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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.

Royals return home with 2-0 ALCS lead over Orioles

The Royals are two wins away from returning to the World Series for the first time since 1985. 

Kansas City Royals create late-inning magic again, lead ALCS 2-0

Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs in a 6-4 win against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Kansas City took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

Cardinals bats silenced in Game 1 of NLCS

San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner set a major league postseason record with 26 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings on the road. The Giants won 3-0 and took a 1-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

Gordon homered to put Kansas City in front, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

Blues start fast, beat Flames 4-1

Joakim Lindstrom, David Backes, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Blues, and Paul Stastny and Kevin Shattenkirk each had three assists. St. Louis improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine games against Calgary.

Robert Quinn, Rams' defense looking for sacks

St. Louis had the third-most sacks in the NFL last season with 53, and Quinn was second in the league with 19. Through their first four games this season, the Rams have one — from rookie tackle Aaron Donald.

Giants vs. Cardinals: Here we go again in NLCS

Aces Adam Wainwright and Madison Bumgarner square off in St. Louis on Saturday to begin a best-of-seven series between two teams accustomed to playing late into October.

Big night for Nash as Rangers beat Blues 3-2

The New York Rangers' left wing had another big game in St. Louis, scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to finish with three points in a 3-2 victory.

Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

The Colts (4-2) led 24-0 after one quarter, but allowed Houston (3-3) to cut it to 33-28 early in the fourth quarter on J.J. Watt's fumble return for a touchdown.

Stolen World Series banner returned after 29 years

A Wisconsin banker has returned a banner he stole from Royals Stadium during the 1985 World Series.

Cardinals, Royals built with homegrown players

Building largely from within in the free-agent era, St. Louis topped the 10 postseason teams with 17 homegrown players on its 25-man division-series roster. Among the postseason teams, Kansas City is second with 13 homegrown players.

Carpenter leads Cardinals' power surge into NLCS

Matt Carpenter became a high-end leadoff man because of his smarts, production and ability to work counts. Now, add bat to be feared. The lefty swinging third baseman led the St. Louis Cardinals' sudden power surge in the NL Division Series, ending some of the chatter about the team's season-long, long-ball shortage.


Royals, Orioles: A study in contrasting offenses

The surprising Kansas City Royals and unflappable Baltimore Orioles are extremely similar with one significant exception: the fashion in which they score runs. The team that best utilizes its standard method of offense will likely win the best-of-seven AL Championship Series, which begins Friday night.

Rock Bridge High School softball advances behind Helen Trice

Helen Trice threw a complete game to advance the Bruins to the semifinals, where they will face 25-1 Blue Springs.