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Mendoza pitches Royals past Indians, 5-2

Luis Mendoza pitched into the eighth inning, Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson stroked two hits each and drove in a run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Rams going young at kicker, punter

New St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said measured expectations of a franchise that totaled just 15 victories in the last five seasons factored into the decision to cut ties with veteran kicker Josh Brown and punter Donnie Jones in favor of promising young legs.

Cardinals activate Mujica, option Rosenthal

The St. Louis Cardinals activated newly acquired right-hander Edward Mujica on Wednesday and optioned righty Trevor Rosenthal to Triple-A Memphis.

Holliday's 4 RBIs lead Cardinals past Rockies

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-6 Tuesday night.

Escobar, Hochevar lead Royals to win over Indians

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Tuesday night.


Roaf's road to Hall of Fame paved by 13 years of honors

Willie Roaf had an honor-filled 13-year NFL career as an offensive tackle, playing nine seasons with the Saints and four with the Chiefs, and working all but his rookie season on the left side of the line.

Rams' Amendola puts freak injury behind him

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola is ready to focus on the upcoming season, putting last year's season-ending injury behind him.

Chiefs hoping Poe gamble with Dontari Poe pays off

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping Dontari Poe shines in the middle of the defensive line.

Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis not worried about new deal

A day after the Rams and Chris Long agreed to a new contract that will keep the defensive end with St. Louis for five more seasons, the franchise shifted its focus to locking up middle linebacker James Laurinaitis.

Chiefs sign linebacker Edgar Jones

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed linebacker Edgar Jones and placed defensive back Kyle McCarthy on injured reserve.

Rams, defensive end Chris Long agree to four-year contract extension

Getting the deal done before training camp was a priority for Rams defensive end Chris Long. Getting other core players locked up is a priority for the new regime led by coach Jeff Fisher.

Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel keeps positive outlook despite criticism

It's been the offseason of disrespect for Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who got booed at a charity softball game. Kansas City openly pursued to replace him with free agent Peyton Manning.


Royals swept by Mariners in four-game series in Seattle

Seattle swept Kansas City in a four-game set for the first time since May 2001.

Cardinals give up two-run walkoff homer to Cubs in 10th inning

Starlin Castro led off the 10th with a single against Trevor Rosenthal (0-1) and Anthony Rizzo followed with his seventh homer of the season to lift the Cubs over the Cardinals.

Kelly records another good start in Cards loss to Cubs

St. Louis rookie pitcher Joe Kelly struck out a career-best six, including four straight at one point in the Cardinals 3-2 loss Saturday at Chicago.

Royals lose at Seattle despite late run

Lorenzo Cain hit an RBI triple for the Royals with two outs in the ninth inning before Alex Gordon grounded out leaving Kansas City with a 4-3 loss Saturday to the Seattle Mariners.

Baldwin ready for second chance with Chiefs

Kansas City second-year wide receiver Jon Baldwin entered camp this week as the Chiefs' de facto No. 1 wide receiver due to Dwayne Bowe's holdout.

Rams set for first full squad practice

After a year away from the NFL, new Rams coach Jeff Fisher is rebuilding a franchise that has averaged just three victories the past five seasons.

Cardinals homer in each of first five innings, beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and Lance Berkman started a power show by the St. Louis Cardinals, who became the first team in eight years to hit a home run in each of the first five innings and went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 Friday.

Chiefs' Berry, Charles and Moeaki look good coming off knee injuries

Taken together, the knee injuries that took out the Pro Bowl running back, Pro Bowl safety and promising tight end before the 2011 season probably had more to do with last year's dismal campaign than any other factor.