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Surprising Cavs, Gibson heading to Alamo City

Of all the fearsome players the Eastern Conference has sent West to do battle with the game’s most established stars, who would have figured on ’Bron-Bron and Boobie?

Tigers get boost from Crew

The Missouri baseball team uses a number of utility personnel. They don’t have a batting average, or any RBIs, and they must pay for their own uniforms. Instead of using eye black, they wear mascara.

DOUBLE PLAY

Chris Dominguez’s hit should have been the highlight of Sunday night’s NCAA regional game between Louisville and Missouri. Dominguez’s home run was the winner in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over the Tigers, ruining Missouri’s hopes for an undefeated regional title.

Pressure eases for Ottawa

Upon further review, the Ottawa Senators are right back in the Stanley Cup finals.

Cavaliers to meet

Crown them one and all, the kid called King and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Edwards builds Busch lead

Carl Edwards’ hard push to the finish line was slowed only by the caution flag.

Accomplished Athlete

Pushing his goggles snug to his face, Matt Hood looks down the lane before the 400-meter freestyle. Hood, a 28-year-old Special Olympics Athlete with Down syndrome, has had to overcome a lot to be a competitive swimmer.

Tailgaters display colors before victory

A single Missouri flag flew high in the air on Friday afternoon. Its pole led down to a red truck parked in a lot down the hill from Taylor Stadium. Usually, this is a prime location for fans gearing up for Saturday morning tailgating before Missouri football games.

Priday gives Tigers reason to cheer

In Saturday’s opening game of the Columbia regional’s second day, Miami’s Blake Tekotte hit a home run to lead off the game. His hit sparked the Hurricanes, who ended up eliminating fourth-seeded Kent State from the tournament with a 8-7 win.

Dena Muskopf has flourished with Special Olympics

During a sports summer camp in 2005, Dena Muskopf said two unspeakable words. “I can’t.”

Kip Wells gets his major league-leading tenth loss

The Houston Astros broke out of their hitting slump on Saturday and extended Kip Wells’ misery in the process.

Royals rebounding on road trip

All the Kansas City Royals needed to end a long losing skid was a road trip. It helps that it led off with Tampa Bay.

Home crowd sparks Tigers

A record-crowd of 3,481 at Taylor Stadium gave the Missouri baseball team the momentum it needed for a 10-2 win over Kent State on Friday night in its NCAA regional opener.

State investigation finds no wrongdoing at bar in Hancock accident

A state investigation found no evidence that workers at Mike Shannon's restaurant knew Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk as they served him alcohol in the hours prior to his fatal accident.

Colossal catch

“A lot of people don’t get to see a fish that big,” said Adam Wolf, owner of Tombstone Tackle.

Bruins basketball coach will enter Hall of Fame

When the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team won its first game last season, it was more than a successful beginning to their year.

For coach Jim Scanlon the victory marked his 500th career win, a key factor in earning a spot in the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mach has lineage for baseball glory

Although he wasn’t born yet, 1967 has a special meaning for Kyle Mach.

Mach’s grandfather, Phil Gagliano, was a member of the 1967 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Ever since hearing his grandfather’s stories, Mach, who plays third base on the Missouri baseball team, has dreamed of winning a World Series of his own.

Kent State to rely on Carpenter in regional

Chris Carpenter returns to the mound tonight.

No, not that Chris Carpenter. He will be sidelined for another three months after bone chips were removed from his elbow in early May.

This Chris Carpenter is Kent State’s ace. He’s scheduled to start against Missouri at 6:30 p.m. on the opening day of the NCAA regional in Columbia.

Need for volunteers continues

The need for volunteers at the Special Olympics Missouri 2007 State Summer Games has decreased by half since Friday.

Ballpark nip/tuck

Taylor Stadium and Simmons Field are undergoing subtle, yet necessary, changes in preparation for the weekend’s regional baseball tournament.

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