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New-look Cardinals set for home opener

The World Series champions are off to a nice start heading into Friday's home opener against the Cubs. The Cardinals are 5-2 on the road under new manager Mike Matheny.

Royals head into home opener after 3-3 road trip

The Kansas City Royals take the field at Kauffman Stadium on Friday afternoon against the Cleveland Indians.

Michael Weiner: Steroids shouldn't keep players from Hall of Fame

Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro, two of the most prominent names from baseball's steroids era, have fallen far short of earning enough votes for the Hall despite career statistics that would otherwise have made them shoo-ins. Roger Clemens, who is eligible for Hall induction in 2013, goes on trial next week on charges he lied to Congress when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone.

Blues drop playoff series opener in overtime

Game 2 is Saturday night in St. Louis, and the Blues will be seeking their first postseason victory since 2004.

World Series of Poker $1M tourney to be richest win

A never-before-seen $1 million buy-in tournament at the World Series of Poker this year will generate the richest top prize in poker history at more than $12 million — and potentially more if additional players get in.

Who's the pizza delivery guy? It's the Royals' Jeff Francoeur

The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to a small but animated group of Oakland Athletics fans in section 149 of the Coliseum.

Cardinals miss out on sweep with 4-3 loss to Reds in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds made a three-run comeback in the fifth inning to beat to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals, who were missing three starting players, had hoped to snag their third win in Cincinnati.

Blues will start Halak in goal against Sharks

With Brian Elliott injured, Jaroslav Halak will start in goal in Thursday's playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks.

Blues coach Hitchcock brought young talent to surface

Hitch knows exactly what this team needs to be successful," forward David Perron said. "He's leaned really hard on us, and we've responded."

Cardinals spoil Marlins' debut in new ballpark

Kyle Lohse held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth to help the Cardinals win the first game in Marlins Park, 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Defending champion Cardinals open season in Marlins new ballpark

Kyle Lohse will face Josh Johnson in the nationally-televised game (ESPN) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Rams' Coach Fisher: NFL suspension of Williams was 'warranted'

When Gregg Williams was hired as St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator in January, he was answering the call from not just a longtime associate, but one of his best friends. Coach Jeff Fisher says he had no idea Williams had been running a "bounty pool" in New Orleans.

Royals' Soria to consider options on elbow injury

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria must decide what to do about a ligament injury in his right elbow, the same ligament he had surgery on in 2003.

Tony La Russa speaks candidly during speech at MU on Wednesday night

The recently retired manager of the St. Louis Cardinals spent two hours speaking and taking questions from fans at an appearance at Jesse Hall.

Cardinals look to Lynn as Carpenter heals from neck injury

Pitcher Lance Lynn, 24, will make his first spring training start Wednesday and is being considered for the rotation if Chris Carpenter is unable to recover from a neck injury.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wrestling wins first Big 12 Conference championship

The Tigers' wrestling team won its first ever Big 12 Conference championship at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Four Missouri wrestlers won individual titles: Alan Waters (125 pounds), Drake Houdashelt (157), Zach Toal (165) and Mike Larson (184).

Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams apologizes for Saints' bounty program

An NFL investigation found between 22 and 27 defensive players were involved in the program administered by Williams.

Cardinals' Schumaker committed to helping younger teammates

In professional sports, being a mentor is part of the job — even if it is for the competition.

St. Louis Rams willing to deal No. 2 draft pick

Chief operating officer Kevin Demoff denied a report late Monday that a trade had already been decided.

Royals already prepping for All-Star game

"Major League Baseball is going to see how special the Royals fans are, because we're going to embrace the All-Star game, in my opinion, better than any city in recent years," said Dayton Moore, Royals general manager.