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Kansas City Royals shut out by Giants

The Royals, who entered the game with a Cactus League-leading .332 batting average, managed just four hits, only two after the first inning.

Oscar Taveras makes spring training debut for St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, who had ankle surgery in August, made his spring training debut, going 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

Major Leaguers talk about baseball in different ways these days

Sure, players today still talk about baseball and spend plenty of time together — but not the way it used to be.

Canelo Alvarez wants to put Mayweather in past

Canelo Alvarez didn't pick a walkover for his comeback fight, the first of what he hopes to be three bouts this year. Alfredo Angulo is a rugged and hard-hitting contender who may come into the ring as a big underdog but will have more than just a puncher's chance.

Sporting KC planning to defend MLS Cup title

Sporting KC player Dom Dwyer says the regular season will seem like a vacation after the amount of practice the team has done to prepare for it.

Miller helps Cardinals beat Red Sox in relaxed rematch of World Series

The Cardinals' right-hander gave up a leadoff home run in his spring training debut Wednesday, then retired eight in a row to help beat Boston 8-6. The game was a relaxed rematch of last year's World Series, won by the Red Sox.

Shields sharp in Royals' win over Diamondbacks

Royals pitcher James Shields pitched three scoreless innings in the Royals' win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kansas City Royals top Cincinnati Reds 9-5

Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez each homered off Johnny Cueto and drove in three runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Tuesday.

LeBron James reflects on rewriting his own record book

An hour after what he called the best regular-season game he's ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other.

The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball.

The basket, to him, looked as wide as the ocean.

Best player in the game. Best game of his career.

Former Missouri Tigers among former minor league players to wage lawsuit against MLB

The lawsuit filed in a San Francisco court awaits class-action certification.

LeBron nets career-high 61, Heat top Bobcats

Dazzling from inside and out, LeBron James put on the best scoring show of his NBA life Monday night, pouring in 61 points — a career high and franchise record — as the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.

Quintana goes 3 innings as White Sox top Royals

Jeremy Guthrie gave up four hits and three runs — all on Andy Wilkins' homer — in two innings in his first spring outing. He set down the White Sox in order in the second and threw 34 pitches in all.

Manning passes physical

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning passed a medical exam on his surgically repaired neck Monday, confirming his fitness to participate in the 2014 football season. The exam was required by Manning's $20 million contract with the Denver Broncos, according to a source with knowledge of the results.

Astros prospect checks drug struggle

Jon Singleton is considered the top first base prospect in baseball. And for the first time, he's opening up publicly about his battle with an addiction to marijuana and a monthlong stay at a rehabilitation center.

Jhonny Peralta homers twice against the Detroit Tigers, his former team

Jhonny Peralta homered on the first pitch he saw Monday, but the Cardinals fell 8-5 to the Detroit Tigers.

MLB's expanded replay gets first test; calls upheld

The first spring training test of baseball's expanded instant replay system has gotten off to a smooth start.

St. Louis Blues acquire Ryan Miller, Steve Ott

Once the shock and emotions of leaving Buffalo and the Sabres began to wear off, goalie Ryan Miller began looking forward to the challenge he and Steve Ott will face in living up to the St. Louis Blues' expectations.

Lance Lynn aims for another 200-inning season with Cardinals

St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn says he hasn't experienced any ill effects following his first 200-inning major league season. Judging by his first outing of the spring, it's easy to believe him.

Brewers' Braun homers in first at-bat back from drug ban

The slugger hit a two-run homer Thursday in his first at-bat for the Milwaukee Brewers since completing a season-ending, 65-game suspension in 2013 for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement.

Carlos Martinez takes the mound for Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to unveil Carlos Martinez, the electric pitcher who joined the team in the offseason, during Friday's matchup with Miami.