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Niese helps Mets' split squad beats Cardinals 7-2

Niese allowed one run and three hits and walked none in his third and longest outing of spring training.

Lindsey Vonn ready for more after World Cup super-G win

Vonn won the final super-G of the season on Thursday and with it her 19th crystal globe trophy — equaling the record of Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.

Edinson Volquez roughed up in Royals' 8-4 loss to Brewers

The right-hander surrendered six runs on eight hits and two walks over four innings.

Rule changes galore on the agenda at NFL meetings

New England  proposed that everything except scoring plays or turnovers be challengeable.

Cowboys agree to contract with Greg Hardy

The move comes amid the possibility of a league suspension for Hardy.

Hammel sharp as Cubs top Royals

Jason Hammel allowed two hits and struck out three in his longest outing of the spring after he allowed nine hits and walked three in his previous two appearances.

49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24, wary of head trauma

After one season in the NFL with a team-leading 108 tackles, Borland says it's not worth the risk.

Cardinals trump Marlins; Wainwright plans return

Jhonny Peralta had three hits, including his first homer of spring training, and led the St. Louis Cardinals over a Miami Marlins' split squad 7-1 Tuesday.

Peralta, who entered in 1-for-14 slide, homered on a fifth-inning slider from Bryan Morris for a 5-1 lead. He singled in his first two at-bats.

Can anyone stop Kevin Harvick's role?

Now in a zone not seen in NASCAR in several years, Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers head to California amid a looming question: Can anyone stop the No. 4 team?

Tim Tebow works out with Eagles

The Eagles' offseason gets more intriguing.

Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

Baseball's all-time hits leader is ineligible for the hall of fame unless he's reinstated.

Ventura hit hard in Royals' 6-5 win over Indians

Ventura gave up hits to the first four batters, with Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana contributing RBI singles in a three-run first. The right-hander allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in three innings. He struck out five. Ventura has a 10.29 ERA in three starts.

Lackey outduels Price in first spring training start for Cardinals

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny let the 36-year-old Lackey set his own pace during camp and it has paid off. The right-hander struck out four and needed only 37 pitches.

UPDATE: Niederreiter, Brodziak score 17 seconds apart in Wild win

Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for the Wild (38-24-7), who had lost two of three following a stretch of five straight wins and eight of nine. They are even better on the road, having won seven in a row and are 11-1-2 in their past 14 games away from Minnesota.

Vargas roughed up for 5 runs, Royals Lose to Angels in 10

Vargas retired the side in order in the first, but then allowed nine of the next 13 batters to reach base — eight hits and a walk. The left-hander pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the third, getting Kyle Kubitza to bounce into an inning-ending double play.

Sano hits long homerun, Twins beat Cardinals 6-3

Michael Wacha pitched three scoreless innings in his second outing for the Cardinals. He allowed two singles and struck out two, extending his scoreless streak to five innings.

Venezuela's turmoil spurs exodus of major league teams

On April 30, the facility in an alpine setting resembling a Spanish colonial hacienda will close its doors for good and its roster of some 30 teenage prospects taken to a newly built academy in the Dominican Republic.

Harvick stamps himself overwhelming favorite at Phoenix

The overwhelming favorite to win Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway, Kevin Harvick could realistically have a shot at a three-race sweep of NASCAR's current West Coast swing.

Perez hits 3-run homer as Royals top Athletics

Edinson Volquez had a shaky start, but Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer to offset a two-run double by former teammate Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad 8-4 Friday.

Chiefs add long-snapper Winchester as overhaul continues

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver Jason Avant, defensive back Kelcie McCray and tight end Richard Gordon as they continue a busy first week of free agency.