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Cardinals plan to limit Wainwright's workload

Wainwright averaged 222 innings the past three seasons. He went 20-9 last year, then had surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right elbow after St. Louis was eliminated by the Giants in the NL Championship Series.

Three NFL teams in Los Angeles? Not viable, experts say

The Oakland Raiders, the San Diego Chargers and the St. Louis Rams each have gained a foothold in the LA area. The Raiders and Chargers announced Thursday that they are planning a shared stadium in Carson, in the Los Angeles suburbs, if both teams fail to get new stadiums in their current hometowns.

It's on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.

Blazers grieve for Jerome Kersey; death linked to blood clot

Kersey died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner said Thursday a blood clot had traveled from his left calf to his left lung, causing a pulmonary thromboembolism. Kersey had minor knee surgery last Friday, but it could not be immediately determined if the surgery caused the clot.

Knight lands with Suns, Bucks get Carter-Williams in three-team trade

Milwaukee traded guard point guard Brandon Knight to Phoenix in a three-team deal Thursday that also sent Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia to Milwaukee, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Bucks also got guard Tyler Ennis and forward Miles Plumlee from Phoenix.

Garnett returning to Minnesota in deadline deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves are sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The people spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.

Suns send point guard Dragic to Miami

The Heat swung a deal to acquire Dragic — a third-team All-NBA player last season — from the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA's standard trade call had not yet taken place to make the deal official.

Marcus Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

When asked about reading more complex defenses and the perception that he can't make NFL throws, Mariota responded by simply saying that's somebody's opinion.

Elway: Broncos want Payton Manning back, still awaiting word

Manning and Elway met last week in Denver. Several outlets reported that Manning told the Broncos he wanted to return. But the visit came and went without an announcement.

Royals head to spring training with hopes of World Series return

Pitchers and catchers will report to the Royals' spring training home in Surprise, Arizona, on Thursday.

Rotation uncertain for Cardinals entering spring training

The two-time defending Central Division champions are accustomed to making deep October runs, with 11 postseason appearances the last 15 years. Still, a team can't have enough arms this time of year.

Eric Hosmer, Royals agree to two-year deal

The two sides avoided arbitration by coming to an agreement less than 24 hours before an anticipated hearing in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Day 1 at the NFL Combine is a trip to the doctor

With the league's increased scrutiny on concussions, establishing each player's real history has become a priority.

Dallas Stars trounce St. Louis Blues 4-1

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock yanked goalie Brian Elliott in favor of Jake Allen after the Stars took a 3-0 lead before the midway mark of the first period, the last two goals coming in a 20-second span.

Pitchers and catchers report this week to MLB spring training

World Champion San Francisco is one of four National League teams slated to begin on Thursday, and most of the majors' pitchers and backstops will be in place by this weekend.

A-Rod gives apology but no explanation ahead of return

Rodriguez issued a vague five-paragraph handwritten apology Tuesday "for the mistakes that led to my suspension" but failed to provide specifics about how and why he resumed using performance-enhancing drugs for at least the second stretch of his  career.

New technology aids players preparing for NFL combine

 NFL organizations put varying emphasis on a player's combine results depending on a team's draft philosophy and needs. For some players, combine performance is a deal breaker. For others, it opens up new opportunities.

 

All in, or sit out: NBA teams decide as trade deadline nears

The trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, and with many teams in contention, the question is whether that makes them more conservative or cautious.

 

Nixon to restore state money for Kansas City sports complex

The money was eliminated in the governor's proposed budget for the next fiscal year without explanation.

Los Angeles-area stadium developer donated $100K+ to local officials

San Francisco-based Hollywood Park Land Co. is developing the proposed 80,000-seat stadium on the site of the former Hollywood Park horse racing track. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has been a partner in the company since last year.

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