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Martinez will get advance peek at Mets

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:26:00 -0600

Cardinals staff ace to pitch second exhibition on Saturday. Matheny to use regulars judiciously on three-game swing next week.






Eye on the Tigers podcast -- After Ole Miss debacle, how does Mizzou make NCAA tournament?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:00:00 -0600

In this edition of the Eye on the Tigers podcast, Mizzou beat writer Dave Matter and sports columnist Ben Frederickson break down what went wrong in the second of Mizzou's back-to-back losses and update the Tigers chances of making the…



Chicago Bears offseason positional analysis: Cornerbacks

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:38:00 -0600

Both Bears starting cornerbacks, Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara, are unrestricted free agents; and top nickel corner Bryce Callahan is restricted, so the position is a major concern.


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Tipsheet: Sharks show Blues what perseverance looks like

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:20:00 -0600

The San Jose Sharks have overcome adversity to remain in the thick of the playoff race. Perhaps the Blues could learn from them.


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PFW NFL Draft newsletter sample: Q and A with Villanova CB Malik Reaves

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:21:00 -0600

Every year it seems that a few quality cornerbacks slip through the draft cracks, even at a position at which so many NFL teams are desperate to find help. A candidate to be on that list is Villanova CB Malik…


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Poor second period costs Blues as playoff outlook grows tense

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:15:00 -0600

No team will have more to say about the Blues’ fortunes over the next of couple weeks than the San Jose Sharks. Starting with Tuesday’s contest at Scottrade Center, the teams meet three times over 16 days.


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Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson admitted to ICU with flu symptoms

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:03:00 -0600

Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, was recently admitted to Ochsner Medical Center with flu symptoms, according to a statement from Greg Bensel, the organization's senior vice president of communications.Benson, 90, has…


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US women win bronze to end speedskating medal drought

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:02:44 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Mia Manganello crossed the finish line, glanced at the videoboard and let out a yell.


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Marty Hurney named Carolina Panthers general manager after being cleared

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:28:00 -0600

Once the NFL found no evidence that Marty Hurney had violated the league’s personal conduct policy, he was re-instated and returned to work as interim general manager for the Carolina Panthers. On Wednesday, the Panthers named Hurney their full-time …


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The reason Jarvis Landry received Miami Dolphins' franchise tag

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:25:00 -0600

The Miami Dolphins kicked off NFL franchise-tag season Tuesday by slapping what's believed to be the non-exclusive tag on slot WR Jarvis Landry, which would pay him slightly more than $16 million in 2018 should he play on the one-year…


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Gordo: Blackhawks concede, put assets up for bid

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:22:00 -0600

The Chicago Blackhawks built a modern-day dynasty under coach Joel Quenneville's leadership, but the time to start over has finally arrived. They made one trade this week and more could come.


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Japan and Norway dethrone Dutch in team pursuit at Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:50:45 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Finally, Norwegian veteran Havard Bokko stood atop the highest platform on the Olympic podium. And glancing down to his left, a step lower, he saw the orange-clad Dutch.


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NFL Free Agency 2018: The 4 (actually 5) most interesting veteran running backs available

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:48:00 -0600

The free-agent running back market for years has been depressed — and, for the runners themselves, depressing. How bad was it last year? Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy, all of whom had a top-10 rushing season in the…


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Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:11:28 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough.


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Bjoergen, American women make history at Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:01:25 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marit Bjoergen and Kikkan Randall have shared a special bond since competing against each other at their first Olympics in Salt Lake City 16 years ago.


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AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 12 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:59:36 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn turned in a bronze-medal performance in the last Olympic downhill of her career. Russian Alina Zagitova skated a flawless "Black Swan" routine for a world-record score in the short program and a shot…


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What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 12 of the Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:55:16 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wondering how to get through hump day? Here are some highlights to watch from the Olympics in Pyeongchang on Wednesday. (All times Eastern.)


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CAS to hear doping case against Krushelnitsky on Thursday

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:15:46 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear the doping case against Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky on Thursday.


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Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:13:00 -0600

As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough.


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Under Maddux, Cardinals turn up the high heat

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:40:00 -0600

After years of the Cardinals dwelling and thriving in the lower reaches of the strike zone — so much so that the sinker and ground balls became synonymous with them — coach Mike Maddux is urging his pitchers to take…


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Ortiz: Might be time to worry as Blues struggle again

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:25:00 -0600

If you love the Blues, nobody can blame you if you’re starting to worry. It might still be too early to panic, but the calendar is moving closer to panic time for a team that is only good enough to…


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Follow the latest from the Winter Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Follow the latest from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.



AP PHOTOS: Athletes, fans embrace flags as symbols of pride

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:57:31 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Flags play an integral role at the Olympics as symbols of national pride.


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Column: Let's hope gay Olympians spark even greater change

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:50:48 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They are the stars of the Winter Games, and not for what they've done on the ice and slopes.


