Pro Sports

Tarasenko comes into his own with Blues

Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals.

The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league.

Adam Wainwright's trip to St. Louis for exam is precautionary

Wainwright said he first felt the injury in a Monday weight room session, but didn't think much of what he called the "twinge" he felt while putting a 45-pound weight back on the rack. Since then he's thrown pain free. The pain occurs when he runs or lunges.

Another injury for Rose hits Bulls hard

The injury only magnifies the doubts about whether Rose can lead a championship team, something that seemed like a distinct possibility a few years ago.

Cardinals send Wainwright to St. Louis for doctor's trip

Wainwright threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday. The team said discomfort in his abdomen had bothered him in other drills and when running.

St. Louis Blues fall to Montreal Canadiens 5-2

David Backes and T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, who wrapped up a 1-3 homestand. St. Louis is among the Western Conference leaders with 78 points, but has surrendered the first goal in eight consecutive home games.

Kevin Garnett returns to Timberwolves

Garnett also said he's in this for the long haul and hopes to one day own the team that he put on the map.

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon vows wrist will be ready for opening day

Manager Ned Yost said the four-time Gold Glove outfielder would be held out for the first week of spring training games.


Two members of Congress write Goodell about domestic violence

In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: "We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field."

FIFA closes on dates for tradition-breaking World Cup in Qatar

Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot.

Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

In the wake of domestic violence scandals involving players like Ray Rice, the NFL is relying more on interviews and psychological evaluations to determine what kind of person a prospective player is.

More mature Martinez ready to win Cardinals' rotation spot

The Cardinals are raving about Carlos Martinez's maturity this spring. He's focused on improving, and he's taking the little things seriously.

UConn cornerback Byron Jones makes great leap at NFL combine

On the last day of workouts at the NFL's annual scouting combine, the Connecticut cornerback soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump. That was 15 inches farther than the second-best defensive back and 8 inches longer than the best listed in the NFL scouting combine database.

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. His body was found in an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home.

Williams tells TV station Panthers are releasing him

Williams told Charlotte television station WBTV Monday that he was informed of the decision in a meeting last week with general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Ron Rivera.

Comeau scores twice, leads Penguins past Blues 4-2

The win snapped a three-game skid in which Pittsburgh had managed only one goal in each game. Comeau said the Penguins just got back to basics.

MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

Many of the more radical ideas experimented with during the Arizona Fall League were not adopted, such as a 20-second clock between pitches, a limitation of pitcher's mound conferences involving catchers and managers, and no-pitch intentional walks.

Kurt Busch loses appeal to overturn NASCAR suspension

A three-judge panel upheld NASCAR's suspension, but attorney Rusty Hardin said Busch will now go to final appeals officer Bryan Moss, who indicated he would hear it Saturday night.

Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins 5-1

Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues' first three shots of the second to chase Subban and cancel Tuukka Rask's scheduled night off. Rask, who has played in 25 of the last 26 games, flipped a chair before leaving the bench.

COMMENTARY: Which NFL team going to LA? The envelope, please ...

How Goodell handles this plot twist will go a long way toward determining whether he's worth that $44 million annual salary to the people who pay it — his bosses, the 32 NFL owners.

NFL's competition committee may consider replay expansion

The committee co-chairman said Friday that while many coaches and team officials are proposing changes, including the possibility of making penalties reviewable, they may not happen before next season.