Missouri baseball evens series against Texas with late-inning victory

The Missouri baseball team snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday when shortstop Eric Garcia's double in the eighth inning drove in the winning run in a 5-4 victory over Texas. 

I'll Have Another wins the Kentucky Derby

Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding in his first Derby, guided the 3-year-old colt ahead of Bob Baffert's Bodemeister and a late closing Dullahan to win on a fast track.

Hickman senior closer keeps team spirits high in his final year

Sam Wright is the team's vocal leader and makes his teammates laugh with his antics, which include bus ride jokes and his infamous cowboy hat.

MU engineering students launch air balloon for second year

A team of engineering MU students gathered Saturday morning to launch an air balloon as part of a residence hall project. The balloon carried a camera and video camera to collect images of Missouri from high altitudes. 

Lawmakers consider Missouri fund for college buildings

The proposal would create the Higher Education Capital Fund.


Columbia College graduates warrant two ceremonies

More than 500 candidates received diplomas between two ceremonies Saturday at Southwell Complex at Columbia College. Suzanne Tourville, a mathematics professor, delivered an address about small opportunities leading to big successes.

Missouri efforts to expand texting law again fall short

Nearly two years after a horrific crash in rural Missouri, Missouri legislators aren't motivated to expand the state's 2009 law against texting while driving — which currently applies only to drivers 21 and younger.

Former bat boy works to keep KOM League alive

Longtime baseball lover John Hall has dedicated much of his free time to serving the former members of the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League with newsletters, books and reunions.

Missouri softball splits doubleheader with Oregon

Missouri lost the first game of its doubleheader 8-3 Saturday but won the second 7-3.


Rock Bridge discus thrower excels in senior season

Bruins senior Austin Ray won the discus at Saturday's meet with a throw of 154 feet, 9½ inches, more than 16 feet better than the second-place finisher.

Slumping Pujols gets night off

Albert Pujols, stumbling through the longest home run drought of his 12-year career, was not in the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup Saturday for the first time this season.

Chihuahua costume party falls short of record

The costumed dogs fell short of a world record Saturday morning in Kansas City, but organizers said they were encouraged by the turnout for the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade.

AT&T to pay Muslim woman $5 million in harassment case

The award appears to be the largest jury verdict for a workplace discrimination case in Missouri history.


Kings posing big challenge for Blues

After largely dominating the first three games of the second-round series, Los Angeles could finish a stunning sweep of second-seeded St. Louis on Sunday.

Tolton Catholic sends three track athletes to sectionals

Chase Freidel, Caleb Lucero and Ryan Chappell all qualified in events.

Appreciation dominated Stephens College commencement ceremony

Of the 171 undergraduates receiving diplomas, about 150 of them attended the ceremony. Of the 59 graduate students receiving master's degrees, 40 of them attended the ceremony.

Fay's comeback helped Rock Bridge boys tennis beat Clayton

Jack Fay is known as a "grinder" – a player who doesn’t quit.  He ground down his opponent Saturday in a comeback effort to propel Rock Bridge to an 8-3 win over Clayton. 

Cynthia Collins

Cynthia Collins, May 12, 2012 — April 29, 2012, of Columbia

Johnson hits first career slam as Astros top Cards

Chris Johnson hit his first career grand slam, Bud Norris continued his dominance of the Cardinals and the Houston Astros beat St. Louis 8-2.