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Cards notebook: Garcia models his game after Descalso

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:45:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • When Greg Garcia arrived at his first big-league spring training, one of the established players from the other side of the clubhouse walked over and introduced himself as Daniel.


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Billikens fall short after leading at Dayton

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:30:00 -0600

DAYTON, OHIO • The Billikens’ disadvantage was obvious from the start of Tuesday night’s national anthem, when their seven remaining scholarship players lined up opposite Dayton’s 10.


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Blues notebook: Butler enjoying another chance to play in NHL

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:25:00 -0600

Blues defenseman Chris Butler played in his 389th NHL game on Tuesday night, and his second in the past two seasons. He has now appeared in an NHL game in 10 seasons, and while the games seem to be more…


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Spartans beat Illini, clinch share of Big Ten title

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0600

EAST LANSING, Mich. • Miles Bridges grabbed the Big Ten trophy, lifted it and flashed an ear-to-ear grin.


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CORRECTS: Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st medal in women's cross-country skiing

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:24:34 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — CORRECTS: Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st medal in women's cross-country skiing. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said it was the first medal ever for the US in cross-country skiing)



Olympic bronze doesn't begin to tell the story of Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female ski racer of all time

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:58:00 -0600

Vonn is the best female ski racer in history, full stop. At some point, and some point soon, we can discuss whether we can drop "female" from that description


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In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:26:47 -0600

GOSEONG, South Korea (AP) — A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a picturesque North Korean mountain across the…


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Daily performances

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:15:20 -0600

Boys Basketball Best Performances from 2/20/2018SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)



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Leman earns Olympic gold for Canada in men's skicross

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:12:51 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Skicross is built on one very simple tenant: to go as fast as you possibly dare for as long as you possibly dare and hope everything works out in the end with the understanding that…


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Vonn 3rd in last Olympic DH; her pal Goggia of Italy wins

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:49:04 -0600

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn knew that the bronze medal she earned Wednesday came in her final Olympic downhill, the signature event of her singular career. She knew that, but she didn't have an easy time processing it.


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Goggia captures Olympic downhill title, beats pal Vonn

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:46:59 -0600

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Riding the gondola to the top of the mountain Wednesday morning, Sofia Goggia watched the sun rise over the site of her first Olympic downhill and had one clear thought:


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US starts 4-man bobsled training, with some optimism

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:35:20 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — If there was a positive that the Americans took away from the two-man bobsled competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics, it's this: They now know what not to do.


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Column: A bronze that feels golden for Lindsey Vonn

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:30:42 -0600

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Over coffee last November at Lindsey Vonn's home in Colorado, Sofia Goggia of Italy asked her friend for some advice.


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Americans rally after shaky starts in women's short program

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:19:34 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Bradie Tennell fell during her opening jump combination at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a mistake so rare that the reigning U.S. champion couldn't remember the last time it happened.


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No Oshie magic in hockey, but a stunning U.S. gold on skis

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:05:00 -0600

A look around the venues and around the dial from the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times central):



Box: Lift For Life 0, Carnahan 0

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

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Wednesday’s sports on the air

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Top 10 schedule, results

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Boys basketball large school schools - 2/201. Hazelwood Central (23-2) def. Webster Groves (15-9), 68-67 yesterday.2. Belleville West (24-2) def. Alton (14-11), 82-55 yesterday.3. Webster Groves (15-9) lost to Hazelwood Central (23-2), 68-67 yesterday.4. Chaminade (19-4) was idle.5. Francis Howell…



Top 10 schedule, results

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Girls basketball large school schools - 2/201. Edwardsville (28-0) def. Chatham Glenwood , 51-40 Monday.2. Hazelwood Central (18-6) was idle.3. Parkway North (21-5) def. Oakville (15-8), 74-54 yesterday.4. Kirkwood (21-3) def. Eureka (15-10), 75-54 Monday.5. O'Fallon (25-5) was idle.6. St.…






Red Gerard takes flight — then comes back to the Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:53:41 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — For Red Gerard, "Big Air" has less to do with vaulting himself off the snowboarding jump, more to do with the journey he's been on since he became an Olympic gold medalist.


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NHL: Phaneuf helps Kings get win against Jets

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:05:00 -0600

Dion Phaneuf scored on the power play for his third goal in four games with Los Angeles, helping the Kings cap a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.


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Canada's world champion women slump out of medal contention

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:07:03 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Despite entering the Pyeongchang Olympics as world champions and the favorites to win gold, Canada's women's curling team has been eliminated from medal contention after a shocking loss to Britain.


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How sweep it is? Loaded US halfpipe team eyes Olympic podium

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:54:30 -0600

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Don't blame the kids throwing tricks up at Phoenix Snow Park for America's medal woes at the Winter Olympics.


