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Spiezio undergoing treatment for abuse of unknown substance

­ Cardinals utility player Scott Spiezio voluntarily sought treatment for “possible problems related to substances” that the team did not specify.

Youth team heads to Cooperstown

The Columbia Rockhounds will play in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

History of success

MU linebacker Van Alexander has somebody watching his every move during practice, standing in the shadows off of the field.

Wells protects early Cardinals’ advantage

Kip Wells limited San Diego to an unearned run in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning RBIs from Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.

Mizzou’s Temple injures knee, but not seriously

The sight was shocking: Starting MU tailback Tony Temple carted off the practice field. The Tigers, however, received good news Tuesday evening after Temple’s MRI.

MU swimmers achieved personal bests at Nationals

MU swimmers Colleen Gordon and Bennett Clark were in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, competing in the final day of the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championship, the final course of Nationals before the 2008 Olympic Team Trials in swimming.

Schriewer thinks about future

For the third time in her amateur career, she hadn’t made it past stroke play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Schriewer’s second-round 75 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., earlier in the day put her at plus 11, and four strokes over the cut.

Giant moment

Barry Bonds hit No. 756 over the right-center field wall Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king.

Whirlwind weekend for Wehrli

In 1990, Roger “the Dodger” Wehrli entered the MU Football Hall of Fame. Friday, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame along side Charlie Sanders, Bruce Matthews, Thurman Thomas, Gene Hickerson, and Michael Irvin.

MU running back Tony Temple bruises knee

MU running back Tony Temple bruised his right knee at Tuesday's practice. He is listed as day-to-day and will miss Wednesday's practice.

Safety has ballhog mentality

Pig Brown is eager to feast on interceptions. Last season, he didn’t have any for the Tigers. It was the first time in his career, including his childhood, when he didn’t get a taste of the pigskin.

Fifth-inning onslaught lifts Cards to victory

The Cardinals tied a major league record with 10 straight hits in a 10-run fifth inning, with pitcher Braden Looper and Aaron Miles getting two apiece in a 10-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Royals ‘glad to get out’ of NY

Hideki Matsui handled his 100th major league home run the way he usually handles success — staying mostly quiet and trying to deflect attention.

After surgery, Holt takes it slow

Nursing his surgically repaired right knee, St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt has been less active in training camp.

Cardinals lose fifth in a row

When the season began, the Washington Nationals appeared to be headed for at least 100 losses. When they were 9-25 on May 9, that looked like a safe bet. It no longer does.

Missouri golfers in amateur tournament

When MU golfer Lindsey Haupt tees off at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship today it will be only her second competition since last year.

Weary athletes finish competition

Our Group, a 50-and-older men’s basketball team, has won nine gold medals at the Show-Me State games, and Sunday they came within a win of winning their 10th.

Tigers are riding high expectations

The MU football team’s official Fan Day is this afternoon, but that didn’t stop one fan from making his appreciation heard during the team’s first practice Saturday afternoon.

Missouri’s Wehrli inducted into pro Hall

Roger Wehrli praised the timing of his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame at induction ceremonies Saturday night in Canton, Ohio. He said it allowed his grandchildren to share something special with him.

Rodriguez celebrates 500th

Alex Rodriguez leaned to his right and watched the ball as it sailed toward the foul pole in left. When it stayed true, he threw up his hands _ the long wait for No. 500 was finally over.

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