Pro Sports

Backes scores twice as Blues beat Maple Leafs

This game was Toronto's third loss in a row.


MLB intends to ban home-plate collisions

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, announced at the winter meetings that Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest.

Washington coach sits RG3; Cousins will start

Robert Griffin III will be the inactive third quarterback for Washington's final three games, behind starter Kirk Cousins and backup Rex Grossman. Coach Mike Shanahan's reasoning is that he fears Griffin, who has taken a pounding in recent weeks, will get hurt, and that would ruin the franchise player's offseason.

Rams backup Clemens taking hard knocks

Kellen Clemens is set to make his seventh start as Sam Bradford's stand-in Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, his most action by far since making eight starts for the Jets in 2007.

Sports stars speak out against homophobia at UN

Former professional basketball player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova on Tuesday urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to take gay rights into consideration when awarding major sporting events.

IOC president: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi

IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."

Blues edge Jets 2-1

Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal at 16 minutes, 58 seconds of the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Reigning Olympic skating champ out of Sochi Games

Reigning Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek announced Tuesday that a torn labrum in his left hip will keep him from competing in Sochi. After two months of aggressive treatment, doctors told Lysacek last week the injury was not going to improve and he was risking permanent damage if he kept training.

IOC to remind athletes against protests in Sochi

The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."

Managers La Russa, Torre, Cox elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected unanimously when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball's winter meetings. Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

St. Louis Rams guaranteed a non-winning season

The 2013 Rams have clinched the franchise's 10th consecutive non-winning season after a 30-10 loss at Arizona on Sunday.

Kansas City finds Washington to be tonic for ills

A win over Washington broke the Chiefs' three-game losing streak and brings them one step closer to clinching a playoff spot.


As he heads to the Hall of Fame, La Russa hopes for club exec job

After retiring from baseball after the 2011 season, Tony La Russa said he would be willing to come back to the game at some point.

Chiefs thump Redskins 45-10 to break 3-game skid

The Chiefs (10-3), who lost two to the Denver Broncos sandwiched around a defeat to the San Diego Chargers, went back to doing what they did so well during their 9-0 start — beat up on a bad team.

Cardinals beat Rams 30-10 to end NFC West skid

Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes to snap the Cardinals' eight-game losing streak against NFC West foes.

Nasty weather hits several NFL games

Blowing snow so obscured the yard markers during games yesterday that television networks superimposed the yard lines and numbers for viewers at home who couldn't see them.

Blues score 5 to hand Islanders 8th straight loss

St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games. The Islanders have lost eight straight overall (0-6-2) and eight in a row on the road.

Chiefs revolving offensive line finally hits its stride

Despite all the shuffling caused by a spate of injuries, the front five has played perhaps its best football of the season the last three weeks, which just so happen to have coincided with the offense's best performances of the season — and a frustrating three-game losing streak.

Jared Cook leads Rams receivers in catches, yards

The 26-year-old tight end is leading the Rams this season in both catches (40) and yards receiving (557).

Missouri alum set to make first career start with Rams

Rams center Tim Barnes is set to make his first career start Sunday at Arizona in place of injured Scott Wells.