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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.

Cardinals’ woes continue

Houston beat St. Louis 18-1 on Thursday, dropping the Cardinals to 2-13 in their past 15 games.

Rams’ Tinoisamoa taking his time with injury

Depth at linebacker is allowing the Rams’ Pisa Tinoisamoa to rest an ankle injury that kept him from playing last week against San Fransisco.

Greinke solid as Royals starter

Zack Greinke pitched two-hit ball for eight innings, leading the Royals to a 3-0 win over the White Sox.

Cardinals, Molina outlast Phillies

Yadier Molina came through in the 10th to help St. Louis knock off the Phillies on Wednesday night.

Contreras shuts down Royals

Jose Contreras limited the Royals to just five hits, going the distance in a rout in Kansas City.

Cardinals colossal comeback falls short

The St. Louis Cardinals nearly erased an 11-run deficit to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, but Aaron Rowand’s tumbling catch in the eighth inning preserved a 13-11 victory.

White Sox send Royals back to cellar

Jermaine Dye, Danny Richar, and Josh Fields all homered during an 11-run fifth inning for the Chicago White Sox, who beat the Kansas City Royals on Monday and sent them back into the AL Central basement.

Chiefs looking to slow sloppy start

After lackluster offensive performances at Houston and Chicago, the Kansas City Chiefs hope the advantages of Arrowhead Stadium will help end their early struggles.

Rams face tough road after 0-2 start

Stephen Jackson and Rams coach Scott Linehan were visibly frustrated after their second straight home loss to start the season, and a looming road stretch won’t make things any easier.

Chiefs can’t contain Bears’ Hester

Every time he lines up for a return, the Bears' Devin Hester believes a touchdown is just moments away. Sunday against the Chiefs he scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter and set up a field goal in the third with another long return.