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Pirates beat Reds 6-2 in NL wild-card game

The Pittsburgh Pirates won their first playoff game in 21 years.

Cardinals' second baseman Carpenter having spectacular year

The 27-year-old Matt Carpenter came to spring training needing to learn a new position so he'd fit in the lineup. He enters the postseason as perhaps the best leadoff man in the game, a second baseman who'll never hurt you on defense and an MVP candidate.

St. Louis, Kansas City, Missouri Tigers sports teams give fans reasons to cheer

The fall season has been kind to several Show-Me State teams on both the college and professional levels. This quick video breaks down the success of squads, including the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers football and volleyball teams.

Pirates hoping for more than cameo in playoffs

The day Clint Hurdle took over as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager in December 2010, he spoke about electrifying the city. He preached optimism then went out and practiced it every day while talking about a vision that went far beyond returning a moribund franchise to respectability.

Sitting atop National League, Cardinals await opponent

The St. Louis Cardinals are content to await the winner of a one-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

 

Defeat leaves Earnhardt with bitter taste

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s losing streak extends to 48 races after loss at the Monster Mile.

NHL: New rules, new roles and can 'Hawks repeat?

Enjoy the Stanley Cup-banner raising ceremony for as long as possible, Chicago. Once the puck drops to usher in the new NHL season in Chicago, Montreal and Edmonton on Tuesday, recent history suggests someone other than the Blackhawks will be hoisting the Cup in June. The 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings stand as the league's last franchise to repeat as champions.

Chiefs still unbeaten as they begin Week 5

The Chiefs pounded the New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday to move to 4-0 for only the third time in franchise history.

Optimism abounds after Kansas City Royals finish

The Royals' 86-76 finish brings optimism but questions linger as Kansas City heads toward the offseason.

 

Cardinals clinch home field in NL postseason with victory

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs with a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Chen pitches Royals to 4-1 victory over White Sox

The Royals' 86-76 record for the year was their best mark since they went 92-70 in 1989.

Chiefs remain unbeaten with 31-7 victory over Giants

The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the New York Giants on Sunday, cruising to a 31-7 victory and improving their record to 4-0, just a year after finishing the season 2-14.

Chiefs will see familiar faces against Giants

As the Chiefs chase their first 4-0 start since 2003, and the Giants try to avoid their first 0-4 start since 1987, here are five things to keep in mind.

49ers regain footing, rout Rams 35-11

The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the defense stepped up in a 35-11 49ers victory over the Rams on Thursday night.

Rams, Fisher reflect on frustrating loss to 49ers

After a 35-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher was able to reflect on his team's effort.

Sean McGrath and his beard help Chiefs' offense survive

The fellows from "Duck Dynasty" have a rival in the facial hair department from the Kansas City Chiefs' backup tight end, who is becoming known for his gnarly whiskers and a hero to fans for the way he's filled in for banged-up starters Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce.

Cardinals clinch NL Central championship

After a 7-0 win over Chicago on Friday night, St. Louis (95-65) has won six of seven and is tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NL.

Royals hand White Sox 98th loss of season

Kansas City raced to a 6-1 win over Chicago. Royals' James Shields (13-9) struck out 10 and scattered four hits over seven innings for his 100th career win.

Guthrie, Laugh lead Royals over White Sox 3-2

Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings, and David Lough hit a two-run homer to lead the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston off to sack-filled start

Georgia coach Mark Richt knew that Justin Houston had all the physical tools to be a smashing NFL success. The young linebacker just needed to screw his head on straight.

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