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Demonstrators use pink smoke outside Holy Name Cathedral on March 13, 2013, to protest the lack of female inclusion in Catholic Church leadership, as cardinals vote on a new pope. (Credit: Mike Krauer/WBBM)

Protesters Use Pink Smoke To Protest Lack Of Women In Catholic Leadership

As cardinals meet in Rome to elect a new Pope, Catholic women have been staging protests at the Vatican and around the U.S. to illustrate the lack of female inclusion in the Church’s hierarchy.

03/13/2013

People crowd the gallery on top of St Peter's Basilica as a helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes by on its way out of Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catholics Offer Benedict Prayers As He Officially Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

02/28/2013

Pablo Sandoval collides with the Astros' Chris Snyder  last July. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Time To Ban The Home Plate Collision

Mike Matheny is the ideal champion of a noble cause, and he has decided to take up the fight.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Ted Ginn Jr #19 of the San Francisco 49ers runs past Reggie Walker #56 of the Arizona Cardinals with the ball at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

49ers Flatten Arizona 24-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — On an almost perfect Monday night for Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance with a 24-3 flattening of the Arizona Cardinals. Smith completed 18 of 19 […]

10/29/2012

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants had a big night against the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Sandoval Hits 3 HRs As Giants Take Game 1 Of World Series

Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Wednesday night’s opener.

10/24/2012

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated after scoring in the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants On Way To World Series With Tigers

Hunter Pence hit a bizarre, two-run double, Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October and the San Francisco Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series Monday night.

10/22/2012

Marco Scutaro #19 is congratulated by Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants after Scutaro scores in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Force Game 7 With Cards In NLCS

Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine in another postseason gem and the San Francisco Giants forced a decisive Game 7 in the NL championship series with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.

10/21/2012

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Zito, Giants Beat Cards, Close NLCS Deficit To 3-2

Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that narrowed their deficit to 3-2.

10/19/2012

Matt Carpenter #13 congratulates Pete Kozma #38 and Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals after both score on a RBI double by Jon Jay #19 in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Four of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 18, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cards Take 3-1 Lead In NLCS

Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave them a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.

10/18/2012

Angel Pagan #16 and Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate scoring on a single by Marco Scutaro #19 in the fourth inning of Game Two of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on October 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rough Inning Costs Cards In NLCS; Series Tied At 1 With Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Carpenter had to figure there might be a hitch at some point along the way in his remarkable return. The St. Louis Cardinals’ longtime postseason ace came back from a […]

10/15/2012

Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a double in the top of the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Cards Score 4 In 9th, Beat Nats 9-7, Reach NLCS

Doesn’t matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.

10/13/2012

Trevor Rosenthal #64 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after the Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 12-4 in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rout Nationals 12-4, Tie NLDS 1-All

Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals’ four homers and St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their NL division series at one game apiece.

10/08/2012

Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after he scores in the seventh inning on a bunt by Matt Carpenter #13 against the St. Louis Cardinals during the National League Wild Card playoff game at Turner Field on October 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cards Beat Braves 6-3 In One-And-Done Wild Card Playoff Game

Just like last year, the Braves lost out on a spot in the NL division series to the St. Louis Cardinals. Only this time, Atlanta was knocked out with the help of what will be remembered as one of the most disputed infield fly calls in baseball history.

10/05/2012

Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals is greeted by his teammates after hitting a game tying home run in the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs on September 22, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in ten innings. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cards Take Cubs 5-4 In 10th Inning Win

Carlos Beltran hit a tying solo homer in the ninth and Jon Jay doubled in the winning run an inning later as the Cardinals bolstered their bid for another playoff appearance with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

09/22/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dempster Still Winless But Cubs Beat Cardinals 6-4

Alfonso Soriano singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs sent the St. Louis Cardinals to their fourth straight loss at home with a 6-4 victory on Monday night.

05/14/2012

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs reaches first safely on an infield single as first baseman Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals reaches out for the throw during the first inning at Wrigley Field on April 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mather Lifts Cubs Over Cardinals 3-2

Joe Mather’s two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

04/23/2012

Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs hits an RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the home-opening game at Busch Stadium on April 13, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Power-Hitting Cubs Spoil St. Louis Home Opener, 9-5

Ian Stewart hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Bryan LaHair later connected for a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs hammered Adam Wainwright, spoiling the St. Louis Cardinals’ home opener with a 9-5 victory on Friday.

04/13/2012

Bud Selig

Bernstein: Selig’s Gag-Rule Makes No Sense

The World Series is upon us, about to test all-time lows for national interest, as two teams from flyover country play in the rain and wind while most Americans watch reality shows.

670 The Score–10/19/2011

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Octavio Dotel reacts after getting Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun to strike out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League championship series Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cards Within Win Of Pennant, Beating Brewers 7-1

The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee 7-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series.

10/14/2011

Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies talks with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after a squirrel ran across home in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 5, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Squirrel Steals Spotlight At NLDS

A squirrel ran across home plate in the fifth inning of the NL division series game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

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