September 29, 2014
Rock Bridge High School Softball Head Coach Janel Twehous hugs senior infielder Maddy Cole on Senior Night on Monday. Cole is one of five seniors on the team who will graduate in the spring.
Rock Bridge High School infielder Maddy Cole practices her swing before going to bat against Helias High School on Senior Night on Monday. The Bruins lost to the Helias Crusaders in the 7th inning 14-9.
Senior softball players Maddy Cole, Amanda Bouchey and Kelsey Knorr meet with Head Coach Janel Twehous during Rock Bridge High School's Senior Night game against the Helias Crusaders. Rock Bridge lost to the Helias Crusaders 14-9.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, front right, falls into the end zone after catching a 5-yard pass for a touchdown during the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Monday in Kansas City, Missouri.
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, left, and Daniel Descalso celebrate after the Cardinals' baseball game Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacksin Phoenix. The Cardinals clinched their second straight NL Central title before the first pitch and closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher rests during an NFL game in St. Louis on Dec. 19, 2010. An autopsy released Monday by attorneys of Belcher's family found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, at their Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself in front of the team's general manager and head coach.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, center, smiles and points from the dugout as he watches a replay of him scoring during the fourth inning Sept. 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. In July, the worst case scenario had Molina missing the rest of the year with a torn ligament in his right thumb. The Cardinals got their All-Star catcher back before September, and he's been a difference-maker for the repeat NL Central champions.
A pair of young Kansas City Royals fans wait for the start of a Royals game against the Seattle Mariners on June 20 in Kansas City. For the first time in nearly 30 years, playoff baseball comes to Kansas City.
Alabama coach Nick Saban, right, talks with Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze before a 2013 game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Sept. 20 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lonnie Tapia works on his sculpture in Tolton's art room. Tapia said he wants to sell the sculpture when it's finished and plans to donate 20 percent of the earnings to Tolton's art, music and drama departments.
Lonnie Tapia works on a sculpture of two tigers at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. Tapia carved the sculpture from a red maple tree that fell in his yard 12 years ago.
Lonnie Tapia, an art teacher and assistant boys soccer coach at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School, works on a tiger sculpture during his morning art class. Tapia has been working on this piece for about 12 years.
Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws against the Detroit Tigers earlier this month. The team ace will be on the mound Tuesday for Kansas City's wild-card playoff game against Oakland.
September 28, 2014
Paul "Bugle Boy" Hobbs finishes playing taps on Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Taps is a score played by buglers for military funerals, memorials and ceremonies.
Esabella Fisher, 5, hands out flags to attendees of the Gold Star Luminary Lighting Ceremony on Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Esabella attended the ceremony with her mother and grandmother, who is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Matthew Brodersen puts a flag next to bags with candles in them Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. The Gold Star Luminary Initiative held a commemorative service to honor fallen soldiers and their families.
Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough runs for a touchdown early in the first quarter of Missouri's game against South Carolina on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong makes a play for the out on a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Trumbo in the fourth inning on Sunday in Phoenix.
Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko shakes hands with fans after his final baseball game. The team faced the Kansas City Royals on Sunday in Chicago. Kansas City won 6-4.