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Reaves game winning goal lifts Blues over Jets 4-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ryan Reaves scored the game-winner in his hometown as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. Reaves scored 2:25 into the third period when he grabbed a loose puck near the side of Winnipeg's net, spun around and sent a low shot by goalie Ondrej Pavelec for the 3-2 lead. Jaden Schwartz and David Backes each scored on the power...
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As Mizzou is finding out, scheduling is an art in rugged SEC

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Tigers are still dealing with some scheduling questions from their move to the SEC, but for the second straight year, things appear to have worked out in their favor. Second-place Georgia finished its conference slate with an upset win over Auburn last week, so Mizzou will be in complete control of its own SEC East destiny heading into games this Saturday at...
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Ex-NFL center-turned-farmer delivers own son: 'Incredible experience'

Jason Brown had no real farming experience when he retired from the NFL a few years ago, but the former center didn't let that stop him from buying a 1,000-acre farm to grow food for the needy.  He just made it work. Likewise, when Brown's wife, Tay, went into labor Tuesday -- and their midwife was still en route to their North Carolina home -- Brown did what he had to do...
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Rams look to claim back-to-back wins for first time this season

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

On the plus side, concussion gave Oshie a chance to reboot

ST. LOUIS -- There's never a good time to have a concussion, one of the scariest and most dangerous injuries in sports. And it certainly didn't look good when Blues forward T.J. Oshie collided with the goal post in a 4-3 overtime win at Dallas, especially considering he was already off to a slow start with just one point in his first eight games. Alas, some good might have come from...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Mueller as assistant hitting coach

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former batting champion Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach. The 43-year-old Mueller, a St. Louis native, was a .291 career hitter with a .373 on-base percentage. He served as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach last season, and they finished 26th in the majors in runs, 27th in batting average and 28th in on-base percentage. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise against Broncos keeps Rams afloat

ST. LOUIS -- At times, it looks like an 11th straight losing season for the St. Louis Rams is a done deal. Then games like Sunday's surprise victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos seem to show the overhaul by coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead, now deep into Year 3, could really pay off. "We're building this team and we're on the right track...
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Heyward instantly adds more pop to Cardinals' lineup

ST. LOUIS -- After finishing with the fewest home runs in the National League last season, the Cardinals could use a power boost. As a behemoth listed at 6-foot-5 and 245, new right fielder Jason Heyward has the look of someone who can provide some serious pop. He can, too. Heyward slugged 27 homers in 2012. He also hit 14 as a 20-year-old rookie when he finished with a .277 batting...
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Blues' Lehtera named NHL's first star for last week

ST. LOUIS -- Another week, another honor for the St. Louis Blues. Two weeks after linemate Vladimir Tarasenko was named the NHL's first star for the preceding week, and one week after Tarasenko was the third star, Blues center Jori Lehtera was named the NHL's first star for the week ending Nov. 16. That's three weeks in a row a Blues player has been among the league's top three stars...
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Saint Louis powers past Southern Illinois, 62-59

ST. LOUIS -- Austin McBroom scored 24 points on 6-of-14 from the field, including a game winning 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining in the game, to lead Saint Louis to a 62-59 come from behind win against Southern Illinois in the season opener for both teams Saturday. Trailing 56-51 with 3:34 to play, the Billikens went on a 9-1 run, capped off by McBroom's shot that broke...
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Cardinals visit Cubs in big league opener April 5

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5. Originally scheduled for April 6, the game was moved up to become ESPN's opening national telecast of the season. Chicago said Friday the remainder of the three-game series will be played on April 7 and 8, with April 9 as an off day. The Cubs originally had April...
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Cardinals beat D-backs 1-0 after title decided

PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their second straight NL Central title before the first pitch Sunday and closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals were already in the postseason entering the day and celebrated the division title in the dugout minutes before first pitch, when Cincinnati's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh was announced...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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 ... LAST SERIES AT BUSCH The Cardinals will look to get their final homestand of the season off on the right foot this weekend with a three-game...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams must figure out a way to contain DeMarco Murray

