Big welcome for Little League team

They have been on ESPN, but they don’t mind throwing candy from convertibles.

Lineup changes at DE spot

When the week began, the competition for the final starting spot at defensive end was turning into one of the Missouri football team’s most intriguing sidenotes.

Fishing fraternity

Stink bait, consisting mostly of rotten cheese and chicken blood, is not intended for human consumption. That is precisely why eating it becomes a great bet on a boring day at Tombstone Tackle. When the temperature gets extreme, the regulars at the bait and tackle shop on Business Loop 70 West retreat indoors. The shop becomes more of a frat house than a fishing store.

Bruins start promising new season

Though she refused to comment on her expectations for her team, Rock Bridge volleyball coach Beth Newton said that the squad will be worth watching.

Kelly advances in U.S. Amateur play

Missouri senior John Kelly completed a stirring comeback with a par on the 17th hole to close out Daryl Fathauer, 3 and 1, in his first match of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

Edwards says he’s learned from tough season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carl Edwards has gone from one of NASCAR’s golden boys to one of the sport’s “bad boys,” struggling on the track and tangling with fellow drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. off it.

Mulder roughed up by Mets in return

NEW YORK — Steve Trachsel wasn’t happy. And he was the winning pitcher.

Royals blow nine-run lead in loss

KANSAS CITY — The Cleveland Indians allowed 10 runs in the first then rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 15-13 Wednesday night when Ryan Garko and Hector Luna hit run-scoring singles in the 10th inning.

Ekwerekwu finally back with team

It didn’t take long to notice Missouri wide reciever Brad Ekwerekwu among the Missouri players on the Kadlec Athletic Fields for Tuesday’s practice.

Second wind

A rundown in a baseball or softball game is a fairly common event. A runner gets greedy and decides to go for more bases and gets caught between two players trying to tag him out.

Kelly still swinging in Amateur

University of Missouri senior John Kelly was one of 64 golfers to qualify for the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club and the Chaska Town Course in Chaska, Minn.

New York outslugs Cardinals

NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, putting a rousing ending to a night of grand-slam derby and rallying the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Tuesday.

Teahen leads KC past Tribe

KANSAS CITY — Mark Teahen was 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, and scored the go-ahead run on Victor Martinez’s throwing error Tuesday night, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

One last hurrah

Before returning to Columbia, the Daniel Boone National Little League team will spend several more days with its new friends — some it might not see again.

MU's Xzavie Jackson to miss season opener

Missouri defensive end Xzavie Jackson has been suspended for the Tigers’ season opener on Sept. 2 against Murray State. The reason Jackson was suspended for the opener was reported to be the result of academic issues, not legal problems.

Taking the pressure off

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The bright lights, big crowds and media hype of the Little League World Series can get to a 12-year-old sometimes. So coaches and parents look for distractions.

Pro deal shows up for Young in Turkey

On Monday, former Missouri basketball player Kevin Young signed a one-year contract with Kepez Belediyesi of the Turkish Basketball League’s Division II. Based in Canakkale, Turkey, Kepez Belediyesi went 20-10 last season and finished fifth in their group.

Providing some pop

ST. LOUIS — Chris Duncan has made such an impact with the St. Louis Cardinals that soon everyone will forget he is the son of the pitching coach.

Rams' Russell stays in running

ST. LOUIS — Fred Russell has two weeks to prove he belongs on the Rams’ 53-man roster, and his performance in the first two preseason games serves his case well.

Lots to celebrate despite loss

After spending more than two months playing baseball together, Columbia’s Daniel Boone National Little League team will have to hang up its uniforms.