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>>Rams Host Cardinals Tonight

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams face a
key division test tonight as they host the Arizona Cardinals in this week's
Thursday night NFL game.  The Rams are 2-and-2 on the season after beating
Seattle on Sunday, while Arizona is a perfect 4-and-0.  The Cardinals have won
10 of the last 11 meetings.

>>Rams' Jackson Questionable

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Rams running back Steven Jackson is listed as
questionable for tonight's game against the Cardinals.  Jackson has been
battling a groin strain and is on the injury list for the third straight week. 
Despite the injury, Jackson has played every game this season, totaling 195

>>Cards Edge Reds

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Matt Carpenter's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth gave the Cardinals a 1-0 win over the Reds in the season finale for the playoff-bound teams.  Victor Marte was credited with the
win.  Jason Motte earned his 42nd save.  The Cardinals will clash with the
Braves in the NL Wild Card Game in Atlanta on Friday.

>>Cardinals To Play Braves In NL Wild Card Game Tomorrow

(Atlanta, GA)  --  With the regular season all finished, the Cardinals are now gearing up for the playoffs. 
The Cards will take on the Braves in the National League Wild Card game Friday
in Atlanta.  Kyle Lohse [[ Loash ]] will oppose Kris Medlen.  The winner moves
on to the NL Division Series.

>>Cubs End Season With Win Over Astros

(Chicago, IL)  --  Bryan LaHair singled in the winning run in the
bottom of the ninth inning as the Cubs closed out the season with a 5-4 victory
over the Astros.  LaHair also homered for Chicago, which finished the season
61-and-101.  The Astros ended the year with a franchise-record 107 losses.

>>Floyd, Longball Lead ChiSox Over Cleveland

(Cleveland, OH)  --  Dan Johnson blasted three home runs and plated five to back seven scoreless
innings from Gavin Floyd to lead the White Sox in a season-ending 9-0 win over
the Indians.  Floyd struck out six and allowed just three hits to improve to
12-and-11 on the season.  Paul Konerko clubbed a two-run shot and Dayan Viciedo
[[ vee-cee-AY-doh ]] added a solo shot for the Southsiders, who took
two-of-three at Progressive Field to finish the season at 85-and-77.

>>NBA To Impose Fines For Flopping

(New York, NY)  --  The NBA is cracking down on flopping this season.  The league is implementing a new
rule aimed at eliminating defenders from falling down after minimal contact. 
Players guilty of flopping will be subject to a warning, followed by a
five-thousand-dollar fine for a second violation.  Fines will increase
incrementally, with a fifth infraction resulting in a 30-thousand-dollar
penalty.  Six or more violations will lead to an increased fine and/or
suspension.  The Chicago Bulls play their preseason opener on Tuesday, October
9th against the Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center.


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