Cardinals can’t figure out Cubs

CHICAGO — Todd Walker and Michael Barrett hit back-to-back home runs, the fourth time Chicago did it this week, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals for the seventh time in 10 games this season with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.

Cyclists gather for Critical Mass ride

Fourteen years ago, bicyclists in San Francisco formed a riding group to make a statement about traffic laws and riding conditions on their city’s roads.

Rough start to Rams’ camp

ST. LOUIS — Scott Linehan’s first day in charge of a training camp left the new St. Louis Rams coach glad there’s plenty of time to work out the bugs.

Ball in Daniel’s hands

KANSAS CITY — A year ago, the big decision facing Gary Pinkel was whether or not to redshirt quarterback Chase Daniel.

Overstreet sees father’s legacy on Web search

KANSAS CITY — For a college athlete, modern technology can be a headache. But for one Missouri football player, it’s a way to reconnect with his late father.

Cards’ batters come through

DENVER — Aaron Miles tried to downplay his first home run of the season.

Loewen’s pitching keeps Royals in check

KANSAS CITY — Adam Loewen earned his first major league victory and Jeff Conine hit a home run in his first four-hit game of the season as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Early starts Big 12 trend

KANSAS CITY — With few exceptions, the dues-paying period for the current crop of Big 12 quarterbacks has been a short one.

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.