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Grand finish for Bruins

Many young baseball players dream about hitting a walk-off grand slam against an archrival.

Kewpies stunned after walk-off grand slam

Many baseball players will admit to dreaming about the situation at some point in their lives.

Tigers’ Jacob Priday recaptures offensive swagger after slump.

One month ago, things were looking bad for outfielder Jacob Priday. After two seasons of honors and acclaim as one of the most reliable and powerful bats in the Missouri lineup, he started 2007 struggling in the field and slumping at the plate.

MU back atop Big 12

A pair of home runs helped the Missouri softball team beat Baylor 4-3 Saturday in Waco, Texas to take back the Big 12 Conference lead from the No. 8 Bears.

Confident MU rallies for win

Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson says one-run games mean a lot. If a team can win when games stay close, he says, then its players will build confidence that will bring more wins later.

Runners enjoy benefit 5K race

Jim O’Dell, 63, of Fayette, has been an avid runner most of his life. But after falling off a horse two years ago and undergoing surgery, he had to take a break from racing. It wasn’t until December 2006 that he came back to the sport and he said he now runs an average of two races a month.

After his parents’ divorce, Sean Zullo learned a lot about resiliency

When Rock Bridge senior outfielder Sean Zullo was in eighth grade, his parents, Paul and Connie Zullo, were divorced. He said the experience changed his life.

Acknowledging ESPN’s flaws necessary

There’s one thing that every bar in the United States has in common. It’s ESPN.

Sjurson gets Hickman’s 5th spot for golf district

Grant Sjurson still laughs when he recalls the moment he knew he wanted to pursue golf.

He was 10, and his dad, Jim Sjurson, took him to the L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Neither golfer played especially well that day, except for one hole.

Sweep gives Tigers shot at Big 12 softball title

As soon as Thursday’s games were over, a bag of ice was wrapped around Missouri second baseman Sarah Stringer’s right ankle. A bag of ice was there on Sunday too, but that was before the game, and Stringer was forced to sit out.

Academics priority for MU gymnastics

At first, Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass sounds like every other coach in college sports when addressing the relationship between academics and athletics.

Martin finds a way

After Wednesday’s 7-1 home loss to Jefferson City, Rock Bridge baseball coach Justin Towe was upset with his team’s effort, comparing it to that of a summer league team. But despite his disappointment, Towe also noticed the defensive work of his first baseman, Ben Martin, who dug multiple balls out of the dirt against the Jays.

Coach can stomach wins, if not pregame meal

Clark Swisher didn’t eat much Wednesday. He never does this time of year. He’s not able to.

Dandridge’s status in question

It looks like the Missouri Tigers will lose two players from last season’s team.

Kewpies’ win streak ends on road

Unpredictability.

Some can deal with it. Others fear it. Few embrace it.

For Hickman left-fielder Taylor Steuber, it’s what he likes most about the game he loves.

Bruins, Kewpies have new incentive

Joe Neal and Chris Johnson walked into the clubhouse at about the same time on Monday after the Capital City Tournament in Jefferson City.

Poor record doesn't tell Stephen's story

In the bottom of the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Benedictine College on Tuesday, Stephens College’s Joni Ahern lined an RBI double into the right centerfield gap.

For Mizzou, a change of course

When golfers reach the top of the hill to hit their final tee shots on the 18th hole at the Club at Old Hawthorne, they’ll see a view that captures the spirit of Columbia’s newest golf course.

Tigers boot Big 12 lead

The Missouri softball team entered Sunday’s game against Texas A&M in first place in the Big 12 Conference.

Conditions kind to Cardinals

CHICAGO — With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field, the conditions were perfect for the St. Louis Cardinals to get their offense out of a season-long funk.

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