Cardinals first-round pick Roberts suspended 50 games for positive drug test (12/15/18)NEW YORK -- St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft pick Griffin Roberts has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Major League Baseball announced the ban Friday. Roberts is a right-handed reliever who was selected 43rd overall from Wake Forest this year. He pitched for Class A Palm Beach after signing for $1,664,200 and had been expected to move quickly through the minor leagues...
St. Louis Blues overcome odd penalty, score short-handed in OT win over Avalanche (12/15/18)ST. LOUIS -- Ryan O'Reilly scored a short-handed goal 2:05 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Friday night. Colton Parayko scored twice and Ivan Barbashev also had a goal for the Blues. Jake Allen made 39 saves...
Chiefs suffer heartbreaking, last-second loss to Chargers (12/14/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion...
Cards send 3B Wisdom to Rangers (12/12/18)LAS VEGAS -- The St. Louis Cardinals traded third baseman Patrick Wisdom to the Texas Rangers for infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson on Tuesday as the winter meetings began to heat up. The 27-year-old Wisdom made his major league debut last season, hitting .260 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 32 games. He spent most of the season at Class AAA Memphis, hitting .288 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs...
Blues net all four of their goals in third period, beat Panthers 4-3 (12/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- Brayden Schenn capped St. Louis' four-goal third period as the Blues beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night. David Perron had two goals and Ivan Barbashev also scored for St. Louis, which had lost three of four and eight of its last 11. Jake Allen stopped 22 shots to improve to 2-4-0 in his career against Florida...
Mahomes always gives Chiefs a chance at victory (12/11/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In an otherwise empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, long after they had rallied to beat the Ravens in overtime and clinch a playoff berth, chairman Clark Hunt was asked what makes this year's team different than all those that suffered postseason letdowns...
Struggling Blues puts goalie Johnson on waivers (12/11/18)ST. LOUIS -- The struggling St. Louis Blues have placed backup goaltender Chad Johnson on waivers and called up Jordan Binnington to take his place. The Blues put Johnson on waivers after recalling Binnington and sending forward Sammy Blais down to the American Hockey League's San Antonio Rampage. Johnson is 2-6-0 with a 3.54 goals-against average and .884 save percentage in 10 appearances this season...
Mizzou unloads 3s to beat Oral Roberts for third straight win (12/8/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mark Smith scored 14 points and Missouri's offense came alive in the second half to defeat Oral Roberts 80-64 Friday night for its third win in a row. The Tigers fed off the 3-point ball all game. Freshman Torrence Watson shot 4-for-4 from 3, and Smith knocked in three from beyond the arc as well. Missouri finished 12-for-26 from 3...
Blues avenge lopsided loss, pin 1-0 loss on Jets (12/8/18)WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Jake Allen made 26 saves and recorded his first shutout of the season as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Friday night. Alex Steen scored for the Blues during a second-period power play. The Jets managed just six shots on goal in the third period...
Cardinals management refers to Goldschmidt as 'perfect fit' at news conference (12/8/18)ST. LOUIS -- Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade. If he doesn't sign a new contract, he would be among the top free agents next offseason...
Blues stumble again with lead, fall to Oilers in shootout (12/6/18)ST. LOUIS -- Connor McDavid scored in the shootout after Oscar Klefbom tied it late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night. Klefbom scored with 55.2 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid scored in the shootout. Nugent-Hopkins also scored in the second period, and Edmonton won for the fourth time in five games...
Cardinals acquire Goldschmidt in trade with Diamondbacks (12/6/18)PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, St. Louis sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona...
St. Louis soccer stadium gets tax incentive nod from aldermen (12/1/18)ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved a tax incentive package Friday to build a downtown soccer stadium, a significant step in the city's effort to lure a professional franchise. Aldermen approved the measure 26-2. State tax credits also are being sought...
Cardinals, lefty Shreve agree to $900,000 deal (12/1/18)ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Chasen Shreve and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract. Shreve can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45 and 50; $75,000 apiece for 55 and 60; and $50,000 for 65...
Parayko scores in OT to lift Blues to 3-2 victory over Avalanche (12/1/18)DENVER -- Colton Parayko scored 1:34 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Alexander Steen also had a goal before leaving the game with an injury. Chad Johnson stopped 27 shots for St. Louis...
Chiefs' Mahomes uses bye week to improve, not dwell on TOs (11/30/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Patrick Mahomes walked out of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum two weeks ago with his jersey stained, his pride no doubt wounded and an uncharacteristic five turnovers blighting his box score. The only thing he stewed about during the Kansas City Chiefs' bye week was the final score...
