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Blues goaltender Jake Allen signs two-year contract

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced Friday the club has signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract. Allen, 24, led all rookie goaltenders with 22 wins (22-7-4) this past season, while recording a  2.28 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. For his efforts, he was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team for the second time in his career. In addition, he tied...
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Padres hand Cardinals season-high fourth straight home loss

ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. San Diego won the first two games of the four-game series after losing three straight. St. Louis lost a season-high fourth straight home game but the Cardinals are still a...
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Blues ink defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a two-year deal

The St. Louis Blues announced on Friday that the club has signed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a two-year contract. Bortuzzo, 26, first joined the Blues via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 2, last season. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound defenseman went on to post two points (one goal, one assist) and 25 penalty minutes in 13 regular season games with the Blues after logging six...
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Cardinals recall outfielder Pham, ship LHP Cooney to Triple A

ST. LOUIS -- Tommy Pham is getting a long-awaited chance with the big club.  The Cardinals announced Pham's addition to the roster prior to Friday night's game against the Padres. Left-handed starter Tim Cooney was shipped down to Triple A.  Pham, 27, was batting .338 (27 for 80) with five homers and 21 RBI in 24 games for the Redbirds. After beginning the year on the disabled...
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Cardinals' Wacha goes for 11th win on extra rest

As the St. Louis Cardinals begin to see some off-field fallout from their hacking scandal, they'll try to avoid a season-high fourth consecutive defeat on the diamond Friday night. Though Michael Wacha certainly gives them a chance to do so, their offense must find a way to come through against the visiting San Diego Padres. Hours after the club announced the firing of scouting director...
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Venable's 11th-inning blast pushes Padres past Cardinals 5-3

ST. LOUIS -- Will Venable hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning and the San Diego Padres snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. Venable had been 1 for 17 coming off the bench before connecting on the first pitch from Carlos Villanueva (3-3) after the Padres successfully challenged...
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Five-year-old girl literally can't even after hearing Oshie got traded

The St. Louis Blues shipped Olympic hero T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals on Thursday in a trade, and that was hard news to hear for at least one fan of the Note.  But how about that dramatic opening of the closet door? Those tears! That's true passion, right there.  Oshie had 19 goals and 36 assists in 72 games last season, his seventh in the NHL, all with St. Louis.    
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Blues sign forward Kyle Brodziak to a one-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Brodziak and the St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.  The 6-foot-2 forward appeared in 73 games with the Minnesota Wild last season and finished with nine goals and 11 assists.   Brodziak has played in 621 NHL games with 98 goals and 130 assists. 
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Life on the DL: Big City dropping pounds and navigating Mario Kart

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Cardinals fire scouting director Correa amid hacking probe

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals say they have fired scouting director Chris Correa. The Cardinals declined to say why, but the team is the subject of an FBI investigation into the hacking of the Houston Astros' player personnel database. The Cardinals are also investigating and Correa's firing is the first known fallout. Last month, an attorney hired by the team said chairman...
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Blues trade Oshie to Capitals for Brouwer, Copley, draft pick

The Olympic hero is gone. The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that the club has sent forward T.J. Oshie, whose shootout magic brought down Russia in the 2014 Olympics, to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a 2016 third-round pick. Brouwer, 29, tied a career high with 43 points, including a career-best 22 assists, in 82 regular...
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Cardinals sign five international free agents

The St. Louis Cardinals announced the signings today of five international free agents on the first day of Major League Baseball's international signing period for 2015-16. Headlining today's signings, announced by Cardinals Director of International Operations Moises Rodriguez, were Venezuelan right-handed pitcher Alvaro Seijas and Dominican shortstop Raffy Ozuna. Seijas, 16, is...
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Cardinals disable Jon Jay, recall Cooney for spot start

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to Thursday night's series opener with the San Diego Padres that they have placed outfielder Jon Jay (left wrist stress reaction/bone bruise) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1, and have recalled left-handed pitcher Tim Cooney from Memphis. Cooney, who on Wednesday was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, is slated...
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AP source: Pacers sign Monta Ellis to four-year deal

Monta Ellis has found a new home in Indiana. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million. The deal includes a player option for the final year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The contract cannot be signed until July...
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For Hatley, only thing better than debut would have been a win

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Blues sign forward Pat Cannone to a one-year, two-way contract

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Pat Cannone to a one-year, two-way contract. Cannone, 28, appeared in 64 regular-season games for the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, last season, ranking second on the club with 47 points, including a team-best 33 assists. In...
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Cooney gets another chance to show his stuff in big-league start

The St. Louis Cardinals should be at the forefront of discussions if baseball entertains the idea of bringing the designated hitter to the NL. Jaime Garcia has been pushed back in the rotation for a second time, giving Tim Cooney the opportunity to make his second major league start Thursday night against the slumping San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright tore his left...
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Cardinals beat the rain but not the White Sox in 7-1 loss

ST. LOUIS -- Melky Cabrera homered to back a strong outing from Jose Quintana, and the Chicago White Sox pulled away late to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Wednesday night in a game interrupted by three rain delays. The Cardinals lead the majors with a 51-26 record and had a six-game winning streak entering the two-game series but were held to a single run in each of the two losses...
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Are the Cardinals close to getting Matt Holliday back?

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Cardinals' Jaime Garcia: I never want to go on DL again

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Cards' Garcia won't pitch Thursday, but no DL move expected

ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia has been pushed back again and won't start Thursday for the St. Louis Cardinals because of what the pitcher calls a left groin strain. The left-hander and the team are confident he won't be placed on the 15-day disabled list. Garcia could start early next week in Chicago against the Cubs. Manager Mike Matheny said the replacement for the opener of a four...
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Blues sign defenseman Chris Butler to one-year contract

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman and St. Louis native Chris Butler to a one-year contract. In addition, the club signed forward Cody Beach to a one-year, two-way contract. Butler, 28, appeared in 33 regular-season games with the Blues last season, posting nine points (three goals, six...
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Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

SAN FRANCISCO -- They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that. The bill approved by the state Senate...
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Blues sign forward Jori Lehtera to three-year contract extension

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club has signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension. Lehtera's extension will begin with the 2016-17 season.   Lehtera, 27, appeared in 75 regular-season games with the Blues during his first NHL season in 2014-15, posting 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists...
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St. Louis Cornhole Challenge

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