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Rams’ Jake Long, Quick out for year

Greg Robinson didn’t start until last week. Now, the St. Louis Rams will really be leaning on the No. 2 overall pick of the draft after injuries to offensive linemen Jake Long and Rodger Saffold.

Monday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Oct. 27, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Anthony Duclair scored his first NHL goal with 3:48 remaining, Mats Zuccarello put the Rangers ahead 37 seconds later and New York stormed back from a three-goal deficit by scoring five times in the third period to stun the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Monday night.

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Royals hope to light up Giants and clubhouse deer

A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a “W” underneath a crown.

Peavy’s son ready to bring home cable car for win

Jake Peavy’s son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car.

Giants, Royals ready for wild World Series finish

Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title.

Singer apologizes for botching World Series anthem

Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during his performance before Game 5 of the World Series.

NBA's new replay center ready for duty

LeBron James in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. Derek Fisher on the Madison Square Garden sideline. A fifth championship banner in the San Antonio Spurs rafters.

LeBron back home, Spurs back on top as NBA returns

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam.

Points still matter in new NASCAR championship format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward “the most worthy, battle-tested” driver with the Sprint Cup title.

Chivas USA disbands after 10 troubled years

Chivas USA ceased operations Monday after 10 troubled and unsuccessful years in Major League Soccer, with the league planning a new franchise for Los Angeles that will begin play in 2017 with new ownership and a new soccer-specific stadium.

Chiefs' Smith played through shoulder injury

Alex Smith’s efficient performance for the Kansas City Chiefs became even more impressive Monday.

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Cardinals stunned by Taveras’ death

Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras.

Cross country Owls compete

The William Woods men’s and women’s cross country team competed in the St. Louis Fall Classic on Saturday.

William Woods volleyball splits

William Woods suffered a 26-24, 30-28, 28-26 loss Saturday to No. 19 Evangel, but the Owls bounced back the same day with a 25-23, 25-16, 25-15 win against Friends (Kan.).

Volleyball Miners earn victory

The Missouri S&T Miners claimed a 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-12 win Sunday against Illinois-Springfied in a Great Lakes Valley Conference matchup.

Westminster football beats Northwestern

The Westminster Blue Jays claimed a 24-13 win Saturday against the University of Northwestern Eagles in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference matchup.

Head-to-head or body of work? You make the call in college football

Mississippi beat Alabama at home but lost to an LSU team on the road that had already loss twice.

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Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

Earnhardt wins at Martinsville Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his fourth win of the season Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in an emotional victory a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Cardinals' Oscar Taveras killed in car wreck

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.