High school runners stay in shape with entry in relay races

With the sun shining brightly above the Show-Me State Track and Field events Sunday, 15-year old Adrienne Cornelius wipes some sweat from her forehead while preparing for her last event and jokes to her mother in the bleachers.

LaFavor set to make some noise

Tia LaFavor was 5-years-old and couldn’t pronounce certain words correctly.

Wheelin’ in the fish

Saturday, the Wheelin’ Sportsmen of the National Wild Turkey Federation encouraged people with disabilities to gather at the Bass Pro Shop for a morning of fishing.

Edwards steals win in Busch Series race

MADISON, Ill. — Nextel Cup star Carl Edwards overtook Denny Hamlin with nine laps left and held on to win the Busch Silver Celebration 250 on Saturday night.

Games heating up

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.