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Cardinals beat Arizona in 10, stay alone in 1st

Matt Adams led off the Cardinals 10th with a double to deep right, where outfielder David Peralta appeared to misjudge the ball. Peralta followed with a sharp single to center to score what proved to be the winning run.

Chiefs hopeful Jamaal Charles available against the Patriots

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles is expected to return to the field after missing last week's win in Miami with a high ankle sprain. And that means Reid will have to figure out how to distribute touches against New England around a very crowded offensive backfield.

Rams' defense knows it's time to step up

Whether it's Shaun Hill or Austin Davis barking signals next week at Philadelphia, the St. Louis Rams have bigger issues to address on their bye week. Tops on the list is shoring up an underwhelming defense that's been burned for big plays and made very few itself, with one sack, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.

After clinching playoff spot, Royals look ahead

The Kansas City Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, and their greatest player sees no reason why they can't make a long postseason run.

Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

Kansas City secured at least a wild card and ended the longest active postseason drought among the major North American sports leagues. Not since George Brett led the Royals to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 had they reached the playoffs.

Former Missouri star Kim English added to Chicago Bulls training camp roster

Kim English's first step to getting back in the NBA begins in Chicago after getting interest from several other teams.

Chiefs' McKnight ruptures Achilles tendon

Joe McKnight is the latest to make the list, rupturing an Achilles tendon in practice on Thursday. He's already the third Chiefs player to sustain a season-ending injury to an Achilles tendon, joining Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito.

Shortstop Derek Jeter bids farewell to Yankee Stadium with walk-off single

Serenaded with adoring chants that echoed through the Bronx night, Derek Jeter tipped his cap several times at shortstop and drove in three runs. He launched an early double off the left-center wall and saved the best for last, a sharp, opposite-field single to right that knocked in the winning run.

Royals close in on playoffs, beat White Sox 6-3

Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and scored twice and the Kansas City Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Patriots preparing to slow Chiefs running game

Vince Wilfork has played only two career games in Kansas City. That's more than enough for New England's All-Pro nose tackle to know exactly how loud Arrowhead Stadium will get on Monday night.

International Olympic Committee adds anti-discrimination to host contract

The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia's adoption of a law banning so-called gay "propaganda" before the Sochi Winter Games.

Eli Manning, Giants lead Washington 38-14 early in 4th

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell has become Eli Manning's top receiver, the perfect target in the team's new dink-and-dunk offense. The second-year player who went undrafted out of Grambling State caught three scoring passes in the first half — similar twist-the-body grabs in the end zone of 5, 6 and 6 yards — in a 45-14 victory over turnover-prone Washington on Thursday night.

Arrieta outpitches Lackey as Cubs beat Cards, 3-1

Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an unearned run while striking out 10 in seven innings, leading the Cubs to a 3-1 victory.

Indians keep playoff pulse going, beat Royals 6-4

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley got three more hits and Cleveland stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Jeter, Yanks eliminated with 9-5 loss to Orioles

New York was eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday, wasting a three-run lead in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles.

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

A grand jury decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Castillo's hit in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards

Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the National League Central race Tuesday night.

Royals roll on, shut out Indians 7-1

Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland's punchless offense for seven innings as Kansas City kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the American League Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

The surging Pittsburgh Pirates earned their second consecutive trip to the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Nadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain

Rafael Nadal's coach criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team Tuesday, arguing there are substantial differences between the men's and women's games.

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