National Sports

Patton trys out at Bears' rookie camp

Missouri quarterback one of several players hoping for a chance to attend training camp.

Edwards in late race crash that sends debris into stands

Leading in the final lap, Carl Edwards' car was tapped by eventual winner Brad Keselowski and went flying into the air and into a protective fence that protects spectators. Several fans were injured in the accident.

Pictures of Carl Edwards' accident

Carl Edwards' last-lap crash injures seven fans

Debris from Carl Edwards' car caused several injuries, none life-threatening at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

Maclin's road to the pros

After two years at Missouri, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is preparing to take his step in professional football as a probable first round pick in the NFL Draft.

John Madden's retirement: what others are saying

Here's what others are saying about football analyst John Madden's retirement. The coach-turned-broadcast personality is retiring.

NBC broadcaster John Madden retires

The 73-year-old former coach says now is "the right time."

Olympic officials tour Chicago as part of bid for 2016 games

Members of the International Olympics Committee toured 12 sites in Chicago on Sunday as part of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sporting venues visited included Soldier Field, the United Center and the proposed Olympic Stadium site.

Gordon ends longest winless drought of his career

Edwards is unable to defend title at Texas Motor Speedway as Gordon wins for the first time in 48 races.

Ryan to start in Cardinals' opener

St. Louis' roster is set for Monday's game against Pittsburgh.

Royals opener postponed

Snow, cold, high winds are in the forecast in Chicago. Game moved to Tuesday.

Johnson continues his dominance at Martinsville

Dubbed "Mr. Martinsville" by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson won for the fifth time in the last six races at the track.

'Other' Busch dominates race in Georgia

Kurt Busch led 234 of 330 laps and won the Kobalt Tools 500 by 0.332 seconds over Jeff Gordon. Carl Edwards finished third.

Seitzer becoming a hit among current Royals players

Former Royal has returned to the team as the batting coach.

Engine problems catch up with Edwards late in race

Edwards' motor fails with two laps to go while he was running fourth.

Kyle Busch comes from back of field to win at hometown track

Busch lives up to pre-race announcement and said victory is "bigger than winning the Daytona 500."

Sprint Cup title Edwards' goal

Columbia native Carl Edwards led NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series in wins last year with nine victories, but he fell 69 points short of the championship. He would like to change that this season.

Cassel traded from Pats to Chiefs

The New England Patriots sent quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a second-round draft choice.

Scherzer hopes to jump-start pro career in 2009

The former Missouri pitcher has been slowed in spring training by tendinitis in his right shoulder, but he threw off the mound for the first time Monday for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kenseth makes it 2-for-2 with Auto Club 500 win

The Daytona 500 winner captures the checkered flag in the season's second race.