Pro Sports

Disappointing SEC looking at limited March Madness entries

With only one team ranked in the Top 25, the No. 5 Florida Gators, the SEC could have three or fewer teams in the NCAA tournament for only the second time in 23 years.

Missouri Senate to take up Stan Musial bridge bill

Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois would have to approve the name. The bridge is expected to open sometime next year.

Blues down Canucks in shootout, 4-3

The Blues beat the Canucks 4-3 on Sunday night in Vancouver.

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win pole at Daytona 500

Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.

Fisher hires Walton as defensive coordinator

The Rams finally settled on the 41-year-old Tim Walton, whose top selling point for Jeff Fisher was familiarity with the system.

Cardinals get going at spring camp, with an 'edge'

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rainy day of training on Friday. Rain prevented field practice, but hitters took to the batting cages for practice.

Francoeur understands Royals fans' frustrations

Jeff Francoeur, who had a disappointing season last year, expects to play better this year and reverse Royals fans' frustrations.

Royals' Johnson adjusts to new home

Elliott Johnson, who was also a high school basketball star, played in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for 11 years.

Cardinals extend contracts of general manager Mozeliak, manager Matheny

Cardinals chairman William DeWitt said he hopes the contract extensions help the team continue contending for World Series titles in the near future.


Steen scores in overtime as Blues top Red Wings 4-3

The struggling St. Louis Blues managed an overtime win Wednesday night. The Blues topped the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on an Alexander Steen goal.

Cardinals, Wainwright hope to finalize contract deal before opening day

Adam Wainwright, 31, who is in the final year of a contact plus extension that will have paid him $36 million over six years, said he hopes talks will not become drawn out.

Fasth leads Ducks past Blues in shootout

Viktor Fasth became the first goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, leading Anaheim to a 6-5 shootout win over St. Louis.

Cardinals, David Freese agree to one-year contract

With Freese's agreement intact, the Cardinals have come to terms with all arbitration-eligible players.

Cardinals break ground on Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village was part of the development agreement between the city and the Cardinals when the new stadium was built.

Mrazek leads Red Wings past Blues in NHL debut

In his first start in net for Detroit, 20-year-old goalie Petr Mrazek made 26 saves and allowed only one goal in Detroit's 5-1 win over St. Louis.

Former Missouri quarterback Brad Smith goes from wildcat to catwalk

Brad Smith of the Buffalo Bills is excited to try something different and test his comfort zone with Men's Health Magazine.

Cardinals' Carpenter won't pitch in 2013, may retire

General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny announced Tuesday that Chris Carpenter almost certainly won't pitch in 2013 and that his star-crossed career is probably over after a recurrence of a nerve injury that cost him most of last season.

Predators knock off Blues in one-sided victory

Ryan Ellis, Rich Clune and Nick Spaling scored in the opening period for Nashville, which won its third consecutive game in a commanding 6-1 victory over the Blues.

Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

Joe Flacco of the Ravens, who was voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason.

Super Bowl of firsts, lasts, bests

"There are so many storylines to this game that make it bigger than just the Super Bowl," 49ers CEO Jed York said.