Adam Wainwright, 31, who is in the final year of a contact plus extension that will have paid him $36 million over six years, said he hopes talks will not become drawn out.
Viktor Fasth became the first goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, leading Anaheim to a 6-5 shootout win over St. Louis.
With Freese's agreement intact, the Cardinals have come to terms with all arbitration-eligible players.
Ballpark Village was part of the development agreement between the city and the Cardinals when the new stadium was built.
In his first start in net for Detroit, 20-year-old goalie Petr Mrazek made 26 saves and allowed only one goal in Detroit's 5-1 win over St. Louis.
Brad Smith of the Buffalo Bills is excited to try something different and test his comfort zone with Men's Health Magazine.
General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny announced Tuesday that Chris Carpenter almost certainly won't pitch in 2013 and that his star-crossed career is probably over after a recurrence of a nerve injury that cost him most of last season.
Ryan Ellis, Rich Clune and Nick Spaling scored in the opening period for Nashville, which won its third consecutive game in a commanding 6-1 victory over the Blues.
Joe Flacco of the Ravens, who was voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason.
"There are so many storylines to this game that make it bigger than just the Super Bowl," 49ers CEO Jed York said.
The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter.
Here's a look at the flavor and details surrounding the Super Bowl in the host city of New Orleans.
Former Tiger shortstop Ian Kinsler talked about how his unlikely landing at Missouri led to an All-Star career in Major League Baseball.
Advertisers for the big game are trying to get viewers more involved in the commercials.
Barret Jackman, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Tarasenko all scored in the first 14 minutes for the Blues, who improved to 6-1.
The first phase of the project received $17 million in state and city incentives. The Cardinals hope to open Ballpark Village in time for Opening Day in 2014.
Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak also made 20 saves in the win.
During a two-hour Mass, broadcaster Bob Costas delivered a lengthy tribute to Stan Musial. Cardinals standout Albert Pujols and Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Lou Brock were among those in attendance.
Thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis for Stan Musial's visitation. Musial died on Saturday at the age of 92. He helped the Cardinals win four World Series as a player and general manager.
Goalie Jaroslav Halak saved 13 shots for the Blues, who moved to 3-1 on the season.