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Pitcher Jon Lester perfect for Red Sox in win against Cardinals

Jon Lester pitched two scoreless innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Kansas City Royals snag two-run homer for victory over Texas Rangers

Brandon Wood hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Kansas City a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

Jeter about 2 weeks away from games

New York general manager Brian Cashman said on Sunday that Derek Jeter should be ready to play in spring training games around March 10.

Blues fall 1-0 in overtime to Avalanche

The Avs have won seven straight over the Blues at Pepsi Center.

Royals manager Ned Yost undergoes gallbladder surgery

Yost said his gallbladder has been bothering him for two years, but it began "acting up" during spring training.

Lance Lynn focused on earning spot in Cardinals' rotation

Lynn dropped 40 pounds during an offseason nutrition and conditioning program in which he restructured his diet while working out six days a week.

Sharks end Blues three-game winning streak

The San Jose Sharks beat the Blues 2-1 Tuesday to end a seven-game winless stretch. The Blues have dropped five consecutive home games and also had a three-game winning streak halted.

With No. 1 overall pick, Chiefs eyeing everyone as NFL combine opens

The consensus is that there's no quarterback worth taking with the first pick this year, even though it may be the Chiefs' most glaring need.

Royals' bullpen looking solid to begin season

With the addition of James Shields, Ervin Santana and Wade Davis to the rotation, the Kansas City bullpen may not have to work as many innings this season with the starters going deeper into games.

Cardinals' Furcal may not be ready for opening day

Furcal is working his way back from a strained elbow ligament suffered near the end of last season and may not be ready to go for the Cardinals on opening day.

Disappointing SEC looking at limited March Madness entries

With only one team ranked in the Top 25, the No. 5 Florida Gators, the SEC could have three or fewer teams in the NCAA tournament for only the second time in 23 years.

Missouri Senate to take up Stan Musial bridge bill

Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois would have to approve the name. The bridge is expected to open sometime next year.

Blues down Canucks in shootout, 4-3

The Blues beat the Canucks 4-3 on Sunday night in Vancouver.

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win pole at Daytona 500

Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.

Fisher hires Walton as defensive coordinator

The Rams finally settled on the 41-year-old Tim Walton, whose top selling point for Jeff Fisher was familiarity with the system.

Cardinals get going at spring camp, with an 'edge'

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rainy day of training on Friday. Rain prevented field practice, but hitters took to the batting cages for practice.

Francoeur understands Royals fans' frustrations

Jeff Francoeur, who had a disappointing season last year, expects to play better this year and reverse Royals fans' frustrations.

Royals' Johnson adjusts to new home

Elliott Johnson, who was also a high school basketball star, played in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for 11 years.

Cardinals extend contracts of general manager Mozeliak, manager Matheny

Cardinals chairman William DeWitt said he hopes the contract extensions help the team continue contending for World Series titles in the near future.


Steen scores in overtime as Blues top Red Wings 4-3

The struggling St. Louis Blues managed an overtime win Wednesday night. The Blues topped the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on an Alexander Steen goal.