The Missouri softball team lost 1-0 to No. 19 Southern Illinois on Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill.
The Tigers were held hitless by SIU’s starter Cassie Scoggins, while Tiger pitcher Jen Bruck struck out five in a complete game effort. Katie Schmidt scored the Salukis’ only run in the seventh inning off a double by Amanda Clifton.
ROCK BRIDGE TENNIS: The Bruins boys’ team won its first meet of the year, sweeping all matches against Helias. No. 1 seed Aron Franck and No. 2 seed Stefan Nosic each won singles matches, while the two paired up to post a victory as the No. 1 doubles team.
NO EXTENSION: The Yankees don’t intend to offer Alex Rodriguez a contract extension, leaving him the option of opting out of his deal after the season and becoming a free agent.
“Alex has a significant contract. The most significant in baseball history,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday. “He has a decision to make. It’s in his contract. It’s a right he’s earned.”
FALCONS TO DEAL SCHAUB: The Houston Texans are close to acquiring Matt Schaub from the Atlanta Falcons.
A trade for the highly regarded backup quarterback was expected to be announced Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who requested anonymity because the deal hadn’t been completed.
The person did not disclose the details of the trade. The Houston Chronicle and the NFL Network said the Falcons will get second-round picks in 2007 and 2008 and that the teams will swap first-round picks this year, with Atlanta moving from 10th to eighth.