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Cubs, Cardinals come into opener with high hopes

The Chicago Cubs will be tested right from the start when they send new ace Jon Lester to the mound against Adam Wainwright for the opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.

Royals beat Astros 3-1 in exhibition finale

It was a bounce-back performance from Jason Vargas's last start when he yielded seven hits and five runs with four home runs in five innings. Vargas was good for the Royals last season, posting a career-best 3.71 ERA.

Busch Stadium installs metal detectors at every gate

The new security system has been met with mixed reactions by fans with some saying that it is a disappointing, but necessary measure.

Cardinal and Mets tie 0-0 in Grapefruit League finale

Lance Lynn, scheduled to follow Adam Wainwright in the Cardinals' rotation, allowed three hits in six innings, struck out four and walked none.

Up to $99.95 to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao on pay-per-view

Like almost everything else about the fight, the pay-per-view price is a record for boxing. The previous highest was the $64.95/$74.95 charged for the 2013 fight between Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez.

Martinez pitches six scoreless innings as Cardinals beat Mets 5-4

Carlos Martinez pitched six scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday.

Royals, Dodgers tie in spring training matchup

Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had their final outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday.

Ovechkin scores 50th goal of season

After 10 years in the NHL, one thing that stays the same about the guy known as Alex the Great: He can get the puck in the net.

St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

Financing for the new arena has been challenging due to a law that requires separate public votes in St. Louis and St. Louis County before taxpayer money can be used to build a stadium.

Wainwright will start Opening Day, Cardinals say

Next up for Adam Wainwright is opening night in Chicago. The right-hander proved he is ready to go by pitching into the seventh inning in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.

Blues hope to turn things around ahead of NHL playoffs

A team that's been among the best in the Western Conference all season got a day off Tuesday. They want a avoid a repeat of last spring, when they limped into the postseason on a six-game losing streak and were eliminated in the first round by Chicago.

The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen

Speedy, weak-hitting outfielders come cheaper than someone who pounds 30 homers. And you can get a bushel of relievers for the price of a starting pitcher.

Blues can't keep up with Canucks in 4-1 loss

Zbynek Michalek scored for the Blues, who never led and missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a victory. St. Louis has lost two straight at home, has one win its last six games overall, and remained one point shy of a seventh 100-point season.

Moustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory

Alex Gordon, who also homered, and Eric Hosmer each had three of the Royals' 15 hits.

Wacha pleased with performance in Cardinals win

St. Louis pitcher Michael Wacha pronounced himself ready for the season after allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out three in five innings.

Jenner gets tiebreaking goal to lead Blue Jackets past Blues

After defeating Anaheim on Tuesday and then Chicago on Friday, the Blue Jackets got goals from William Karlsson, Jack Johnson, Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday night.

Goldschmidt, Pollock hit 1st home runs in Diamondbacks' loss to Royals

Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win and finished with 17 hits.

Gordon, Earnhardt among the winners and fans of Martinsville

Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson lead active drivers with eight victories on the 0.526-mile paper clip-shaped track, which has been hosting races in southwest Virginia since 1947.

Cabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3

Cabrera was playing in his sixth game of the spring while recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle. It was his sixth straight game of the spring, and he will sit out Sunday against Philadelphia.

MLB 2015: Hurry up! Nationals, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Throw in the return of Alex Rodriguez from a drug suspension, the possible reinstatement of Pete Rose — imagine the roar he'd get at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati — and fresh ideas pitched by new Commissioner Rob Manfred, and it's a full plate going into opening day.