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Defeat leaves Earnhardt with bitter taste

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s losing streak extends to 48 races after loss at the Monster Mile.

NHL: New rules, new roles and can 'Hawks repeat?

Enjoy the Stanley Cup-banner raising ceremony for as long as possible, Chicago. Once the puck drops to usher in the new NHL season in Chicago, Montreal and Edmonton on Tuesday, recent history suggests someone other than the Blackhawks will be hoisting the Cup in June. The 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings stand as the league's last franchise to repeat as champions.

Chiefs still unbeaten as they begin Week 5

The Chiefs pounded the New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday to move to 4-0 for only the third time in franchise history.

Optimism abounds after Kansas City Royals finish

The Royals' 86-76 finish brings optimism but questions linger as Kansas City heads toward the offseason.

 

Cardinals clinch home field in NL postseason with victory

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs with a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

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.

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