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Shelby Miller threw seven innings and gave up one run but the Cardinals fell to Boston 2-1.  Matt Adams singled in the lone run.  Trevor Rosenthal allowed two hits and a run in the ninth.  Adam Wainwright takes the mound against Brandon Workman as the series continues tonight. 

The Rams focused on special teams on yesterday with no pads as they prepare for their preseason opener against the Saints tomorrow.  Defensive end Michael Sam has been working as a blocker on the special team units which appears to be his best shot at making the roster.  The Rams and Saints take the field at the Edward Jones Dome with kickoff set for 7:00.

The NCAA released brackets for early-season tournaments and the Mizzou Tigers will see some tough competition.  Mizzou will take on Arizona in the Championship Round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on November 24th.  The Tigers will battle Purdue or Kansas State pending the result from their game the following day.  Missouri will play three games in the tourney. 

The final major of the golf season begins today with first-round play at the PGA Championship.  This year's event takes place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.  Former world number-one Tiger Woods will tee it up after declaring himself pain-free during a practice round on Wednesday.  Woods withdrew from the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday with back spasms. 

It was a night to remember for Landon Donovan as the MLS All-Stars beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at the 2014 MLS All-Star game on Wednesday in Portland.  The soccer vet netted the winning goal in the 70th minute and also made a record 14th appearance at the All-Star Game

Over in Budapest…there is a U16 Girl’s Hockey tournament going on.  And the American’s were playing a Russian team when a chick from the U.S. took a nasty slash to the lower back.  Play was whistled dead and a penalty was given…before refs could step in and bring the Russian chick to the penalty box, she two hand swung heR stick to the side of the American chicks head.  It’s BRUTAL and HERE IS THE VIDEO

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