Texas tries to replace QB Young

Missouri isn’t the only Big 12 Conference team replacing arguably its best quarterback in school history. Texas will have to try to do the same this year.

Royals win, trade for Perez

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt pitcher Odalis Perez to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after saying they had no plans to trade the disgruntled left-hander.

Teahen’s five RBI too much for Orioles

KANSAS CITY — Mark Teahen hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 Tuesday night.

Carpenter, Pujols edge past Colorado

DENVER ­— Albert Pujols hit his 33rd homer, Chris Carpenter scattered seven hits over 7 1-3 innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado 1-0 Tuesday night to hand Jason Jennings the first complete-game loss for a Rockies pitcher at home in franchise history.

Top Bruins baseball job goes to Towe

Justin Towe came to MU in 1992, married a woman from Columbia and has been here ever since.


DENVER — Jeff Francis threw a two-hitter for his first shutout, and the Colorado Rockies slowed down the St. Louis Cardinals with a 7-0 victory Monday night.

Extra Points

Former Missouri basketball player Thomas Gardner’s workout in early July with the San Antonio Spurs paid off. Monday he was invited to mini-camp tryouts for the Spurs and the Phoenix Suns.

Archers keep eyes on course

MOBERLY – The sport of 3-D archery resembles the game of golf. Your bow is your only club, and your arrow is your ball. In the woods of NOMO Bowhunter’s Club in Moberly, four men start the course around 8 a.m. on Sunday. They shoot at 40 foam animal targets throughout the day, and Bob Brown is the designated scorekeeper.

Marathon weekend for dad in golf family

John Meredith’s experience at the Missouri Show-Me State games golf tournament was a little sweeter than the average player’s. After receiving a silver medal in the men’s age 40-49 tournament on Saturday, he got to play in the parent and child division on Sunday. Three times.

Sunsetters volleyball team shows summer improvement

Girls in tall white socks, tiny black shorts and white shirts huddle in the middle of the court. “AHHHHH A-C-E ACE!” The chant celebrating Michelle Hoeber’s stinging serve that dropped to the ground on the opponents’ side without being touched echos through the gym Sunday at Columbia College’s Southwell Complex. The Sunsetters are just a few points away from winning all three games of the match against the Net Surfers in the Show-Me State Games’ under-16 girls’ volleyball competition.

Show-Me State Games begin

When Chelsea Whaley is preparing for a judo match, she’s only thinking, “Throw ‘em and kill ‘em.”

Extra points

Kevin Harvick held off Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer by .271 seconds Saturday to win the Goody’s 250 NASCAR Busch race at Martinsville Speedway in the first series race at the track since 1994.

Will to compete

AUXVASSE — In the last leg of the Show-Me State Games’ cycling race Saturday, two female racers, one wearing electric yellow and the other in black, rode side by side, approaching the finish line where volunteers armed with stop-watches and clipboards waited anxiously. Suddenly, 59-year-old Sandi Wulff pulled ahead with a burst of speed and sprinted toward a first-place finish. The crowd erupted in applause.

Different strokes

When Wyatt Hodges and younger brother Coleman Hodges stand next to one another, there are striking physical differences, like Wyatt’s completely shaved head, arms and legs and Coleman’s full head of brown, curly hair. But the two do share something: A love for swimming.

Landis makes astounding Tour de France comeback

MORZINE, France — Written off as hopeless just a day earlier, Floyd Landis needed a once-in-a-lifetime ride Thursday to revive his sagging chances of victory in the Tour de France.

Errors give Royals victory

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals took advantage of three errors by the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning to score the tie-breaking run and went on to a 9-4 victory Thursday night.

FIFA rules on Zidane

ZURICH, Switzerland — Zinedine Zidane will perform community service as penance for his infamous head butt on Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final.

Suppan focused on better finish

ST. LOUIS — The second half started out a lot better than the first half ended for Jeff Suppan.

Cardinals storm past Braves

ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter shut down a surging Atlanta Braves offense and Jim Edmonds hit a three-run home run, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-3 victory on a stormy Wednesday night.

Wizards fire longtime coach

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Wizards fired Bob Gansler, the longest-tenured coach in Major League Soccer history, and chose assistant coach Brian Bliss as interim coach on Wednesday.