Second Missouri diver qualifies for USA Diving National Championships

Missouri diver Clark Thomas' win in last weekend's 3-meter competition at USA Diving Zone C National Preliminaries in Dallas earned him a spot in this year's National Championships.

Tryouts for Missouri Stealth fast-pitch softball teams set for Sunday

Tryouts for all Missouri Stealth Fastpitch softball teams will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the softball complex at Scott Boulevard and Chapel Hill Road. The tryouts will be on fields 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1

Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Diminutive Austin ready to give Rams more

After a rookie season that featured a handful of brilliant highs mixed with stretches of low productivity and three weeks of downtime at the end with a high ankle sprain, the St. Louis Rams wide receiver came clean. Especially early on, the playbook had him bamboozled.

Chiefs' expectations change after last season

General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid are firmly entrenched, and there has been less personnel turnover. That means most players will have had a year in Reid's system, and that could help build on an 11-5 season that ended with a playoff loss to Indianapolis.

McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

Through it all, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland never doubted he could return. He won the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship by eight shots. That wasn't an accident. He won the money title on both sides of the Atlantic. There was never a question of his skill.

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the "strange environment" that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The Sterling Family Trust, testified Monday that three banks are ready to recall their loans to Sterling because of his decision to dissolve the trust. His move was designed to rescind his signed agreement for the sale of the Clippers, a team he bought for $12 million.

49ers start fresh after forgettable offseason

Two key faces have been absent as they seek new contracts, right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis. On the defensive side, linebacker Aldon Smith and cornerback Chris Culliver each dealt with offseason arrests and court appearances.

Bills' Dareus to enter substance abuse program

Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Dareus was allowed to enter the program during a hearing at Calhoun County Court in Alabama earlier in the day. Dareus attended the hearing while being excused from training camp in suburban Rochester, New York.

Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling's other "Grand Tours" that he has already won were marred by doping cases. Last year's Giro d'Italia was tarnished by three positive tests while in the 2010 Vuelta Nibali's runner-up, Ezequiel Mosquera, later tested positive for a masking agent that can hide blood-booster EPO — long cycling's designer drug.

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.

Family of four shares love for archery at Show-Me State Games

The Acton family participated for a second time in the Show-Me State Games 3-D archery competition Sunday morning. Kyle, Haley and Kevin Acton competed, and Angie Acton acted as a moral supporter and official scorekeeper.

Legally blind man sets personal record in Show-Me State Games duathlon

Todd Cowan looked like all the other competitors at the duathlon of the Show-Me State Games. But unlike other competitors, Cowan was competing legally blind. He finished in one hour and 27 minutes, about five minutes better than his previous best time.

Teen bowling champions return to Show-Me State Games, win gold

St. Louis duo August Almstedt and Shane Callaway won the teen doubles bowling competition in the Show-Me State Games on Sunday.

Gonzalez gets key hit, Dodgers beat Cardinals 4-3

Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.

Royals shut down by Lester, Red Sox in 6-0 loss

The Royals have scored one run or none in four of their past six games.


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for third major

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman won by two shots over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. He's now listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three-quarters of a career Grand Slam.

J'den Cox sings national anthem to Kick off 30th Show-Me State Games

MU wrestler and student J'den Cox sang the National Anthem to kick off the 30th annual Show-Me State Games. 

Father, son duo takes silver at Show-Me State Games golf tournament

Clete Worley and his 10-year-old son Cy have been golfing together for the past seven years. Their rounds often include friendly banter.