Here are some of the best St. Louis sports stories from around the internet for July 4, 2014.
Cardinals: Redbird Rants’ Bob Hudgins writes about the Cardinals’ chances to improve over the next few games.
MLB.com’s Jennifer Langosch writes that the Cardinals get a contagious energy in the rotation from Carlos Martinez.
Rams: Ramblin Fan’s Blaine Grisak writes that the Rams could have a free agent steal in Kenny Britt.
Fox Sports Midwest’s Nate Latsch writes about the Rams’ competition at cornerback and safety.
Blues: NHL.com’s Lou Korac writes that the Blues have substantially increased their depth at the center position.
Illini: Writing Illini’s Ricky Widmer profiles Illini defensive lineman Kenny Nelson.