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Night Ride: Playoff games push past 3 1/2 hours

With playoff games now commonly pushing past 3 1/2 hours, sticking around from start to finish is becoming a time-consuming task like never before.

Prosecutor: Pistorius offered Steenkamp family cash after killing

The Steenkamp family rejected it because they did not want "blood money," a prosecutor said Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.

NBA to test shorter, 44-minute game

The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a format that features fewer minutes and fewer mandatory timeouts.

ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

The Royals and Orioles to play Game 3 in Kansas City on Tuesday.

49ers throttle Rams 31-17 for 3rd straight win

The San Francisco 49ers erased an early 14-point deficit and beat the St. Louis Rams 31-17 on Monday night.

Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

Postseason shines spotlight on managers' moves

Every managerial decision made by the Kansas City Royals' Ned Yost and the San Francisco Giants' Bruce Bochy is magnified and scrutinized as the pressure mounts in each successive round of the postseason.

Cardinals get through Game 2 without Molina

The Cardinals kept their heads above water after the All-Star catcher hurt his thumb in July. After straining his side Sunday, Molina might miss the rest of the playoffs.

Guthrie close to ending wait to pitch

The 35-year-old Jeremy Guthrie is set to start Tuesday night when Kansas City hosts Baltimore, with the Royals holding a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Psychologist says Pistorius is 'broken man'

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

Chiefs return from bye week, turn to San Diego

Reid gave his team nearly a full week off, despite a frustrating loss at San Francisco that sent the Kansas City Chiefs into their bye with a 2-3 record. That is a departure from many coaches who give their players only a couple of extra days off.

Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

The Cardinals lost All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to a strained oblique muscle in the sixth.

Royals return home with 2-0 ALCS lead over Orioles

The Royals are two wins away from returning to the World Series for the first time since 1985. 

Kansas City Royals create late-inning magic again, lead ALCS 2-0

Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs in a 6-4 win against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Kansas City took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

Cardinals bats silenced in Game 1 of NLCS

San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner set a major league postseason record with 26 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings on the road. The Giants won 3-0 and took a 1-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

Gordon homered to put Kansas City in front, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

Blues start fast, beat Flames 4-1

Joakim Lindstrom, David Backes, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Blues, and Paul Stastny and Kevin Shattenkirk each had three assists. St. Louis improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine games against Calgary.

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.