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Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

Rams on high alert for Cowboys' DeMarco Murray

Even while attending the birth of a daughter earlier this week, James Laurinaitis had DeMarco Murray on the brain. To be fair, it's tough to blame anyone on the defense for spending too much time studying tendencies of a running back they're chasing in their dreams.

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw within a half-game of Detroit in the AL Central, and sets up arguably the biggest series at Kauffman Stadium in decades.

Chiefs' Andy Reid dedicated to domestic abuse victims

When Reid was hired by the Eagles in 1999, he told Tammy to focus on a couple of charities where they could devote their attention. Laurel House was one of them, a comprehensive domestic violence agency that serves families and communities in the Philadelphia area.

Arizona's Jonathan Dwyer latest in disturbing trend of NFL assault cases

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers

Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the National League Central.

Cain, Aoki power Royals to 6-2 win over White Sox

Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and Kansas City roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that allowed the Royals to creep within a half-game of first-place Detroit in the American League Central.

Chiefs quarterback takes responsibility for offense

KANSAS CITY — The past two weeks, when the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone, Andy Reid has insisted that he needs to put his players in better position to succeed.

Wide receiver Bailey back at practice for Rams

Stedman Bailey served half of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. He was at home in Miami when he learned about the agreement on a new policy and took the first plane out Wednesday, arriving in time for practice.

Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

The rare bullpen failure prevented Kansas City from gaining ground on AL Central leader Detroit, which lost at Minnesota.

Cards fall to Brewers in extra innings

Lance Lynn worked seven strong innings for St. Louis before Trevor Rosenthal was saddled with his sixth blown save in 50 chances.

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Peterson is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. The Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in crisis.

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

Self-help book has more teams riding 'Energy Bus'

Pity the guy who's labeled an "energy vampire."

Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox

Dyson and Terrance Gore used their speed to score as pinch runners in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Monday night.

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

The Colts led most of the night, including 27-20 late in the game. But Luck's late interception led to Foles' tying 6-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin, and after another three-and-out by the Colts, Foles drove the Eagles into position for the winning field goal.

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

One key element is how the changes affect players currently under suspension, including Denver receiver Wes Welker (four games) and Browns receiver Josh Gordon (entire season). Their bans would be reduced, and the union wants to see that happen before Week 3 games are played.

Rams 1-1 minus Sam Bradford, Chris Long

Before Week 2, the St. Louis Rams were down two big names — and they didn't have many to begin with. Turns out, there's plenty of life left.

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night." That deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Cardinals manager can relate to Stanton incident

Matheny has vivid recollections of staggering away and being determined not to lose consciousness, the first few seconds after his left jaw got in the way of a wayward fastball from the Pirates' Rich Loiselle in 1998 when he was with the Brewers.

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