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.
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.
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.
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.
After spending more than two months playing baseball together, Columbia’s Daniel Boone National Little League team will have to hang up its uniforms.
Class starts today at Missouri and for some students that means having to wake up earlier than during the summer to make it to class. For the Missouri football team starting the school year means players get to sleep in more.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Aaron Durley towers over the competition at the Little League World Series.
CHICAGO — Chris Carpenter put an end to the Cardinals’ horrible season at Wrigley Field with another strong outing.
School starts Wednesday in Columbia, but 11 boys are not shopping for supplies or new clothes. Their summer has been all about baseball, and it could continue for a few more days.
KANSAS CITY — So many hits. So few runs.
ST. LOUIS — Rams Coach Scott Linehan is confident that his starting offense will find its groove before it’s too late, so for now he’s only slightly concerned that his starters haven’t produced a touchdown in St. Louis’ first two preseason games.
Adam Crossett had seen better days.
After losing its Little League World Series opener, 1-0, to Lake Charles, La., in nine innings Friday night, Columbia was ready to take the field Saturday night.
The next time Tommy Saunders scores a touchdown for Missouri you could see him doing push-ups instead of dancing in celebration.
CHICAGO — Juan Pierre used all of Wrigley Field to stop Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — Preston Wilson, released by the Houston Astros earlier this week, on Friday signed with the St. Louis Cardinals.
KANSAS CITY — Barry Zito bounced back with a solid outing after two rough starts.
KANSAS CITY — One Pro Bowl guard was finally back Saturday as the Kansas City Chiefs went through their first practice since returning from training camp, but another was in a walking boot.
ST. LOUIS — Mario Williams looked less like a mistake-prone rookie and more like the No. 1 pick of the draft in his second preseason game.
This is about two guys riding with dirty threads. About Austin “Tex” Hall and Adam Borts shoving quarters into tiny slots, so tight end Martin Rucker can run gassers in style.