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Ortiz: Thursday loss latest example of lost Cardinals team

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It was embarrassing and unacceptable, and somebody must be held accountable. Who are these guys masquerading as the St. Louis Cardinals?

Blues sign Parayko for five years

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The Blues signed defenseman Colton Parayko to a five-year, $27.5 million contract on Thursday, effectively finalizing the roster for next season while setting the core of the squad for years to come.

Spieth among All-American leaderboard in British Open

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The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

Scouts eyeing Lynn in New York

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With scouts from at least eight teams— including the New York Yankees, Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Kansas City — in the house observing his work, Cardinals starter Lance Lynn took a string of 13 ½ scoreless…

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Pizarro's goal gives Mexico 1-0 win over Honduras

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With its best players absent, Mexico has been anything but dominant in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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Series Preview: Cardinals at Cubs

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The Cardinals will travel to Wrigley Field for a three-game series against the Cubs, who have won six in a row since the all-star break.

MLB notes: Marlins trade Phelps to Mariners

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Marlins deal Phelps to Mariners

Slam will face Tampa Bay for women's football title

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For the second time in as many seasons, the St. Louis Slam will square off against the Tampa Bay Inferno for the Women’s Football Alliance Division II title.

The Alps behind, Froome nears Tour victory

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On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only the hardiest organisms survive. A few pine trees, tough old grasses, some stubborn flowers and, now…

Jerry Jones played key role in Rams' relocation

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Cowboys owner says Rams' LA opportunity, which came at expense of St. Louis, was too good to pass up.

IndyCar driver Kimball manages diabetes

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Tracking various monitors inside his car is a matter of routine for Charlie Kimball when he’s in the midst of an IndyCar race.

Freeze out as Ole Miss football coach

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Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that they found unacceptable.

Digest: Former MLB pitcher Rheinecker dies at 38

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Former MLB pitcher Rheinecker dies at 38

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BenFred's 5: Cardinals catching red-hot Cubs at a dangerous time

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Five topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans should be discussing

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Updated: Blues sign Parayko to five-year, $27.5 million deal

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Sides reach deal right before arbitration hearing.

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Tipsheet: Cubs soar, Brewers buckle in NL Central race

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It was just a matter of time before the Cubs made their move on the Brewers. And that time came right after the All-Star break.

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BenFred: Time to tip our caps to manager Stubby Clapp

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He has spent this season showing he’s much more than a former ballplayer in a uniform. His Class AAA Memphis team is 61-34.

Cardinals take another step back

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Loss to Mets spoils Cards' chance to return to the .500 mark and drops them into fourth place.

Thursday, Jul 20

Cards fall as Rosenthal gets 'caught watching the play'

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Reliever's failure to get to the bag in 9th inning allows Mets to score winning run on an infield hit.

Hochman: Cardinals must adapt to succeed

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Wednesday’s temps flirted with triple digits like a Carlos fastball, so admittedly it was weird to think back to winter. But the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up came to mind — it’s the unofficial start to each Cards season, and remember all…

Lynn hopes to stay but hasn't received offer from Cards

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Amid the possibility that he could be traded before the deadline July 31, Cardinals righthander Lance Lynn said he didn’t really feel he was pitching for a number of other teams.

Blues scheduled for hearing with Parayko

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Arbitration will resolve how much defenseman will be paid.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Lynn says he isn't concerned by trade possibility

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Cardinals haven't offered long-term deal and, he said, 'The more I pitch, the more money it costs. So I don’t know why they would wait.'

Carpenter assesses Cardinals' need to add a hitter

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The top of the Cardinals’ lineup probably is as they want it. But is there something missing in the middle?

Well-rested Wacha finally goes the distance

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After righthander pitches his first complete game in 99 career starts, Cardinals can get to .500 with a win Wednesday.

Ortiz: Sellers? Buyers? Cardinals should be both

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The majority of John Mozeliak’s focus these days is on the non-waiver trade deadline July 31, and he’s still trying to figure out what to make of this Cardinals team.

Tuesday, Jul 18

BenFred: Grichuk's ups and downs offer lesson for DeJong

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The rookie shortstop just keeps slugging, but his strikeout numbers raise questions about sustainability

Sigh of relief: Power-packed Cards win as Cecil survives 9th

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In a space of six at-bats over his last two games, rookie shortstop Paul DeJong struck out five times. But the sixth time largely made up for the futile five.

Gordo: Cards could field two teams, both mediocre

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Each passing day reminds us the Cardinals remain a long, long way from playoff contention this summer.

BenFred: Zeke Elliott needs to investigate himself

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The hometown hero is in hot water once again. He's avoided legal trouble, but the pattern paints a concerning picture.

Monday, Jul 17

Ortiz: Matheny must find closer before window closes on 2017 Cardinals

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Ignoring the fact that the Cardinals don’t have an elite defensive shortstop, the gaping holes at the back end of their bullpen are too great for the team to overcome.

BenFred: Wasted Martinez starts adding up for win-starved Cardinals

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If you can't consistently win when your All-Star starter is on the mound, where are you headed?

With roles scrambled, Cards' bullpen blows another game in 9th

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The trouble with the bullpen roulette the Cardinals are spinning these days is that if any reliever could be used in any role, then there really are no roles at all.

Hochman: Browns broke the barrier in St. Louis with 2 black players

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Just 93 days after Jackie Robinson, St. Louis had a Jackie Robinson.

Sunday, Jul 16

Hochman: Beepball levels the playing field for blind and sighted

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At the annual MindsEye Ultimate Beepball Tournament all participants except the pitcher had to wear a blindfold while batting or fielding.

No hitch in Lynn's switch: Pitcher gets key hit in Cards' shutout win

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Over the course of two weeks recently, out of sight and in a subterranean batting cage, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn began working on a lefthanded swing. He mused that he could hit better if he switched sides, and…

Ortiz: It's up to Mizzou's Odom to change the conversation

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If the people who pay the closest attention to the Southeastern Conference are correct, it’s going to be another long, miserable year at Mizzou’s Memorial Stadium.

Hummel: Rocketing Astros relish the ride

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Houston second baseman Jose Altuve has had the distinction of being the only All-Star Game participant for the same team in both leagues. He was a National League All-Star in 2012 and then when Houston was transferred to the American…