U.S. team needs more than victory

NUREMBERG, Germany — Win and hope.

Tigers’ track and field standouts back for more

While some people can’t wait to leave college, others end up sticking around.

Cardinals clobbered by 24-hit onslaught

CHICAGO — Joe Crede and A.J. Pierzynski hit home runs during an 11-run, 12-hit third inning Tuesday night and the Chicago White Sox used their biggest scoring output in a decade to rout the St. Louis Cardinals 20-6.

Kansas City comeback cancels early Pirates lead

KANSAS CITY — David DeJesus and John Buck drove in two runs apiece and Kansas City erased an early deficit to beat Pittsburgh 10-6 Tuesday night in an interleague clash between the two worst teams in the majors.

Mickelson’s U.S. Open miscue not the first

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Phil Mickelson isn’t the only major champion to blow the U.S. Open. He can only hope he doesn’t end up like the others.

Cardinals’ offense keeps on Rolen

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols’ side injury could have been devastating for the St. Louis Cardinals. Instead, they have gotten just as much production from the third slot in the order without him.


Missouri pitchers Max Scherzer and Nathan Culp were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Midwest Region Team.

Repeat performance

After four days, seven rounds, and 126 holes of golf. David McDonald stood on the 16th green at Lake of the Woods Golf Course, trophy clinched in hand. He lifted the gold-colored prize to his lips and tasted the icy cold beer. It’s tradition that the winner of the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship have a drink out of the trophy before it’s swept away to be engraved with the champion’s name.

Rough stock fun challenge for Martin

As the announcer’s voice gets louder, so does the rumble of the crowd and the music piping through the sound system.

Rolen’s bat keeps Cardinals winning

ST. LOUIS — Scott Rolen is swinging the bat so well right now that all he needs is one mistake to put the St. Louis Cardinals in front.

Living a rodeo life

She has a sandy indoor arena ready for rodeo practice at her house. To some it’s a hobby, but for this Hallsville High School graduate, it’s a way of life.

Final four set to go

Kyle Kovar is tied with his former Hickman teammate, Josh Brady, coming into the 18th hole of the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship quarterfinals. After two shots, his ball is 15 feet from the hole at Lake of the Woods golf course.

Cantwell can’t wait for next meet

He’s not worried about the $100,000 cash prize. He’s not worried about driving alone to Indianapolis. He’s not even worried about facing the fastest man on earth. Columbia’s Christian Cantwell’s only concern is performing in the shot put as well as he can.


Houston’s Brad Lincoln, one of the top two-way college baseball players in the country, was named the winner of the Dick Howser Trophy on Friday.

Boulder undertaking

Steve-O momentarily clings halfway up a 12-foot bouldering wall.

Life after Foxy

Her name was Foxy.

Skate or fly

They roared in on Harley Davidson motorcycles and left hundreds of dollars in merchandise behind. In between, legendary skateboarders from the Emerica Skateboard Shoe Company team invaded skate parks in Marshall, Columbia and St. Louis on Thursday in their second annual ‘Wild Ride’ tour.

Father-son match on horizon

The Francis Hagan Match Play Championship continues this weekend and might pit father against son before the tournament concludes on Father’s Day.


Terry Whitney, head coach of the Rock Bridge baseball team, has resigned. Whitney coached the Bruins for the past nine seasons and has been coaching at public high schools in Columbia for 25 years.

Rodeo finals shed light on sport

Sitting on top of a bucking horse, James Earl Carter has only a suitcase-type handle called a bareback riggin to hang on to. His other hand can’t touch the horse, or he will be disqualified and his efforts are wasted. He squeezes the horse’s neck with the heels of his boots, hoping to keep on top for just 8 seconds.