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Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. Shattenkirk is a pending unrestricted free agent, but was considered the top rental player … Continue reading Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)(STL.News) — Kansas could have rested easy after clinching a share of its 13th straight Big 12 title. Instead, the Jayhawks hit the road to beat Texas on Saturday, clinching the outright championship with two games left in the regular season. And when top-ranked Gonzaga and second-ranked Villanova dropped games last week, it … Continue reading Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd

Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)(STL.News) — Top-ranked Gonzaga’s quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU’s Eric Mika on Saturday night. Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and BYU upset Gonzaga 79-71. It was the Cougars’ first victory ever over a No. 1 team, after four losses, and spoiled the … Continue reading Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR’s most popular driver, in his return to racing after a concussion sidelined him the second half of last season, would be a massive boost … Continue reading NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Team Penske has locked up a major portion of its NASCAR program by signing driver Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell-Pennzoil to extensions that run through “2022 and beyond.” The phrasing of the new contracts announced Friday at Daytona International Speedway is a play on Logano’s car … Continue reading Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal

The big names stay in place on NBA trade deadline day

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven deadline-day trades were put together by the 3 p.m. Eastern deadline — but no last-minute blockbusters. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was traded to New … Continue reading The big names stay in place on NBA trade deadline day

MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — There won’t be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season. The players’ association has agreed to Major League Baseball’s proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. “It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. I know they’re trying to cut out some of the fat. I’m OK … Continue reading MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

(STL.News) With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge … Continue reading Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired