The Rams are adding depth to the quarterback position.
Matt Holliday singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Cardinals rallied past the Pirates 5-4 in the first of three from Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer earlier in the seventh to tie the game at four. Cards now lead Milwaukee by one game in the division after the Brewers lost their sixth straight to the Cubs on Monday. Seth Maness picked up the win in relief and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 41st. The Cards play the second of three against the Pirates tonight at Busch. Adam Wainwright gets the start for the Cards looking for his 16th win.
Michael Sam is free to sign with any team in the NFL. Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend and was also left off their 10-man practice squad. He was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round of this year's NFL Draft, making him the first openly gay player in NFL history. Sam recorded 11 tackles and three sacks in four preseason games with the Rams. Last night on Monday Night Raw…the WWE invited Michael Sam to join them next week on the show. No word on what type of role the WWE has planned for Sam.
The Rams are adding depth to the quarterback position. St. Louis claimed Case Keenum off waivers from the Texans. He was released after Houston acquired Ryan Mallett from the Patriots in a trade over the weekend. Keenum started eight games last season throwing for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. For now…Keenum will back up Shaun Hill.
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen says rookie Derek Carr is his starting quarterback for Sunday's opener against the Jets. The Fresno State product beat out Matt Schaub for the position. The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached agreement on a new six-year deal that could pay him $100 million. The deal, which starts this season, will pay Watt a guaranteed $51.8 million, the most for a defensive player in the history of the NFL. The $16.6 million annual value also is the highest for a defensive player.
The Phillies pitching staff combined for a no-hitter against the Braves in Atlanta yesterday. Cole Hamels walked five and struck out seven before exiting after six no-hit innings. Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon completed it for the 12th no-hitter in team history.
The U.S. men's basketball team takes a 2-and-0 record into today's Group C game against New Zealand at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Americans defeated Finland on Saturday before coming from behind to beat Turkey on Sunday. Today's game tips off at 10:30 a.m.
Tony Stewart crashed in his return to racing on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart wrecked halfway through the Oral-B 500 and finished 41st. Kasey Kahne ended up taking the checkered flag.