Trainer has two chances at Preakness win

BALTIMORE — It appears trainer Todd Pletcher will have two chances to win Saturday’s $1 million Preakness and end an 0-for-26 losing streak in Triple Crown races.

Mascot in the arena

WASHINGTON — When your team has one of the worst records in baseball, and attendance is down, and people are complaining that the hot dogs are half-cooked, it can seem as if the spirit of the old Senators is alive and thriving at RFK Stadium.

Finer form fuels Mickelson

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — They are the most famous family of golf instructors, and even better at giving each other the needle. So when Butch Harmon was voted the No. 1 golf coach, his younger brothers

Earnhardt speculation not likely to go away

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs some time to decompress. It’s been all Earnhardt all the time since he announced he was defecting from his late father’s company.

Big leap

Win has Royals thinking pink

CHICAGO — Pink bats were all the rage around the major leagues on Sunday. The Kansas City Royals might not want to put theirs away.

Women’s golfers end season

Missouri finished its season with a 17th place at the NCAA Central Regional at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Missouri baseball team wins home finale

Freshman Aaron Senne drove in a career-high six runs to lead Missouri to a 10-8 victory against Oklahoma on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Softball team to make 11th appearance at regionals

Missouri was one of six Big 12 Conference programs named to the 64-team NCAA softball tournament on Monday.

Missouri awaits news about NCAA tournament

Extra Points

Oklahoma evened the series with Missouri by taking a 5-0 win on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. It was the second time this season that the Tigers have been shut out.

Ready for the challenge

Four wheels and two sets of feet approach the batter’s box. Tyler Roberts takes the hand of his brother Trevor to share the grip on the red plastic bat. Trevor has cerebral palsy, but he’s about to hit a home run.

With his brother guiding the bat, Trevor connects and sends the ball five feet on the foul side of the first baseline. But when the last batter of the inning hits, everyone is supposed to score. Tyler takes hold of the stroller and pushes toward first. John Henrikson slides into home, followed by Torie Boyles, who vaults across using arm braces.

She has stood in their cleats

With a purple knit hat covering her long brown hair and dressed in sweats, the keeper defending one of the goals during a Rock Bridge girls’ varsity soccer practice doesn’t look much different than the other athletes running around the field struggling to keep warm in the abnormally cool April weather.

Summer sports sabbatical hard to handle

The stacked rows of lights of Memorial Stadium will flicker on 18 weeks from today.

That’s longer than this year’s season of “Lost.”

Cougars Region V softball champs

The Columbia College softball team beat Culver-Stockton 4-0 Thursday in the championship game of the NAIA Region V Softball Tournament.

Tigers on the title prowl

After coming up short in its quest for the university’s second Big 12 Conference regular season championship, the Missouri softball team starts it’s pursuit of a Big 12 tournament championship today when they play Texas at 1:30 p.m. at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Families bond over bowling

The similarities between the Giersbergs and the Sanders drove them together once they met.

Campbell delivers in clutch for Bruins

Rock Bridge senior Jack Campbell walked to the plate with the Bruins trailing Hickman by one run.

Early risers

On a mile-long warm-up jog earlier in the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer season, the team charged at two freshman, Kelsey Reimler and Isabeau Reiske, picking them up and throwing them into the nearby lake.

Bruins win with fresh approach

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Rock Bridge’s 4-3 home victory over Southern Boone on Tuesday, a Gerau scored the winning run for the Bruins (11-7).