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Bonds hits 715

SAN FRANCISCO — No. 715 played out exactly the way Barry Bonds wanted. He hit it at home, in front of the fans who love him.

Kahne ends Johnson’s streak

CONCORD, N.C. — The 42 drivers chasing Jimmie Johnson heard the plea from the fans and saw it on the T-shirts that begged for “Anybody But Jimmie” to win the Coca-Cola 600. Kasey Kahne was the only one up for the challenge.

Padres, Cards hitters go the distance

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals did their best to wreck Petco Park’s reputation as a pitcher’s park.

Missouri out of Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY - Missouri’s trip through the Big 12 Championship tournament ended Saturday night in Oklahoma City with a 4-3 loss to Kansas in the tournament semifinals.

Extra points

CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards grabbed the lead away from Casey Mears on a restart with six laps to go and pulled away to win the Busch Series race Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Borduin wins the 800

Rock Bridge sophomore Lauren Borduin won the state championship in the girls’ 800-meter run at this weekend’s state championship track and field meet in Jefferson City. Her time of 2:09.98 was .20 seconds away from the state record, set in 1992.

There’s no business like snow business

Lorenzo Williams wipes the sweat from his face and helps a customer select a “Little Nemo” from the “Summer Breezes sno-cone” menu that lists over 40 flavors. He washes his hands, turns on the rumbling ice shaver, and scoops the snow into a Styrofoam cup. He adds a colorful mixture of orange and blue syrup to the treat and tops it off with a bright green straw.

Hickman’s pride shows through loss

The Hickman baseball team’s five graduating seniors took a knee in left field to listen to their coach after their 13-4 loss to Fort Zumwalt South in Class 4 sectionals Thursday at Hickman.

Tough road ends for Kewps

The bleachers at Soccer Park in Jefferson City have been through a lot. Bright red paint chips off the weathered wood with every step, and the boards have become so wobbly that at the slightest movement fans reach for their food containers and chase their water bottles below their seats. But the bleachers still stand along a stretch of the soccer field, supporting screaming fans, win or lose. Despite rough conditions, the stands continue to do their job.

Bruins second at state meet

Rock Bridge was satisfied with its second-place finish Thursday in the Class 2 boys’ tennis state championship. The day featured some of the Bruins most competitive tennis.

Kewps stay focused on state meet

While most of the students at Hickman are focused on getting through their last day of finals today, eight members of the track team are on their way to Jefferson City to compete in the state track meet.

Rock Bridge hopes to see improved performance

After a seventh-place finish in last year’s state meet, the Rock Bridge track and field team has set its sights a little higher for this weekend’s state meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Chance to defend title thrills Kewpies

It’s a sunny day on the verge of summer and Hickman students have just been dismissed from school. While most are leaving campus with their car windows down and music blasting, a group of young men wearing purple and white uniforms assemble on Hickman’s baseball field.

Target shooting loaded with camaraderie

Action pistol shooters are a unique group. National Rifle Association Press Chief Joe Roberts, 60, who has been involved in the sport since 1954 drew artistic parallels.

Undefeated Rock Bridge relaxed for semifinals

Rock Bridge players began wandering onto Bethel Park’s tennis courts well before their last practice before today’s state semifinal match against Rockhurst.

Cards pitchers a big hit

SAN FRANCISCO — Three Cardinals pitchers fell a single short of the cycle.

MU coach must leave UAB slogan to Blazers

First came “40 Minutes of Hell.” Then “The Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball.” Now it’s cease and desist.

Royals’ losing streak hits 12

KANSAS CITY — Detroit manager Jim Leyland gave his own version of a commencement speech to Jeremy Bonderman on Wednesday night.

Pujols still on HR roll

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds spent a third day stuck at 714 and watched Albert Pujols hit his 23rd homer of the season.

Royals lose 11th straight, again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Curtis Granderson’s double keyed a four-run eighth inning Tuesday night and lifted Detroit past Kansas City 8-5, the Royals’ 11th straight loss.

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