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Wainwright, Cards end Nats' playoff hopes

Wainwright, Cards end Nats' playoff hopes

ESPN.com Updated Sep 23, 2013
Carlos Beltran homered, Adam Wainwright earned his 18th win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Washington 4-3 on Monday night, eliminating the Nationals from playoff contention.
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  • Pulse: Bucs snap hex, and Reds follow suit

    Pulse: Bucs snap hex, and Reds follow suit

    MLB.com Sep 23, 2013
    For the first time in 22 seasons, the Pirates are playoff bound. Not long after finishing off a stirring 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Pittsburgh watched the Cardinals hold off the Nationals, 4-3, at Busch Stadium, setting off celebrations for…
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  • Rams go easy in return to practice

    Rams go easy in return to practice

    ESPN.com Sep 23, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The Rams got back to work late Monday afternoon with their first practice in a short week leading up to Thursday night's game against San Francisco. Little more than 24 hours after playing Dallas, the Rams took it a bit easy on Monday…
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  • Ten reasons Cardinals are returning to postseason

    Ten reasons Cardinals are returning to postseason

    MLB.com Sep 23, 2013
    Unexpected emergences, record-setting seasons and an expectation for excellence in many ways defined the Cardinals' 2013 season. Here is a look at 10 things, in no particular order, that went right as the Cardinals clinched their third straight postseas…
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  • Quick turnaround a tough test for Rams

    Quick turnaround a tough test for Rams

    ESPN.com Sep 23, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The good news for the St. Louis Rams is that they have only four days to wipe away what happened Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. The bad news for the Rams is that they have only four days to wipe away what happened Sunday against t…
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  • The Achilles' heels for each postseason contender

    The Achilles' heels for each postseason contender

    CNNSI.com Sep 23, 2013
    Eleven teams still have a realistic shot at a championship but each has a significant cause for concern.
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  • Davey welcomes chance to best Cardinals

    Davey welcomes chance to best Cardinals

    MLB.com Sep 23, 2013
    After losing to the Cardinals in the 2012 National League Division Series and getting swept by them in a three-game series in April, manager Davey Johnson was looking forward to playing the Cardinals at Busch Stadium this week in a three-game series.
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  • Upon Further Review: Rams Week 3

    Upon Further Review: Rams Week 3

    ESPN.com stltoday.com Sep 23, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the St. Louis Rams’ 31-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Falling behind: Getting off to a slow start has been an ongoing problem for the Rams in the first two weeks, but they raised (lowered?) the bar on themselves…
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  • The Week Ahead: Dramatic finish straight ahead

    The Week Ahead: Dramatic finish straight ahead

    MLB.com Sep 23, 2013
    Five teams -- the Dodgers, Red Sox, A's, Braves and Cardinals -- have locked up postseason berth, but there are still five slots, including two division titles, to be won over the final seven days of the regular season. That means for five teams, it's a…
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  • Morning Ram-blings: Looking ahead

    Morning Ram-blings: Looking ahead

    ESPN.com stltoday.com Sep 23, 2013
    ARLINGTON, Tex. -- The St. Louis Rams provided almost no silver linings in their 31-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but that didn't mean the day was a total waste for them. As part of this week's Thursday night game, the Rams have a short week t…
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  • Rams are DeMarcus-ed, DeMarco-ed, demoralized

    Rams are DeMarcus-ed, DeMarco-ed, demoralized

    stltoday.com Sep 23, 2013
    Flustered Fisher and his overmatched players unable to explain the 31-7 beatdown by DeMarcus Ware, DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys.
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  • Playoffs-bound Cards still focused on NL Central title

    Playoffs-bound Cards still focused on NL Central title

    MLB.com Sep 23, 2013
    The Cardinals officially clinched their spot in the postseason about four hours before taking the field in Milwaukee for their final regular-season road game. Washington's afternoon loss to the Marlins ensured the Cardinals of no worse than the second W…
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  • Video - Cardinals Hold Off Nationals 00:32

    Cardinals Hold Off Nationals

    Sep 23
    Carlos Beltran's home run lifted the Cardinals past the Nationals 4-3.
  • Video - GameDay: Rams vs. Cowboys highlights 01:39

    GameDay: Rams vs. Cowboys highlights

    Sep 23
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws for over 200 yards and three touchdowns to help the Cowboys defeat the St. Louis Rams 31-7 on Sunday.

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  • Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins close to extension, sources say

    Sep 23
    Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is on course to see his contract extended before the Oct. 31 extension deadline for 2010 first-round picks, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
  • Strange Days Are Ruling the Season’s Start

    Sep 23
    The Giants are 0-3, the Jets are 2-1 and the Saints’ defense is shining. Who knew? (Evan Pike/CSM/Landov :: Rich Kane/Icon SMI :: Stacy Revere/Getty Images) “You never pick up where you left off from one year to the next,’’ Bill Parcells used to say. (M…