Brown brings size to right tackle competition

While Colin Brown hasn’t seen much playing time in his three years on the roster, he now finds himself vying with Dain Wise for the starting right tackle position. The right tackle position is the only position still in question, which is a testament to the skills of both Brown and Wise. Even though the starter hasn’t been named, the prospects of having a tandem of tackles over 6-feet-7 tall have left Chase Daniel excited about his protection in the pocket.

Tigers face questions

Missouri running back Derrick Washington took the handoff from reserve quarterback Dominic Grooms, and suddenly he was back in high school, leading the Raymore-Peculiar Panthers to the 2006 Class 5A State Championship.

Athletes tweak training to avoid heat

On Friday, MU cross country had its first official practice of the season – at 6:30 a.m. Most of the runners were used to waking up that early.

Earnhardt still confident

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is perplexed, frustrated and still feeling confident. NASCAR’s most popular driver knows his No. 8 Chevrolet team is good enough to compete for a Nextel Cup championship, so why is it 14th in the points and in danger of missing the Chase for the championship for the second time in three years?

Ward’s shot takes down Cards

Daryle Ward can stop worrying about hitting that first home run for the Chicago Cubs. Ward hit a grand slam in the third inning and Derrek Lee had three hits to help Chicago beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Saturday.

Linebacker becomes leader

Missouri linebacker Brock Christopher remembers when the Tigers coaching staff told him he would be switching from middle linebacker to strong side linebacker before the 2006 season.

Cards sweep Brewers 8-0

Yadier Molina hit two home runs and the Cardinals beat the Brewers 8-0 on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep and closing to within 2 1/2 games of the NL Central lead for the first time since April 20.

Missouri football depth chart

A look at the Tiger football team for the 2007 season.

Hoops by starlight

It’s Tuesday night at Moonlight Hoops, an annual basketball tournament held at Douglass Park. The heat is unrelenting, but still a crowd of about 100 ultimately gathers.

Hoping for the last laugh

Missouri football players haven’t had much to smile about lately. They’re in the midst of a long, grueling fall camp where practicing under scorching temperatures is the norm. Players become testy as they compete to earn playing time, and occasional scuffles break out between the offense and defense from battling each other every day.

Chiefs still looking for a leader

KANSAS CITY, — Will they cheer their team’s all-time top-rated passer? Or will they boo a guy who complained he wasn’t getting a fair chance to keep his job and then wrangled a drawn-out trade to Miami?

Cardinals close gap on leader

MILWAUKEE — Albert Pujols hit his 275th career home run and new St. Louis Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro kept Milwaukee’s bats quiet in an 8-3 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night.

McCollum hopes to come back as center

ST. LOUIS — Veteran center Andy McCollum returns for his 14th NFL season and he is looking to regain the form that allowed him to play all 1,025 offensive snaps in 2005.

Royals come up short in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — Michael Young hit a two-run double, Ian Kinsler homered and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Wednesday night.

Holding a steady beat

Almost 300 MU students stood in a circle Tuesday morning warming up under the hot August sun for the first full day of Marching Mizzou’s band camp.

Tiger caretakers

The big men don’t get the glory when quarterback Chase Daniel throws a 70-yard touchdown bomb. And neither do the people ensuring that players are prepared to withstand two grueling weeks of training camp: the sports medicine, strength and conditioning and dining hall staffs.

Cards pound Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals scored six runs in the fifth inning to rally for a 12-4 victory over Milwaukee, spoiling the Brewers’ 1982 World Series team reunion.

Laird leads Rangers’ comeback

ARLINGTON, Texas — Gerald Laird and Michael Young homered and Kevin Millwood struck out nine in seven innings to lead the Texas Rangers to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Competition fuels defense in Tigers’ first scrimmage

For the first hour of Monday’s scrimmage, the Missouri football team’s defense struggled to stop the offense. Chase Daniel and Chase Patton consistently marched their respective units up the field, and the defense made mistakes that resulted in big gains.

Teahen homers as Kansas City beats Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY — Mark Teahen homered for the first time in more than two months and the Kansas City Royals took advantage of three Toronto Blue Jays errors to win 6-2 on Monday night.