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Molina's defense a difference-maker for Cardinals (09/30/14)
The Cardinals survived more than seven weeks without their guiding hand behind the plate
Cardinals stake claim to NL Central title (09/29/14)
Cardinals clinch division title on final day of season, avoid wild-card game
D'backs topple Cardinals 5-2 (09/28/14)
Mark Trumbo hit two homers to prevent St. Louis from clinching the division
Missouri rallies to beat No. 13 Gamecocks 21-20 (09/28/14)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday night. The Tigers (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-7 and managed just 181 yards of offense through three quarters when Maty Mauk began the comeback with passes of 41 yards to Bud Sasser and 26 yards to Wesley Leftwich to South Carolina's 1 before Hansbrough drew them within a score...
Rams' defense knows it's time to step up (09/28/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Whether it's Shaun Hill or Austin Davis barking signals next week at Philadelphia, the St. Louis Rams have bigger issues to address on their bye week. Tops on the list is shoring up an underwhelming defense that's been burned for big plays and made very few itself, with one sack, one fumble recovery and two interceptions...
Jeter's final home script calls for walk-off single (09/25/14)
NEW YORK -- The perfect script. Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles...
Royals close in on playoffs, beat White Sox 6-3 (09/25/14)
CHICAGO -- Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the Kansas City Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot. One more win for Kansas City, or a loss by Seattle, will send the Royals to the postseason for the first time since George Brett led them to a championship in 1985...
Indians keep playoff pulse going with 6-4 victory over Royals (09/25/14)
CLEVELAND -- Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley got three more hits and the Cleveland Indians stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A loss would have eliminated the Indians, but after blowing a 3-0 lead, they rallied and moved within 3 1/2 games of Kansas City and Oakland in the wild-card standings. There are four days left in the regular season...
AP Source: Suns, Bledsoe agree to 5-year deal (09/25/14)
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been officially announced...
Rams could get Austin, Hill back after bye (09/25/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Tavon Austin could return to the St. Louis Rams lineup after the bye week. Perhaps Shaun Hill, too. The Rams (1-2) can use the help given the struggles on defense. Though Austin Davis has had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, they've given up 34 points twice...
Missouri looking forward to No. 13 South Carolina (09/25/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No, Andrew Baggett says, he doesn't think about "The Kick." Eleven months after the Missouri kicker missed a game-tying, 24-yard field goal in double overtime against South Carolina, the Tigers travel this week to face the 13th-ranked Gamecocks in the first of eight consecutive Southeastern Conference matchups...
Arrieta outpitches Lackey as Cubs beat Cards, 3-1 (09/25/14)
St. Louis remains 1 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh in the race for the division title
Offensive firepower leading SEC's identity change (09/25/14)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Southeastern Conference held to the notion that defense won championships as long as it could. Like the rest of the country, however, college football's most dominant league has finally embraced an undeniable fact: Offense rules -- and how...
Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash (09/25/14)
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race...
US team looking more toward future than past (09/25/14)
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Phil Mickelson has played in the Ryder Cup more times than any American. His experience is such that recent captains have leaned on him for observations on everything from pairings to picks. That wasn't the case with Tom Watson at the helm...
Cards fall to Cubs in 10 innings (09/24/14)
CHICAGO -- Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night. St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh, which clinched a playoff berth by beating Atlanta...
911 calls allegedly involved Bironas (09/24/14)
Ex-Titans kicker was reported missing and accused of driving erratically before crash
KC keeps pressure on Tigers with win (09/24/14)
CLEVELAND -- Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland's punchless offense for seven innings as the Kansas City Royals kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night. The hard-throwing Ventura (14-10) allowed four singles and threw a 100 mph fastball on his 104th pitch...
Cards' Wainwright records 20th win (09/23/14)
CHICAGO -- Mike Matheny looked at Adam Wainwright's run over the past five years and summed it up with one word. "Wow," he said. Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night...
Fisher says Rams showed improvement in loss (09/23/14)
Rams coach said his team showed improvement in demoralizing loss
Rams squander 21-point lead in loss to Cowboys (09/22/14)
Myriad mistakes lead to 34-31 loss at home against Dallas
Cardinals clinch playoff berth despite loss to Reds (09/22/14)
An ill-feeling St. Louis team was assured of at least a wild-card spot before Sunday night's 7-2 loss to the Reds
No. 18 Missouri upset by Indiana 31-27 (09/21/14)
Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri needed one more stop and couldn't get it. The 18th-ranked Tigers yielded a six-play, 75-yard drive to Indiana in the final minutes, capped by D'Angelo Roberts' 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining that gave Indiana a 31-27 victory Saturday...
Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer to playoffs (09/21/14)
Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It didn't take Tony Cruz long to consider all of his home runs and rank his latest. He's only had three in his 100-game career and the first two came on the road. Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth...
Rams on high alert for Cowboys' Murray (09/21/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Even while attending the birth of a daughter earlier this week, James Laurinaitis had DeMarco Murray on the brain. The St. Louis Rams middle linebacker cradled the baby in one arm. With the other, to the amusement of his wife, he watched Dallas Cowboys game tape on the team-issued Ipad...