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New Royals manager not concerned about doubters

Despite a lack of experience at the major league level, new Royals manager Trey Hillman says he is confident he’ll be able to handle the job.

Texas Tech’s Bobby Knight riffs on baseball

At the Big 12 basketball media day, Bobby Knight spent most of his time talking about baseball.

Chiefs' Johnson finds his form

Larry Johnson the Chiefs' struggling running back turned in just his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season and scored the Chiefs’ first rushing touchdown all season, helping Kansas City hold off the Bengals.

Ravens rout Rams

It was a rout waiting to happen. The winless St. Louis Rams and their depleted offense against a defense eager to prove that it’s still the best in the NFL.

Gordon comes from behind at Talladega

Jeff Gordon led for one lap at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Luckily for him, it was the last one.

Jaguars dominate Chiefs

Running back Larry Johnson rushed for only 12 yards in a Chiefs’ loss to Jacksonville on Sunday that had Arrowhead Stadium rocking with boos.

Ex-Ram helps drop St. Louis to 0-5

Former Rams quarterback Kurt Warner stepped in to lead Arizona past St. Louis, which tied a team record for the second-worst start in franchise history.

Jocketty steps down as Cardinals GM

Walt Jocketty is out after 13 seasons as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, one year after the team won the World Series for the first time since 1982.

Blues have high hopes for new season

Signing Paul Kariya gave the St. Louis Blues instant box-office credibility. More importantly, the players believe they’re contenders.

Desperate Rams switching quarterbacks

One day after insisting he’d stick with Marc Bulger, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan benched his banged-up quarterback.

Cardinals, La Russa pondering uncertain future

After a disappointing finish that has manager Tony La Russa questioning his future with the team, the St. Louis Cardinals look to find a new pitcher and a power-hitting outfielder this offseason.

Victory gives Chiefs encouraging outlook

Now that the Chiefs have won two in a row, they are tied for the lead in the AFC West and have a division road win in the bank.

Injuries mounting for Rams

After being blown out by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the St. Louis Rams, losers of four straight games to start the season, are dealing with even more injuries to their already battered squad.

Schumaker lifts Cardinals in season finale

Skip Schumaker went 5-for-5 and drove in two runs to help the Cardinals win their fifth straight to end the season.

Chiefs' second half surge sinks Chargers

Rookies Dwayne Bowe and Tyron Brackenridge both scored touchdowns in the second half in the Chiefs' victory over the Chargers

Romo’s scrappy play leads Cowboys in rout of Rams

The Rams are 0-4 for the first time since 2002, when they opened with five straight losses coming off a Super Bowl loss.

Royals end year in defeat but avoid 100-loss season

Travis Hafner led the Indians with two RBIs in a 4-2 victory, but the Royals, at 69-93, avoided their fourth-straight 100-loss season.

Chiefs win despite Johnson’s struggles

Two-time Pro Bowler Larry Johnson ran for just 42 yards on 24 carries, but the Chiefs still managed to beat the Vikings with their passing game.

Bucs defense demolishes Rams

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay intercepted St. Louis quarterback Marc Bulger three times and kept the Rams out of the end zone for a lopsided victory.

Carl Edwards' NASCAR Chase win not flawless

Carl Edwards dodged a big wreck to win his first Chase race in two seasons. He probably won't avoid a NASCAR penalty. The No. 99 Ford failed inspection Sunday at Dover International Speedway because of a low fender.

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