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  • Year after year, Cardinals find ways to contend

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with an ever-shifting roster, the St. Louis Cardinals have a chance to reach the NL Championship Series for the fourth straight year. "When we show up at spring training every year we set our goal to win the World Series," ace Adam Wainwright said Wednesday....

  • Lions DL star Suh still mum on future

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh stuck to his policy of not talking about his contract status and the free agency that awaits him at the end of the season. "Focus on Buffalo," the Detroit defensive tackle said. "I'm looking forward to playing against them, and it's as simple as...

  • Pirates carry 3 catchers to protect hobbled Martin

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates opted for depth at catcher while the San Francisco Giants lengthened their bullpen for Wednesday night's NL wild-card game. The Pirates carried only nine pitchers on the 25-man roster, adding starters Jeff Locke and Vance Worley as insurance should...

  • Manning about to join Favre in 500 TD club

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning's next touchdown throw will be his 500th, and he's spreading the credit around just like he does the football. The five-time MVP doesn't like to talk about individual accomplishments. As he approaches another milestone in a career filled with so many big...

  • Palmer sees specialist after condition regresses

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Carson Palmer was seeing another specialist Wednesday after his injured shoulder regressed following some throwing last week. Arians said Palmer's condition is "fairly close" to being back to what it was when he first...

  • Giants OT Will Beatty back from broken leg

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a disappointing season that ended with a broken leg in the regular-season finale, New York Giants tackle Will Beatty is back in form and smiling a lot this week. Not only is the six-year veteran playing well, he'll get a chance to go against former...

  • Twins seek new direction with Gardenhire dismissal

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The search has begun for a new manager of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 13 years. After four straight seasons of at least 92 losses, the mandate to find a fresh perspective in the dugout has been made clear. "We're going to change the voice and change...

  • Five questions this preseason for the Colorado Avalanche as they prepare to play the L.A. Kings

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Here are five things to keep an eye on as the Colorado Avalanche prepare for the upcoming season. They take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in an NHL exhibition game at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Broadmoor World Arena. Some upper-bowl tickets ($45-65) remain...

  • Big weekend for Big Red: Nebraska's chance to rise

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    In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska. The 19th-ranked Cornhuskers visit No. 10 Michigan State on Saturday with a chance to leap into national title contention. It's one of six games...

  • Jaguars receiver Sanders returns from suspension

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders won't get to ease back into football. With rookie Marqise Lee (hamstring) ruled out against Pittsburgh and fellow receiver Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) doubtful to play Sunday, Sanders likely will see a heavy workload...

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