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Pujols helps Obama keep his word at All-Star game

Determined his ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game would reach the plate on the fly Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered — barely. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols helped him, moving up to scoop the low toss inches off the dirt.

Share your All-Star Game experience

Are you headed to Tuesday's All-Star Game? Or did you get stuck in traffic going somewhere else? Tell us about it.

All-Star Game will have $60 million impact in St. Louis, analyst says

The estimate includes an expected $33 million in direct spending by visitors and another $27 million felt as a ripple effect as the money spent recycles through the local economy.

UPDATE: Nixon OKs frozen funds for Tour of Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday released $1.5 million in previously blocked tourism funds for the Tour of Missouri bicycle race. Its potential cancellation had garnered strong criticism from organizers and supporters.

Columbia golf course hosts Missouri women's championship

The Club at Old Hawthorne is hosting the Missouri Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship for the first time, starting Tuesday.

MU swimmer qualifies for World Championships

Missouri junior swimmer Lauren Lavigna became the Tigers' first qualifier to the World Swimming Championships after finishing second in the 200-meter backstroke at the Canadian trials last week in Montreal.

Lincecum, Halladay to start All-Star game

The two Cy Young Award winners will be the starting pitchers.

Obama to be in Fox broadcast booth for All-Star game

President Barack Obama will join Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, but the inning has not yet been determined.

Rock the Block running group pushes beginners to go extra mile

The goal of Rock the Block, a group for inexperienced runners to train together, is for members to compete in and finish the Joker's Wild Half Marathon (13.1 miles) held in St. Louis  Sunday.

Pujols to catch ceremonial first pitch from Obama

The eight-time All Star will be joined by Cardinals Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and Lou Brock, among others.

Camaraderie of sport seen at disc golf tournament

The Columbia Disc Golf Club hosted the 25th annual Mid American Open on Saturday and Sunday. Many people there spoke of the closeness of the disc golf community.

Synchronized swimming team reunites for Show-Me State Games

Several people plan to compete as the Mo-Maids once more for the Show-Me State Games synchronized swimming competition July 26 at Hickman High School.

Pierce finish 14th in 200-meter breaststroke at U.S. national swim meet

Pierce advanced to the finals earlier in the day by finishing 16th in preliminaries with a personal best time.

Missouri Athletic Center swim club enjoys meet competition

The Missouri Athletic Center's youth swim club, called "The Sharks," concluded its summer meet schedule with the Youth Swimming Championships in Fulton on Saturday.

Single-game Missouri football tickets go on sale

Some single-game Missouri football tickets went on sale July 15.

Swim recruits draw attention

Recession has varied effects on baseball collectibles market

Dan Imler sells rare and vintage baseball memorabila for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mike French sells baseball cards for a few dollars a pack. Both are feeling the effects of a down economy in different ways.

Columbia swimmer competing in U.S. national championships

Leah Pierce, a former Rock Bridge standout and a member of the Columbia Swim Club, swam a personal best 1:10.87 Thursday morning in the preliminaries of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. national championships.

Columbia Trojans give second chance to central Missouri football players

The Columbia Trojans are a new football team giving a second chance to Central Missouri football players. But for some, the Trojans provide a second chance beyond the football field.

COMMENT: Cheerleading's thrills make risks worth taking

Coaches don’t waste time babying cheerleaders, even though an estimated 16,000 cheerleaders are injured every year in accidents involving dramatic stunts and tumbles. It’s called competitive cheerleading for a reason — the stakes are high and there are always other talented cheerleaders waiting to take your spot on the team.

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