Pro Sports

Michael Waltrip Racing cutting to two full teams

Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.

Chiefs getting touchdowns from defense, special teams

Nearly a quarter of the Chiefs' points during a blistering 6-0 start have come from touchdowns and safeties produced by their defense and special teams. The percentage of scoring rises to 46.1 when Ryan Succop's 11 field goals are factored into Kansas City's point total.

Cardinals try to extend Dodgers' World Series drought

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to extend the Dodgers' World Series drought, just as they did to Pittsburgh, Washington and Texas in recent years.


Cards, Dodgers, Red Sox, Tigers sport longtime logos

Unlike college football, where a team may alter its uniform on week-by-week basis, the four teams left in the major league playoffs wear uniforms with logos that rarely change.

Confidence key to St. Louis Rams' turnaround

Now that they've bounced back to win two in a row, Rams coach Jeff Fisher says his club's ability to stay on an even keel through the bad beginning played a key role in the turnaround.

Chiefs riding 6-game skid vs. Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs hope to keep their win streak alive as they face their rivals, the Oakland Raiders, on Sunday in Kansas City. The Chiefs have not defeated the Raiders at home since 2006.

Chiefs defeat Raiders 24-7 to remain unbeaten

The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 24-7 on Sunday in front of the loudest crowd to ever attend an outdoor sporting event, preserving their undefeated record and continuing the second-best start in franchise history.

Bradford, Rams hand Texans 4th straight loss 38-13

The St. Louis Rams won their second straight game Sunday, routing the mistake-prone Texans 38-13 on the road.

Wacha, Cardinals edge Dodgers for 2-0 lead in NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals kept the Los Angeles Dodgers' bats silent for the second straight day, winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series.

Beltran, Cardinals top Dodgers in 13th inning of NLCS opener

Finishing well past midnight and taking 4 hours, 47 minutes, Carlos Beltran helped send St. Louis 3-2 over Los Angeles. 

Cardinals beat Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 to win NLDS

Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night and advance to the NL championship series.

Red Sox beat Rays 3-1 in Game 4 to reach ALCS

Shane Victorino's infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Sporting Kansas City, Dynamo finish in scoreless draw

The draw extends Houston's unbeaten streak to five games. Kansas City (15-10-7, 52 points) remains four points ahead of the Dynamo in second place in the Eastern Conference.


Steen's late goal lifts Blues over Blackhawks

Alexander Steen got just enough on a slap shot in the closing seconds to get the puck past Corey Crawford and give the St. Louis Blues a win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks. Steen's drive with 21.1 seconds left trickled through Crawford and lifted the Blues to a 3-2 victory against the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night.

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

Tavon Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The elusive rookie from West Virginia had 72 yards of punt-return yardage wiped out by his teammates' illegal blocks.

Chiefs suffocating defense key to unbeaten start

The Kansas City Chiefs' defense have the best mark in the NFL when it comes to third-down percentage. They're also best in the NFL in takeaways with 15 already this season.

Chiefs rookie tight end Kelce has arthroscopic surgery

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a surgical procedure on his knee to repair cartilage. Kansas City is thin at this position with Anthony Fasano also being injured.


Detroit Tigers rally past A's to force Game 5 in ALDS

The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field.

Cardinals, Pirates Game 5 starters both coming off stingy efforts

Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They're 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination.

Shelby Miller, Lance Lynn ready in Cards' bullpen for Game 5

Rookie right-hander Shelby Miller won't be the only Cardinals starter ready for bullpen duty in Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Lance Lynn, chased in the fifth inning of Game 2, will be available as well.