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For Wacha, will third post-injury start be the charm?

Outstanding pitching has the St. Louis Cardinals inching closer to another trip to the postseason, but Michael Wacha's shoulder could derail his involvement. Wacha will attempt to shake off his recent troubles in his first start in 11 days and lead the Cardinals to another home victory over the skidding Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. St. Louis (86-68) is atop the NL Central...
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Whether Lackey needed rest or not, he got it -- and came up big against Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sounded pretty sure that extra rest made a difference in John Lackey's performance Friday night. Lackey didn't sound quite as convinced, but he certainly couldn't argue with the results. Pitching for the first time since he was passed over in the rotation, Lackey turned in the kind of performance the Cardinals were seeking when...
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Cardinals beat Reds, 2-1, to stay 2 1/2 up in NL Central

ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2/3 dominant innings, and Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers in the first inning of the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The NL Central leaders had only five hits but maintained a 2 1/2-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates with eight...
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Blues open training camp without Jaden Schwartz

ST. LOUIS -- It's just about time to start getting worried about Blues forward Jaden Schwartz. He officially became a holdout Friday afternoon, when St. Louis held the first practice of training camp without the 22-year-old left winger responsible for 25 goals and 31 assists last season. Only Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and David Backes contributed more points for the Blues....
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Rams DE Quinn still looking for that first sack

ST. LOUIS -- Robert Quinn led the NFC and set a St. Louis Rams record with 19 sacks last season. He has yet to get his first one of 2014, and he's never taken down Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, either. The defensive end would like to end both those streaks Sunday when the Cowboys (1-1) visit the Rams (1-1). This will be the third time in the last four seasons the two teams have...
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Rams' defense all too familiar with nightmares Cowboys' Murray can induce

ST. LOUIS -- All the numbers for this weekend's matchup point to a long day for the Rams' run defense. Dallas boasts the league's second best rushing offense with 173.5 yards per game, and St. Louis ranks a dismal 29th with an average of 171 yards allowed. The NFL's leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, has had the two most productive games of his career against the Rams...
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Cardinals enter final stretch in prime position to capture NL Central title

ST. LOUIS -- It was on the next-to-last Sunday of the 2013 season when the Cardinals clinched a spot in the playoffs. Despite all the ups and downs of 2014, they enter the next-to-last weekend in position to clinch a spot in the playoffs even sooner. With their magic number to secure a wild card down to four, the Cardinals could secure a postseason berth as soon as Saturday night...
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Saturday's Reds-Cardinals game airs on FOX Sports 1

Saturday's Reds-Cardinals game will be televised exclusively on FOX Sports 1. The national telecast starts at 6 p.m. CT from Busch Stadium, with Kenny Albert and CJ Nitkowski calling the action. It's the Cardinals' fourth exclusive appearance on FOX Sports 1. FOX Sports 1 can be found on: AT&T U-verse 652 (SD) and 1652 (HD) Charter 43 and 211 (SD) and 811 (HD) Comcast...
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Indiana's up-tempo offense, explosive ground attack up next for Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. --Missouri's offense has been up to just about every challenge in three blowout victories to start the season. In fact, the Tigers' only truly bad moments have come when they almost appeared bored or lulled to sleep against lesser competition. At least, that's how it seemed with the way Mizzou so utterly dominated opposing offenses the rest of the game,...
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Cardinals look for lackluster Lackey to prove self with Cincinnati start

John Lackey hasn't performed at the level the St. Louis Cardinals thought he would after acquiring him at the trade deadline. He'll have a chance to begin redeeming himself Friday night against the visiting Reds after an early exit from his outing in Cincinnati nine days earlier. St. Louis (85-68) maintained its 2 1/2-game edge over Pittsburgh in the NL Central with a 3-2...
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Cardinals' win puts thrilling finish on important division series

ST. LOUIS  -- As third-string catcher, Tony Cruz is a long shot to be one of the 25 players on the Cardinals' roster if they reach the postseason. But Cruz will be able to find consolation in knowing he helped the Cardinals to one of their biggest victories of the regular season. In a 13-inning game when runs were harder to come by than empty seats at Busch Stadium during the...
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Rams won't have elite QB this season, but now at least team has more optimistic outlook

ST. LOUIS -- Uncertainty remains for the Rams at quarterback, but this week's discussions seem to feature a more optimistic outlook. The injury report hasn't changed much, with Shaun Hill's availability still in doubt as he recovers from a quad strain suffered in the first half of a season-opening loss to Minnesota. But the veteran's absence no longer feels like a...
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Mizzou Arena scheduled for multi-million dollar renovation

