Pro Sports

Rangers introduce No. 84, new first-base player Prince Fielder

The Rangers introduced their newest player Monday, five days after acquiring him in a blockbuster trade of All-Stars, with popular second baseman Ian Kinsler going to Detroit.

Brazil's jersey loses shine

The most famous shirt in soccer, which graced the shoulders of Pele, Garrincha and Tostao, Romario, Ronaldo and Rivaldo, now isn't attractive enough to lure Diego Costa, the striker who would rather play for Spain.

Banged-up Chiefs turning attention to Broncos

The Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.

General manager on Peralta: Cardinals not 'morale police'

The 31-year-old Peralta was suspended for 50 games last summer following MLB's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, which was accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Former NHL players sue league over concussions

Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star defenseman Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions.

Elliott has 34 saves in Blues' win over Stars

Backup goalie Brian Elliott made 34 saves in the Blues' third straight win, a 6-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

Chiefs unable to stop Chargers in 41-38 loss

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was unflappable against a Chiefs defense missing top pass rushers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

Rams start fast and finish fast, beat Bears 42-21

Coming off their bye, the Rams (5-6) followed up a 30-point rout of Indianapolis in front of their largest crowd of the season, about half of them clad Bears orange.

Sporting KC advances to MLS Cup Final

With a first-half equalizer from C.J. Sapong and Dom Dwyer's game-winner in the 63rd minute, Sporting advanced to its first MLS Cup Final since 2004 with a 2-1 victory.

Cardinals trade Freese to Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal.

St. Louis Blues top Boston Bruins on Roy's shootout goal

Derek Roy scored once in regulation and added the clincher in the fourth round of the shootout Thursday night to lead the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

AP source: Former Missouri player Kinsler traded for Fielder

The Tigers and Rangers agreed to a blockbuster trade Wednesday night that would send Detroit slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Cardinals sign Matheny to 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a three-year contract extension Wednesday, rewarding him for deep postseason runs in his first two seasons on the job.

DT Kyle Love gets another chance with Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive lineman Kyle Love this week and released Anthony Toribio. Love had success with the New England Patriots before being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Bye refreshing for Rams rookie running back Stacy

Zac Stacy, the fifth-round pick, regularly gets 20-plus touches on game day, followed by rest early in the practice week to help preserve him for another game.

Seahawks edge Broncos in AP Pro32 power rankings

The Seahawks took over the top spot in the poll on Tuesday with 379 points. The Broncos had 377 points and the other five first-place votes, while the Chiefs dropped to third with 354 points from the 12-member panel that regularly covers the league.

Former UCI president questions Lance Armstrong's credibility

Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen says he has nothing to fear from an investigation after an interview published Monday in Britain's Daily Mail revealed Lance Armstrong claims Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping in 1999.

Harassment investigation has Dolphins on edge

Bryant McKinnie, a 12th-year pro, was among the Miami Dolphins still waiting Tuesday to be interviewed by New York attorney Ted Wells and his staff in the bullying scandal surrounding the team.

Argentina tops Bosnia-Herzegovina in St. Louis exhibition

Argentina outshot Bosnia 5-1 in a 2-0 win on Monday night in St. Louis+.-, so Sergio Romero, the Argentine goalkeeper, wasn't pressed in the shutout against a country that's a first-time World Cup qualifier for next year.

Ronaldo's hat trick sends Portugal to World Cup

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo came out on top against fellow superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win 3-2 over Sweden on Tuesday, sending Portugal to the 2014 World Cup finals.