Extra Points

The Missouri soccer team added a sixth recruit for next fall. Bianca Pritchett will join a recruiting class ranked fifth out of 68 teams in the Central Region and ranked 44th nationally.

Return date for Pujols uncertain

ST. LOUIS — The timetable for Albert Pujols’ return was uncertain Monday after an MRI exam of a strained muscle on his right side was inconclusive.

Marathon playoff lengthens invite

It took eight extra holes for Travis Mitchell to be named champion of the Phil Cotton Invitational on Sunday.

Pitchers go distance for Tigers

Missouri pitchers had no lack of energy on Sunday.

Kids event stresses conservation

Nine dogs, drenched in water, jumped out of the pond on their trainer’s command and wiggled frantically, spraying the onlookers with water. The well-trained hunting dogs had been in and out of the pond all day, demonstrating their ability to fetch and retrieve fake ducks. A crowd of children and their parents watched in awe as the trainers stood ashore, using hand signals and whistles to direct the dogs to the ducks. Almost instinctively, the dogs gripped them and swam to shore.

Brothers become rivals in title game

The Fire and the Blizzards met in the title game for in the boys’ 13-14 bracket on Sunday in the last day of Soccerfest at MU’s Stankowski Field.

Refs keep competition cool

In the under-8 boys bracket, a game between the Tigers from Lee’s Summit and the West Plains Sharks was punctuated with emotion from the sidelines. Challenges to officiating calls came from both coaches and fans, mostly on the Tigers side.

Missouri wins epic 14-inning contest

The Missouri Baseball team waited until what could have been its last game of the season to play its longest.

Lots in common for leaders

In the first round of the 48th annual Phil Cotton Invitational, being tied for the lead with first round scores of 66 isn’t the only thing John Kelly and Ben Godwin have in common.

Heavy lifting

Bill Clark sat on a folding chair in Clark’s Gym watching Abe Smith balance a 275-pound barbell over his head.

Tigers try to break Waves at NCAA regional

Pitcher Max Scherzer was running around his house Monday night anticipating the Tigers trip to Malibu, Calif., and the Pepperdine Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament.

Stephens adds softball, cross country

Monica Massey chose Stephens College last fall. She was from a small school and didn’t want to be overwhelmed by a larger school atmosphere. She didn’t think she would play sports while in college. She didn’t think she was good enough to play at the college level.

Blair Oaks Falcons secure Class 2 baseball crown

The Blair Oaks Falcons won the Class 2 state baseball championship, beating the South Pemiscot Bulldogs 4-2 Thursday night at Taylor Stadium.

80 teams to compete at Soccerfest

As athletes, coaches and fans from around the globe are preparing to travel to Germany for the World Cup, some Missourians are preparing for a soccer tournament of their own.

MU senior plans Appalachian Trail trek

Eleven years ago today Verona resident Mary Twitty completed the last portion of her three-month hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Taguchi delivers in 11th

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals put some more distance between themselves and their top rival in the NL Central, the Houston Astros.

Braves’ Moore to take charge as Royals’ GM

KANSAS CITY — Had he been willing to wait, Dayton Moore might one day have headed one of the most admired organizations in baseball.

Drug test investigation exonerates Armstrong

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Lance Armstrong called it a “witch hunt” from the beginning, saying a French newspaper used dubious evidence to accuse him of doping, even charging that lab officials mishandled his samples and broke the rules.

Mizzou soccer schedule released

The team’s docket includes four national Top 25 teams.

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