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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Chelsea Whaley is preparing for a judo match, she’s only thinking, “Throw ‘em and kill ‘em.”
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.
AUXVASSE — In the last leg of the Show-Me State Games’ cycling race Saturday, two female racers, one wearing electric yellow and the other in black, rode side by side, approaching the finish line where volunteers armed with stop-watches and clipboards waited anxiously. Suddenly, 59-year-old Sandi Wulff pulled ahead with a burst of speed and sprinted toward a first-place finish. The crowd erupted in applause.
When Wyatt Hodges and younger brother Coleman Hodges stand next to one another, there are striking physical differences, like Wyatt’s completely shaved head, arms and legs and Coleman’s full head of brown, curly hair. But the two do share something: A love for swimming.
MORZINE, France — Written off as hopeless just a day earlier, Floyd Landis needed a once-in-a-lifetime ride Thursday to revive his sagging chances of victory in the Tour de France.
KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals took advantage of three errors by the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning to score the tie-breaking run and went on to a 9-4 victory Thursday night.
ZURICH, Switzerland — Zinedine Zidane will perform community service as penance for his infamous head butt on Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final.
ST. LOUIS — The second half started out a lot better than the first half ended for Jeff Suppan.
ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter shut down a surging Atlanta Braves offense and Jim Edmonds hit a three-run home run, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-3 victory on a stormy Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Wizards fired Bob Gansler, the longest-tenured coach in Major League Soccer history, and chose assistant coach Brian Bliss as interim coach on Wednesday.
BOSTON — Not since Babe Ruth was pitching for Boston had the Red Sox won a pair of games like this.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil never got a free pass in life.
He trimmed his final list from four to one. Rock Bridge High School’s two-year starting quarterback Logan Gray has announced his decision to attend the University of Georgia Fall of 2007.
A year ago after competing in the soccer tournament in the Show-Me State Games, Kirk Steinmetz started feeling sick.
ST. LOUIS — Andruw Jones was 5-for-5 with two homers and matched his career high with six RBIs, helping the Atlanta Braves become the first team since the 1930 New York Yankees to score 10 or more runs in five straight games with a 14-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.