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Allen makes 24 saves in Blues' 2-0 victory (10/31/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves scored, and Jake Allen stopped 24 shots in his second NHL shutout, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Crunch time: SEC teams relying on defense ... again (10/30/14)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It's the time of year when SEC teams seem to start flexing their defensive muscle. Offenses have deservingly garnered headlines in an age of spread offenses and run-it-up attacks, but the league that built its national championship run on defense has taken another step forward this season: 10 Southeastern Conference teams have allowed fewer yards this year than last and half of the 14 league members are among the country's 30 stingiest in points given up...
Rams make multiple moves to fill holes (10/30/14)
ST. LOUIS -- The often-invoked cliche "next man up" is really getting put to the test for the sliding, injury-plagued St. Louis Rams. They have so many holes to fill that safety Mark Barron, acquired from Tampa Bay on Tuesday, could play this week at San Francisco...
Persistent Blues top Stars in OT (10/29/14)
DALLAS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored 1 minute, 28 seconds into overtime to complete a hat trick and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Tuesday night. Three times Dallas took one-goal leads in regulation play, and three times the Blues tied the score. The first two tying goals came within 37 seconds of Stars scores...
Oscar Taveras' teammates stunned by Cardinal's sudden death (10/28/14)
Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras. The Cardinals are grieving the loss of an active player for the third time in 12 years after the 22-year-old Taveras died Sunday in a car crash in the Dominican Republic...
Rams lose Jake Long, Quick for season with injuries (10/28/14)
Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Greg Robinson didn't start until last week. Now, the St. Louis Rams will really be leaning on the No. 2 overall pick of the draft after injuries to offensive linemen Jake Long and Rodger Saffold. Robinson, who had been working at guard with Long at tackle, was a bit shaky after being thrust to tackle at Kansas City on Sunday. But Rams coach Jeff Fisher has full confidence in the Auburn product...
Cardinals OF Taveras dies in car accident in Dominican Republic (10/27/14)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Taveras was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro at the time of the crash on a highway between the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete in Puerto Plata, about 215 miles north of the capital of Santo Domingo, said Col. Diego Pesqueira of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency...
Chiefs deal 34-7 loss to Rams (10/27/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Rams were probably happy when their game against the Chiefs on Sunday in Kansas City came to a merciful end, and it wasn't just because of the lopsided score. If the teams kept playing, St. Louis might have run out of players...
Chiefs QB Alex Smith gets another crack at Rams (10/26/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The future and fortunes of the Kansas City Chiefs changed dramatically by what happened in St. Louis two years ago, in the early stages of a game that they weren't even playing. The San Francisco 49ers had visited the Edward Jones Dome to play the Rams. ...
Rams will stick with running back by committee (10/23/14)
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 (10/20/14)
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 (10/20/14)
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 (10/19/14)
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 (10/19/14)
St. Louis has recorded just one sack through five games this season
Cards play deep into October, again come up short (10/19/14)
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 (10/16/14)
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 (10/16/14)
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 (10/16/14)
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 (10/16/14)
Kansas City used dominant defense to claim a coveted spot in the World Series
Injury keeps Molina on bench (10/15/14)
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 (10/15/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/13/14)
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 (10/13/14)
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...