Qualifying for the World Cup competition might prove to be the easy part as winning the prestigious event will be the real test for Jurgen Klinsmann, a former German star player and now coach of the U.S. team.
The Royals, who entered Wednesday trailing Tampa Bay by three games, moved a game closer to the Indians. Cleveland came in 1½ games behind the Rays.
Coming off a huge debut, the big-body tight end with getaway skills said it was every bit as important that the defense be good enough to give him a chance when he signed with the Rams this offseason.
Ever since 1998, the "Preston Road Trophy" has been presented to the winning side on the rare occasions that Dallas plays Kansas City — as is the case this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup appearance, beating Mexico 2-0 Tuesday night on second-half goals by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan.
Jeremy Guthrie got a major assist from his defense in pitching six innings, Alcides Escobar hit a rare home run and the Royals snapped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Training camps open around the league Wednesday, just 79 days after the Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up the lockout-shortened 2013 season by winning the Stanley Cup.
The Pirates earned their 82nd victory, ensuring their first winning record in 21 seasons, with a 1-0 victory Monday night at Texas against Yu Darvish.
Denver's second-year linebacker blames excitement over his first NFL start for his premature celebration of a sure pick-6 that resulted in a touchback instead of a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 1 rout of the Ravens.
Jimenez strikes out 10 over seven innings of work to lead Indians past Royals on Monday.
St. Louis Rams win first home-opener since 2006 with 27-24 comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals.
The emphatic 28-2 result Sunday was the Chiefs' most lopsided season-opening win since beating Denver 59-7 in 1963. It also made Andy Reid their first coach to win his opener since Frank Gansz in 1987.
The last time Kansas City won its opener by such a wide margin was 1963, a 59-7 victory against Denver.
Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes and had a key reception in the drive that led to Greg Zuerlein's tiebreaking field goal with 40 seconds to go.
Bruce Chen broke up a bad string of starts by Royals pitchers on Sunday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in seven innings Sunday.
The Pirates arrived at Busch Stadium this weekend with a 1½-game division lead and a chance to cement their first winning season since 1992. They left trailing the Cardinals by 1½ games and still stuck on 81 victories.
Carl Edwards beat out Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman in Saturday's race.
Adam Wainwright bounced back from back-to-back sub-par outings with seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday night.