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All-Stars falter in regional action

The Columbia All-Stars lost their first game in Little League Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old Midwest Regional Tournament on Monday in Indianapolis.

Columbia, the Missouri state champions, fell to South Dakota 9-0.

Serving it up

Raj Lal and Arjun Khurana are so mild-mannered, it is hard to tell whether the doubles team is winning or losing.

Lal and Khurana earned a bronze medal in the Under-14 division of the Show-Me State Games’ tennis tournament Sunday at Green Tennis Center.

Jacobsen endures long day in victory

CREVE COEUR – At the end of the longest day in Champions Tour history and on the longest course in U.S. Senior Open history, the man with a recently repaired left hip was at the top of the leaderboard.

Three months removed from the operating table, Peter Jacobsen outlasted everyone in the field Sunday at Bellerive Country Club, posting a 69 and a 68 during the grueling 36-hole final round to win the tournament at 12-under, one stroke ahead of Hale Irwin.

All-Stars win in regional opener

There was no doubt about the Columbia team’s desire in its opening game of Little League Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old Midwest Regional on Sunday.

Columbia’s National League All-Stars beat the Kansas champions 15-4 in a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. Each of the 10 Columbia players scored at least one run.

Irwin’s luck runs out late

CREVE COEUR – When Hale Irwin rolled in a birdie putt at the par-5 17th hole Sunday he found himself in a familiar position: on the verge of capturing a U.S. Senior Open.

Irwin, who had a steady week with four rounds at even par or better, hung around the top of the leaderboard Sunday at Bellerive Country Club until disaster struck on the par-3 sixth hole.

Mavs rally for win

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks beat the Springfield/Ozark Ducks 4-3 on Sunday at Price Cutter Park in Ozark.

The Mavs (18-48) scored three runs in the ninth inning, then held off the Ducks (36-31), who scored twice in the bottom of the inning.

MU investigates claim of harassment

The MU athletic department is investigating claims made in a national magazine by a former football recruiting volunteer who said coaches at MU ignored her complaints of sexual harassment by recruits. The September issue of Seventeen magazine, a national magazine directed toward teenage readers, includes an interview with an anonymous former member of Tiger Hostesses, a university-run campus group that welcomes football recruits. The woman, whose name is disguised as “Emily,” said in the article that, as a Tiger Hostess, she was sexually harassed by MU football recruits and that coaches ignored her complaints.

On Saturday, Chad Moller, director of media relations for the MU athletic department, said the department is aware of the article and had sent a letter to Seventeen publishers on Thursday asking for the identity of the woman in the interview. Moller said the claims were serious, and the department would investigate.

Post 202 rolls past Kirksville, into state

KIRKSVILLE – Post 202 refuses to lose.

Columbia’s American Legion team defeated Kirksville BB 14-1 to become the Zone I Tournament Champions on Saturday at North Park Complex in a game that ended after seven innings because of the 10-run rule.

Players get in position for final 36

CREVE COEUR – The second round of the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday at Bellerive Country Club had the unmistakable feel of a final tuneup before an ultimate test of skill and desire.

Three inches of rain Friday postponed the second round, forcing the final three rounds to be squeezed into two days, and players positioned themselves on the leaderboard with hopes of outlasting the field during today’s 36-hole final round.

Aiming high

Brothers Dallas and Ron Brakeville live more than 700 miles away from each other, but they plan at least a couple of events each year to do together.

Archery at the Show-Me State Games, which took place at Lake Stephens Park on Saturday morning, is one way. Rattlesnake hunting is another.

Little Leaguers off to regional

Ten boys sit and listen to Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson.

“If you keep playing and practicing hard, you may have the opportunity to play at college and beyond,” Jamieson said.

Big names will pursue Open title

CREVE COEUR – Golf fans heading to the final round of the U.S. Senior Open at Bellerive Country Club today certainly have nothing to complain about.

Not only will they be treated to two championship rounds of golf, but they will also see some of the biggest names on the Champions Tour take part in a showdown for the most coveted title on the senior circuit.

No birdies at Bellerive

CREVE COEUR- There were no birdies at the U.S. Senior Open at Bellerive Country Club on Friday.

For that matter, there were no pars and bogeys either.

The second round of the tournament was canceled after three inches of rain in the morning left several holes under water and the golf course virtually unplayable, according to championship director Sean Sovacool.

MU football ranked No. 17 in coaches' poll

The Missouri football team is ranked No. 17 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' preseason poll released Friday.

The Tigers, ranked in a preseason poll for the first time since 1980, received 502 points. MU was most recently ranked in the coaches' Oct. 26 poll at No. 24.

Post 202 comes to life

There was no shortage of action in Kirksville Friday, as Columbia's Post 202 team beat St. Charles Post 312 in the American Legion Baseball Tournament at North Park Complex.

Seniors seeing red

CREVE COEUR – Soft greens, humid air and virtually no wind provided the perfect condition for a blur of red numbers to appear on the scoreboards at Bellerive Country Club during the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday.

Twenty-six players finished under par, the second highest number of such scores in the first round of a Senior Open in the tournament’s 25-year history, and Peter Jacobsen and Craig Stadler used a barrage of birdies to climb to the top of the leader board heading into today’s second round.

Early runs spark Post 202 victory

MOBERLY — The game went as Columbia Post 202 wanted Thursday.

Post 202 defeated Chillicothe Post 25, winning 9-1 in the first game of the American Legion Baseball Zone I Tournament at Moberly High.

Round 1 features record 3 aces

CREVE COEUR – Aces were wild at Bellerive Country Club on Thursday.

Three players made holes-in-one during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open, which is a Champions Tour record.

Ex-linebacker Odom to head MU recruiting

Barry Odom, a Missouri football staff assistant, has been promoted to director of football recruiting.

Odom, who played linebacker for MU from 1996-99, spent the 2003 season as an administrative graduate assistant on Pinkel’s staff.

Bellerive inspires grand memory

CREVE COEUR – Bellerive Country Club might not have the mystique of St. Andrews, the tradition of Augusta National or the allure of Pebble Beach, but it has a small corner in the immense annals of golf lore.

It was here in 1965 that Gary Player, at 29, won the U.S. Open and completed his career grand slam. Player joined Sam Snead and Ben Hogan as the only men to accomplish the feat.

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