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Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL Video included

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President Donald Trump's attacks on activist athletes kicked off his favorite kind of drama _ personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making. More>>

Cubs impending clincher a bitter reminder of Cardinals shortcomings

Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
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The series between the Cardinals and Cubs starting Monday night at Busch Stadium will qualify as meaningful September baseball, but probably not quite in the way John Mozeliak intended when the 2017 season began.

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The Latest: More than 200 NFL players don't stand for anthem

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About two dozen NFL players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium. More>>

Cardinals stumble again with 4-1 loss to Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Bostick (63) scores on a sacrifice fly to right field by Pirates' Elias Diaz ahead of the tag by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo) Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Bostick (63) scores on a sacrifice fly to right field by Pirates' Elias Diaz ahead of the tag by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)
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The St. Louis Cardinals stumbled against the Pirates for the second straight day, allowing home runs to Starling Marte and rookie Jordan Luplow in a stinging 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Johnson's career-best 5 TDs lead No. 15 Auburn past Missouri

Auburn running back Kam Martin, right, has his face mask grabbed by Missouri's Terez Hall, left, as he runs the ball during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. Auburn won the game 51-14. (AP Photo/ Auburn running back Kam Martin, right, has his face mask grabbed by Missouri's Terez Hall, left, as he runs the ball during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. Auburn won the game 51-14. (AP Photo/
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson had no idea how many touchdowns he had scored, even as they kept adding up. 

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Lynn struggles in Cardinals' 11-6 loss to Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, right, takes the ball from starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, right, takes the ball from starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lance Lynn said he felt fine. He and the St. Louis Cardinals just slipped up Saturday night. 

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NFL commissioner: Trump showed 'lack of respect' for league

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem in remarks the President made at a rally in Alabama Friday night.

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Cards close in on Wild Card berth as they rally past Pirates 4-3

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A flip to second base gone awry threatened to sap the St. Louis Cardinals of the momentum that has carried them from the doldrums of August to the middle of the playoff race in September.

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Fowler delivers again as Martinez, Cardinals beat Reds 8-5

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The St. Louis Cardinals rinsed the bad taste of being swept by the Chicago Cubs the best way they could — sweeping the Cincinnati Reds. 

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Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed ‘severe’ case of CTE

A Bristol County, Massachusetts, grand jury indicted former NFL player Aaron Hernandez on a first-degree murder charge Thursday, August 22, 2013. A Bristol County, Massachusetts, grand jury indicted former NFL player Aaron Hernandez on a first-degree murder charge Thursday, August 22, 2013.
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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Cardinals recall Diaz and Lucas as Memphis season ends

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Diaz was demoted all the way back in June after a disappointing first half in which he compiled a .260/.293/.396 batting line.

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Blues' Steen injures hand, will miss rest of preseason

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) looks to pass over Vancouver Canucks' Luca Sbisa, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) looks to pass over Vancouver Canucks' Luca Sbisa, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team's first preseason game. 

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Fowler comes up big as Cardinals top Reds 8-7 in 10 innings

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Dexter Fowler is doing everything he can to get the St. Louis Cardinals into the playoffs Fowler hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a go-ahead double in the 10th, helping the Cardinals knock off the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 on Tuesday night. 

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Kyle Hendricks, Addison Russell lead Cubs over Cardinals 4-1

Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell received a rousing ovation as he stepped to the plate for the first time in six weeks. Then he gave the crowd a reason to cheer even louder. 

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Cubs pound Cards 8-2 as Bryant's homer keys big rally

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Kris Bryant had three hits, including his 27th homer, and the Chicago Cubs overcame the ejections of John Lackey and Willson Contreras on their way to an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. 

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Luke Weaver shines again, Cardinals top Reds

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Luke Weaver threw six innings of two-hit ball, Tommy Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Thursday. 

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Cardinals roll over for Reds as margin for error dissipates

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After a couple squandered opportunities early, St. Louis earned only two base runners from innings four through nine in a loss to Cincinnati.

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The Olympics: Paris in 2024. Los Angeles in 2028

Paris officials pose in front of a display showing the Olympic rings on Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, as they celebrate the vote in Lima, Peru, awarding the 2024 Games to the French capital, in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Paris officials pose in front of a display showing the Olympic rings on Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, as they celebrate the vote in Lima, Peru, awarding the 2024 Games to the French capital, in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner.

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DeJong, Molina power Cardinals to a 13-4 rout of Reds

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Paul DeJong didn't start the season in the majors. Now he's in the St. Louis Cardinals record book. 

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Cards recall Sierra ahead of PCL Championship Series

St. Louis Cardinals' Magneuris Sierra (43) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a triple by Dexter Fowler during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) St. Louis Cardinals' Magneuris Sierra (43) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a triple by Dexter Fowler during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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A fan-favorite rookie will return to Busch this week.

