Pro Sports

Robert Quinn, Rams' defense looking for sacks

St. Louis had the third-most sacks in the NFL last season with 53, and Quinn was second in the league with 19. Through their first four games this season, the Rams have one — from rookie tackle Aaron Donald.

Giants vs. Cardinals: Here we go again in NLCS

Aces Adam Wainwright and Madison Bumgarner square off in St. Louis on Saturday to begin a best-of-seven series between two teams accustomed to playing late into October.

Big night for Nash as Rangers beat Blues 3-2

The New York Rangers' left wing had another big game in St. Louis, scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to finish with three points in a 3-2 victory.

Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

The Colts (4-2) led 24-0 after one quarter, but allowed Houston (3-3) to cut it to 33-28 early in the fourth quarter on J.J. Watt's fumble return for a touchdown.

Stolen World Series banner returned after 29 years

A Wisconsin banker has returned a banner he stole from Royals Stadium during the 1985 World Series.

Cardinals, Royals built with homegrown players

Building largely from within in the free-agent era, St. Louis topped the 10 postseason teams with 17 homegrown players on its 25-man division-series roster. Among the postseason teams, Kansas City is second with 13 homegrown players.

Carpenter leads Cardinals' power surge into NLCS

Matt Carpenter became a high-end leadoff man because of his smarts, production and ability to work counts. Now, add bat to be feared. The lefty swinging third baseman led the St. Louis Cardinals' sudden power surge in the NL Division Series, ending some of the chatter about the team's season-long, long-ball shortage.


Royals, Orioles: A study in contrasting offenses

The surprising Kansas City Royals and unflappable Baltimore Orioles are extremely similar with one significant exception: the fashion in which they score runs. The team that best utilizes its standard method of offense will likely win the best-of-seven AL Championship Series, which begins Friday night.

Rock Bridge High School softball advances behind Helen Trice

Helen Trice threw a complete game to advance the Bruins to the semifinals, where they will face 25-1 Blue Springs.

Billy Butler, Alex Gordon relish Royals' postseason success

It's been a challenging road filled with pitfalls and potholes, and more than once it looked as though neither Billy Butler nor Alex Gordon would see the fruits of their labor. Now the Royals are set to open the best-of-seven American League Championship Series on Friday.


Homegrown talent key to NLCS for Cardinals

A class of young recruits has replenished the team.

SEC East overshadowed by more powerful West

The only ranked teams from the SEC East will meet on Saturday when No. 13 Georgia visits No. 23 Missouri in a game which could provide some clarity in the muddled East race.

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

A Texas judge on Wednesday set a tentative Dec. 1 trial date for Adrian Peterson to face a felony charge of child abuse. Defense attorney Rusty Hardin said after the hearing that Peterson is "chomping at the bit" to defend himself publicly.

UPDATE: Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday sends them to a fourth straight trip to the National League Championship Series. St. Louis faces the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS.

Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty to child abuse charge

Peterson has said he never intended to harm his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch earlier this year. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.

Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five National League Division Series.

Rams special teams struggle against Eagles

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said that for the first time he was disappointed in the Rams special teams production. The Rams lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-28 on Sunday.

Hard-hitting Cruz happily carries Orioles to ALCS

The slugger's career year has been a key factor in the Orioles' best season in 17 years.


Royals Brandon Finnegan among rookies making mark on playoffs

Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan could be a poster child for rousing rookies taking the baseball playoffs by storm this year.


Phelps suspended for 6 months after DUI arrest

Phelps will lose training funding from USA Swimming while he is suspended.