Blues' recovery goes for naught (11/29/18)DETROIT -- Tyler Bertuzzi doesn't mind going into areas where there will be more physical play, like in front of the net, the corners and behind the net. That was a good thing for the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Bertuzzi broke a tie with 6 minutes, 53 seconds to go with his second goal of the game and Detroit held on to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 after blowing a 3-0 lead...
Missouri defeats Arkansas 38-0 in Lock's final home game (11/24/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three years ago, Drew Lock's freshman season ended with a dismal performance in a blowout loss to Arkansas in a chilly downpour. A losing season coupled with the retirement of longtime coach Gary Pinkel had the quarterback questioning whether Missouri was the right school for him...
Blues win first game under Berube, beat Predators 6-2 (11/24/18)ST. LOUIS -- Ryan O'Reilly, Brayden Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo finished with a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Ivan Barbashev, Zach Sanford and Robby Fabbri also scored for the Blues, who posted their highest goal total in 11 games. ...
Finding safe Haven: Miracles upon miracles for teen (11/24/18)CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Miracle No. 1: Haven Shepherd wasn't killed. Her dad, destitute, desperate and unable to support a child, brought a pair of bombs to their small hut in Vietnam. He strapped one to himself and the other to Haven's mom and placed Haven, then 14 months old, in between...
Berube steps in as interim coach after Blues fire Yeo (11/21/18)ST. LOUIS -- The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search. General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job...
Blues uses big second period to beat Vegas, 4-1 (11/17/18)LAS VEGAS -- Ryan O'Reilly scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Friday night. The Blues are 4-1-0 against the Pacific Division this season and 3-0-2 against the Golden Knights since the start of last season. Brayden Schenn and Oskar Sundqvist also scored for St. Louis...
Chiefs defense getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks (11/16/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had the Cardinals' Josh Rosen seeing red last week. As in a whole lot of red jerseys right in his face. The Chiefs sacked Arizona's rookie quarterback five times in their 26-14 victory. They hit him 13 times, forced a fumble and generally made life miserable on a cold afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium...
Pro Sports Schedule
Saturday Time Schedule
NFLHouston at N.Y. Jets, 3:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Denver, 7:20 p.m.
TOP 25 BASKETBALL
MenNo. 1 Kansas vs. No. 17 Villanova, Noon
No. 3 Tennessee at Memphis, Noon
No. 4 Gonzaga at No. 12 North Carolina, 6 p.m.
No. 5 Michigan vs. Western Michigan, 1 p.m.
No. 7 Nevada vs. South Dakota State, 8 p.m.
No. 8 Auburn vs. UAB at Birmingham, Ala., 6:30 p.m.
No. 11 Texas Tech vs. Abilene Christian, 6 p.m.
No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. Washington at Atlantic City, N.J., 6 p.m.
No. 14 Buffalo vs. Southern Illinois, 1 p.m.
No. 15 Ohio State vs. Bucknell, Noon
No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
No. 19 Kentucky vs. Utah, 4 p.m.
No. 20 Arizona State at Georgia, 5 p.m.
No. 22 Iowa vs. Northern Iowa at Des Moines, Iowa, 6 p.m.
No. 23 Furman vs. UNC Wilmington, 3 p.m.
No. 25 Indiana vs. Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 2:45 p.m.
No. 25 Kansas State vs. Georgia State, 7 p.m.
No. 25 Syracuse vs. Old Dominion, Noon
WomenNo. 3 Baylor at No. 11 Stanford, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Louisville vs. Northern Kentucky, 10:30 a.m.
No. 8 Oregon State vs. Texas A&M at Lahaina, Hawaii, 11:30 p.m.
No. 10 N.C. State vs. Maine, 5 p.m.
No. 18 Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee, 12 p.m.
No. 19 Marquette vs. Green Bay, 2 p.m.
No. 22 Missouri vs. South Dakota, 3 p.m.
BOWL GAMESCelebration Bowl at Atlanta: NC A&T vs. Alcorn State, Noon
Cure Bowl at Orlando, Fla.: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 12:30 p.m.
New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque: North Texas vs. Utah State, 1 p.m.
Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. Arizona State, 2:30 p.m.
Camellia Bowl at Montgomery, Ala.: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State, 8 p.m.
NBAUtah vs Orlando, 5 p.m., at Mexico City.
L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Chicago at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
NHLCalgary at Minnesota, 12:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Florida, 6 p.m.
Detroit vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m.
Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m.
New Jersey at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
GolfPGA Tour Champions, PNC Father-Son Challenge, Orlando, Fla.
European Tour/Sunshine Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, Malelane, South Africa