/08/14)
ST. LOUIS -- The Nashville Predators expected a tough game when came to St. Louis to face the streaking Blues. They were more than up to the challenge. James Neal and Filip Forsberg each had a goal and an assist as Nashville beat St. Louis 2-1, snapping the Blues' seven-game winning streak and moving past them into first place in the Central Division...
Tarasenko, Blues stay red hot with 4-3 win over New Jersey (11/07/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and the St. Louis Blues extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Jake Allen made 24 saves for the Blues and ran his shutout streak to 184 minutes before giving up his first goal in two weeks...
Quinn gets first 5 sacks last 3 games (11/05/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Quinn is back to harassing quarterbacks. This week, he'll try to keep the Cardinals' Carson Palmer from sitting in the pocket. The St. Louis Rams mustered just one sack, by rookie Aaron Donald, in the first five games. In the last three games, they've piled up 14 and Quinn has six of them along with three forced fumbles...
KC trio, Cards' Molina honored with Gold Gloves (11/05/14)
NEW YORK -- All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates. The Royals trio wound up snagging Gold Gloves, too. "It was something that was pretty special to watch," Gordon said...