AP Sports Briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 including:
NFL: Chiefs active Commings from IR, waive McDougald
MLB: Cardinals claim national sportsmanship award
NHL: Oshie lifts Blues to shootout win over Montreal

NCAAF: No. 9 Missouri controls destiny in SEC East
R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A surprise no more, No. 9 Missouri leads the SEC East with three games to go.

Win out and the Tigers (8-1, 4-1 SEC) come back all the way from last year's 5-7 dud that prompted doubts they belonged in their new league. Beat Kentucky, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, and they earn a berth in the conference championship game.

Coach Gary Pinkel's crew is a double-digit favorite this week at Kentucky and then there's a week off, perhaps bonus time allowing quarterback James Franklin to return from a shoulder strain at full strength.

South Carolina and Georgia are lurking, hoping for another Missouri stumble that could set up a tiebreaker mess.

NFL: Chiefs active Commings from IR, waive McDougald

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have activated rookie defensive back Sanders Commings from injured reserve and waived defensive back Bradley McDougald to clear space on their roster.

The moves came Tuesday during the Chiefs' bye week.

After impressing the Chiefs during the offseason, Commings broke his collar bone on the first full day of workouts in training camp. He was placed on the temporary IR and the Chiefs had until this week to active him.

Commings was picked in the fifth round of April's draft out of Georgia. Many scouts believed he had the ability to go much earlier in the draft, but some legal issues during his time with the Bulldogs caused his stock to slide.

McDougald, an undrafted free agent out of Kansas, played in one game this season.

MLB: Cardinals claim national sportsmanship award

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The national sportsmanship award named for baseball great Stan Musial will honor the team he played for.

Organizers of the Musial Awards say the pinnacle honor for 2013 will go to the St. Louis Cardinals in a ceremony Saturday night at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.

The awards recognize sportsmanship achievements from across the country, though this award goes to a hometown team: The awards are handed out by the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation.

The Cardinals won their 19th National League pennant, but lost to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. A news release from the award organizers says the team is being given the Musial Award for "playing with heart, class, character and respect for the game."

NHL: Oshie lifts Blues to shootout win over Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored in the shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Alexander Steen and Chris Stewart scored in regulation for St. Louis, and Jaroslav Halak had 25 saves. Halak also turned away three shots in the shootout.

Rene Bourque and Michael Bournival scored for Montreal (8-7-1), and Carey Price made 30 saves.

The Blues outshot the Canadiens 32-27 overall.