Although Adam Wainwright famously struck out Carlos Beltran to punch the Cardinals' ticket to the 2006 World Series, the two will now try to win a championship together as teammates in St. Louis.
Miami's three-year dance with the NCAA is over, all for a couple of paltry scholarships, the final payment for a decade of allowing the football and basketball programs to run amok.
Boston was listed as a slim favorite over St. Louis in the matchup between teams that tied for the big league lead in wins. The clubs haven't met in the regular season since 2008, and Red Sox speedster Jacoby Ellsbury was looking forward to this pairing that some are billing as the Beards vs. the Birds.
Texarkana has a population of 36,411, according to the last U.S. census. That's slightly smaller than the crowd that will jam into Fenway Park on Wednesday night to watch old friends Michael Wacha and Will Middlebrooks face each other when the Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series opener.
A position-by-position look at the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Tuesday's decision should also include what penalties several former Miami coaches, including current Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, might face for alleged rule-breaking during their interactions with Nevin Shapiro, who is serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison for masterminding a Ponzi scheme.
After the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Red Sox stretched an emotional ceremony into a season-long tribute to honor the victims, doctors and nurses, police and other first-responders who were there for the explosions and their aftermath.
In a season that will be remembered for a rash of driver injuries, not throwing a caution would have been negligent of NASCAR.
The numbers say kickers are more dependable than ever, both overall and when the outcome is on the line. Consider this: Only one field goal attempt for the lead in the final two minutes of a game or in overtime this season has been missed, by Houston's Randy Bullock from 46 yards on Sept. 15. The Texans still won the game, in overtime against Tennessee.
Adrian Gonzalez homered twice, and Zack Greinke came through with the clutch performance Los Angeles needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis' lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven playoff.
A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-all.
Outside linebacker Alec Ogletree has been a big-play guy from Day 1.
Joe Thornton had a goal and three assists and Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists and the Sharks downed the St. Louis Blues 6-2 Tuesday night.
Adam Wainwright yielded six hits and two runs in seven innings, but the Cardinals couldn't score a run for their ace in their third straight awful offensive game, losing 3-0 to the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday night.
Philip Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night.
Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.
The Columbus Crew (13-14-5) had a three-game winning streak stopped and are two points out of the final playoff spot in the East with two games left while Sporting Kansas City moved to within two points of Eastern Conference leader New York.
Halak passed Hall with his franchise-record 17th shutout and Alex Steen scored on a penalty shot to lead the Blues to a 7-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
The Defense Department temporarily suspended sports competition at the service academies Tuesday as a result of the budget impasse in Congress.
Russia's anti-gay laws draw condemnation from skier Bode Miller at U.S. Olympics media event.