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Stanton powers Marlins past Cardinals in 6-5 win

Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.

For all his talent, McIlroy wins a major with grit

Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

A J Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International.

Royals in first after eighth straight win

The Royals trailed the Tigers by eight games on July 21, but their 16th win in 19 games wiped away the deficit and gave them the lead at the latest point in a season since 2003.

Kevin Ward Jr. remembered as a 'wheelman'

Ward was the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. He raced for points, for fun and often for little money.

Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.

Gordon, Perez homer; Royals beat Giants 7-4

Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning during the Kansas City Royals' seventh consecutive victory.

After year of boring majors, a shootout at the PGA

A rain delay of nearly two hours made it unlikely the leaders would be able to finish before nightfall.

Cardinals beat Orioles 8-3, avoiding sweep

After allowing nine home runs in losing the first two games of the series by a collective 22-5 score, the Cardinals amassed a season-high 17 hits — 14 of them singles.

Manziel solid in debut, Browns fall to Lions 13-12

Manziel entered the game as a backup in the middle of the second quarter and went 7 of 11 for 63 yards. He also ran for 27 yards on six carries, including a 16-yard scramble in the third quarter.


Royals win 6th straight, 5-0 over Giants

Kansas City has won nine of 10 to move with 1 1-2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit. The Royals, who have not made the playoffs since beating St. Louis in the 1985 World Series, are in second place in the AL wild card standings.

McIlroy in the lead at PGA Championship

More rain in the morning allowed for a deluge of birdies during a third round so wild that six players had a share of the lead at some point.

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.