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Wainwright takes loss, is ready to put August behind him

For one inning anyway, Adam Wainwright pitched like Adam Wainwright of the first half. But for the next five innings at Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon, he was back in his "grindy" mode, his second-half "funk" or whatever you want to call it. Still, put the six innings together and Wainwright was good enough to record a quality start. But he wasn't good...
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Sam gets last chance at a preseason impression

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster. For him -- and everyone else on NFL roster bubbles -- a preseason finale is anything but meaningless. Sam and the Rams visit the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, the last exhibition for both clubs and the last opportunity for players to state their...
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Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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Protecting the Rams' QB is more important than embracing him

ST. LOUIS -- It's only natural that when a team's starting quarterback is lost for the season in a meaningless preseason game, the intense focus will be on that position and the player stepping up to replace him. At the same time, at least publicly, other important issues get pushed to the background. That has clearly been the case since the moment this past Sunday afternoon...
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Michael Sam still fighting for a roster spot as Rams inch closer to final cuts

ST. LOUIS -- As seniors at Missouri a year ago, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam worried mostly about how they would lead a defense expected to struggle once again in the mighty SEC. This fall, they've been fighting for roster spots with the St. Louis Rams, and Gaines looks to be in good shape to not only make the team, but maybe earn a starting cornerback spot after Trumaine Johnson...
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Blues unveil -- and share -- their new jerseys

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Cardinals' Lynn is one of the best in the league at limiting the long ball

Few pitchers have proven more difficult to take deep this season than Lance Lynn. Considering much of the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense lately has come via the long ball, they could be in trouble Tuesday night against Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Lynn (14-8, 2.78 ERA) has gone 6-2 with a 1.73 ERA in nine starts since surrendering a season-high six earned runs in...
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Hero or head case? Mizzou's Baggett says he's found his sense of zen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All-SEC kickers are made not so much from the hips down, but from the neck up. And so after hearing a small-group lecture at a kicking camp this summer from Dr. Marty Martinez about failure -- not fearing it, accepting it, using it as a springboard to bigger and better things -- Andrew Baggett pressed Martinez to go keeper, to help him trap that elusive butterfly...
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Cardinals grab series opener in Pittsburgh with clutch seventh-inning swings

Matt Holliday is on track to end up with career-lows in batting average and slugging percentage and his fewest homers and RBIs since his rookie season. But the Cardinals' 34-year-old left fielder still is coming through with his share of big hits. He hasn't had many bigger this season than the two-run single he delivered in the seventh inning Monday night at Pittsburgh that...
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No time for Tebow in STL: Hill ready to roll as Rams' No. 1 QB

ST. LOUIS -- It didn't take long for virtually everyone to chime in with an opinion on who should replace injured Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, including a former starter looking for a job. But despite rumors that calls were already being made to find someone else, coach Jeff Fisher remained firm that Shaun Hill will be the man Week 1 against Minnesota after Monday's practice...
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Mizzou QB Mauk set to become full-time starter

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Growing up in Kenton, Ohio, Maty Mauk didn't know much about Missouri. But he got an offer to play quarterback for the Tigers, and decided to visit them during the Fourth of July weekend in 2011. Five hundred miles later, he knew where he wanted to attend college. "When I came on that first visit, it was a lot different than the other ones," Mauk said...
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Cardinals call up Lyons to bolster bullpen, demote Garcia

The Cardinals reached to Triple-A Memphis to bolster their bullpen Monday morning, calling up left-hander Tyler Lyons and sending down infielder Greg Garcia. While the move will leave the bench short, the club must consider the need for a fresh arm greater than that for a pinch-hitter and backup infielder. Garcia struck out in his only two at-bats since he was called up last week...
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A Cardinals sweep in Pittsburgh could be knockout blow of Pirates

With last week's sweep at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals pretty much ended the Reds' playoff hopes. Now they have a chance to do the same to the Pirates. Sweep the three-game series that begins Monday night at Pittsburgh and the Pirates would fall 6 1/2 games behind St. Louis, which is 1 1/2 games behind first-place Milwaukee. Anyone around for 2011 knows a comeback is possible...
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Tyron Woodley flattens Dong Hyun Kim by TKO in just 61 seconds

Following a disastrous performance in his last fight, Tyron Woodley bounced back in a big way on Saturday with a first round knockout over Dong Hyun Kim in China. Woodley struggled against Rory MacDonald, rarely opening up his offense at all and spent the majority of the fight pinned against the cage offering up little in the way of a counter to his opponent's punches and kicks...
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Nonconference games could show whether Mizzou is NCAA tourney material

If challenging neutral-site games are the best way to prepare for the postseason, Missouri basketball should be in good shape. For the seventh straight season, the Tigers will play only one true road game in their 13-game nonconference schedule, which the university released Friday morning. First-year coach Kim Anderson also released the schedule via Twitter; perhaps the SEC'...
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Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are ... CLUTCH HITTING  The Cardinals have been hitting better with runners in scoring position, and manager Mike Matheny says that's just a result...
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New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

ST. LOUIS -- Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 bar fight. The second woman accuses Washington of raping her in a dorm...
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DT Brockers ready to return for Rams

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Brockers doesn't know all the technical jargon for what kept him out of much of training camp. He just knows he's ready to go. The third-year defensive tackle suffered a high right ankle sprain in early August just prior to the St. Louis Rams' first scrimmage Aug. 2. He missed the team's first two preseason games and didn't get much practice...
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SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums, the league said. The changes resulted from recommendations made by a working group approved by SEC athletic directors in June 2012 to review attendance trends with some fans choosing to watch at home on flat-screen TVs. The league said 57 of 100 games...
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UFC's Tyron Woodley gutted by chaos in hometown of Ferguson: 'It's like Iraq'

If you see anything posted on Tyron Woodley's Twitter feed or Facebook page this week, it probably won't be from him. Woodley's coaches have banned him from accessing social media leading up to his fight with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night on Fight Pass on Saturday in Macao. The images from the tragedy and ensuing turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. -- Woodley's hometown ...
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UFC's Tyron Woodley gutted by chaos in hometown of Ferguson: 'It's like Iraq'

If you see anything posted on Tyron Woodley's Twitter feed or Facebook page this week, it probably won't be from him. Woodley's coaches have banned him from accessing social media leading up to his fight with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night on Fight Pass on Saturday in Macao. The images from the tragedy and ensuing turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. -- Woodley's hometown ...
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Rams hope healthy line boosts running game

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis Rams running game that needs beefing up this preseason could get a big boost for Saturday night's game at Cleveland. Coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that left tackle Jake Long (knee) and right guard Rodger Saffold (neck) could both play this week after sitting out the first two games of the preseason, giving the Rams their full starting offensive line....
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Fisher encouraged by Bradford's performance in preseason debut

Make or break. Do or die. Back against the wall. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has heard the narrative so often, he's probably wanted to scream. But he couldn't say much. All he could do was work like the devil to return from a torn ACL and then begin showing on the field why the Rams selected him with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft. So it was that exactly 300 days...
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Rams backing Bradford heading into a make-or-break season

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Pick the cliché. Make or break. Now or never. Do or die. They all apply to Sam Bradford. The St. Louis Rams thought they were getting their first franchise quarterback since Kurt Warner when drafting Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick in 2010. Four seasons later, Bradford has yet to fulfill that lofty expectation for a variety of reasons. There were the injuries...
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Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are ... HALL OF FAME WEEKEND Cardinals Hall of Fame inductees Jim Edmonds, Willie McGee, Marty Marion and Mike Shannon did plenty with a bat in their...
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