Pro Sports

Chiefs turn to player from small college to replace Hali

An unheralded veteran linebacker will be taking the place of the Chiefs' Tamba Hali, who is suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Rams' Jackson looking for open holes to run through

St. Louis has new starters on its offensive line entering it season opener Sunday against Detroit.

Royals lose to Rangers in 10th inning

Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Young's single to lift the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night.

Royals fall just short of a comeback against the Rangers

The Royals clawed back with runs in the first and sixth, but Texas added three in the seventh. Kansas City added two more runs in the bottom half to keep it close, and the teams traded runs in the eighth before Texas closer Joe Nathan held on through a shaky ninth.

Ex-Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez returns to face former team

The likely Hall of Famer, one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, spent the first 12 years of his record-breaking career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Come Sunday, Tony Gonzalez will be lining up at Arrowhead Stadium as an opponent.

Chiefs trio returns for new season after 2011 ACL tears

Chiefs players Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki tore the ACLs in their left knees in a three-week stretch that started with last year's preseason finale.

Rejuvinated Rams are the NFL's youngest squad

It's the youngest team in the NFL, with an average age under 26. A lot of kids for new coach Jeff Fisher to corral. Beyond the one-liners, it's clear the new regime has embraced an overhaul so extensive that the so-called crusty veteran has become an endangered species

Cardinals fall to Mets in rookie reliever's promising debut

Shelby Miller, a Cardinals first-round pick in 2009, was impressive in tossing two scoreless innings, but the only blemish was that the Cardinals were beaten 6-2 by the New York Mets.


Guthrie's strong pitching helps lead Royals to victory

Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals got home runs from Alex Gordon and Johnny Giavotella in a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Garcia, Cardinals shut down Mets 5-1

Pitcher Jaime Garcia carried a shutout into the eighth inning, and Yadier Molina got his 1,000th career hit in the Cardinals 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night in St. Louis.

Carl Edwards' Chase chances nearly gone

The No. 99 car blew a piston on lap 264 in Sunday night's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leaving Edwards with a 36th-place finish in a race he desperately needed to win.

Royals mowed down by Rangers' Darvish

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 Monday in a game that turned testy.

Mets' mistake lifts Cardinals

Andres Torres lost an apparent leadoff double in the ninth inning when he was called out for missing first base, and the Cardinals held off the Mets 5-4 Monday.

Abreu's 3 RBIs help Royals over Twins 6-4

Tony Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single.

Strasburg dominant; Nationals produce late to top Cards

The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season.

Freese powers Cardinals to win over Nationals

David Freese hit a home run, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with a 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.

Twins sweep through Royals in doubleheader, win 8-7

Joe Mauer got his third career grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot in the Twins win over the Royals 8-7 to complete a doubleheader.


Rams finalize roster, cut Golston and Mughelli

Former first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston, fullback Ovie Mughelli and running back Chase Reynolds were among the players cut by the St. Louis Rams.

Chiefs make last player cuts, finalize roster

Along with cutting the two veterans, Kansas City waived 17 players and placed defensive back De'Quan Menzie and quarterback Alex Tanney on injured reserve.

Nationals' Gonzalez throws a gem, blanks Cardinals

Perfect through three innings, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (17-7) held the suddenly anemic St. Louis lineup hitless through four innings en route to a 10-0 complete game shutout.