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Chen pitches Royals to 4-1 victory over White Sox

The Royals' 86-76 record for the year was their best mark since they went 92-70 in 1989.

Chiefs remain unbeaten with 31-7 victory over Giants

The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the New York Giants on Sunday, cruising to a 31-7 victory and improving their record to 4-0, just a year after finishing the season 2-14.

Chiefs will see familiar faces against Giants

As the Chiefs chase their first 4-0 start since 2003, and the Giants try to avoid their first 0-4 start since 1987, here are five things to keep in mind.

49ers regain footing, rout Rams 35-11

The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the defense stepped up in a 35-11 49ers victory over the Rams on Thursday night.

Rams, Fisher reflect on frustrating loss to 49ers

After a 35-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher was able to reflect on his team's effort.

Sean McGrath and his beard help Chiefs' offense survive

The fellows from "Duck Dynasty" have a rival in the facial hair department from the Kansas City Chiefs' backup tight end, who is becoming known for his gnarly whiskers and a hero to fans for the way he's filled in for banged-up starters Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce.

Cardinals clinch NL Central championship

After a 7-0 win over Chicago on Friday night, St. Louis (95-65) has won six of seven and is tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NL.

Royals hand White Sox 98th loss of season

Kansas City raced to a 6-1 win over Chicago. Royals' James Shields (13-9) struck out 10 and scattered four hits over seven innings for his 100th career win.

Guthrie, Laugh lead Royals over White Sox 3-2

Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings, and David Lough hit a two-run homer to lead the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston off to sack-filled start

Georgia coach Mark Richt knew that Justin Houston had all the physical tools to be a smashing NFL success. The young linebacker just needed to screw his head on straight.

Bud Selig says he will retire in January 2015

After a decade of maintaining his departure was imminent, MLB commissioner Bud Selig put his exit plans in writing Thursday and said in a statement he will retire in January 2015 after 22 years — the second-longest term behind Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

Iwakuma knocks Royals out of wild-card race

It was the second straight night the Mariners shut out Kansas City as the teams ahead of the Royals in the wild-card race — Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Texas — won.

Blues fall to Wild 3-1

The Minnesota Wild's Niklas Backstrom held off the Blues' offensive efforts with 33 saves during exhibition play Wednesday.

Cardinals win 4-1, sweep Nationals to close in on title

The St. Louis Cardinals threw five rookies at the Washington Nationals and clinched a tie for their first NL Central title since 2009.

Chiefs salivating at thought of Giants' miscues

The Chiefs (3-0) lead the league with a plus-9 turnover differential, a big reason why they're undefeated. The Giants, meanwhile, are a league-worst minus-9, a major reason they've yet to win a game.

Ex-KC Royal Willie Wilson gets World Series ring

Wilson, who spent 15 seasons with the Royals, sold his World Series ring at a bankruptcy auction in 2001. On Tuesday, Wilson wiped away tears after he was surprised with an exact duplicate of the ring.

'Rivalry' resumes for 49ers, Rams

Counting one playoff game, the series that used to be a battle of California is tied 62-62-3, with both the Rams and 49ers at .500 at home and on the road entering Thursday night's matchup.

Smoak's 3-run home run nearly ends Royals' playoff hopes

The Royals, down four games in the loss column to Cleveland, need to win every game and hope that both the Indians and the Rangers completely collapse.

Cardinals' Michael Wacha loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 9th

Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha lost his no-hit bid on Ryan Zimmerman's infield single with two outs in the ninth inning. St. Louis beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to close in on the NL Central title.

Deep Blackhawks hoping for second straight title

Jonathan Toews and Co. are all set to go for their second consecutive NHL title and a historic third in five seasons. There was no salary-cap purge this summer, leaving the Blackhawks largely intact as they try to become the first team to repeat since the Detroit Red Wings won it all in 1997 and 1998.

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