Corey Kilgallon fences against older competition at Show-Me State Games

Kilgallon, a high school fencer who competed in the Sabre Division on Saturday, said she is used to competing against older, male fencers. She took third in overall competition and first in the women's division because no other women signed up.

Women's Mid Amateur ends with double disqualification

Defending champion Mindy Coyle of Columbia and Ellen Port of St. Louis were disqualified for inadvertently playing from the wrong tees.



Despite tendinitis, Becca Harper succeeds in Show-Me State Games gymnastics

The 9-year-old from Jefferson City won a silver medal in the vault, following in the footsteps of her mother, who won five gold medals in gymnastics at the games in 1986.

Training camp shows glimpses of how Michael Sam fits with Rams roster

Visitors to the team's training camp Saturday saw moments like this that evoked Sam's incredible 2013 season at Missouri. Other times, though, they were reminded why Sam was considered a late-round prospect for the NFL draft.

Columbia soap box racers eliminated in Akron

Mid-Missouri representatives Kaden Montegue competed in the stock division, Carter Montague in the Superstock division and Breann Standifer in the Masters division.


Royals rally from 5-run deficit to win 5th straight

KANSAS CITY — Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

Pierzynski, Adams stop Cardinals' skid

The Cubs fell behind St. Louis early and tied it with an unlikely home run, but the Cardinals ended up with a 6-3 victory on Saturday in front of a big crowd divided by fans of the rival clubs.

Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

Former Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, 37, now with his sixth team in 17 seasons, spoke with St. Louis manager Mike Matheny on Friday before signing and expressed his desire to continue playing and willingness to accept whatever role was best for the team.

Chiefs build depth at cornerback through camp competitions

The Chiefs don't want a repeat of last season's mediocre numbers against the pass. This year, Kansas City used a third-round pick on Phillip Gaines and entered training camp with 11 cornerbacks.

MLB changes window for Hall of Fame consideration

The Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives Mark McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers' ballot. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Vincenzo Nibali preps for his Tour de France victory stage

Vincenzo Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin.

Brickyard 400's front row sets up a big-time showdown

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski swept the top three spots in qualifying, setting up what could be a showdown between the most dominant teams so far this season: Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing.

Figure-eight racing provides many bumps, hits at Thursday's Boone County Fair

Figure-eight racing consists of cars completing laps around a race track shaped as a figure eight. The sport is a hobby for some competitors, such as Nathan Dummermuth and his son, Tyler.

Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

Coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford was so impressive in conditioning tests, he finished ahead of players who should have bested him.

Cubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss, 7-6

Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals its fourth straight loss, 7-6.

Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians

Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.

Aldon Smith expects to hear from Roger Goodell soon

Aldon Smith, a former Missouri defensive end, was sentenced last Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. The NFL could dole out punishments for his actions on top of what the criminal justice system decided.

Show-Me State Games prepares for hot, humid weekend

The Show-Me State Games will continue this weekend, and precautions are being taken for the potentially hot and humid conditions.


Chiefs welcome back Jamaal Charles

Charles, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, entered the practice field Thursday to thunderous cheers from fans in attendance.

Spurrier: Gamecocks 'close' to being title team

Spurrier's getting closer each year and he enters his 10th season — only two shy of his national championship tenure at Florida — with expectations higher than ever after a third consecutive 11-2 season.