Bradford: Yet another make or break season

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws during training camp at the team's practice facility Friday in St. Louis.

Sam Bradford is still dealing with the expectations inherent of being a former No. 1 pick.

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge ruled that the Clippers can now be sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

Thirteen years after Jeff Gordon launched "The Drive for 5," Gordon is on track to collect that elusive fifth title.

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline Hall of Fame class

Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Commentary on Maty Mauk's steady leadership style

But it's not just Maty Mauk in our top 10 most-read stories. Kasey, a rescued beagle mix, and owner, 17-year-old Allison Frappier, share a bond that's grown after training for dog shows for years.


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Nibali beat out his closest rival, Marcel Kittel, of Germany, by more than seven minutes and became the first Italian to win the cycling race since 1998.

National Champion race walker competes with his friend

Dave Couts, a national champion race walker from Whiteside, and his friend Gene Hall compete in the race walking event at 2014 Show-Me State Games.

Mountain biking a "family" event for Pfood Man Racing

Members of the team competed in the mountain biking event Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The team's unusual name comes from its founder, Ralph Pfremmer.


Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

Santana tied a team record for homers in a series, finishing off this four-game set with a pair of two-run shots. He has homered in three straight games, and has hit six home runs in six games.

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0

EXCERPTThe Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8.

Young martial arts athlete slated for success

Christina Lehmuth is working toward a black belt and has been nominated for sosai, a rare Japanese title, in martial arts.

Corey Kilgallon fences against older competition at Show-Me State Games

Kilgallon, a high school fencer who competed in the Sabre Division on Saturday, said she is used to competing against older, male fencers. She took third in overall competition and first in the women's division because no other women signed up.

Women's Mid Amateur ends with double disqualification

Defending champion Mindy Coyle of Columbia and Ellen Port of St. Louis were disqualified for inadvertently playing from the wrong tees.



Despite tendinitis, Becca Harper succeeds in Show-Me State Games gymnastics

The 9-year-old from Jefferson City won a silver medal in the vault, following in the footsteps of her mother, who won five gold medals in gymnastics at the games in 1986.

Training camp shows glimpses of how Michael Sam fits with Rams roster

Visitors to the team's training camp Saturday saw moments like this that evoked Sam's incredible 2013 season at Missouri. Other times, though, they were reminded why Sam was considered a late-round prospect for the NFL draft.

Columbia soap box racers eliminated in Akron

Mid-Missouri representatives Kaden Montegue competed in the stock division, Carter Montague in the Superstock division and Breann Standifer in the Masters division.


Royals rally from 5-run deficit to win 5th straight

KANSAS CITY — Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

Pierzynski, Adams stop Cardinals' skid

The Cubs fell behind St. Louis early and tied it with an unlikely home run, but the Cardinals ended up with a 6-3 victory on Saturday in front of a big crowd divided by fans of the rival clubs.