Royals outlast Cardinals 8-7

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The Royals won 8-7.

Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking single off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning and the Royals won 8-7 Tuesday night for their second straight road victory in the four-game, two-city series.

Meth lab found in Boone County home; man arrested

Ryan S. Sparkman, 28, was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff's Department after deputies executed a search warrant at his northwest Boone County house and found a meth lab.

CoMo Connect unveils new brand for citywide transit change

Columbia's growth has prompted new routes for the city bus system. They are scheduled to begin in August.

Construction for Traditions Plaza will begin within a week

The Mizzou Alumni Association's newest project, Traditions Plaza, is an amphitheater that will take up most of the northern circle of Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. The stage and a "family circle" at the southern end of the plaza, will be made up of engraved bricks bought by alumni and family.

Florida beats Alabama 6-3 to win national title

The Gators swept the NCAA softball championship series 2-0 against the Crimson Tide.

Missouri tennis adds transfer from Texas Tech

Beatriz Machado Santos, from Lisbon, Portugal, went 10-6 in doubles and 16-5 in singles competition during her 2013-14 season at Texas Tech.

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome will try for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

Construction to close I-70 lane near Kingdom City

Construction on Interstate 70 will close one eastbound lane of the highway at mile marker 146.2 from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

Paddlefish pose management challenge for Missouri conservationists

Not only is sport fishing for paddlefish popular, but the fish is also prized for its caviar, which invites poaching. Hatcheries are important to keeping populations healthy.


US World Cup formation still unformed

After replacing Bob Bradley as the Americans' coach in July 2011, coach Jurgen Klinsmann most often used a 4-2-3-1 formation: four defenders with two defensive midfielders in front of them. Higher up the field were three advanced midfielders supporting a lone forward.

UPDATE: Storms hit Midwest; 'dangerous evening' forecast

Storms in Iowa caused voting precincts in two counties to temporarily shut down. The storm system is moving into parts of Missouri and Illinois.

City counselor: Council 'in a holding pattern' on Opus

City Counselor Nancy Thompson outlined the current state of Opus Development Co.'s downtown student housing project. Thompson said the city will know more before the next council meeting on June 16.

Wayne Rooney to start World Cup warm-up match

Now is Rooney's chance to show his versatility, even if it is out on the left flank where he complained previously he can't express himself as much, with Rickie Lambert in line to lead the attack.

FIFA presidential challenger wants to tear down the 'financial iron curtain'

Although Jerome Champagne won't say so, his chances of unseating Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in May 2015 look slim to non-existent. Under Blatter, FIFA revenues have exploded, from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, nearly all of it from marketing the World Cup.

Top military officer: Bergdahl case not closed

Charges are still a possibility for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in eastern Afghanistan and into five years of Taliban captivity. Bergdahl was released Saturday in exchange for five high-level Taliban detainees.

Spurs' Parker plans to play in NBA Finals Game 1

Parker aggravated the injury Saturday, missing the second half of San Antonio's series-clinching victory over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.

Spurs get rest, home-court, chance at revenge

Starting Thursday, the Spurs get a rematch in the NBA Finals against the only team to ever beat them in a championship series. San Antonio will be holding home-court advantage, so if another Game 7 awaits, the Spurs will have the decided edge this time around. If that wasn't enough, the Spurs even got basically five full days between games to get healthy and prepare.

Nick Saban's new deal worth nearly $7 million a year

A unanimous vote by the Alabama system trustees' compensation committee Tuesday made Saban's new 8-year, $55.2 million deal official nearly six months after the university announced the agreement.

Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that Maiko Maya King's resistance to Sterling's "stream of racist and sexist taunts" caused him to retaliate against her and terminate her employment as his personal assistant and caretaker in May.

UPDATE: GOP Congress members back Missouri 'right to farm' measure

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer said Tuesday in Jefferson City that agriculture has a target on its back and needs to be promoted and protected.