Hagan tournament second nature for Bellmer

They call him Buffalo. It’s a name Joe Bellmer has been called for about a year. He didn’t chose the nickname; a few of his golfing partners started calling him Buffalo after the Buffalo Bills, the team that lost four consecutive Super Bowls.

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Federal agents tried to pressure Jason Grimsley into wearing a wire during private conversations with other players to gather incriminating evidence against Barry Bonds, an attorney for the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher said.

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Rock Bridge hired Kelly Gates as its new girls’ soccer coach. Gates, who has coached at Westminster College and Moberly Community College, was an assistant with the Bruins.

Reds sweep Cards to tie up NL Central

ST. LOUIS — The Cincinnati Reds kicked the St. Louis Cardinals when they were down, sweeping a team missing Albert Pujols.

Moonlighting draws crowd

Rain drops sprinkle the cracked, green court. The sky burns red from the sun’s rays as it sets over Providence. Thumps of hip hop from across the park fill the air that smells lightly of cigars.

Scherzer leads pack of four Tigers drafted

Four Missouri juniors received draft calls Tuesday on the first day of the Major League Baseball Draft,

Banks is excited about his horses

Holding a folder overflowing with pictures and race times, David Banks grins from ear.

Cardinals lead down to 1 game

ST. LOUIS — Eric Milton threw seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds got homers from Felipe Lopez and Adam Dunn, winning their sixth straight game with a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

KC loses another at home

KANSAS CITY — Brad Wilkerson hit a home run and doubled, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Tigers make big jump

It was a day of firsts for the Missouri baseball team on Monday.

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The Missouri soccer team added a sixth recruit for next fall. Bianca Pritchett will join a recruiting class ranked fifth out of 68 teams in the Central Region and ranked 44th nationally.

Return date for Pujols uncertain

ST. LOUIS — The timetable for Albert Pujols’ return was uncertain Monday after an MRI exam of a strained muscle on his right side was inconclusive.

Marathon playoff lengthens invite

It took eight extra holes for Travis Mitchell to be named champion of the Phil Cotton Invitational on Sunday.

Pitchers go distance for Tigers

Missouri pitchers had no lack of energy on Sunday.

Kids event stresses conservation

Nine dogs, drenched in water, jumped out of the pond on their trainer’s command and wiggled frantically, spraying the onlookers with water. The well-trained hunting dogs had been in and out of the pond all day, demonstrating their ability to fetch and retrieve fake ducks. A crowd of children and their parents watched in awe as the trainers stood ashore, using hand signals and whistles to direct the dogs to the ducks. Almost instinctively, the dogs gripped them and swam to shore.

Brothers become rivals in title game

The Fire and the Blizzards met in the title game for in the boys’ 13-14 bracket on Sunday in the last day of Soccerfest at MU’s Stankowski Field.

Refs keep competition cool

In the under-8 boys bracket, a game between the Tigers from Lee’s Summit and the West Plains Sharks was punctuated with emotion from the sidelines. Challenges to officiating calls came from both coaches and fans, mostly on the Tigers side.

Missouri wins epic 14-inning contest

The Missouri Baseball team waited until what could have been its last game of the season to play its longest.

Lots in common for leaders

In the first round of the 48th annual Phil Cotton Invitational, being tied for the lead with first round scores of 66 isn’t the only thing John Kelly and Ben Godwin have in common.

Heavy lifting

Bill Clark sat on a folding chair in Clark’s Gym watching Abe Smith balance a 275-pound barbell over his head.