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Wainwright, Molina make history, Cards top Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The cheers began for Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina as they walked in from the bullpen before the game, the St. Louis fans standing to salute them for all they'd accomplished together. After the final out in a 4-1 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night, it was time ...

Federer says he’s retiring from pro tennis at age 41

Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a series of knee operations, closing a career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons ranked No. 1 and helped create a golden era of men's tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer posted ...

Washington hosts No. 11 MSU, both seeking validation

SEATTLE (AP) — For two weeks against lesser competition, it has all gone according to plan. Impressive moments on both sides of the ball against teams that should be warmups for challenges still to come. That description could be applied to both No. 11 Michigan State and Washington heading ...

Javier leads Astros over Tigers 2-1 for 7-game season sweep

DETROIT (AP) — Cristian Javier allowed two hits in six shutout innings, and the Houston Astros beat Detroit 2-1 on Wednesday for a seven-game season sweep of the Tigers. Javier (9-9) struck out eight and walked none, winning for the third time in four decisions. He retired 13 in a row ...

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly revealed text messages show how deeply involved a Mississippi governor was in directing more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help pay for one of the retired NFL quarterback's pet projects. Instead of the money going to help low-income families ...

Predators hire 1st female NHL scout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators announced Ronda Engelhardt will become a North American amateur scout based out of Minnesota, the first female scout hired by the team. The hiring of Engelhardt on Wednesday comes a day after the Calgary Flames added Rebecca Johnston for a ...