April 30, 2015
Trainer Bob Baffert watches horses work out on Tuesday at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Hall of Famer is saddling the top two favorites — American Pharoah and Dortmund — for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a double by Matt Holliday against the Philidelphia Phillies in the first inning Thursday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at Operation Breakthrough on Thursday in Kansas City to announce his veto of Senate Bill 24. Nixon has vetoed a bill that would cut the amount of time low-income families can receive welfare benefits. The Democratic governor announced his veto while describing the legislation as "a misguided measure that punishes children." A veto override would require a two-thirds vote of both chambers.
This artist's rendering provided by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory shows NASA's Messenger spacecraft orbiting around the planet Mercury. The sunshade shields the spacecraft's instruments from heat and solar radiation.
State Rep. Caleb Jones reads "Duck for President" to children at Rock Bridge Elementary School on Friday, March 13. Jones was one of the mystery readers brought in for Reading Week at the school.
State Rep. Caleb Jones talks with students at Rock Bridge Elementary School after reading a story to them on Friday, March 13. Jones represents the 50th District in Missouri.
State Rep. Caleb Jones embraces his dog, Finn, at his home on Oct. 3, 2012. Jones rescued Finn from a ditch.
Now, in his third term representing the 50th District, the 35-year-old attorney has been pegged in recent months as a possible candidate for the 19th District state Senate seat held now by Republican Kurt Schaefer.
April 29, 2015
Missouri freshman Paige Lowary and sophomore Cheyenne Baxter combined to pitch 14 innings in a double-header Wednesday against Northern Iowa. The Tigers won the first game 4-2 and the second game 10-9.
Missouri softball head coach Ehren Earleywine disputes a call with an umpire Wednesday during the first game against Northern Iowa. Earleywine was thrown out of the game by the umpire.
Missouri pitcher Paige Lowary pitches to a Northern Iowa batter Wednesday during the first of two games at University Field. Missouri scored four runs to take a 4-2 win in the first game.
Missouri shortstop Corrin Genovese waits to bat during the doubleheader against Northern Iowa on Wednesday. Missouri won the first game 4-2.
Columbia shut out Missouri Baptist 4-0 to advance on to the next game of the American Midwest Conference tournament Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park.
Columbia College third baseman Jessica Hardy gets ready to catch a hit Wednesday during a softball game against Missouri Baptist University at Cosmopolitan Park. Columbia advanced to the next game of the American Midwest Conference tournament.
Columbia College outfielder Tylin Stephens avoids getting tagged out Wednesday by Missouri Baptist second baseman Sierra Thompson during a softball game at Cosmopolitan Park. Columbia College won 4-0.
Missouri infielder Natalie Fleming is tagged out by Northern Iowa second baseman Julia Hunter during the first of two games Wednesday. Missouri won 4-2.
Columbia College pitcher Paxton Welch waits for the Missouri Baptist batter to step into the batter's box during a softball game Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park. Welch led her team to a win over Missouri Baptist 4-0.
Columbia College outfielder Kaylee Brueggeman hits a pop fly Wednesday during a softball game against Missouri Baptist at Cosmopolitan Park. Columbia shut out Missouri Baptist 4-0 to advance on to the next game of the American Midwest Conference tournament.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts as he as he is asked about running for president during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Sanders has made it official, telling The Associated Press in an interview that he’s running for president.
Several former Missouri Tigers, including Shane Ray, Dorial Green-Beckham, Markus Golden and Mitch Morse, are hoping to hear their names called during the NFL Draft, which starts Thursday.