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Reds beat Cardinals, avoid sweep

Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton's had his best game of the season by far against the Cardinals on Wednesday. The rookie had three hits and his first two steals — against six-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina — plus a daring dash home on one of the shortest sacrifice flies you'll see in the Reds' 4-0 win.

The anticipation and mystery of the Masters

This year's Masters is so hard to figure out. Tiger Woods won't be playing, but many Masters rookies will. And no one is dominating golf at the moment. The field is wide open.

Busch Stadium to host hot dog eating contest

The hot dog eating contest starts at noon, with the Cardinals hosting the Atlanta Braves at 1:15 p.m. The top male and female contenders will advance to the New York contest.

For Palmer, memories of Masters aren't all golf

The memories at the Masters aren't just about golf for Arnold Palmer.

Without Tiger, the Masters has an open look

Tiger Woods is missing the Masters for the first time. His presence looms as large as some of the Georgia pines lining the fairways, though it will be forgotten when the opening shot is in the air Thursday, and a green jacket is awarded Sunday.

Vargas, Escobar lead Royals to 4-2 win over Rays

Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.

Michael Wacha pitches Cardinals to 5-3 victory over Reds in home opener

Michael Wacha outdid Tony Cingrani in a rematch of young power pitchers, and the Cardinals got a three-run double from Yadier Molina in the first inning.

Cardinals strike early, down Pirates 6-1

Every time the St. Louis Cardinals faced Francisco Liriano in 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander found a way to push the Cardinals around.

Pedro Alvarez powers Pirates by Cardinals 12-2

Pedro Alvarez mashed two home runs that traveled an estimated 831 feet Friday night, and the Pirates beat the Cardinals 12-2.

Perez go-ahead double lifts Royals over White Sox

Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.

Kansas City Royals win home opener 7-5 over Chicago White Sox

Alex Gordon drove in three runs, and Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 in their home opener Friday.

Seahawks lock up coach Pete Carroll with extension

The Seattle Seahawks locked up head coach Pete Carroll through the 2016 season with a three-year extension announced Friday.

Cardinals beat Reds 7-6 to take 2 of 3 in series

The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier's two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 and take two of three in their season-opening series.

St. Louis Blues garner franchise-record 52nd victory

Maxim Lapierre and Brenden Morrow scored as St. Louis improved to 14-2-0 in their last 16 games against Buffalo.

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game called because of rain

The Kansas City Royals' game against the Detroit Tigers was postponed because of rain Thursday. The game will be made up June 19, when the Royals are back in Detroit.

McIlroy: Golf waiting on new dominant player

Welcome to the Tiger Woods-less 2014, a year full of those hoping to contend on the PGA Tour rather than one player who expects to win each and every week.


Kinsler's hit lifts Tigers over Royals

Baseball's new instant replay system was popular at Comerica Park on Wednesday when two calls at first base were overturned in Detroit's favor. The second reversal ended a Kansas City rally in the 10th, and the Tigers eventually won 2-1 on Ian Kinsler's single in the bottom of the inning.

Fired to feted: DeSean Jackson get big deal from Washington

On Wednesday, Jackson closed the deal, signing a three-year, $24 million contract that includes $16 million guaranteed. The terms were disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Washington team did not announce the financial details.

South Carolina's Clowney believes he should be NFL's top pick

Clowney thinks he elevated his already elite status during the 40 minutes or so of running through cones, jumping over hurdles and catching tennis balls in workouts he passed on at the NFL combine in February.

Column: Maybe Woods wasn't built for the distance

Tiger Woods, who hasn't won a major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open, won't compete at the upcoming Masters for the first time in his career, opting to begin rehab for his latest surgery.