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Rhode Island beats La Salle in OT

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:50:00 -0600

Jeff Dowtin scored 25 points, including four key free throws in the final seconds, as No. 18 Rhode Island clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a hard-fought 95-93 overtime victory at La Salle on Tuesday…


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Cahokia makes it to third consecutive 2A dual state tournament

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:30:00 -0600

MATTOON • Cahokia senior Martell Boone carried his opponent as he thought about how he could pick up the maximum points in the match.


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STILL CHASING THE CUBS?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

COMMENT: I hope Mo is playing poker and will still make that late move, signing either a proven starter or closer on a "pillow" deal. Worst thought is that Cubs will sign Greg Holland (above) and that will seal the…


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THE STANTON SAGA (CONTINUED)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: In retrospect, do you now believe that the whole Stanton saga was a ruse? I believe that "Mo" had a deal with the Miami GM to go along with the whole thing to make the Cards not appear cheap,…



ARE THE YOUNG ARMS READY NOW?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: Are the young arms (such as Jordan Hicks, above) in the Cardinals pipeline as close to helping as the front office seems to think? There are legitimate Cy Young contenders and winners available on the free-agent and trade market.


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FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: WHAT ARE CARDS' STRENGTHS?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: STLtoday's chats always have plenty of talk about what is wrong with the Cards. What are their strengths?


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BONUS QUESTION: TRAVIS FORD DESERVE MORE CREDIT?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

COMMENT: With all that SLU has been through this year, it doesn't seem coach Travis Ford has gotten the credit he deserves. He has done a remarkable job.


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MO'S JOB SECURITY?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: All the talk about missing the playoffs and how it will cost Mike Matheny his job — if the Cardinals miss this year, how could this not be on John Mozeliak and the front office? Missing out on October…


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PIGGYBACKING WACHA AND REYES?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: Should the Cardinals piggyback Reyes with Wacha when he comes back in May? Wacha could pitch twice through the order, and then Reyes could pitch 3-4 innings. High possibility the bullpen would get a day off. Wacha would be…


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MATHENY'S JOB SECURITY?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: What is the future for Mike Matheny in St. Louis? Is there any chatter about management changes if Cardinals are below .500 by midseason?


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OZUNA'S FITNESS?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 -0600

QUESTION: Should we be concerned about Ozuna's fitness? Upon arrival, he said "I'm fat," and he looked overweight in the first pictures from spring training?


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Fast start helps East St. Louis continue to roll, earn spot in sectional final

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:25:00 -0600

CARBONDALE, ILL. • Those who were wondering if the East St. Louis girls basketball team might suffer a letdown Tuesday after last week's upset win at Civic Memorial in a regional championship game needed just 4 minutes and 48 seconds…


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Providence Catholic ousts Edwardsville in 3A dual sectional

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:15:00 -0600

MATTOON • No black cat ran past the Edwardsville wrestling team on it way to Mattoon on Tuesday. No witches put a hex on the Tigers.


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Vonn trying not to think of downhill as her last at Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:15:28 -0600

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games.


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Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:50:04 -0600

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his…


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Emeka Okafor making the most of his NBA comeback chance with Pelicans

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:50:00 -0600

Ilana Okafor admits it isn't always easy packing suitcases when you're trying to stuff in clothes for a husband who stands 6-foot-10.


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Chicago Bears positional analysis: Defensive Line

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:21:00 -0600

The combination of end Akiem Hicks and nose tackle Eddie Goldman gives the Bears the beginnings of an excellent defensive line in their base 3-4.


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A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:30:00 -0600

In 1961, Sabena Flight 548 was circling the runway in Brussels when it suddenly crashed, killing 73 people. All 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team died.


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Chicago Bears reportedly decline former Pro Bowl OG Josh Sitton's 2018 option

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:58:00 -0600

Guard just became a much bigger offseason priority for the Bears with the news that they will decline their $8 million option for four-time Pro Bowler Josh Sitton, as first reported by Ian Rapoport.


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In Olympic women's figure skating, it's artistry versus jumping, with a Russian twist

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:17:00 -0600

The women's short program begins Tuesday with a familiar conflict in skating: refined maturity versus infectious youth, artistry versus jumps.


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New Orleans Pelicans sign standout G-League scorer Walter Lemon Jr. to 10-day contract

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:03:00 -0600

Despite the trade deadline closing and All-Star Weekend passing, the New Orleans Pelicans’ roster continues to be in a state of flux.


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BenFred: Will the Brewers make one more splash? Cardinals better hope not

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:55:00 -0600

Worried about the Cardinals' rotation? Check out the Brewers' starting five. But, you should be concerned about what Milwaukee might do to strengthen the group.


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Hochman: Still so many question marks for the Cardinals

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:45:00 -0600

This season isn’t just pivotal to those inside the Cards’ complex – it’s pivotal to a whole community that is already frustrated, deflated and hasn’t felt this way since the spring of 2009, when the Cards came to camp after…


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Goold: Past success is ever-present, but it's time for Cards to focus on 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:40:00 -0600

“A very refreshing tone has already been here the last week or so,” pitcher Adam Wainwright said. "It's something you cannot fake."


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