CHICAGO (AP) — John Jay’s RBI double in the 10th inning lifted St. Louis to a 5-4 victory at the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, bolstering the Cardinals’ bid for another playoff appearance. Carlos Beltran hit a tying solo homer in the ninth for St. Louis, who began the day with a two-game lead over Los Angeles for the second NL wild-card spot. Milwaukee dropped 2½ games behind. The cardinals will continue their quest for as postseason this afternoon in Chicago; first pitch at 1:20.




KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a run-scoring single in the first inning to reach 100 RBIs for the first time and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Saturday night. Royals rookie left-hander Will Smith, who was 1-4 in his previous five starts, allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will try too sweep the Indians this afternoon; first pitch at 1:10.




COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Connor Shaw completed 20 straight passes and threw for two touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore ran for two scores and 7th ranked South Carolina manhandled Missouri 31-10 yesterday. It was the Tigers first Southeastern Conference road game. The Tigers had a season-low 254 yards in Columbia.




NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and its locked-out officials met the last two days, but a person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP that the sides remain far apart and no further talks are scheduled. NFL Referees Association lead negotiator Michael Arnold acknowledges his group reached out to the league last week and the NFL agreed to meet. He said there may be additional talks, but it is “not appropriate” to comment on specific issues.




In today’s Match ups, the Kansas city Chiefs will be in New Orleans to tak on the 0-2 Saints. Both teams will try to avoid a disastrous 0-3 start; kick off at noon.

In other games…

12:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys

12:00 p.m. – St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears

12:00 p.m. – San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings

12:00 p.m. – Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans

12:00 p.m. – Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins

12:00 p.m. – New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

12:00 p.m. – Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns

12:00 p.m. – Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

3:05 p.m. – Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals

3:05 p.m. – Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers

3:25 p.m. – Houston Texans at Denver Broncos

3:25 p.m. – Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders

7:20 p.m. – New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens