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Giants, Beckham deck Rams in brawl-marred game (12/22/14)
ST. LOUIS -- The New York Giants are peaking behind a rookie no one can cover.
Rams' defense will try to slow Giants' Beckham (12/21/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Odell Beckham Jr. has been virtually unstoppable. The St. Louis Rams could just be the team to hold down the prolific New York Giants rookie.
Buzzer shot gives Illini 'Braggin' Rights' over Mizzou (12/21/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Illinois left the game in Rayvonte Rice's hands. He didn't need much of an opening.
Rams Players to lend help to Ferguson benefit (12/19/14)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on Friday for residents of Ferguson and north St. Louis County...
Rams' Gaines lone rookie CB in NFL to start every game (12/18/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Defensive back E.J. Gaines slipped into St. Louis Rams training camp as an afterthought. Turns out, the sixth-round pick has been a steal. Gaines has started every game for a defense that hasn't allowed a touchdown the last three games. He's the only rookie cornerback in the NFL to start every game...
Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues' comeback win over Kings (12/17/14)
Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. The Blues scored three times, including two power-play goals, in a span of 2 minutes, 30 seconds during the third. Tarasenko added an empty-net tally with 1:24 remaining for his 20th goal of the season...
Former Cards closer Motte reportedly agrees to deal with Cubs (12/16/14)
CHICAGO -- Jason Motte is moving to the other side of one of baseball's best rivalries. The veteran reliever is leaving St. Louis for a $4.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Motte made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 2008 and had spent his entire career with the team that selected him in the 19th round of the 2003 draft...
Missouri State hires Missouri defensive coordinator Steckel (12/15/14)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State has hired Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel as its head coach. The 57-year-old Steckel is a long-time aide of Gary Pinkel and replaces Terry Allen, who was 37-64 in nine seasons and 4-8 last season. The school announced last month that it would not renew Allen's contract, set to expire at the end of January...
Stastny victorious in his first return to Colorado (12/15/14)
DENVER -- Paul Stastny didn't get the welcome home he hoped for, but he got the win. T.J. Oshie scored from the slot at 1:03 of overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night. Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight and gave Stastny a win in his return to Denver...
Offensive line woes dragging down Rams (12/14/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Finding a long-term quarterback solution will be an offseason priority for the St. Louis Rams considering Sam Bradford is rehabbing from a second straight season-ending left knee injury. They might need help at less glitzy offensive positions, too...
Hall of Famer Jim Brown applauds player protests (12/14/14)
BEREA, Ohio -- Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he's believed in. Brown has been the rare high-profile athlete unafraid to challenge or call for social change. Now, during a time of racial tension and unrest, he has found hope, encouraged by what he's seen from some prominent sports figures...
Dee Davis leads Xavier past Gant, Missouri 74-58 (12/14/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Xavier took an unusual route toward winning its first true road game of the season Saturday. "It's never easy," coach Chris Mack said after defeating Missouri 74-58. Despite leading by five at halftime, the Musketeers' top three scorers combined for zero field goals up to that point. The team then led just 44-41 with 11:36 remaining after Tramaine Isabell's layup for Missouri, but Xavier (8-2) responded with an 11-2 run and gradually pulled away...
Struggling Tigers hold off Elon, 78-73 (12/12/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Johnathan Williams III and Keith Shamburger each scored 16 points for Missouri, which converted all eight of its free throw attempts in the final minute, to escape with a 78-73 win against Elon on Thursday. After trailing for all but the first 24 seconds of the game, Elon used an 11-0 run to suddenly pull within 70-69 with 55.9 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Luke Eddy. ...
Cardinals end Rams' shutout streak, win 12-6 (12/12/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Drew Stanton hopped off the field to the bench and was carted off with a right knee injury. For the second straight meeting against the St. Louis Rams, the Arizona Cardinals lost a quarterback. They won both times, thanks to strong defense...
Rams' 'Hands Up' protest was Britt's idea (12/11/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Kenny Britt is easily recognizable on the St. Louis Rams' practice field. He's the long-striding wide receiver given to showing off his six-pack abs, grinning and trading good-natured barbs with teammates. The Rams wanted him to grow up and he's embraced the fresh start offered by Jeff Fisher, who had first-hand knowledge of the player's unruly Titans years and never lost sight of the potential...
Cardinals seek road rebound against stingy Rams (12/11/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Bruce Arians makes no effort to hide his distaste for short turnarounds between games. Good for the Arizona Cardinals coach to get it all out of his system now, with an opportunity at getting closer to a playoff spot and facing an opponent with a stingy defense...
Brodeur helps Blues slip past Panthers with 4-2 victory (12/09/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Martin Brodeur made 32 saves in his first home game with St. Louis, and Chris Porter scored his first goal of the season late in the third period to send the Blues to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Porter's goal came just more than three minutes after Florida tied the game. Porter redirected Barret Jackman's slap shot past Roberto Luongo at 18:06 to give the Blues a 3-2 lead...
Rams record second straight shutout (12/08/14)
LANDOVER, Md. -- On a day in which the St. Louis Rams finished off their first back-to-back set of shutouts since 1945 -- and made a not-so-subtle statement about getting the better of the Robert Griffin III trade -- they again sent a message that's bigger than football.
Martin Brodeur picks up win in relief for Blues (12/07/14)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Martin Brodeur wasn't planning to be in net for the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. But after they fell behind the Islanders 3-0, the goaltender with the most victories in league history entered in relief and his new team rallied to win 6-4...
Rams-Redskins RG3 trade starting to look one-sided (12/07/14)
WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Rams got a ton of draft picks. The Washington Redskins got Robert Griffin III. Neither team is exactly steamrolling through the NFL, but the deal looks better for the Rams as time goes by. The Rams (5-7) and Redskins (3-9) are getting back together today, and St. ...
Mizzou D frustrated in loss to Alabama (12/07/14)
ATLANTA -- Missouri's attacking defense was already frustrated by Alabama quarterback Blake Sims' quick passes. The ejection of sacks leader Shane Ray only added to the Tigers' problems. Defense led No. 14 Missouri to its second-straight Southeastern Conference championship game, but Sims' three-step drops frustrated the Tigers in their 42-13 loss to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday...
Predators defeat Blues, spoil Brodeur's debut (12/05/14)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Martin Brodeur hadn[[OpenSingle]]t played in the NHL since his final win April 13 with the New Jersey Devils.
Golden takes unorthodox route to be Mizzou DE (12/05/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- While taking the long way to Missouri, Markus Golden never lost sight of the goal. Going the junior college route gives the standout senior defensive end so much more appreciation for the opportunity presented by the SEC championship game Saturday against top-ranked Alabama...
Ex-teammates Pinkel, Saban meet for SEC title (12/04/14)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Four decades ago, Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban captured a conference championship with Kent State. Now, the former teammates who once labored long hours together for paltry pay and invaluable experience as graduate assistants will face off with a bigger prize on the line...
Blackhawks use 3-goal 3rd to beat Blues 4-1 (12/04/14)
CHICAGO -- Kris Versteeg scored 59 seconds into the third period, Patrick Kane added two more goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Marcus Kruger also scored for Chicago, and Antti Raanta had 40 saves in his first start since Corey Crawford was sidelined by a left foot injury. Versteeg also had the primary assist on each of Kane's goals as the Blackhawks' second line enjoyed another big performance...