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St. Louis Rams welcome Ferguson high schools to training facility

The St. Louis Rams invited all three schools from the Ferguson-Florissant School District to use their indoor practice facility for the remainder of the week. Missouri's high school season begins Friday.

Offensive tackle Eric Fisher refuses to use injury as excuse

Around Kansas City, Eric Fisher has become a popular scapegoat for the struggles of the offense, part of the burden that comes with being the No. 1 overall draft pick. But there are reasons to believe that he will eventually turn the corner, even if it takes a magnifying glass to see them.

Grand slam props up Rockies against Royals

Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam, Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings and the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

Lance Lynn bests Johnny Cueto as Cardinals roll Reds 7-3

"It didn't hurt my feelings one bit beating him," right-hander Lance Lynn said after working seven scoreless innings against 15-game winner Johnny Cueto in St. Louis' 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah."

Seattle looks to continue reign in loaded NFC West

Whether it was San Francisco and Seattle, the league's best rivalry, meeting in the NFC championship game, or the Seahawks posting the most lopsided Super Bowl victory in two decades by routing Denver, the profile of the NFC West is drastically different from a few years ago.

Broncos again class of AFC West

As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested.

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

Brian Hoyer was named the Browns' starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel.

Giants' protest of rain-shortened game succeeds

The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and the team will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

Carl Edwards joins Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing announces the addition of Columbia native Carl Edwards.

FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain.

Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover (1-10) then plunked Jay to force in Bourjos with the winning run.

Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies

Matzek (2-9) came into Tuesday with a 9.60 ERA in August but was having his best outing since blanking Pittsburgh over seven innings on July 26 when he ran into trouble with two outs in the seventh. Matzek got the first two outs before allowing a pinch-hit single to Josh Willingham and walking Nori Aoki.

Greg Robinson has double duty on Rams offensive line

Robinson projects as a main tackle eventually, but being versatile is always a plus. He admits it's been difficult mentally at times.

With Chiefs' Charles out, Davis, Gray get chances

Jamaal Charles was held out of practice Tuesday after the Pro Bowl running back hurt his foot in a freak accident while moving out of the dorms at Missouri Western last week.

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn't chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that's not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him — or anyone, really — that they deserve the job.

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. Kluwe said he won't receive any money as part of the settlement.

Gibbs hires Columbia's Carl Edwards to drive Sprint Cup car in 2015

The ARRIS Group will sponsor Carl Edwards' No. 19 Toyota for 17 races.

Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins 6-4

Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Actor Jon Hamm being honored by Cardinals, cut teeth at MU theater

Cardinals celebrate Hollywood actor and MU alumnus Jon Hamm at Busch Stadium.

 

Chiefs' Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

Jamaal Charles was hurt moving out of the dorms. And while all the tests came back negative, coach Andy Reid said Monday that he's unsure just how long the explosive running back will be out.

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