Pro Sports

Cards top Reds to clinch tie for 2nd wild card

St. Louis clinched a tie for the second National League wild card and spoiled Dusty Baker's return from a mini-stroke with a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Cassel faltering at quarterback for Chiefs

Kansas City starter Matt Cassel has thrown a league-leading seven interceptions, including three first-half picks in Sunday's 37-20 loss to San Diego.

Rams adjusting to short workweek

St. Louis is coming off a 19-13 victory over Seattle on Sunday relatively healthy and gets a second consecutive home game for its Thursday night matchup with Arizona.

Tigers beat Royals to clinch AL Central title

Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a home run, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.

Beltran homers twice as Cardinals beat Nats 10-4

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 Sunday.

Zuerlein kicks lead Rams over Seahawks 19-13

The rookie kicked four field goals, setting a club record with a 58-yarder and then topping it with a 60-yarder, and helped the Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 19-13 on Sunday.

Chargers use 6 turnovers to beat Chiefs 37-20

Five of the turnovers came in the first half, when San Diego (3-1) raced to a 27-6 lead, and the Chargers turned the Chiefs' six total takeaways into 24 points.

Royals routed by Indians

It was the Indians ninth double-digit hit total in 10 games. They've won six of them, including a 15-4 victory in Kansas City a week ago.

Nationals edge Cardinals in 10 innings

The Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the NL East to one Saturday night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th inning.

Abreu's single in 14th gives Royals win over Indians

Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.

Chargers, Chiefs in another Arrowhead showdown

The Chargers return to Kansas City for an early season AFC West matchup that has implications for the top of the division.

Seahawks' defense has Rams' attention

The Rams are saddled with a patchwork offensive line minus two standouts that had considerable difficulty protecting quarterback Sam Bradford last week.

NFL, refs strike 11th hour deal, will work Thursday's game

The NFL and the officials' union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

Royals fall again to first-place Tigers

Doug Fister struck out nine straight batters and the Tigers kept their lead in the division, beating Kansas City 5-4 Thursday. The Royals lost four straight at Comerica Park.


Cardinals shut out in Houston, take two out of three

The Cardinals' loss broke a 10-game winning streak for the Cardinals over Houston and cut their lead over Los Angeles and Milwaukee to 3 1/2 games for the second NL wild card spot after both teams won Wednesday.

Tigers edge Royals, claim top spot in AL Central

Detroit, which started the day tied with the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central for the first time since Sept. 2, found a way to break through in the eighth. Kansas City has lost four straight since winning four in a row, including two against the White Sox.

Proposed BCS changes would alter traditional bowl formats

A person with direct knowledge of the plan for the four-team playoff in 2014 told The Associated Press that either a Pac-12 or a Big 12 team likely will be the opponent for the top-rated champion from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences.

Rams' rookie kicker as consistent as they come

Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick out of Division II Missouri Western, has been on the money all three games. He's been effective on kickoffs, too, with special teams limiting opponents to a 17.4-yard average return

Rams' rookie defensive tackle Brockers set for NFL regular season debut

Brockers was limited in practice Wednesday, but both the player and coach Jeff Fisher are optimistic about making his NFL debut Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Chiefs' Lilja has first start at center during team's injury crisis

Last season, it was the quality of Chiefs players who were hurt: Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles, Cassel and tight end Tony Moeaki. This year, it's been sheer quantity.