Pro Sports

Rams leaning on 5th-rounder at running back

The St. Louis Rams thought enough about Zac Stacy's potential that they traded their last two draft picks to ensure they landed the Vanderbilt career rushing leader in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Chiefs, Broncos in heated race out West

The Chiefs (9-0), Broncos (7-1), Chargers (4-4) and Raiders (3-5) have a combined 23-10 record for a .697 winning percentage. That's the highest percentage by a division through nine weeks of the season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Ponder possibility of RG3 paired with Peterson

Two years ago, in the second-to-last game of the season, Adrian Peterson tore ligaments in his left knee. Toby Gerhart and backup quarterback Joe Webb rallied the Vikings to a victory that ensured their record was better than Indianapolis or St. Louis.

T.J. Oshie lifts Blues to shootout win

T.J. Oshie scored in the shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Other NFL players cite lack of leaders in Miami

Eleven seasons into his football career, Washington Redskins linebacker Nick Barnett figures he has a pretty good sense of the sort of teasing and hazing and horsing around that happens in the typical NFL locker room, especially when it comes to rookies.

Record scoring pace alters strategies

NFL teams are lighting up scoreboards like never before as the game is flooded with bigger, faster receivers, dual-threat quarterbacks and a rule book that puts defenders at a decided disadvantage.

With Aaron Rodgers sidelined, Bears beat Packers 27-20

Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Chicago Bears won 27-20 and ended a six-game skid to the Green Bay Packers.

Jimmie Johnson feels good even with Kenseth in mirror

Just like last season, Jimmie Johnson enters the next-to-last race with a seven-point lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He came up empty in his bid for a sixth title last year, but is more confident about his chances following Sunday's dominating victory at Texas.

Defense takes blame for loss to Titans

The Rams defense gave up 198 years rushing in 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans.


Cardinals will make qualifying offer for Beltran

The Cardinals are offering outfielder Carlos Beltran a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying deal, but they don't expect him to return.


Imperfect Chiefs carry perfect record into bye

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith dismisses criticism that his undefeated team is the worst to ever start 9-0.


Chiefs stay perfect with 23-13 win over Bills

Sean Smith's interception and linebacker Tamba Hali's 11-yard fumble return for a touchdown aided the Chiefs in overcoming a pedestrian offense and their own leaky defense in securing a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Titans beat Fisher, Rams 28-21

Rams coach Jeff Fisher again downplayed the matchup against the franchise he coached for 16 years, saying it was "another week for me," though he expected the loss to hurt more for former Titans players now in the St. Louis lineup.

Chiefs' Andy Reid most focused on Bills

Chiefs coach Andy Reid is focused solely on Sunday, when the Chiefs travel to play the Bills (3-5), a team that similarly went through an offseason transition and is also off to a better-than-expected start under first-year coach Doug Marrone.

Connolly scores tiebreaker as Lightning top Blues

Alex Killorn had a goal and two assists and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who have won all five games this season against West teams. Tampa Bay is off to a 10-4-0 start.

Fisher says Titans matchup just another game

When the Titans (3-4) play the Rams (3-5), be sure to watch out for five things: short rest, the road ahead, sliding Titans, ignoring Finnegan and a run to glory.

Rams' Lance Kendricks gets it done receiving, blocking

This season, the St. Louis tight end has 20 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Eleven of his receptions have been for first downs. He had a season-high five catches against Dallas.

Elliott, Steen lead Blues over Panthers

St. Louis beat Florida 4-0 with the help of Brian Elliott stopping 31 shots for the first win of the season.

Clutch hitting eluded Cardinals in World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals lineup, which was highly efficient on offense during the regular season, failed to present a problem to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

Red Sox win World Series title, beat Cards 6-1 in Game 6

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball's bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.