Pro Sports

Gillaspie lifts White Sox over Royals in 12

Conor Gillaspie hit a home run to help the White Sox to a 4-3 victory and their first sweep of the Royals since 2005.

Chiefs still learning to communicate

Alex Smith couldn't get on the same page with his wide receivers in a preseason game against San Francisco. The offensive line may as well have been speaking a different language.


SEC coaches drop Johnny Manziel to preseason second-team

The coaches rated the Texas A&M quarterback as the preseason second-team selection on the teams released by the league on Thursday. Georgia's Aaron Murray was the first-team choice,while Alabama's AJ McCarron received third-team honors.

Joe Kelly pitches Cardinals to 6-2 win over Braves

David Freese drove in two runs as St. Louis won for the fifth time in six games. The NL East-leading Braves played without Jason Heyward, who is out with a broken right jaw after he was beaned during Wednesday's 4-1 win at the New York Mets.


Cardinals' Mike Shannon recovering from heart surgery

The Cardinals' broadcaster thanked well-wishers and said he expects to return to the broadcast booth before the end of the regular season.

Beltran, Craig homer to lift Cards over Brewers

The Cardinals defeated the Brewers 8-6.

Dayan Viciedo's slam powers White Sox past Royals, 5-2

David Lough drove in another run for the Royals in the sixth, but that was all they managed in another lackluster offensive performance. They finished with six hits on the night.

Cardinals lose, with Lohse beating former team 6-3

Kyle Lohse beat the Cardinals in his fourth try this season and Sean Halton knocked in a career-high three runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 6-3 Tuesday night.

White Sox scratch out 2-0 win over Royals

John Danks (3-10) ended his exasperating winless streak by scattering seven hits and a walk. The White Sox beat the Royals 2-0.

Rams determined to show little in preseason

Quarterback Sam Bradford has raved about his comfort level working with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the second straight season. But on game day, rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin has yet to show his breakaway capability. Tight end Jared Cook, the other major skill upgrade on offense, has one big catch.

Cardinals rally over Brewers 8-5

Kolten Wong got his first two major-league hits Monday night, keying a four-run rally with an infield single in an 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

A.J. Jenkins dives into life with Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said new pick A.J Jenkins would bring a "fresh start" to the team.

Daryl Richardson named Rams' starting running back

Daryl Richardson solidified his status as the St. Louis Rams' front runner at running back. "I mean basically from a starting standpoint, yeah, I think Daryl will probably take the first snap against Arizona," coach Jeff Fisher said after practice Monday night.


Albert Pujols will miss rest of Angels' season

Albert Pujols will miss the rest of the season to rest his injured left foot, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday.

Gabbert named starter, ruled out for preseason in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley named Blaine Gabbert his starting quarterback Monday, the same day he announced the former Missouri standout will miss the rest of the preseason because of a broken thumb.

Chiefs trade Jon Baldwin to 49ers

The Chiefs traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the 49ers on Monday for fellow wideout A.J. Jenkins.

Wainwright, Jay lead Cardinals past Cubs 6-1

Adam Wainwright hadn't won since July 21 at home against San Diego and had allowed 14 runs in 28 innings during the span.

Royals lose game 6-3 and 5-game series to Tigers

Bruce Chen (5-1) allowed six earned runs — more than he had given up in his last six starts — on eight hits over 5 1-3 innings.

Royals' Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games for drug use

The former MVP tested positive under Major League Baseball's amphetamine policy. His suspension is one of the longest given by the league.


Home runs hurt Miller in Cardinals' loss

Shelby Miller said his arm felt fine coming off a two-pitch outing abbreviated by a stinging line drive off his elbow by Dodgers leadoff man Carl Crawford, but he gave up a pair of home runs as St. Louis lost 5-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.