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.

Shooters gather in Hallsville

For Helen Jeavons, the sport of Action Pistol Shooting is not about winning and losing. It’s about how she shoots her highly specialized, Italian-made Tanfoglio 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

Horse mending at MU

After Barbaro’s surgery, the numbers seemed fantastic. Five hours, 23 screws and one plate later, the 3-year-old colt awoke on a raft in a pool and was later moved to a recovery facility. But to veterinarians at MU, this type of surgery is nothing new.

Barbaro’s recovery under way

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Barbaro was on his feet Monday in his 12-by-12 stall, and that’s where he’ll be for the next few days, the next few weeks and probably the next few months.

Eckstein rests after 43 straight games

ST. LOUIS — David Eckstein got his first day off on Sunday, not because he needed one but because the St. Louis Cardinals know they need him for the long haul.

Regular season ends on high note

Television crews interviewed players and coach Tim Jamieson, and later point-and-shoot cameras replaced the heavy video cameras.

Barbaro back on feet

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Barbaro underwent more than five hours of surgery Sunday to repair rear leg bones he’d broken in the Preakness, calmly awoke from anesthesia and “practically jogged back to his stall” for something to eat.

Pujols swats 22nd home run as Cards sweep Royals

KANSAS CITY — When Albert Pujols is at the plate, there is no such thing as wasting a pitch.

Extra Points

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson landed one of the nation’s top point guards when he announced Friday that Second Team Junior College All-American Stefhon Hannah (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park High School/Chipola Community College) has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Tigers next season.

The morel of the story

Crescent, Minn. sold 1,000 pounds of morels from a trailer. They buy the mushrooms from hunters across the Midwest and usually sell wholesale to farmer’s markets. They made a special trip to Richmond, and sold gallon bags full of morels for $40.

Barbaro injured at Preakness

BALTIMORE — Losing would have been cruel enough.

Kewps survive OT drama

When Helias freshman Danielle Baumgartner’s shot hit the back of the net in the third minute of the second sudden-death overtime, half of Hickman’s team fell to its knees. Others hung their heads and covered their eyes as they welled up with tears.

Gardner officially in 2006 NBA draft

Guard Thomas Gardner won’t be sticking around to help new Missouri men’s basektball coach Mike Anderson attempt to resurrect the Tigers’ program.

Derby losers won’t give in at Preakness

BALTIMORE — A Kentucky Derby loser isn’t necessarily a Preakness loser.