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Tony La Russa has plenty of time to prepare for All-Star Game

After managing the St. Louis Cardinals to the championship last season, Tony La Russa shuffled off into retirement as a three-time World Series-winning manager. Retired or not, La Russa said yes quickly when he was approached about calling the shots in his sixth All-Star Game.

Arsenal investors critical of how Kroenke runs team

Investors have accused owner Stan Kroenke of selling Arsenal's best players and replacing them with cheaper ones.

Chestnut wins 6th straight hot dog eating title, downs 68 dogs

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

Edwards knows team is better than results show

With nine races to go to set the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, Columbia native Carl Edwards is in danger of missing the 12-driver field.

Wainwright leads Cardinals over Rockies

Adam Wainwright pitched six strong innings and Matt Holliday had three hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

Royals recall Adcock, Coleman, designate Maier for assignment

The Kansas City Royals recalled right-handers Nate Adcock and Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and designated outfielder Mitch Maier for assignment.

Villanueva leads Blue Jays past Royals

Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday night.

Rockies edge Cardinals

Tyler Colvin hit a three-run home run that put Colorado ahead in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday night.

Lind's homer leads Cecil, Blue Jays past Royals

Adam Lind's sixth homer was the big blow in Toronto's six-run fourth inning.

Kauffman Stadium transforming into All-Star venue

Kauffman Stadium has not hosted a postseason game since 1985, and is being transformed to host the MLB All-Star game next week. 

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter to undergo season-ending surgery

With a desire to continue pitching, 37-year-old Chris Carpenter will undergo surgery to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training.

Craig hits 2 homers, Cardinals rip Rockies 9-3

A pair of Allen Craig home runs helped key the Cardinals offense to a 9-3 victory against the Rockies.

Moustakas hits grand slam as Royals rout Blue Jays

Mike Moustakas' first career grand slam and seven innings from pitcher Everett Teaford helped propel the Royals to a 11-3 win against the Blue Jays on Monday night.

Craig homers, Cardinals avoid sweep, top Pirates 5-4

Jason Motte got the last four outs for his 17th save in 21 chances to end the Pirates' four-game winning streak. Motte was the last in a flurry of moves by rookie manager Mike Matheny that left three players seeing time at two positions.

Plouffe homers twice, Twins beat Royals 10-8

With one run already across in the sixth, Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 5. Two batters later, Trevor Plouffe hit a solo shot for his second of the day.

Twins sweep doubleheader from Royals

The Twins finished June with a 14-13 record — their first winning month in almost a year.

Lynn frustrated in Cardinals' loss to Pirates

Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn was pummeled for the third straight start, allowing six runs in five innings in St. Louis' 7-3 loss Saturday to Pittsburgh.

49ers say Aldon Smith hurt in Friday incident

The San Francisco 49ers say former Missouri football player Aldon Smith suffered only minor injuries.

Pirates whip Cardinals 14-5 for third win in row

Clint Barmes, pinch hitter Alex Presley and Garrett Jones each homered in a four-run sixth inning that snapped a tie, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-5 in a game that began in 101-degree heat Friday night.

Mendoza shines in Royals' 4-3 win over Twins

Luis Mendoza allowed one run over a career-high eight innings, Salvador Perez homered and the Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight game, hanging on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Friday night.

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