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Cardinals end Rams' shutout streak, win 12-6

Chandler Catanzaro kicked four field goals and the Cardinals overcame the loss of Stanton with their stifling defense, moving closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.

Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal

The Kansas City Royals and veteran slugger Kendrys Morales agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday.

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos becoming Mr. Dependable

After beating out veteran Ryan Succop for the job in training camp, undrafted rookie Cairo Santos has validated every bit of trust the Chiefs coaching staff placed on him.

Westbrook leads Thunder past Cavaliers

Russell Westbrook scored 26 points, and Oklahoma City took advantage of LeBron James' absence to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-94 on Thursday night.

Cardinals seek road rebound against stingy Rams

The Arizona Cardinals face the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis on Thursday.

Rivera: Cam Newton will not play against Tampa Bay

The Panthers coach confirmed Wednesday that Derek Anderson will start and Joe Webb will be his backup. Rivera joked that Newton would be mad when he finds out he's not playing.

Chiefs backing toward playoffs once again

The Chiefs have lost three straight beginning with a defeat to lowly Oakland, their opponent again on Sunday. What once was a team that was 7-3 and barreling toward the playoffs is now a team that must win at least two of its final three to qualify.

Max Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

Scherzer turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid $144 million from 2015-20. Kershaw has the largest contract for a pitcher in both total dollars has the sport's highest average salary at $30.7 million.

MLB winter meetings: 5 things to know

Jon Lester agreed Tuesday to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs.

Rams tight end helping team on/off field

Jared Cook had his most productive game of the season for the St. Louis Rams after being cleared for concussion-like symptoms.

Panthers' Cam Newton suffers back fractures in crash

Newton was in fair condition, had no other internal injuries and would not need surgery, a team spokesman said. It's unclear if Newton will be able to practice or play Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Johnny Time: Browns' Manziel to make first start

After moving up in May's draft to get him and waiting seven months as he learned and watched from the sideline, the Browns are finally setting one of college football's most captivating players loose with three games left in the season.

NHL enforcers — and fights — are slowly vanishing

The role of the enforcer is seemingly going down without a fight as speed and skill on every line have become the norm. In a league that is also facing head injury concerns — and lawsuits — is it finally time to say goodbye to the goon?


NFL players' union: "Not consulted on conduct policy"

The current policy was part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. But in the wake of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, portions of the policy are being reworked.

Chiefs' Eric Berry's diagnosis confirmed as Hodgkin's lymphoma

Doctors call Hodgkin's disease, also called Hodgkin's lymphoma,  a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer. It is a cancer of the immune system that only represents about 8 percent of all diagnosed lymphomas.

Brodeur and Porter lead Blues past Panthers, 4-2

Martin Brodeur made 32 saves in his first home game with St. Louis, and Chris Porter scored his first goal of the season late in the third period to send the Blues to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Rams the team no one wants to play

St. Louis comes off consecutive shutouts. Yes, the Rams blanked Oakland and Washington, and these are not quite the John Madden Raiders or Joe Gibbs Washington football team.

Rams defense hitting its stride in second straight shutout

The Rams (6-7) have beaten Washington and Oakland by a combined score of 76-0. The surge had them close to their goal of ranking in the top 10 in overall defense, checking in at 11th on Monday with one NFL game remaining. They were 27th on offense.

UPDATE: Rams top Washington 24-0 for 2nd straight shutout

The Rams took advantage of a plummeting franchise for the second straight week. They routed the Oakland Raiders 52-0 a week earlier and now stand at 6-7, a decent showing for a season that could have fallen apart after Sam Bradford's knee injury in August.

Arizona sneaks past Kansas City 17-14

Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards two days after being elevated from the Arizona practice squad and the Cardinals rallied to beat Kansas City 17-14 on Sunday in a matchup of teams that had lost two in a row.