UPDATE: Johan Santana pitches Mets' first ever no-hitter, Cardinals lose 8-0

Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets' 51-season history, beating the Cardinals 8-0.

Commission rejects St. Louis Rams' proposal to upgrade dome

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission has denied a proposal from the St. Louis Rams to upgrade the 17-year-old Edward Jones Dome.

Jonathan Baldwin, Brandon Albert absent from Kansas City Chiefs practice

Wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin and offensive tackle Branden Albert were both absent at a Kansas City Chiefs practice Friday.

Cardinals add Schumaker to disabled list, activate Craig

The St. Louis Cardinals have added Skip Schumaker to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, and activated first baseman and corner outfielder, Allen Craig.

Arkansas paired with Missouri as cross-SEC rivals

The Southeastern Conference on Friday affirmed its football and basketball scheduling formats and set Missouri as Arkansas' cross-division rival.

Royals recall infielder Yuniesky Betancourt, option Irving Falu to Omaha

The Kansas City Royals have recalled infielder Yuniesky Betancourt from his minor league rehab assignment and optioned Irving Falu to Triple-A Omaha.

UPDATE: SEC supports playoff that includes best 4 teams

On Friday, the Southeastern Conference took an official stance in support of a proposed four-team playoff for the national title.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Dissent in redistricting case points the way to reform

Between now and when the redistricting process starts anew in 2020, Missourians owe it to themselves fix the process' inequities. 

Missouri engineering professors to work in Iraq

The school's College of Engineering has received a U.S. State Department grant to work with professors at Iraq's University of Technology while it seeks accreditation.

In southwest Missouri, man fights to restore rural cemetery

A Duenweg man has volunteered countless hours to cleaning up Miller Cemetery in honor of those buried there.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri National Guard commended for revealing investigation

Secrecy in government may prompt the public to assume the worst. The public imagination often conjures a more atrocious scenario than that revealed by the facts.

Missouri Republicans to select presidential delegates

The agenda includes the selection of 25 delegates to the Republican National Convention who will be bound to support a particular presidential candidate.

Widow files suit over fatal tent collapse near Busch Stadium

The third lawsuit concerning the accident, in which about 100 people were injured, was filed Thursday.

On the anniversary of Jacque Waller's disappearance, family struggles with loss

Ruby Rawson, Jacque Waller's mother, said watching the children grow up without their mother is difficult.

Nixon names former lawmaker to Missouri Public Service Commission

A former Democratic lawmaker has been appointed to the state utility regulation commission.

SEC supports playoff that includes best 4 teams

Members of the Southeastern Conference also voted to keep its current football scheduling format, known as 6-1-1. Teams will play six division teams annually, have one permanent crossover rival and one game that rotates among the other six teams.

Kansas City's Union Station planning teleconferencing center

Rather than fix the station's Extreme Screen, Union Station will transform the area into a high-tech teleconferencing center that could become an anchor for businesses and education.

UPDATE: Missouri mother enters Alford plea in death of son

Christina L. White entered the plea Thursday to second-degree murder, first-degree arson and endangering the welfare of a child.

Three Missouri baby sitters accused of sexual abuse

Several sex crime charges were filed Thursday against 30-year-old Rebecca Sue Russell, 27-year-old John Scott Thomas III and 25-year-old Billy Joe Bunch Jr.

Survey: Economy slows in 9 Midwest, Plains states

The report's overall economic index declined to 57.6 in May from April's 60, but remained well above the neutral score of 50.