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John Lackey falls flat in Cardinals' 10-3 loss to Orioles

St. Louis Cardinals starter John Lackey was making his second start since coming from Boston in a July 31 trade. The right-hander gave up nine runs and 13 hits in five-plus innings to fall to 14-8 lifetime against Baltimore.

Jeff Fisher says Sam Bradford will play for Rams against Packers

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday that he hasn't decided yet how much Bradford, who has declared himself fully healthy after last year's knee surgery, will play against the Packers on Aug. 16.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce brings excitement

After spending all of last season on injured reserve and dealing with a knee injury that many though could jeopardize his playing career, Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce finally showed a glimpse of his potential in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

Former Missouri Tiger Jeremy Maclin and several other notable NFL players are hoping to be healthy and more productive in 2014.

Venus tops Serena in all-Williams semifinal

Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-court event for her first victory over her sister since 2009 in Dubai.

Saints beat Rams 26-24

Rookie Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, made a solid debut as a reserve defensive end for St. Louis.

Butler, Royals win 5th straight, 4-2 over Giants

The Royals, who have not been in the playoffs since winning the 1985 World Series, hold a half game lead for the second AL wild card.

Orioles hit 6 home runs in 12-2 rout of Cardinals

It was Baltimore's first win over the Cardinals in 11 years.

Chiefs beat Bengals 41-39 in preseason opener

Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson returned interceptions for scores, De'Anthony Thomas brought back a punt 80 yards for another touchdown and Kansas City held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 in their preseason opener Thursday night.

Cardinals use Wong, Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

Adam Wainwright earned his 14th win and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to victory Thursday.

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season, wrapping up the most prolific career in the league's history with one last run at a championship with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Guthrie pitches Kansas City past Arizona

Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City's first complete game this season, and the Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night

Ledecky beats Franklin in 200 free at U.S. Nationals

Olympic champion Tyler Clary came from behind to win the 200 backstroke in 1:54.73 — third-fastest in the world.

Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods.

Durant withdraws from U.S. national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

Prosecutor: Lying Pistorius has lost this race

In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor said Thursday that Olympian Oscar Pistorius dropped "the baton of truth" and produced a succession of lies to save himself from a conviction for shooting to death his girlfriend.

Rams coordinator Gregg Williams faces old team

Everybody on the St. Louis Rams' defense is getting pushed and prodded to do more by new coordinator Gregg Williams. No doubt, many of them are hearing that distinctive barking from the sideline in their sleep.

AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They're about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland's 50-year championship drought.

Adrian wins 100 free at U.S. Nationals; Phelps 7th

Michael Phelps was last at the turn and straggled home in 49.17, beating only Seth Stubblefield in the 100-meter freestyle final. It was Phelps' worst showing — albeit against the strongest competition yet — since launching a comeback in April.

Column: Woods should 'Wait 'til next year.'

For those who questioned the wisdom of Tiger Woods returning to practice Wednesday, just three days after a bad back forced him to quit his last tournament mid-round, it seemed like an omen — and not a particularly good one.

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