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.
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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.
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.
The Club at Old Hawthorne is hosting the Missouri Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship for the first time, starting Tuesday.
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.
The two Cy Young Award winners will be the starting pitchers.
President Barack Obama will join Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, but the inning has not yet been determined.
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.
The eight-time All Star will be joined by Cardinals Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and Lou Brock, among others.
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.
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 advanced to the finals earlier in the day by finishing 16th in preliminaries with a personal best time.
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.
Some single-game Missouri football tickets went on sale July 15.
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.
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.
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.
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.