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Rams announce practice squad minus Sam

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The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

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Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

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  • Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:00:41 GMT
    The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
    Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
  • Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

    Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:50:40 GMT
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough.
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough.
  • No. 24 Missouri defeats South Dakota St 38-18

    No. 24 Missouri defeats South Dakota St 38-18

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:49:07 GMT
    Maty Mauk threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 24 Missouri past South Dakota State 38-18 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.
    Maty Mauk threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 24 Missouri past South Dakota State 38-18 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.
  • Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

    Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:18:21 GMT
    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.
    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.
  • Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

    Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:29:28 GMT
    Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the...
    Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener...
  • Kentucky blows out UT Martin, 59-14

    Kentucky blows out UT Martin, 59-14

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:27:05 GMT
    Braylon Heard's first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards spurred Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
    Braylon Heard's first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards spurred Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
  • Cheerleader hurt during UT-Martin-Kentucky game

    Cheerleader hurt during UT-Martin-Kentucky game

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:24:55 GMT
    A University of Kentucky cheerleader was injured in a fall late in the fourth quarter of the Wildcats' 59-14 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
    A University of Kentucky cheerleader was injured in a fall late in the fourth quarter of the Wildcats' 59-14 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
  • Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

    Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:22:58 GMT
    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.
    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.
  • Illini, Lunt survive Youngstown scare, 28-17

    Illini, Lunt survive Youngstown scare, 28-17

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:18:41 GMT
    It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.
    It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.
  • Michael Sam back at Missouri

    Michael Sam back at Missouri

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:00:21 GMT
    Michael Sam smiled and shook hands on the sideline at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State on Saturday ahead of finding out his NFL future.
    Michael Sam smiled and shook hands on the sideline at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State on Saturday ahead of finding out his NFL future.
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  • 49ers' Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

    49ers' Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:40:36 GMT
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.
  • Soler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

    Soler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:18:44 GMT
    Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.
    Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.
  • Miners Clinch Frontier League Playoff spot

    Miners Clinch Frontier League Playoff spot

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:12:00 GMT
    The Southern Illinois Miners defeated the Normal CornBelters Friday 13-3 to clinch a spot in the Frontier League Playoffs.
    The Southern Illinois Miners defeated the Normal CornBelters Friday 13-3 to clinch a spot in the Frontier League Playoffs.
  • Errani's 'cottage cheese' serve tops Venus at Open

    Errani's 'cottage cheese' serve tops Venus at Open

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:29:53 GMT
    Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16.
    A day before facing Venus Williams - and a partisan crowd - at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.
  • Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:22:48 GMT
    Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.
    Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...
  • Friday night lights tradition resumes in Carterville

    Friday night lights tradition resumes in Carterville

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:06:58 GMT
    The Carterville Lions kicked off the football season with a home opener against the Benton Rangers Friday night.
    The Carterville Lions kicked off the football season with a home opener against the Benton Rangers Friday night.
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

    49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:30:03 GMT
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.
    The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period.
  • Kansas City Royals cut LHP Bruce Chen

    Kansas City Royals cut LHP Bruce Chen

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:58:54 GMT
    The Royals have designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment after six seasons with the team.
    The Royals have designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment after six seasons with the team.
  • Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

    Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:49:40 GMT
    In the final tournament before Ryder Cup teams are set, Keegan Bradley did his best Friday to make an impression in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
    Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.
  • Missouri set for opener against South Dakota State

    Missouri set for opener against South Dakota State

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:55:29 GMT
    Braylon Webb has made 30 starts for Missouri, the most by any current Southeastern Conference safety. He still expects to have the "jitters" in the Tigers' opener against an overmatched Football Championship...
    Braylon Webb has made 30 starts for Missouri, the most by any current Southeastern Conference safety. He still expects to have the "jitters" in the Tigers' opener against an overmatched Football Championship...
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  • Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk

    Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:51:49 GMT
    Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He...
    Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't...
  • Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

    Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:41:57 GMT
    In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness - the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.
    In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness - the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.
  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:41:54 GMT
    The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.
    The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.
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  • NASCAR NOTES: All Stars shine in Charlotte

    NASCAR NOTES: All Stars shine in Charlotte

    The stick and ball sports have their All-Star games but, it is usually more of a social event instead of a hard fought competition. NASCAR's version places the past season's best teams against each other
    The stick-and-ball sports have their All-Star games but they are usually more a social event than a hard-fought competition. NASCAR's version places the past season's best teams against each other with the winner leaving with at least a million dollars in their pocket.
  • NASCAR NOTES: Johnson makes history with All Star win

    NASCAR NOTES: Johnson makes history with All Star win

    Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images for NASCARPhoto Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images for NASCAR
    Located just a few miles from the Hendrick Motorsport's complex and just down the road from Lowe's headquarters, Charlotte Motorspeedway is the perfect spot for Jimmie Johnson to dominate.
    Located just a few miles from the Hendrick Motorsport's complex and just down the road from Lowe's headquarters, Charlotte Motorspeedway is the perfect spot for Jimmie Johnson to dominate.
  • NASCAR NOTES: Kenseth finds Southern comfort in Darlington

    NASCAR NOTES: Kenseth finds Southern comfort in Darlington

    Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Sr. are but a few of the sports greats who have gone to victory lane in the Southern 500. Matt Kenseth can now add his name to that historic trophy after
    Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr. are but a few of the sports greats who have gone to victory lane in the Southern 500. Matt Kenseth can now add his name to that historic trophy after a late surge took him to the win Saturday night.
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