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UPDATE: Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Kansas City hosts the first two games beginning Tuesday against the winner of the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

UPDATE: Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

Posey drove in three runs and San Francisco took advantage of some clunky defense by first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.

UPDATE: Cain is able: Royals center fielder wins ALCS MVP

The smooth center fielder snagged MVP honors after helping the Kansas City Royals to a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

Janoris Jenkins boom or bust cornerback for Rams

Jenkins makes big plays — and gives them up. Getting scalded on Brandon Lloyd's 80-yard touchdown catch against the 49ers last week was the latest example of give and take.

Chiefs pass defense faces tough test against Chargers

Quarterbacks, including Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, have not had their way against the Chiefs' defense through five games. The second half of the 2013 season was the catalyst for improvement.

Giants beat Cardinals 5-4 in 10th inning on Choate wild throw

The San Francisco Giants now have a 2-1 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and the Royals' steel-curtain bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 win Tuesday night and a commanding 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.

Rams' Fisher anxious to turn page after loss

 The biggest positives out of the latest loss were decent starting debuts by first-round picks Greg Robinson and Aaron Donald.

 

Night Ride: Playoff games push past 3 1/2 hours

With playoff games now commonly pushing past 3 1/2 hours, sticking around from start to finish is becoming a time-consuming task like never before.

Prosecutor: Pistorius offered Steenkamp family cash after killing

The Steenkamp family rejected it because they did not want "blood money," a prosecutor said Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.

NBA to test shorter, 44-minute game

The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a format that features fewer minutes and fewer mandatory timeouts.

ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

The Royals and Orioles to play Game 3 in Kansas City on Tuesday.

49ers throttle Rams 31-17 for 3rd straight win

The San Francisco 49ers erased an early 14-point deficit and beat the St. Louis Rams 31-17 on Monday night.

Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

Postseason shines spotlight on managers' moves

Every managerial decision made by the Kansas City Royals' Ned Yost and the San Francisco Giants' Bruce Bochy is magnified and scrutinized as the pressure mounts in each successive round of the postseason.

Cardinals get through Game 2 without Molina

The Cardinals kept their heads above water after the All-Star catcher hurt his thumb in July. After straining his side Sunday, Molina might miss the rest of the playoffs.

Guthrie close to ending wait to pitch

The 35-year-old Jeremy Guthrie is set to start Tuesday night when Kansas City hosts Baltimore, with the Royals holding a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Psychologist says Pistorius is 'broken man'

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

Chiefs return from bye week, turn to San Diego

Reid gave his team nearly a full week off, despite a frustrating loss at San Francisco that sent the Kansas City Chiefs into their bye with a 2-3 record. That is a departure from many coaches who give their players only a couple of extra days off.

Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

The Cardinals lost All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to a strained oblique muscle in the sixth.

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