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Beltran, Cardinals top Dodgers in 13th inning of NLCS opener

Finishing well past midnight and taking 4 hours, 47 minutes, Carlos Beltran helped send St. Louis 3-2 over Los Angeles. 

Cardinals beat Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 to win NLDS

Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night and advance to the NL championship series.

Red Sox beat Rays 3-1 in Game 4 to reach ALCS

Shane Victorino's infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Sporting Kansas City, Dynamo finish in scoreless draw

The draw extends Houston's unbeaten streak to five games. Kansas City (15-10-7, 52 points) remains four points ahead of the Dynamo in second place in the Eastern Conference.


Steen's late goal lifts Blues over Blackhawks

Alexander Steen got just enough on a slap shot in the closing seconds to get the puck past Corey Crawford and give the St. Louis Blues a win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks. Steen's drive with 21.1 seconds left trickled through Crawford and lifted the Blues to a 3-2 victory against the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night.

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

Tavon Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The elusive rookie from West Virginia had 72 yards of punt-return yardage wiped out by his teammates' illegal blocks.

Chiefs suffocating defense key to unbeaten start

The Kansas City Chiefs' defense have the best mark in the NFL when it comes to third-down percentage. They're also best in the NFL in takeaways with 15 already this season.

Chiefs rookie tight end Kelce has arthroscopic surgery

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a surgical procedure on his knee to repair cartilage. Kansas City is thin at this position with Anthony Fasano also being injured.


Detroit Tigers rally past A's to force Game 5 in ALDS

The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field.

Cardinals, Pirates Game 5 starters both coming off stingy efforts

Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They're 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination.

Shelby Miller, Lance Lynn ready in Cards' bullpen for Game 5

Rookie right-hander Shelby Miller won't be the only Cardinals starter ready for bullpen duty in Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Lance Lynn, chased in the fifth inning of Game 2, will be available as well.

Prosecutor details FIFA probe of 2018-2022 World Cup bids

FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia expects investigations of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to last into next year. Garcia's U.S.-based law firm on Tuesday stressed the limited mandate of his work, which some FIFA critics hope could lead to re-running the controversial process that gave the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar.

UPDATE: Michael Wacha, Cardinals edge Pirates 2-1 to knot NLDS

Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 in the NL division series.

Young arms aplenty for Cardinals, Pirates

For a series with so many established veterans, the pitching staffs of the Cardinals and Pirates both have more than a dash of youth.

A's top Tigers for 2-1 AL division series lead

Oakland takes advantage of struggling Anibal Sanchez to take 2-1 series lead over Detroit.

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon making moves into Chase fray

Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part because of some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier Sunday.

Smith, Folk lead New York Jets past Falcons 30-28

Geno Smith threw three touchdown passes, didn't turn the ball over at all and guided the Jets on a clutch drive that set up Nick Folk's winning field goal on the final play, giving New York a 30-28 victory over the struggling Atlanta Falcons on Monday.

Lobaton's home run in 9th lifts Rays over Red Sox 5-4

Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay staved off elimination once again by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday night.

Boozer leads Bulls over Grizzlies

Carlos Boozer scored 16 points, and Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson added 15 each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 106-87 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

NFL says it'll meet with Oneida tribe about Redskins name

For years, a group of American Indians has tried to block the Washington Redskins from having federal trademark protection, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's envoy to Congress, predicted Monday that effort eventually will succeed.