May 24, 2013
Royals infielders Alcides Escobar, left, Chris Getz, Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez wait during a pitching change during the eighth inning Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels in Kansas City.
Manchester City and Chelsea play in an exhibition soccer match Thursday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Manchester City scored in extra time to cap a four-goal comeback in a 4-3 victory.
May 23, 2013
University of Washington softball players run out of the dugout after one of their teammates got a run to tie the game at the seventh inning Thursday night at University Field. Missouri lost to Washington 2-1 in eight innings.
Phil Bradley, a volunteer assistant coach, gives advice to Missouri first baseman Kelsea Roth after she was safe at first base Thursday.
Missouri shortstop Corrin Genovese hits the ball during the game against University of Washington on Thursday night at University Field. Missouri lost to Washington 2-1.
Nicole Mello, left, and her twin sister, Bianca ,listen to "That Lonesome Road" sung by the seniors of A Cappella Singers at the Hickman High School graduation ceremony at Mizzou Arena The twins will attend MU on athletic scholarships for track and field. "I actually use my sister for my inspiration," Bianca said.
Matt Felts conducts the seniors of A Cappella Singers, as they sing the national anthem at the Hickman High School graduation ceremony at Mizzou Arena on Thursday.
Hickman High School seniors sit at their graduation ceremony at Mizzou Arena on Thursday. There are 547 seniors in the 2013 Hickman High School graduating class.
Bianca Mello, right, helps her twin sister, Nicole, fix her mortar board before the Hickman High School graduation ceremony at Mizzou Arena on Thursday. The twins will attend MU on athletic scholarships.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive at the SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. The admission of Missouri and Texas A&M to the conference is one of Slive's crowning accomplishments.
Ejected shell casings lay on the ground at the moving target range at Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club.
Sara Harman, left, and Dale Heddesheimer walk with Willa Lane, 2, toward the parking lot at the Bianchi Cup pistol competition after watching the events on Thursday at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville. Heddesheimer's parents are range officers during the competition.
Flags honoring the previous Bianchi Cup champions line the path that connects the different event ranges Thursday at Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville.
Italian competitor Andrea Moroni, left, and Australian competitor Richard Siebert prepare for the falling plate event at the 35th annual Bianchi Cup pistol competition Thursday in Hallsville. The Bianchi Cup is one of the most prestigious pistol competitions in the world.
Doug Koenig competes in the falling plate event at the 35th annual Bianchi Cup on Thursday in Hallsville. Koenig won the Bianchi Cup last year.
Former scout maser Mark Noel, of Hanover, N.H., holds up a new merit badge of inclusion during a press conference at the Equal Scouting Summit being held near where the Boy Scouts of America are holding their annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Delegates to the Boys Scouts of America meeting are expected to address a proposal to allow gay scouts into the organization.
A fire leveled a building at North LaPorte Avenue and Sharidan Boulevard in northeast Columbia on Thursday afternoon. Neighbors said it was an unfinished structure that appeared to be abandoned.
John Liner get his hair cut by barber Seth Reynolds while drinking a beer at The Buzz Barbershop on Thursday. The Buzz Barbershop is unique to downtown Columbia in that it serves beer for $2 each to customers as they are getting a haircut. "The more they drink, the better the haircut looks" referring to the pun on "buzz" in the name of the barbershop, Reynolds said.
This image made from video provided by Ayako Wada-Katsumata shows glucose-averse German cockroaches avoiding a dab of jelly, which contains glucose, and favoring the peanut butter. For 30 years, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out sweet-tasting bait mixed with poison. But in the early 1990s, a formerly effective product stopped working. Some cockroaches had lost their sweet tooth, rejecting the corn syrup meant to attract them. Later studies showed they were specifically turned off by the sugar glucose in the syrup. Scientists reported Thursday that the key is an altered behavior of certain nerves that signal the brain about foods.
Pickard Hall, located on Francis Quadrangle, will be part of renovations planned for MU beginning next fall. The building was used for science experiments in the 1900s and left residual radiation in some areas of the building. The department of art history and archaeology and the Museum of Art and Archaeology will move to the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.