• In this May 8, 2015, file photo, St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rob Havenstein stretches during a rookie minicamp at the NFL football team's practice facility in St. Louis. The St. Louis Rams appear set to open the season with a pair of rookie offensive linemen playing side by side. Tackle Rob Havenstein and guard Jamon Brown must be quick learners. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Rams putting rookies Havenstein, Brown right to work

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams plan to open the season with a pair of rookie offensive linemen playing side by side. Tackle Rob Havenstein and guard Jamon Brown must be quick learners and make the gamble pay off.

  • Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium bonds

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, protesters walk through the streets after a standoff with police in Ferguson, Mo. A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community quickly became known around the world. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown’s death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to “Deadly Force: Fatal Confrontations with Police,” an upcoming book published by The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books ).

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  • St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson congratulates a teammate on a nice play during training camp at the NFL football team's practice facility Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Rams’ Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines competing at cornerback

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams’ defense is so deep there are two starters, Trumaine Johnson and E.J. Gaines, competing for one of the cornerback spots.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk follows through after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Rockies road trip ends with another 1-run loss

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Walt Weiss has had his fill of one-run losses on this road trip.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk follows through after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Cardinals’ Moss helps new team win with game-ending single

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Moss had his first big hit with St. Louis, a game-ending single in the ninth inning, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty hits an RBI-single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Piscotty gets 2 more hits in Cardinals’ 6-2 loss to Rockies

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Every once in a while, St. Louis outfielder Stephen Piscotty has to pinch himself.

  • Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Arenado homers as Rockies beat Cardinals 6-2

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen homered, sending Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

  • St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason runs with the ball during training camp at the NFL football team's practice facility Friday, July 31, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Mason confident there’ll be no drop-off while Gurley rehabs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Draft day could not have been a pleasant experience for St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason. Imagine how jarring it must have been to see his team take Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick.