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Carpenter is hitting .400 in Royals park after second-inning homer as Cardinals take 1-0 lead. Wainwright breezes through three innings.  Reliever Whitley expected to join club shortly. Hudson to have sore arm looked at Tuesday in St. Louis. 

On a Friday night last month, Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine sent a short email to the newsroom, announcing sports columnist Arash Markazi had resigned. The columnist had copied information contained in seven stories from other sources, an internal investigation found. Pearlstine said "for the record" clarifications were added to each of the articles. But there was more ...

Nick Bosa's senior year in high school was just five years ago, and it got ruined by an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Same goes for his second year with the 49ers. Medical tests confirmed that Bosa tore the ACL in his left knee during Sunday's 31-13 win at the New York Jets, the 49ers announced Monday afternoon. His was the worst of four knee injuries sustained on MetLife Stadium's suspect, ...

Confirming what were the worst fears the moment it happened, Seahawks defensive back Marqiuse Blair will be sidelined for the season after tearing his ACL in Sunday night's 35-30 win over the New England Patriots, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday. Carroll made the announcement while also confirming that linebacker/rush end Bruce Irvin will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL ...

The Los Angeles Angels scored seven runs in the fourth inning, including four on Jared Walsh's grand slam, to beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 Monday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Gibson was chased after allowing eight runs (seven earned) on five hits, four walks and and a hit batter in four innings. He surrendered the grand slam, which is the eighth allowed by Rangers ...

The struggling Vikings defense will have to right the ship this season without linebacker Anthony Barr, who was placed on injured reserve Monday because of a season-ending torn pectoral muscle, coach Mike Zimmer said. Barr, the 28-year-old Pro Bowl player and team captain, suffered the injury near the end of the first quarter of Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He came up ...

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross announced before Monday's game in Pittsburgh that Jose Quintana will return from the injured list Tuesday to start that night's game against the Pirates. Quintana, who has missed the last three weeks with a strained lat, originally was slated for bullpen duty. But he's stretched out enough after rehabbing in South Bend, Ind., and ready to rejoin the rotation. ...

Reggie Ragland knows a thing or two about winning. You could argue, it's all he knows. Outside of his first NFL season in Buffalo, where he was sidelined the entire year with an injury, the Detroit Lions linebacker has won, and won big, at every level. How many guys can say they've won a state championship in high school, a national championship in college and a Super Bowl? Probably not too ...

TAMPA, Fla. - Leonard Fournette ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers, marking just the fourth time since the start of 2017 that a Bucs running back eclipsed the 100-yard mark. But head coach Bruce Arians said he's not planning to give Fournette, who signed with the team two weeks ago, the starting running-back job over Ronald Jones because he ...

Dolphins coach Brian Flores defended his decision to go for the touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 1 on Sunday this way: "You've got to be aggressive to beat a good team." He's right, even if the result - a dropped touchdown by Preston Williams in a game the Dolphins lost by a field goal - was ugly. More proof: The analytics website EDJ Sports says Flores' choice was the fourth-best ...

The 76ers will bring in a shortlist of candidates for a second round of interviews for their vacant head-coaching position, a league source confirmed. Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Ty Lue, former Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan are expected to meet with the team in the next 10 days. Multiple league sources have said the job is ...

The New York Jets have made things difficult for themselves through the first two games, with countless mistakes in non-competitive losses to the Bills and 49ers. But the injury situation hasn't helped. And it doesn't look like it will be getting better with another tough challenge looming. The Jets could be without three more key offensive starters as they travel to face the Colts on Sunday. ...

Julian Edelman didn't look particularly enthused talking about what a great game he had on Sunday night. Maybe it was the fact that, per usual, he wasn't feeling physically great after the beating he took out on the field. Maybe it was because it ended in a 35-30 New England loss to Seattle. Maybe it was the fact that it's really, really difficult to read visual cues over a WebEx call. Or ...

The Steelers offensive line was rebuilt for Sunday's game against the Broncos after the unit was hit with a rash of injuries to Zach Banner, Stefen Wisniewski and David DeCastro. Sunday's game didn't definitively answer all questions about the depth, because the Steelers offense was a bit of a mixed bag against Denver. But given the fact that two of the Steelers' five starters were right ...

The season is over for Seahawks linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday he tore his ACL in Sunday night's 35-30 win over the Patriots. Irvin was injured on a play with 4:04 left in the game. Rapoport reported that the diagnosis was made after a review of an MRI. Irvin appeared to confirm the news of the worst with a tweet Monday afternoon stating ...

MEXICO CITY - Ultimo Guerrero is one of the biggest names in Mexican wrestling - a world-famous star known for his punishing moves, long black mullet and silver-capped front tooth. He has toured Asia, South America and Europe, won dozens of championship belts and can't walk down the street here without fans pestering him for autographs. But in the months since the coronavirus struck and ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley likely will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants (0-2) said an MRI on Monday confirmed Barkley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee on Sunday in a loss to the Chicago Bears. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year will undergo surgery in the near future, the team said. ...

The second regular-season AP Top 25 of the season includes Southeastern Conference teams that begin playing this week but not Big Ten teams that start playing in about a month. Next week the SEC starts playing and the Big Ten teams become eligible for the AP Top 25. The Pac-12 seems prepared to get a fall football season fired up soon, too. And when it does, those teams will show up back in ...