Barbaro back on feet

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Barbaro underwent more than five hours of surgery Sunday to repair rear leg bones he’d broken in the Preakness, calmly awoke from anesthesia and “practically jogged back to his stall” for something to eat.

Pujols swats 22nd home run as Cards sweep Royals

KANSAS CITY — When Albert Pujols is at the plate, there is no such thing as wasting a pitch.

Extra Points

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson landed one of the nation’s top point guards when he announced Friday that Second Team Junior College All-American Stefhon Hannah (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park High School/Chipola Community College) has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Tigers next season.

The morel of the story

Crescent, Minn. sold 1,000 pounds of morels from a trailer. They buy the mushrooms from hunters across the Midwest and usually sell wholesale to farmer’s markets. They made a special trip to Richmond, and sold gallon bags full of morels for $40.

Barbaro injured at Preakness

BALTIMORE — Losing would have been cruel enough.

Kewps survive OT drama

When Helias freshman Danielle Baumgartner’s shot hit the back of the net in the third minute of the second sudden-death overtime, half of Hickman’s team fell to its knees. Others hung their heads and covered their eyes as they welled up with tears.

Gardner officially in 2006 NBA draft

Guard Thomas Gardner won’t be sticking around to help new Missouri men’s basektball coach Mike Anderson attempt to resurrect the Tigers’ program.

Derby losers won’t give in at Preakness

BALTIMORE — A Kentucky Derby loser isn’t necessarily a Preakness loser.

Cardinals pitching prevails under pressure

ST. LOUIS — Matching zeros with the Mets’ Steve Trachsel, Mark Mulder found his stride.

Chiefs happy to have the Wills back on offensive line

KANSAS CITY — If anybody were eavesdropping, Will Shields and Willie Roaf must have sounded like bashful adolescents trying to muster the courage to line up a prom date.

He doesn’t catch the fish; he hunts them.

The wind rustles the grass on the side of the lake.

Tigers snap losing skid

Junior Hunter Mense had four hits and junior Gary Arndt added three, including a home run on Wednesday night for the Missouri baseball team, which snapped its three-game losing skid with a 14-2 win over Illinois at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon.

Hickman finally edges Rock Bridge

Hickman and Rock Bridge met on the soccer field for the third time this year on Tuesday evening. And for the first time this season, Hickman came out ahead. The Kewpies (11-6-4) beat the Bruins (10-7-6) 2-0 at Cosmopolitan Park in the second round of the Class 2 District 10 Championship Tournament.

Rock Bridge ends season for Kewpies

The closer the tennis match, the farther away from the court you can usually find Letty Felix.

Ruth chase has fans confused

“Zach!” I yell to my son, “I think Barry Bonds is up next.”

Royals lose again

CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals as the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday night.

Rodriguez earning keep

ST. LOUIS — Injuries gave John Rodriguez his first big break in the major leagues. A lofty .417 average is helping him carve out a more permanent niche.

Bruins show intensity

The Rock Bridge girl’s soccer team went into Monday night’s game against Smith-Cotton with direct orders to focus on their play.

New coach approves Rams’ rookies

ST. LOUIS — Except for maybe some conditioning issues, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan found a lot to be pleased about with the team’s latest crop of rookies.

Rock Bridge knows what it’s up against

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team will have to defeat some familiar opponents if it wants to make it out of its district this year.