Pujols thrills young guests

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols has a daughter with Down syndrome, and the St. Louis Cardinals’ annual “buddy walk” game always seems to bring out his best.

Agassi finishes storied career

He was flat-footed and in pain at the finish, which is the way all but a few of the great ones bow out of their sport. They can choose when to leave, but not always how, and so some part of you wanted a better ending for Andre Agassi.

MU soccer sets record

Staff and wire reports

Kansas City no pushover, just ask champions

KANSAS CITY — The Chicago White Sox are probably happy they don’t have to face the Kansas City Royals again this season.

All local, all stars

For more about the All-Stars, including a Little League recap, photos and comments by the players, see the Missourian's Sunday eMprint edition of Sept. 3.

Slideshow: Tigers start the season strong

Missourian photographers Sara Debold, Ikuru Kuwajama and Samantha Clemens captured the game and pregame activities.

Early-education program receives literacy grant

For some children, kindergarten is their first taste of school — the first time they don their mini-backpacks and head to class ready to learn. But First Chance for Children stresses the importance of preparing children before they enter kindergarten.

Fruit for the hungry

From underneath the apple tree, you can feel the burden. The tree’s long, dark branches are weighed down by appetizing red spheres, forming a cylinderical canopy around the trunk.

Canopies’ removal sheds light on Broadway

As hoards of students swarmed back to downtown Columbia in August, they might have noticed some stark changes, especially on Broadway. In the wake of recent construction removing the decades-old concrete canopies that overshadowed the stores, sunlight now strikes the street.

Wireless technology to link mid-Missouri

Imagine: a wireless network spreading miles across mid-Missouri, encompassing Columbia and reaching potentially as far as Jefferson City. No longer would people be forced to seek out a Panera or Starbucks for their wireless delight.

Field Elementary continues efforts after low MAP scores

Field Elementary School’s principal, Carol Garman, said she is not surprised by this year’s standardized test scores, which show Field is not meeting the state and federal achievement level.

County rejects plans for gated community

Developers of a 46-home subdivision south of Columbia will not be permitted to create a gated community with private streets, the Boone County Commission decided Monday.

Mixed and Matched

Lupus Garrett gathers all kinds of things.

Successful start for Daniel

Chase Daniel stepped out onto Faurot Field for the first time as the Tigers’ starting quarterback.

St. Louis cuts to its final 53-man roster

ST. LOUIS — With Stephen Davis in a Rams uniform, the St. Louis Rams cut veteran Moe Williams and nine other players Saturday to get to the league-mandated 53-man roster. Among the other players cut was former Missouri guard Tony Palmer.

Hickman struggles in opener

Free safety Nick Timberlake was a bright spot for the Hickman football team in a 39-0 loss to the East St. Louis Flyers on Friday night at home, even if that bright spot meant a poor overall defensive performance for the Kewpies.

Hustle beats height at Rock Bridge

At first glance, it looks like a typo on the Rock Bridge volleyball team roster.

Missouri volleyball team earns Shamrock Invitational title

The No. 13 Missouri volleyball team (6-1) won its fifth-consecutive match Saturday night, taking down the No. 21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1) 28-30, 30-28, 27-30, 30-26, 15-13 and taking the title of the Shamrock Invite.

Buehrle continues to dominate Kansas City

KANSAS CITY — Mark Buehrle is trying to get back to pitching as well as he did the first three months of the season. He’s getting closer with each start.

Cards’ run ends at four games

ST. LOUIS — Shawn Chacon and two relievers combined on a eight-hitter and Ronny Paulino hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.