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Mariners pound Sanchez, Royals in 9-4 victory

Casper Wells homered and drove in a career-high five runs, all of them against Jonathan Sanchez, and the Seattle Mariners beat up the Kansas City Royals and their beleaguered starter in a 9-4 victory Monday night.

Arkansas running back Knile Davis healed, eager for return

Davis, who broke his ankle last August, hasn't played a game in 19 months.

Rolen's hit sends Reds to 4-2 win over Cards

The Reds' sixth straight win matched their best surge of the season, moved them a season-high 12 games over .500, and jumped them a game ahead of Pittsburgh for the NL Central lead. St. Louis fell 4½ games back.

Sale wins 8th straight; White Sox top Royals 2-1

Chris Sale won his eighth straight decision, Adam Dunn homered in his third straight game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1.

Kasey Kahne wins at New Hampshire, 2nd victory of season

The victory was Kasey Kahne's 14th win of his career and first since May 27 at Charlotte. Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.

Ludwick's clutch home run puts Reds past Cardinals

Ryan Ludwick hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for their fifth straight win.

Escobar powers Royals past White Sox

Alcides Escobar hit a pair of home runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.

Youkilis sacrifice fly gives White Sox 9-8 win over Royals in 14 innings

Kevin Youkilis hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-8 to win a game that stretched into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

NASCAR's Carl Edwards proposes driver-financed drug testing

Carl Edwards wants drivers to pay for a drug testing system to help avoid mistakes that he said could occur under the program operated by NASCAR

Reds rally in 7th, beat Cardinals 5-3

First baseman Allen Craig's throwing error in the seventh inning helped the Cincinnati Reds rally for their fourth straight win, 5-3 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Cardinals' Berkman likely to return Saturday to play Reds

The first baseman accompanied the team to Cincinnati and had an intensified workout Friday before the opening game of a series against the Reds. The Cardinals planned to activate him a day later.

'Our Time' turning into 'next time' for Royals

"Our Time" was the slogan chosen by the marketing gurus for the Royals this season, a simple two-word phrase meant to signify that the future is now, but the struggling squad is 37-47 and nearly 10 games back in the AL Central.

Rams quarterback Bradford still happy with choice to stay in school

Three years removed from his decision to stay in school at Oklahoma after winning the Heisman Trophy, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford still believes he made the right move.

Giant blowout: NL routs AL 8-0 in All-Star game

Melky Cabrera homered and won the MVP award, and San Francisco Giants teammate Matt Cain started a strong pitching performance for the NL in its most-lopsided All-Star victory.

Kansas City fans continue to boo Cano during All-Star festivities

Kansas City fans were upset after the captain of the AL squad said he would choose a hometown player for his four-man team, but instead bypassed Royals star Billy Butler and went with Prince Fielder of the Tigers, Mark Trumbo of the Angels and Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays.

Cardinals' coach Dave Duncan isn't planning return

Dave Duncan, All-Star manager Tony La Russa's pitching coach, is on an open-ended leave of absence to be with his ailing wife and is living in southwest Missouri. He hasn't officially retired, but said Tuesday he didn't anticipate coaching again.

Prince Fielder wins Home Run Derby for second time

Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd Monday night at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final.

Tony La Russa enjoying his encore performance

The man who went out on top last fall after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an improbable World Series championship, and now is getting a unique encore, swears he doesn't miss managing.

All-Star Game turns spotlight on Kansas City

Kansas City baseball fans haven't had much to cheer about over the years, but they're ready to celebrate Tuesday night when the MLB All-Star Game comes to town.

All-Star Game focuses on young talents Harper, Trout

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, baseball's youthful dynamic duo, will be watched by millions Tuesday night as the All-Star Game returns to Kansas City and Kauffman Stadium for the first time since 1973.

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