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Cardinals search for star power that could guide their return to playoffs

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Derrick Goold writes: The Cardinals aim to improve an offense that lagged behind the league and, in turn, halt any flagging interest from their fan base.

CBC defense paves way to second state championship

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CBC coach Scott Pingel repeated it numerous times this season.

Mizzou could be ideal match for Liberty Bowl

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Liberty Bowl matches SEC, Big 12 teams in Memphis on Dec. 30.

Upshall back in Vancouver, but as a visitor this time


Veteran winger was with Canucks in the preseason on a tryout basis when Blues called.

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Top 25 Takeaways: Badgers get close-up; Cardiac 'Canes back


No. 5 Wisconsin handled its close-up in a most Wisconsin way and No. 2 Miami went back to being the Cardiac 'Canes.


Hochman: This offseason is do or die for Cards' identity


If you look closely, the birds on the bat have their wings clipped.


Schenn gives Blues a 4-3 OT winner

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At roughly the quarter point of the season, the Blues return to St. Louis with a 15-5-1 record and a Western Conference-leading 31 points.

Mizzou punches postseason ticket by bowling over Vandy

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Dominant first half leads to 45-17 victory in Nashville.


Ortiz: Musial Awards serve as reminder of the good in sports


Levi Thompson kept his Iowa roots close during an eight-year stint in the Air Force. Whether serving stateside in Wyoming and Delaware or abroad in Korea and Germany, he stayed connected by keeping up with the University of Iowa Hawkeyes’…


Ohio State rolls past overmatched Illini


No. 8 Ohio State can look ahead to Michigan and trying to find the narrow path back into the playoff hunt.

FINAL: Schenn caps Blues comeback with OT goal

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Down 3-1 in second, Blues tie game in third, win 4-3

Next up for Illini basketball: High-scoring Marshall


Moments after Friday night’s victory over DePaul, Illini coach Brad Underwood swore he hadn’t peeked ahead to Sunday’s opponent, Marshall.

NFL Week 11: Game-by-game previews


Games scheduled to be televised in the St. Louis market for Week 11 of the NFL season:

Active player Olsen to broadcast Rams-Vikings game


Some not happy with the move

SEC roundup: Georgia bounces back from first loss


Georgia rebounds in big win; Alabama, Auburn march on

Area college football: Western Illinois stops SIUC


Wideout Jaelon Acklin caught a touchdown pass and had a TD run, leading Western Illinois past visiting Southern Illinois University Carbondale 28-14 on Saturday.

Wisconsin grinds past Michigan to remain unbeaten


Alex Hornibrook changed the conversation with one clutch throw. And No. 5 Wisconsin still is undefeated after its even-keeled quarterback shook off another groan-inducing interception.

NFL notes: Former Bears, Illini star Caroline dies


J.C. Caroline, who played for the Chicago Bears for a decade and was a star Illinois running back in the 1950s, has died. He was 84.

NHL: Bishop helps Stars defeat Oilers


Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock pulled goalie Kari Lehtonen less than a minute into the second period against the Edmonton Oilers. The move paid off as replacement Ben Bishop shut out the visiting Oilers over the next 39 minutes.

Wie joins four-way tie for lead in LPGA Tour Championship


Sung Hyun Park was in the palmetto bushes, near the base of a tree, in the bunkers and going nowhere in the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.

Saturday, Nov 18

Hochman: Win at Vandy saves the season for Odom, Tigers

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Ol’ Mizzou needs just one win in its next two games to be bowl eligible, and after watching their recent dominance, this might seem like a comfy cushion you’d find knitted for a mid-Missouri craft fair.

Blues' Thorburn does his thing against Oilers


His fight helped set the tone that Blues wouldn't back down against Oilers.

5 things to watch: Mizzou at Vanderbilt


1. Will Mizzou rule the trenches again?

BenFred: If winning is Stanton's top priority, he can't prematurely dismiss St. Louis

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Much of the Stanton speculation seems to stem from where he does and doesn't want to live. What about the team that gives him the best chance to win big?

Friday, Nov 17

MVP Stanton sees his future as 'pretty wide open'

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The Cardinals and San Francisco Giants are believed by some in the industry the most likely to make the best pitch for the 28-year-old Miami Marlins slugger. Whether Stanton, a southern California native, would want to go to either…

Blues find their game in 4-1 win at Edmonton


Schenn scores two and assists on another goal, Allen makes 29 saves in road win over physical Oilers.

Goold: Scherzer credits college ball at Mizzou for his staying power


At a ballpark in Nebraska, way back in 2005, a year before he was a first-rounder and 12 before he won his third Cy Young Award, Max Scherzer finished the seventh inning of a tense college game…

Thursday, Nov 16

Michael Porter Jr. will sit out again as Mizzou visits Utah

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The Missouri basketball team will be without preseason All-American Michael Porter Jr. for another game Thursday night when the Tigers play at Utah, the team confirmed Thursday morning.

Goold: Will Marlins' pain be Cardinals' gain?

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Described by a rival executive as 'ready and positioned as well as anyone' to make a deal for Giancarlo Stanton or another Miami outfielder, the Cardinals had talks with the cash-strapped Marlins before and during the GM meetings, and they…

Jose Martinez hits his way into the mix with Cards


While Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. awaits updates from top executives John Mozeliak and Michael Girsch on how they feel to best improve his club, he has an open mind on some of his current…

Blues wonder what became of their defense


Twelve goals allowed in back-to-back games is most for team since last January.

Wednesday, Nov 15

Cardinals prepare Fowler for possible move to corner outfield position


Mozeliak travels to Las Vegas for face-to-face meeting, assuring Fowler that the team has no interest in trading him. But the veteran center fielder also was told that, come spring training, he should be prepared for a possible move to…

Cardinals not in the market for starting pitching


The quest to acquire starting pitching is “not a huge focus for us,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Tuesday.

Blues prospects Kyrou, Thomas tearing it up in juniors


Kyrou leads the Ontario Hockey League in points; Thomas is among OHL's top goal-scorers.

3 days in Edmonton: Ideal for some Blues


For Colton Parayko, Kyle Brodziak and Jay Bouwmeester, it's home.