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Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with St. Louis Rams coach Fisher

The Rams appeared unlikely to re-sign Sam to the 10-player practice squad because the defensive line is their strongest unit.

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in U.S. Open quarters

Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

UPDATE: St. Louis Rams release Michael Sam

Michael Sam and the other players released from the Rams were not picked up by any other NFL team Sunday.

Missouri fans, Twitter weigh in on Rams cutting Michael Sam

Rams' roster move surprises fans in Columbia, while Twitter offers Michael Sam encouragement. 

Cardinals split doubleheader with 13-2 win over Cubs

Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.

Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Cards 5-1 in doubleheader opener

Félix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut Saturday, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Former Tiger Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.

Indians beat Royals 3-2 in 11 innings

Kansas City has lost three in a row to fall into a first-place tie with Detroit, which split a doubleheader at Chicago. Cleveland is just 3 1/2 back in the bunched AL Central.

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.

Soler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

Rookies Javier Baez and Jorge Soler had two RBIs apiece against Pat Neshek in a go-ahead eighth inning, leading the last-place Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Santana homers again in Kansas City, helps Indians win

Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Royals 6-1 Friday night.

Chiefs aim to revamp lineup for regular season

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid are forced to consider adjustments among the team's starting lineup heading into regular season play.

Royals find right recipe for small-market success

Kansas City Royals are looking for their first playoff appearance in nearly 30 years. The Royals have seen recent success, despite being a smaller-market team.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

Smith won't be eligible to return until Nov. 10, the day after the 49ers' game against the New Orleans Saints.

Royals fall flat in extra innings against Twins

Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the American League Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th.

Michael Sam notches six tackles in Rams' final preseason game

"I'm very confident that I'll be playing on a NFL roster this fall," said Michael Sam, a former Missouri defensive end and the NFL's first openly gay player.

Goodell admits mistake, sets strict domestic violence penalties for NFL

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams to distribute his memo to all players and to post it in locker rooms. It reads in part: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal. They are never acceptable and have no place in the NFL under any circumstances."

Michael Sam, Rams tune up for final preseason showing

The NFL's first openly gay player is battling for a spot on St. Louis' defensive line, which just happens to be a position where the Rams are extremely deep. Sam has shown some flashes of great potential — his sacks of Johnny Manziel against Cleveland last week foremost among them — but knows those plays alone won't win him a job.

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night played mostly by reserves.

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