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St. Louis bans smokeless tobacco at Busch, other venues

ST. LOUIS (AP)(STL.News) — Baseball players with big wads of chewing tobacco in their cheek are now a thing from the past at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted Friday to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco products like chewing tobacco, dip and snuff at all sports venues, including Cardinals games at … Continue reading St. Louis bans smokeless tobacco at Busch, other venues

Tiger Woods withdraws from the Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)(STL.News) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier, marking another frustrating start to his return to golf from a lengthy injury layoff. Woods’ manager, Mark Steinberg, said Woods had back spasms on Thursday night after dinner. … Continue reading Tiger Woods withdraws from the Dubai Desert Classic

Alabama still No. 1 on recruiting trail after signing day

(STL.News) Alabama came up just short in its bid for a second straight national title on the field, but the Crimson Tide’s dominance on the recruiting trail remains as strong as ever. According to composite rankings of recruiting services compiled by 247Sports , Alabama finished atop the team standings for a seventh consecutive year. And … Continue reading Alabama still No. 1 on recruiting trail after signing day

Blues fire coach Ken Hitchcock, promote Mike Yeo

ST. LOUIS (AP)(STL.News) — The Blues abruptly fired coach Ken Hitchcock on Wednesday, cutting short the veteran’s final season in St. Louis and putting coach-in-waiting Mike Yeo in charge of the underperforming team months earlier than planned. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the change one day after the Blues’ fifth loss in six games. “We … Continue reading Blues fire coach Ken Hitchcock, promote Mike Yeo

SC STL Files For MLS Expansion Team

The push continues to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis ST. LOUIS, MO/February 1, 2017 (STL.News) On Tuesday, the St. Louis ownership group, SC STL, officially filed an application for a Major League Soccer expansion team. The application and supporting documents were with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark … Continue reading SC STL Files For MLS Expansion Team

Most 5-star recruits are committed heading into signing day

(STL.News) This season’s five-star college football recruits are a committed group. There are 32 players who have a five-star rating on 247Sports’ composite rankings and only four enter signing day uncommitted. Extend it out to the top 50 and that adds four more uncommitted players. So barring a spate of last-minute flips, this national signing … Continue reading Most 5-star recruits are committed heading into signing day

Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)(STL.News) — So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn’t been able to beat in a major final in almost a decade. The 35-year-old father of four was back in his … Continue reading Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major