His signature trick won him the silver.

River racing

After stopping to rest for a few minutes before hopping back in her kayak, Katie Pfefferkorn spoke rapidly on her cell phone from Glasco on Thursday afternoon.

Next time, race’s hardships won’t be so overwhelming

Truth is, I shouldn’t be writing this now. My wife, Lisa, and I are supposed to be competing in the Missouri River 340, a 340-mile canoe-and-kayak trek across the entire state. Instead, I’m sitting here in my office wondering what went wrong.

Utley and Philles run away from slumping Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Chase Utley quickly dispensed with the suspense Thursday night, singling in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 35 games in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 8-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Royals’ shoddy defense leads to downfall

KANSAS CITY — Justin Morneau had two hits and three RBIs and Brad Radke allowed two runs over eight innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

Extra Points

Missouri softball coach Ty Singleton, who has coached the Tigers for the past four seasons, was hired Thursday as head coach at New Mexico.

Belliard big boost for Cards

ST. LOUIS — It appeared that Ronnie Belliard had a bit of the jitters in his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tigers terrific in summer league

Some Missouri soccer players spent their summer playing on two teams in the most competitive women’s soccer league in the U.S.

Phillies, streaking Utley too fast for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Chase Utley’s legs, along with a reconsidered official scoring call, helped him extend his hitting streak to 34 games.

Bennett signs with Chiefs as backup

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Rain forced the Kansas City Chiefs to cancel their morning practice for the second day in a row Wednesday, but they were still busy in the front office.

Teahen powers Royals

Mark Teahen hit a go-ahead, two-run home run and drove in three runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Extra points

The Missouri volleyball team was picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference behind Nebraska and Texas in the 2006 preseason coaches’ poll. In 2005, the Tigers set a new school record in conference wins, and finished 25-5. Jessica Vander Kooi, a senior, was selected for the Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Vander Kooi was an AVA honorable mention All-American in 2005

Rams sign running back

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams signed Moe Williams to a one-year contract on Wednesday, addressing the need for a backup running back.

Cardinals stopped by Phils

ST. LOUIS — Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 33 games against the team that stopped teammate Jimmy Rollins’ 38-game run early this season.

Back from Florida

This past February Columbia Rockers coach Alan Bunch asked a room full of softball parents and girls on his team to raise their hands if they wanted to go to Florida to play softball.

Chiefs’ Hali receives his U.S. citizenship

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Do you know how many stars are on the Stars and Stripes? And what they stand for? Or who wrote the U.S. Constitution?

White Sox stop Royals

KANSAS CITY — Joe Crede went 4-for-5 with a homer and singled in the go-ahead run in a three-run 10th inning Tuesday night, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Long-distance contest floats student’s boat

On Wednesday, Katie Pfefferkorn, a fourth year MU student, will set out from Kansas City on what she said promises to be one of the biggest adventures of her life.

Extra Points

Tests show that some of the testosterone in Floyd Landis’ system at the Tour de France was synthetic and not naturally produced by his body as he claimed, according to a newspaper report.


ST. LOUIS — A four-day training camp holdout earned Tye Hill extra scrutiny on his first day of practice with the St. Louis Rams.