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Stephens tennis loses to Fort Hays

Stephens College tennis lost 9-0 to Fort Hays State University at home on Friday. The Stars and their coach attributed the loss to their opponents superior level of play. 

Finger Lakes State Park adds new bike tracks

The park is hosting a grand opening Saturday of its new bicycle pump track and skills course on the Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail.

Joey Votto's 2 homers lead unbeaten Reds over Cardinals 5-4

Votto hit a pair of two-run homers — the strongest indication yet that he's fully back in form — and Todd Frazier had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly on Friday night, keeping the Cincinnati Reds undefeated with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

After late arrival, Missouri football's Charles Harris confident in big role

Harris, who should see lots of playing time as defensive end this upcoming season, didn't begin playing football until his junior year of high school.

No. 23 Missouri baseball falls to Tennessee in series opener

In its first game since earning a spot in most of the major college baseball polls, No. 23 Missouri fell to Tennessee 5-2 on Thursday night in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Battle sprinters best friends and fierce competitors

Overall, Nash Sutherlin finished first and Ben Brooksthird in the 200-meter dash at the Missouri Relays on Thursday evening at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.

Tolton tennis defeats Battle 6-3

The Trailblazers improved their record to 3-1 with a 6-3 win over the Spartans on Thursday.

Hickman track and field athletes finish strong at Glendale Invitational

The Kewpies girls track and field team competed against 15 other high schools at the Glendale Invitational on Thursday.

Spieth fires 8-under 64 to take Masters lead

With six birdies in a seven-hole stretch, Spieth flirted with a major championship record he didn't know existed and atoned for his lone mistake with one last birdie putt for an 8-under 64. It was the best opening round at Augusta National in 19 years, gave him a three-shot lead and stole plenty of buzz from the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the return of Tiger Woods.

McIlroy opens Masters with 71

McIlroy bogeyed No. 11 putting him at 1 over before coming up with two birdies on the next four holes to give him a 1-under 71 for the opening round Thursday.

Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha to miss playoffs after injuring leg in arrest

Sefolosha's attorney, Alex Spiro, said Wednesday the forward was injured during the arrest, which followed the stabbings of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his girlfriend and another woman on the street near a Manhattan nightclub.

Pacers' Copeland speaks days after stabbing

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland apologized Thursday for making a "bad choice" by staying out too late before a game and promised to work hard to make a full recovery after he was stabbed outside a New York nightclub.

Els starts off Masters strong

The four-time major winner made a nice recovery from the trees to save par at No. 1, then slowly picked up momentum en route to a 67 Thursday that left him in a four-way tie for second behind leader Jordan Spieth. Both Els' score and placement marked first-round bests for the South African, competing in his 21st Masters.

Jed Lowrie's HR in 9th is Astros' only hit vs. Indians

Lowrie broke up a combined no-hit bid by the Cleveland Indians with a one-out home run in the ninth inning in a 5-1 loss Thursday.

Driven by hometown support, Jordan Zolman is stepping up for Missouri softball

Missouri's designated hitter began playing as a 7-year-old on a makeshift team that her father and cousin created from scratch.

 

 

Missouri basketball's Kim Anderson dealing with disappointment

Missouri basketball head coach Kim Anderson is a year removed from a national title and now finds himself repairing a crumbling program.

Jamieson feels Houck is almost a pitcher unlike any other

Freshman pitcher Tanner Houck has been compared to Cy Young winner Max Scherzer since he arrived at Missouri. But Tim Jamieson, doubling as the head and pitching coach for the Tigers, does not think the comparison is accurate.

Hickman baseball game postponed an out short of calling the game

The Hickman High School-Helias High School baseball game will resume at 5 p.m. Thursday. Helias leads the Kewpies 5-4 in the top of the fifth inning.

Ben Crenshaw calling it a career at the Masters

"I probably should have stopped playing a couple of years ago," said Ben Crenshaw, the 63-year-old who will play in his 44th and final Masters this weekend.

For some, Masters offers an important learning curve

As a 21-year-old in 2011, Rory McIlroy had a collapse at the Masters. Four years later, it is the only major keeping him from the career Grand Slam, and he will be the clear favorite when play begins Thursday.

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