Beltran leads Cardinals over Diamondbacks

St. Louis' Carlos Beltran hit two home runs, including a grand slam, for six RBIs in the Cardinals 6-1 victory Tuesday night at Arizona.

Butler's 3-run shot lifts Royals over Red Sox 6-4

Chris Getz and Humberto Quintero  drove in runs for the Royals, who overcame another lousy performance by their starting pitcher to pick up a confidence-boosting win.

Missouri attorney general says he will release St. Louis Rams dome proposal

Despite the St. Louis Rams' desire to keep renovation plans a secret, the Missouri attorney general said he will make the plans for the Edward Jones Dome public.

Reports say St. Louis Blues sale imminent

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the sale of the team to a group led by St. Louis-area businessman Tom Stillman could close on Wednesday.

GOP blocks Senate debate on Democrats' student loan bill

The 52-45 vote to begin debating the legislation fell eight votes short of the 60 needed to proceed and stalled work on an effort both parties expect will ultimately produce a compromise, probably soon.

Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

A report by the Institute of Medicine says schools should serve healthier foods, back national school nutrition standards, and teach nutrition.

Five Cardinals hit home runs in victory over Diamondbacks

The Cardinals' Lance Lynn gave up three hits through five scoreless innings to become the majors' first six-game winner in St. Louis' 9-6 victory over Arizona.

Partnership with MLB could boost NCAA baseball scholarships

Part of a new proposal would have Major League Baseball fund one full scholarship for each Division I program. Spokesmen say talks are in the earliest stages.

A&M athletic director Bill Byrne retires year early

Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne retired Tuesday, a year before his contract was due to expire.

Chiefs sign former Jets defensive end Pitoitua

Pitoitua was a free agent after playing in 22 games over the past two seasons with the Jets. He has 22 tackles and one sack in his career.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Party leaders favor ethics reform, so what is the holdup?

Republican candidate for governor Dave Spence's ethics reform needs to be given a serious look. Campaign donation rules need to be reigned in and Spence's reform plan can do that.

Missouri Senate tied up over the state budget

The Senate debate began Monday afternoon and continued into early Tuesday morning.

'Where Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies

Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" earned him the Caldecott Medal for the best children's book of 1964.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce to run Republican-friendly congressional ads

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads in Florida, Missouri, Hawaii and Ohio as Democrats struggle to hold Senate seats and their slim majority.

$2 million for university ties up $24 billion Missouri budget plan

Two members of the Missouri General Assembly are arguing over whether now is the time to increase funding to Southeast Missouri State University, and the fight has grown personal.

Missouri House backs limits on child care rating system

The state House of Representatives approved a measure that blocks the use of rating systems at child care centers and preschools.

Extra security for McCaskill after tea party rally comment

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, where Sen. Claire McCaskill lives, say they were asked by the Capitol security agency to step up patrols around her house.

St. Louis now home to world's biggest chess piece

The chess piece stands 14 feet, 6 inches tall, and it is officially the largest in the world.

N.C. voters approve amendment saying marriage between man, woman

North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban against gay marriage.

Rangers' Hamilton hits four homers in one game

Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game. The 18 total bases is a new single-game American League record.