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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

Yusmeiro Petit was playing in the Venezuela winter league when two San Francisco Giants coaches discovered him. Petit has become a crucial part of the Giants bullpen, with two wins in relied during the playoffs.

Rams will stick with running back by committee

Zac Stacy just missed 1,000 yards rushing as a rookie last year, but wasn't in the mix last week because he was hurt and Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason played well in a victory over Seattle.

Chiefs' Charles passes battery of concussion tests

Charles took a vicious blow from Brandon Flowers when he dove into the end zone in the Chiefs' 23-20 victory Sunday. Flowers received a concussion from the collision and missed the rest of the game, but Charles popped up and trotted off the field, where he was met by team trainers. He played the rest of the game.

Blue October: Kansas City erupts as Royals begin home stretch of World Series

Kansas City shook off a nearly three-decade-long World Series drought with unbridled passion Tuesday as the Royals' best-of-four matchup with the San Francisco Giants began.

UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam

Former Missouri football player Michael Sam, who was signed to the Dallas practice squad on Sept. 3, was released Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

UPDATE: Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

Oscar Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts.

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Going into World Series Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff result in rest or rust?

Chiefs show resiliency in win over San Diego

The Kansas City Chiefs were such a mess in their season opener against Tennessee that they were quickly written off, their dramatic turnaround last season considered a fluke.

Jeff Fisher keeps finding ways to trick opponents

Johnny Hekker's fake punt that helped the St. Louis Rams play keep-away and finish off the Seattle Seahawks was a mixture of design, deception and derring-do. The call caught Rams players by surprise, too, until special teams captain Chase Reynolds said, 'Yeah, it's real! Let's do it!"

Finnegan learns fast: from school to World Series

Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series.

Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals

Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight National League Championship Series.

Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat

With his back up against the wall, Brad Keselowski took home the checkered flag Sunday at Talledega to stay alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and advance to the Eliminator Round.

Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts

Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal with 21 seconds left and the Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers' five-game winning streak.

Rams hold off Seahawks 28-26

Stedman Bailey had a 90-yard touchdown on a trick return that fooled the Seahawks into thinking another player was going to catch the punt.

Cardinals fans switch loyalties as Royals head to World Series

Root for the other Missouri team or remain in despair? For Cardinals fans, it's a difficult decision to make.

James Shields trade set scene for Royals in 2014

The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.

The franchise had long suffered through a forgettable cast of starting pitchers, from Jay Witasick to Darrell May to Runelvys Hernandez. Hot prospects flamed out. Free agents fizzled. And every year, the Royals languished near the American League Central cellar.

But things changed in December 2012.

Bruce Bochy has the postseason touch with Giants

Many of Bruce Bochy's little moves — not to mention those he hasn't made — have carried the Giants this far. They're back in the World Series for the third time in five years.

Royals inspire flashbacks to 1985 with World Series appearance

What was going on in Columbia the last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series? Madonna topped the music charts, the Columbia Mall had just opened and the Mizzou football season ended 1-10 under "Woody" Widenhofer.

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