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Off-and-on relationship

ST. LOUIS — From one start to the next, Jason Marquis keeps the St. Louis Cardinals guessing.

Longhorns once again favorites in Big 12

The outlook for the Big 12 Conference this season has zigged and zagged like a Vince Young broken-field run ever since the Texas quarterback sprinted into the end zone to win the national championship.

Frerotte fitting in fine with St. Louis’ new offense

ST. LOUIS — After practice Monday, Gus Frerotte wore a T-shirt around Rams Park that read: “Life is good.”

Meet & Greet

Rank and file, players clambered up on to the clanky aluminum bleachers on Faurot Field. While autograph hounds and fans were held at bay outside Memorial Stadium, the MU football team was taking team pictures before the 3:30 p.m. start to the fourth-annual Fan Day on Sunday afternoon.

Experience key in paintball tournament

Nick Brockman’s daddy is a ninja.

Novice finishes Missouri River race

Despite its dangers and hardships, Katie Pfefferkorn described competing in the Missouri River 340 as her summer vacation.

Golfing partners no strangers

In the par-3 golf competition in the Show-Me State Games, the redheaded team of mother Gail Bailey and daughter Gynnah Hawkins scramble for a low score.

Globetrotters scout games

Harlem Globetrotters basketball coach, Henry Clark dropped his cell phone under the bleachers at the Mizzou Student Recreation Complex on Friday.

Rowing on the River

Katie Pfefferkorn rowed up to Cooper’s Landing in Columbia on Friday afternoon, smiling under her aviator sunglasses. Her gray life jacket, shaded in orange with lighter orange-patterned flowers depicted her mood perfectly. She stepped out of her white kayak wearing a green cotton skirt, and the blue bikini strings covered in red flowers poked out of her white T-shirt. Pfefferkorn was smiling and bubbly, like she’s on a joy ride down the Missouri River, or as she said, “an advanced float trip.”

Precision part of sporting clays

At 9 years old, Neal Cronin became a hunter. Five years later, he is shooting sporting clays at the Show-Me State Games for the first time.

Rivalry keys lacrosse contest

In Saturday’s intense afternoon sun, the Hickman Kewpies and the Rock Bridge Bruins’ lacrosse teams begrudgingly donned shoulder pads, elbow pads, helmets and jerseys 10 minutes before their last bracket game of the Show-Me State Games.

Hard work and long hours pay for young girl gymnasts

Among a sea of braided hair, glitter and spandex, two young mid-Missouri gymnasts are standouts.

Veteran racquetball player makes successful return to competition

JEFFERSON CITY - Dave Nowack hasn’t been around the racquetball courts much lately, but that doesn’t mean he’s been forgotten.

X-ceptional

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.

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