Jerry Jones is enjoying how DeMarco Murray emerging as the NFL's leading rusher has taken the pressure off Tony Romo for the Dallas Cowboys. Murray has always been at his best against the St. Louis Rams, who have already let two unheralded players shred them on the ground. He figures to be the focal point again Sunday for the visiting Cowboys, who are preparing for both quarterbacks...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Has Mizzou found its next star defensive end in Shane Ray?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri defensive end Shane Ray turned to football to stay out of trouble. "My mom felt that I needed some structure," Ray said. "At the time, I was just trying to find a way to stay in school after high school." The national leader in tackles for losses, Ray grew up in a crime-riddled section of Kansas City. He lived with his mother, Sebrina...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny: Wacha to make start Sunday after impressing in recent bullpen sessions

ST. LOUIS -- As Mike Matheny sat down for his daily media scrum Wednesday afternoon, Michael Wacha had just finished a throwing session in the Cardinals' bullpen. When Matheny said he would be laying out the rotation's plans for the weekend after he checked "to see how things went out there," the inference was obvious to anyone who had watched Wacha's bullpen...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Williams' debut with Rams a bust -- and it's only getting tougher

ST. LOUIS -- Gregg Williams' long-delayed debut as St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator was a bust, and it only gets harder from here. For at least a few months, he'll be without standout end Chris Long. The pressure had already been ramped up to keep the score down when Sam Bradford was lost in the preseason, and third-string quarterback Austin Davis could get the start...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou's QB situation -- thankfully for the Tigers -- is nothing like UCF's

Maty Mauk seemingly has made a smooth transition to being Missouri's full-time starter, but coach Gary Pinkel also has stressed there's a learning curve his quarterback will have to embrace as the season moves along. That's especially true for whoever happens to be under center for Central Florida, which will start its second quarterback in as many games on Saturday when...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

INDIANAPOLIS -- NBA star Paul George got the message quickly Thursday. After tweeting that Ray Rice should be allowed to continue his NFL career and suggesting he was merely responding to being attacked, George backtracked Thursday, replacing his deleted comments with an apology to women and victims of domestic violence. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Now minus two star players, Rams get back to work

ST. LOUIS -- There were so many shortcomings in the St. Louis Rams' woeful season-opening loss to Minnesota, that the team's best option now is to just move on from it. In Week 2 at Tampa Bay, they will try again to act the part of a franchise on the rise minus a second stalwart. After practice on Wednesday, coach Jeff Fisher told players they had done a good job of getting...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fisher quashes rumors he benched QB Hill

ST. LOUIS -- Rams coach Jeff Fisher emphasized that quarterback Shaun Hill is still the St. Louis starter, dismissing speculation about why he yanked him at halftime of the team's season-opening blowout loss to Minnesota. Fisher said Hill could still start this week at Tampa Bay, but is day to day with a left quadriceps injury. Fisher added that he isn't one to play games...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wacha sharp in return as Cardinals show no mercy to reeling Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- So much happened during the Cardinals' 3-2 victory over the Brewers Thursday night that it was easy to overlook the most important development. There were three run-saving highlight catches in the Cardinals' outfield and two botched plays in the infield. There was Matt Carpenter getting nailed running from second to third by a Matt Holliday grounder that cost...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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 ... WEEKEND IN MILWAUKEE The Cardinals and Brewers meet in a crucial four-game series at Miller Park. Don't miss any of the action on FOX Sports...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri WR White growing on and off the field

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Moms really do know what's best. Just ask Missouri receiver Darius White, who in his fifth season playing college football received his first career start in the team's opener last Saturday. "One thing my mom (Demetric) always tells me -- if you dream about it, it's going to come," the senior said. "You've just got to be patient. Patience...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Brewers are moving in opposite directions -- and fast

MILWAUKEE -- If the NL Central race were between the tortoise and the hare, the Cardinals would be the tortoise and the Brewers the hare. As the methodical approach proved victorious in the fairy tale, it's looking like the tortoise will prevail in the NL Central. The Cardinals not only have moved into first place after spending the first five months looking up at the Brewers...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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