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Rams' loss in Detroit is actually a step forward

The Rams lost Sunday for the 66th time in their past 81 games. But it has not dimmed their new-found competitive fire under first-year coach Jeff Fisher.

Padres beat slumping Cardinals

The San Diego Padres beat the Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday night to send the slumping World Series champions to their 10th loss in 14 games.

Cardinals start West Coast trip with loss

St. Louis, which has lost four of five, had its lead cut to one game over the idle Los Angeles Dodgers for the second NL wild-card berth.

Smith shuts down Twins in Royals win


Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer hit a home run and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.


Hali back with Chiefs, but no word on injuries

After serving his suspension, Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali will be back for next Sunday's game at Buffalo, but nothing is clear about the Chiefs' players who have been out with injuries.

Fisher says mistake by clock operator cost Rams in Sunday's loss

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said an officials error basically gave Detroit Lions an extra timeout.

Eastin breaks NFL's on-field gender barrier

Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL game Thursday night, serving as the line judge for a seven-man crew working the preseason opener between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers.

Stafford's TD pass gives Lions 27-23 win over Rams

Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Four touchdowns by Ryan helps Falcons beat Chiefs 40-24

With three Chiefs defenders injured, the Falcons pounced. But a touchdown run from Shaun Draughn gave the Chiefs a more respectable defeat.

Craig hits RBI single in 10th as Cards beat Brewers

The Brewers tied it in the ninth on Norichika Aoki's two-out, two-run homer off closer Jason Motte.

Moustakas' RBI single lifts Royals over White Sox

One day after the first-place White Sox snapped a six-game losing run against Kansas City, the Royals won for the 10th time in 15 games against Chicago this season.

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.