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New top of Cardinals' lineup delivers vs Astros

Matt Carpenter singled and scored a run. Jason Heyward drove in a run with a third-inning single, and Matt Holliday doubled in the fifth.

Chiefs sign veteran safety Tyvon Branch to 1-year deal

 Branch is considered a good run-stuffing safety, making 461 tackles and eight sacks over the course of his career. The Chiefs struggled mightily against the run last season.


Sources: Chiefs to restructure Tamba Hali contract, sign Jeremy Maclin

Sources say former Missouri star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be returning to his home state to join the Kansas City Chiefs.

Officials predict $300M revenue bump for St. Louis stadium

The Monday hearing came as Rams owner Stan Kroenke is working to build a stadium near Los Angeles. The Rams in January went year-to-year on the lease of the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, prompting concern from city leaders about the team leaving Missouri.

Cardinals lose 3-0 to Red Sox

Michael Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

NFL teams ready to spend with cap set

Take a look at the NFL teams with the most and least to spend heading into the free agency period Tuesday.

Rams release Jake Long, Scott Wells

Long, the first overall pick in 2008 and a four-time Pro Bowler, missed nine games last season with a second torn ACL in two years. Wells started every game but was hampered throughout by a right arm injury that had him wearing a brace much of the year.

Plan abandoned for downtown Los Angeles NFL stadium

As recently as late last year, AEG's Farmers Field project was the front-runner for returning the league to the region, but with no franchise attached and two competing projects emerging that have NFL owners on board, the downtown plan went into a steep and speedy decline.

Mike Moustakas gets 2 hits for perfect Royals vs. winless Brewers

The AL champion Royals are 6-0 and the lone unbeaten team in the majors during the exhibition season. The Brewers and Cubs are the only winless clubs at 0-5.

Rangers ace Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

Darvish has partially torn ligaments in addition to inflammation in his troublesome right elbow, and might need Tommy John surgery. It's another massive blow a suddenly snake-bit franchise that struggled through a rash of devastating injuries last season.

6 different Blues score goals in 6-1 rout of Maple Leafs

Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators.


Carl Edwards looks to grab 1st win at Las Vegas for Gibbs

Edwards, who will start 14th Sunday, would like to mimic the success Matt Kenseth had two years ago when he moved to Joe Gibbs Racing.

Ventura shaky as Royals rally for 11-9 win over Indians

Ventura was battered for four runs in his spring training debut Friday before the Kansas City Royals rallied for a sloppy, time-consuming 11-9 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Gonzales impresses in Cardinals' victory over Astros

Gonzales gave up one hit and one walk. He went 4-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 games for the NL Central champions last year, starting five times.

Source: Chiefs sign linebacker Josh Mauga to 3-year contract

The deal will not become official until Monday, a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not confirmed the contract.

Flyers score 3 goals in 3rd period, top Blues 3-1

Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

No criminal charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

State prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges. A spokesman for the Dover Police Department, which investigated the incident and gave its findings to the attorney general's office, said the department respects the decision and has no further comment.

NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency

For every bargain, there's a bust. The result is dead money hanging around the books for years that not even the league's rising salary cap can erase completely.

Peyton Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal with Denver

General manager John Elway asked Manning to take a pay cut, and it took nearly a month to hash out the new deal reached Wednesday that was contingent on Manning passing his annual physical.

An ocean away, Manny Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

Forgive Roach if he's early with the talk, but he's just warming up. He has to, because he'll carry the dual role of trainer and chief provocateur for Pacquiao, who shys away from inflammatory comments before bouts.