Back from Florida

This past February Columbia Rockers coach Alan Bunch asked a room full of softball parents and girls on his team to raise their hands if they wanted to go to Florida to play softball.

Chiefs’ Hali receives his U.S. citizenship

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Do you know how many stars are on the Stars and Stripes? And what they stand for? Or who wrote the U.S. Constitution?

White Sox stop Royals

KANSAS CITY — Joe Crede went 4-for-5 with a homer and singled in the go-ahead run in a three-run 10th inning Tuesday night, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Long-distance contest floats student’s boat

On Wednesday, Katie Pfefferkorn, a fourth year MU student, will set out from Kansas City on what she said promises to be one of the biggest adventures of her life.

Extra Points

Tests show that some of the testosterone in Floyd Landis’ system at the Tour de France was synthetic and not naturally produced by his body as he claimed, according to a newspaper report.


ST. LOUIS — A four-day training camp holdout earned Tye Hill extra scrutiny on his first day of practice with the St. Louis Rams.


Two drivers weave through a crowded parking lot trying to find a space. One finally spots an opening and quickly turns for it. However, the other driver has the same idea, forcing some quick thinking to swerve out of the way. The drivers each mutter something about the other’s driving skills, and one takes the space while the other continues his trek through the lot.

Plenty of tradition keeps big bowling family rolling

Wilmoth “Willy” Walcott, 75, of Columbia, is a great-great grandmother that has raised a large and accomplished bowling family.

High school runners stay in shape with entry in relay races

With the sun shining brightly above the Show-Me State Track and Field events Sunday, 15-year old Adrienne Cornelius wipes some sweat from her forehead while preparing for her last event and jokes to her mother in the bleachers.

LaFavor set to make some noise

Tia LaFavor was 5-years-old and couldn’t pronounce certain words correctly.

Wheelin’ in the fish

Saturday, the Wheelin’ Sportsmen of the National Wild Turkey Federation encouraged people with disabilities to gather at the Bass Pro Shop for a morning of fishing.

Edwards steals win in Busch Series race

MADISON, Ill. — Nextel Cup star Carl Edwards overtook Denny Hamlin with nine laps left and held on to win the Busch Silver Celebration 250 on Saturday night.

Games heating up

Cardinals can’t figure out Cubs

CHICAGO — Todd Walker and Michael Barrett hit back-to-back home runs, the fourth time Chicago did it this week, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals for the seventh time in 10 games this season with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.

Cyclists gather for Critical Mass ride

Fourteen years ago, bicyclists in San Francisco formed a riding group to make a statement about traffic laws and riding conditions on their city’s roads.

Rough start to Rams’ camp

ST. LOUIS — Scott Linehan’s first day in charge of a training camp left the new St. Louis Rams coach glad there’s plenty of time to work out the bugs.

Ball in Daniel’s hands

KANSAS CITY — A year ago, the big decision facing Gary Pinkel was whether or not to redshirt quarterback Chase Daniel.

Overstreet sees father’s legacy on Web search

KANSAS CITY — For a college athlete, modern technology can be a headache. But for one Missouri football player, it’s a way to reconnect with his late father.

Cards’ batters come through

DENVER — Aaron Miles tried to downplay his first home run of the season.

Loewen’s pitching keeps Royals in check

KANSAS CITY — Adam Loewen earned his first major league victory and Jeff Conine hit a home run in his first four-hit game of the season as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Wednesday night.