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Bradford: Yet another make or break season

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws during training camp at the team's practice facility Friday in St. Louis.

Sam Bradford is still dealing with the expectations inherent of being a former No. 1 pick.

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge ruled that the Clippers can now be sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline Hall of Fame class

Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

Santana tied a team record for homers in a series, finishing off this four-game set with a pair of two-run shots. He has homered in three straight games, and has hit six home runs in six games.

Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0

EXCERPTThe Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8.

Royals rally from 5-run deficit to win 5th straight

KANSAS CITY — Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

Pierzynski, Adams stop Cardinals' skid

The Cubs fell behind St. Louis early and tied it with an unlikely home run, but the Cardinals ended up with a 6-3 victory on Saturday in front of a big crowd divided by fans of the rival clubs.

Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

Former Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, 37, now with his sixth team in 17 seasons, spoke with St. Louis manager Mike Matheny on Friday before signing and expressed his desire to continue playing and willingness to accept whatever role was best for the team.

Chiefs build depth at cornerback through camp competitions

The Chiefs don't want a repeat of last season's mediocre numbers against the pass. This year, Kansas City used a third-round pick on Phillip Gaines and entered training camp with 11 cornerbacks.

MLB changes window for Hall of Fame consideration

The Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives Mark McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers' ballot. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Vincenzo Nibali preps for his Tour de France victory stage

Vincenzo Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin.

Brickyard 400's front row sets up a big-time showdown

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski swept the top three spots in qualifying, setting up what could be a showdown between the most dominant teams so far this season: Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing.

Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

Coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford was so impressive in conditioning tests, he finished ahead of players who should have bested him.

Cubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss, 7-6

Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals its fourth straight loss, 7-6.

Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians

Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.

Aldon Smith expects to hear from Roger Goodell soon

Aldon Smith, a former Missouri defensive end, was sentenced last Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. The NFL could dole out punishments for his actions on top of what the criminal justice system decided.

Chiefs welcome back Jamaal Charles

Charles, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, entered the practice field Thursday to thunderous cheers from fans in attendance.

Bears aiming high in Year 2 under Trestman

After going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, the Bears are looking for more.

Toronto group inquires into sale of Buffalo Bills

The group, led by rocker Jon Bon Jovi, is represented by Goldman Sachs and is one of at least 10 groups to have submitted a nondisclosure agreement form to Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the Bills sale on behalf of Wilson's estate.

NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and "broken," the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools.

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