UPDATE: Missouri appears poised to pass sports incentives legislation

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:28 a.m. CDT; updated 5:49 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Like a sports team dangling money in front of a free agent, the Missouri Legislature signed off Wednesday on new state incentives intended to attract big-time sporting events such as college basketball tournaments and the Olympic trials.