Columbia fans up for early game broadcast

Ripping off their shirts to reveal the letters USA colorfully painted on their chests, two MU students excitedly ran into TK Brothers Grill, keeping their eyes on the big screen TV as they quickly sat themselves at the nearest open table.

Senior golfers still focus on winning

Millie Barnes sits in the driver’s seat of her golf cart and carefully looks over her scorecard. It’s still early in the tournament, but that’s not keeping her from staying concerned about her stroke count.


Missouri senior Neville Miller and postcollegian Derrick Peterson qualified for the finals in the 800-meter run on Thursday at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis.

Senior State Games are set to begin today

The Missouri Senior State Games begin today with an 18-hole golf tournament, the first of 24 events to take place over the next four days. In its 12th year, the Senior Games will offer athletes a chance to compete in events such as bowling, swimming, basketball and horseshoes.


Two Missouri athletes placed in the first day of competition Wednesday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Junior Championships in Indianapolis. Freshman Garett Jefferies placed third in the finals of the 5000 meter run in 14 minutes, 51.14 seconds and redshirt Dan Hedgecock was fourth in the same race at 14:52.23. Jefferies, who was ninth at the Big 12 Conference meet in the 5000, has a personal best in the event of 14:23.95 from the Stanford Invite in March.

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.