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St. Louis Cardinals release 2018 schedule; open the season on the road

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Though the St. Louis Cardinals are in the playoff hunt for the 2017 season, the team released their 2018 schedule which has them welcoming the Arizona Dianmondbacks to St. Louis on Opening Day.  

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Three teams, one crown: Which NL Central team would you want to be for the stretch run?

Randal Grichuk #15, Dexter Fowler #25 and Stephen Piscotty #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on May 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Randal Grichuk #15, Dexter Fowler #25 and Stephen Piscotty #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on May 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Both the Central division and the second wild card spot in the National League are potentially within the Cardinals’ grasp, but with only a few weeks remaining on the 2017 season, the Birds have not yet positioned themselves for a run into October.

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Molina, Carpenter homer as Cardinals beat Pirates 4-3

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) watches a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates' in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept.9, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) watches a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates' in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept.9, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter is feeling better and it showed Saturday night. Carpenter and Yadier Molina homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 to gain ground in the NL Central. 

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Weaver, Nicasio pitch Cardinals past Pirates 4-1

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Luke Weaver throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Luke Weaver throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — If the St. Louis Cardinals are going to make the playoffs, rookie starter Luke Weaver will be a big reason why. 

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Piscotty's HR lifts Cardinals past Padres 3-1

St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty, right, is greeted by St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Mike Shildt after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres (Credit: AP Photo / Gregory Bull) St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty, right, is greeted by St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Mike Shildt after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres (Credit: AP Photo / Gregory Bull)

Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run homer, rookie Jack Flaherty threw five innings of one-run ball and the streaking St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Wednesday night.

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Cardinals trade for RHP Juan Nicasio

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The Cardinals announced Wednesday they acquired RHP Juan Nicasio from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league infielder Eliezer Alvarez.

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Martinez slugs 2 home runs as Cardinals beat Padres 8-4

St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez swings on a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez) St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez swings on a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)

Jose Martinez hit two home runs, rookie Harrison Bader added a career-high three RBIs and Michael Wacha survived a shaky start to last six innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Tuesday night.

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Martinez dazzles with second shutout of the season as Cards win 2-0

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Carlos Martinez was having no problem hitting 98 and 99 mph with his fastball in the eighth and ninth innings. It was a message, all right.

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Lock breaks records as Mizzou beats Missouri State 72-43

Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throws a pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won 72-43. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throws a pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won 72-43. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The gold standard of quarterbacks at Missouri is Chase Daniel, who holds most of the school's passing records. Drew Lock grabbed a few of his own Saturday.

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Cards fall late following dominant start from Lynn

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Nick Hundley made the most of a summer heat wave with one big swing. Hundley hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, and the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. 

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The Night Kings: Cards offense soars, breaks through the wall in long ninth

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The St. Louis Cardinals just needed to reach the late innings to get their bats going and capitalize on scoring chances.

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Flaherty, Alcantara, Bader among Cardinals first batch of September call-ups

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Flaherty will start for St. Louis Friday night in San Francisco, as the team revealed earlier in the week following the trade of Mike Leake to Seattle.

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  • Cubs impending clincher a bitter reminder of Cardinals shortcomings

    Cubs impending clincher a bitter reminder of Cardinals shortcomings

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-09-25 20:08:25 GMT
    Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Lyons during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    The series between the Cardinals and Cubs starting Monday night at Busch Stadium will qualify as meaningful September baseball, but probably not quite in the way John Mozeliak intended when the 2017 season began.

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    The series between the Cardinals and Cubs starting Monday night at Busch Stadium will qualify as meaningful September baseball, but probably not quite in the way John Mozeliak intended when the 2017 season began.

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  • Cardinals stumble again with 4-1 loss to Pirates

    Cardinals stumble again with 4-1 loss to Pirates

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-25 01:33:43 GMT
    Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Bostick (63) scores on a sacrifice fly to right field by Pirates' Elias Diaz ahead of the tag by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Bostick (63) scores on a sacrifice fly to right field by Pirates' Elias Diaz ahead of the tag by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)

    The St. Louis Cardinals stumbled against the Pirates for the second straight day, allowing home runs to Starling Marte and rookie Jordan Luplow in a stinging 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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    The St. Louis Cardinals stumbled against the Pirates for the second straight day, allowing home runs to Starling Marte and rookie Jordan Luplow in a stinging 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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  • Cards close in on Wild Card berth as they rally past Pirates 4-3

    Cards close in on Wild Card berth as they rally past Pirates 4-3

    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:44:38 GMT
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    A flip to second base gone awry threatened to sap the St. Louis Cardinals of the momentum that has carried them from the doldrums of August to the middle of the playoff race in September.

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    A flip to second base gone awry threatened to sap the St. Louis Cardinals of the momentum that has carried them from the doldrums of August to the middle of the playoff race in September.

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