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Taveras gets two hits in Cardinals' loss to Padres

Rain halted play later in the evening. The game was delayed 1 hour, 46 minutes and only a handful of the crowd of 44,079 stayed to watch the finish.

Royals score 7 in 2nd, beat Twins 12-6

Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate in the big second, keyed by two-run singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals then started hitting the ball out of the park after a 54-minute rain delay in the fourth.


Twins win 4-1, snap Royals' 3-game win streak

Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1cq on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak.

Sam Bradford looks sharp in 21-7 preseason loss to Packers

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who said weeks ago that the left knee was no longer a concern, was 9 for 12 for 101 yards and an 11-yard touchdown to Lance Kendricks.

Cam Newton will play for Panthers against Chiefs

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects Cam Newton to play at least a quarter, but said it's possible the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback could see additional action.

NASCAR announces ban on drivers approaching track

The new rule takes effect immediately and applies to all NASCAR series.

It remains to be seen how NASCAR will enforce its provision, and how much the threat of penalties will deter drivers in the heat of the moment.

American Royal wants Kemper Arena torn down

A competing proposal from developer Steve Foutch would reconfigure the 40-year-old, 18,000-seat Kemper in western Kansas City to be used mostly for youth sports.

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner on Thursday in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years.

Jay's 2-run double lifts Cardinals over Padres 4-3

Jay delivered a two-run double on the first pitch and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help St. Louis hold off the San Diego Padres 4-3 Thursday night.

Chiefs break camp in St. Joe, move back to Kansas City

This was the final year of a five-year contract to take training camp roughly an hour's drive north of Arrowhead Stadium. Previously, the Chiefs held training camp in Wisconsin, and the trend in the NFL has been to move camp to the team facility on a permanent basis.

Surging Royals rally past A's for 7-3 win

Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-3.

Florida charges dropped against Rams linebacker Dunbar

Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were both charged following a July 20 altercation outside the Dream nightclub. The charges are still pending against Green. Dunbar had claimed he was only defending himself but has not commented on the circumstances.

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana's possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players.

Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

With Ward in an open casket piled with orange flowers, his family's team colors, mourners wept and laughed at favorite stories about the boy who began racing not long after he began walking. The 90-minute service was held at the South Lewis Senior High School to accommodate crowds from this tight racing community in central New York.

Cleveland starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Washington

Pettine's decision is somewhat surprising since he has stated that the quarterback competition is "open" and Hoyer started the preseason opener last week at Detroit. Pettine has said the two quarterbacks will share the snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense against Washington.

Washington football team appeals trademark decision on team name

The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it "points out the many errors" in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals beat A's 3-0

Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Masterson pitches Cardinals past Marlins, 5-2

Justin Masterson did it all for the Cardinals on Wednesday in a 5-2 win at Miami.

Bradford eager to make 2014 debut against Packers

Sam Bradford's first major test on his recovery from knee surgery comes Saturday when St. Louis plays host to Green Bay in both teams' second preseason game.

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

"When you get out, it's so hard to get back in," said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second chance in Kansas City.