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COMMENT: NL All-Star manager Tony La Russa won't knuckle under

Fewer people than ever care who wins the All-Star Game, even with home-field advantage in the World Series hanging in the balance, but Tony La Russa still does.

Cardinals get walk-off win to end first half of season

The Cardinals took two of three from Miami and headed into the All-Star break on a 6-2 streak.

Royals lose again, swept by Tigers

With home runs from Delmon Young, Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta, Detroit swept Kansas City in a three-game weekend series.

Key home runs help Tigers hold off Royals

Delmon Young and Prince Fielder each had home runs Saturday for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.         

Cardinals beat the heat and the Marlins

Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse allowed just three hits in seven innings of work in 106-degree heat Saturday for the Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. 

Kansas City hopes All-Star police performance is stellar

Kansas City police have worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and several other agencies to create its game plan.

Tony Stewart makes late move to win Sprint Cup race at Daytona

Tony Stewart has 18 victories at Daytona, second only to the late Dale Earnhardt's 34 wins. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished the race in sixth place.

Marlins beat Cardinals 3-2 for 3rd in row

Ricky Nolasco allowed an unearned run in six innings and Jose Reyesgot the go-ahead RBI with an infield hit in the seventh, leading the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday

Smyly strikes out 10 in Tigers win over Royals

The win got the Tigers (42-42) back to .500 for the first time since May 15. They had failed the last eight times when needing one win to reach the mark.

All-Star telecast seeks KC's defining images

Kansas City seeks a icon as personality shot for the live broadcast of the 83rd All-Star Game.

Lance Lynn pitches six scoreless innings as Cardinals beat Rockies

Lynn (11-4) bounced back with a strong effort following three successive poor outings. The All-Star surrendered four hits and struck out seven in St. Louis' 6-2 victory over Colorado, his first win since June 13.

Royals pitcher Hochevar gets win after leaving game with sprained ankle

The Kansas City Royals had a season-high 16 hits in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games.

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.