Mizzou Arena is getting a facelift. Plans for a multi-million dollar renovation plan were announced Thursday, and will include a state-of-the-art video board, upgrades to the Tiger Player Development area, an upgraded facility entryway to prominently display the program's rich tradition, as well as upgrades to the team lounge, team locker room, team academic area and basketball...
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Pinkel on Mizzou QB Mauk: 'Wait until he gets good'

Maty Mauk is looking to build on another big game for unbeaten Missouri, which is expected to have its top two rushers available for Saturday's meeting with visiting Indiana. Slowing down Hoosiers running back Tevin Coleman could prove crucial as the No. 18 Tigers try to open 4-0 in back-to-back seasons. The Tigers have outscored opponents by an average of 24.3 points after easily...
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Throwing up zeros: 21 fun facts about the Cardinals' 21 shutouts

ST. LOUIS -- With 10 games left in their regular season, the Cardinals still have a shot to beat the 1968 club's record of 30 shutouts in a season. All they have to do is repeat Adam Wainwright's performance from Wednesday night in every remaining game. Still, with the 21 shutouts the Cardinals have recorded, they have matched the 1943 team for third most in a season, behind...
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Blues' depth should provide top-notch competition in training camp

ST. LOUIS -- Another season means another year of optimism for St. Lois Blues fans. After falling short a season ago, the Blues reloaded in the offseason and believe they're equipped to make a run at a Stanley Cup. "This is the deepest team we've had since I've been here," said Head Coach Ken Hitchcock. Losing Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL in Russia was certainly...
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McDonald puts personal stamp on Rams' first win

ST. LOUIS -- T.J. McDonald remembers Mike Evans moaning on the turf after the game-ending hit in the St. Louis Rams' first victory of the season. The second-year safety also will remember it as the biggest play on an unforgettable day. Besides making the play that led to a 10-second runoff that cleared the clock and prevented a winning field-goal attempt in a 19-17 victory at...
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Shelby Miller has been lights out since Yadi got back behind the plate

The St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation is dominating with a consistency not seen by the franchise in nearly 12 years. That run appears likely to last at least through Thursday night's series finale against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers with Shelby Miller looking to continue his mastery since being reunited with Yadier Molina. Adam Wainwright held Milwaukee to seven hits...
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Wainwright puts August slump even further behind him with shutout win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- When Adam Wainwright went out for the ninth inning Wednesday night, he had a chance to accomplish a pitching rarity: Complete a shutout in fewer than 100 pitches. He got the shutout in a 2-0 victory over the Brewers but ended up throwing 102 pitches. But one of those pitches in the ninth inning was as impressive -- and encouraging to the Cardinals -- as any he has thrown...
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Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers 2-0

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2-game edge in the NL Central. Wainwright (19-9) worked around seven hits and tied for the major league lead in wins and shutouts. St. Louis has won four of five and kept its advantage over second-place Pittsburgh. Milwaukee...
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Rams looking to Bailey to provide boost to offense after early return

ST. LOUIS -- Stedman Bailey didn't let his four-game suspension stop him from playing well throughout offseason workouts and into the preseason. Now the Rams will get to find out two weeks early if the second-year wide receiver maintained those efforts on his own in Miami, where he learned Tuesday night that the NFL's new drug policy would retroactively end his four-game...
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Dues paid: Mizzou's Jimmy Hunt is finally healthy and ready seize opportunity

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Injuries and plenty of talent ahead of him on the depth chart always seemed to keep Jimmie Hunt from reaching his full potential. Now that Dorial Green-Beckham, Marcus Lucas, L'Damian Washington and a nagging injury are all gone, the senior wide receiver's abilities are front and center. Through three games against inferior opponents, Hunt has 11 catches...
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All 82 Blues games will be televised for the fourth consecutive season

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues and FOX Sports Midwest announced today the club's 2014-15 regular season television schedule. All 82 Blues games will be televised for the fourth consecutive season. FOX Sports Midwest, entering its 19th season as the Blues' flagship television partner, will televise 71 regular season Blues games. Games on FOX Sports Midwest are preceded and...
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Bigger than the game: Cardinals' Motte is out to help anyone he can

ST. LOUIS -- Jason Motte's return from Tommy John surgery has not been easy. Pitching without his high-90 mph heat has led to inconsistency on the mound and an undefined role in the Cardinals' bullpen. With the postseason approaching, he could find himself without a spot on the roster. And with his contract expiring at season's end, he could find himself spending the...
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Mizzou hoops suspends two freshmen after alleged assault

Two more Missouri basketball players got into trouble with the law over the weekend, according to reports. Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune wrote that freshmen Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen were arrested early Sunday morning for an alleged third-degree assault, according to the Columbia Police Department's public information report. The crime would be a misdemeanor...
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