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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The St. Louis Rams won their second straight game Sunday, routing the mistake-prone Texans 38-13 on the road.
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.
Finishing well past midnight and taking 4 hours, 47 minutes, Carlos Beltran helped send St. Louis 3-2 over Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field.
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.
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.