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Missouri wins epic 14-inning contest

The Missouri Baseball team waited until what could have been its last game of the season to play its longest.

Lots in common for leaders

In the first round of the 48th annual Phil Cotton Invitational, being tied for the lead with first round scores of 66 isn’t the only thing John Kelly and Ben Godwin have in common.

Heavy lifting

Bill Clark sat on a folding chair in Clark’s Gym watching Abe Smith balance a 275-pound barbell over his head.

Tigers try to break Waves at NCAA regional

Pitcher Max Scherzer was running around his house Monday night anticipating the Tigers trip to Malibu, Calif., and the Pepperdine Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament.

Stephens adds softball, cross country

Monica Massey chose Stephens College last fall. She was from a small school and didn’t want to be overwhelmed by a larger school atmosphere. She didn’t think she would play sports while in college. She didn’t think she was good enough to play at the college level.

Blair Oaks Falcons secure Class 2 baseball crown

The Blair Oaks Falcons won the Class 2 state baseball championship, beating the South Pemiscot Bulldogs 4-2 Thursday night at Taylor Stadium.

80 teams to compete at Soccerfest

As athletes, coaches and fans from around the globe are preparing to travel to Germany for the World Cup, some Missourians are preparing for a soccer tournament of their own.

MU senior plans Appalachian Trail trek

Eleven years ago today Verona resident Mary Twitty completed the last portion of her three-month hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Taguchi delivers in 11th

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals put some more distance between themselves and their top rival in the NL Central, the Houston Astros.

Braves’ Moore to take charge as Royals’ GM

KANSAS CITY — Had he been willing to wait, Dayton Moore might one day have headed one of the most admired organizations in baseball.

Drug test investigation exonerates Armstrong

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Lance Armstrong called it a “witch hunt” from the beginning, saying a French newspaper used dubious evidence to accuse him of doping, even charging that lab officials mishandled his samples and broke the rules.

Mizzou soccer schedule released

The team’s docket includes four national Top 25 teams.

For the love of the game

Biggio’s HR sinks Cards

ST. LOUIS — Craig Biggio caught up with Hank Aaron and helped the Houston Astros stay above .500 in the process.

Missouri to play in NCAA regional

Missouri’s baseball season isn’t over yet.

Marco looks marvelous in Indy debut

INDIANAPOLIS — Mario Andretti and son Michael already knew what everyone else saw in the Indy 500: Marco Andretti is one special driver.

Pujols lifts Cardinals with 25th home run

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols whiffed on his first opportunity to get the St. Louis Cardinals going, striking out on three pitches against Roy Oswalt with two men on to end the fifth inning.

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.

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