St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team's chances of making a deep playoff run but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Los Angeles Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise's first Stanley Cup, Los Angeles won all three games this season, too, and have taken eight in a row overall.
Veterans such as Eric Winston and Steve Breaston, who didn't fit into the new plan, have been jettisoned. The result is a roster that has the same basic foundation as last year, when the Chiefs went 2-14, but a very different appearance from top to bottom.
Kansas City Royals routed Cleveland 9-0 on Sunday to open the first day-night doubleheader in the history of Kauffman Stadium. The Indians won the second game.
Pittsburgh's four home runs in a 9-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday gave the Pirates a series win and the NL Central lead.
Jaden Schwartz scored two goals for the first time in his career as the Blues topped the Blackhawks 3-1.
Ervin Santana pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed six hits and struck out five in the Royals' win.
The Chiefs selected Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson in the fourth round and Georgia defensive back Sanders Commings in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy was selected by the Rams in the fifth round Saturday.
The Pirates scored four runs in the seventh inning to rally and beat the Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday.
Missouri's Sheldon Richardson was picked 13th to the New York Jets in the first round of the NFL draft but the decision has been met with some criticism.
Lance Lynn pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his winning streak to nine games and Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate to lead St. Louis to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.
The game will be made up on Sunday as a day-night doubleheader. The Royals, who lead the American League Central, have had six off days in the past 12 days.
Blues goalie Brian Elliott earned his NHL-leading 10th win in April Thursday night, making 18 saves in the game.
The Kansas City Chiefs chose offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan with the first overall pick of this year's NFL Draft.
The St. Louis Rams traded up to the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft and selected West Virginia's Tavon Austin, before trading down to take Alec Ogletree at No. 30.
The list of Saberhagen memorabilia includes two Cy Young awards, a 1985 World Series ring and a World Series MVP trophy.
Justin Verlander left the game with a blister, and the Royals went on to score six runs in the next three innings en route to an 8-3 win.
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon, completing the three-game sweep.
Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only twice has an offensive lineman been selected first overall in the draft — Orlando Pace in 1997 and Jake Long in 2008.
With the return of Jose Valverde, Detroit rallied to beat Kansas City 7-5.