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Jocketty steps down as Cardinals GM

Walt Jocketty is out after 13 seasons as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, one year after the team won the World Series for the first time since 1982.

Blues have high hopes for new season

Signing Paul Kariya gave the St. Louis Blues instant box-office credibility. More importantly, the players believe they’re contenders.

Desperate Rams switching quarterbacks

One day after insisting he’d stick with Marc Bulger, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan benched his banged-up quarterback.

Cougars volleyball team cruises at home

COLUMBIA — With road games against two top-10 teams looming for the Columbia College volleyball team, Wednesday night’s game at home against Illinois-Springfield could have been troublesome.

Columbia resident prepares to canoe the Colorado River

Chris Kelly, 60, has had a made boating his life-long hobby and now plans to canoe the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River.

Loss of a father causes loss of direction

Four months ago, Chris Wright, senior defenseback for the Columbia College soccer team, lost his father, making something he has loved since the day he could walk almost too hard to play.

Rucker returns to finish the job

Martin Rucker spurned the NFL draft to help expel a 10-year-old ghost from Faurot.

Rock Bridge golfers second at district tournament

The Rock Bridge girls golf team earned a berth at the state tournament Monday with a second-place finish at the Class 2 District 4 tournament at the Innsbrook Resort Golf Course in Foristell.

MU football team benefits from bye as upsets shake up Big 12

A weekend filled with upsets has the Missouri football team ranked among the Big 12 Conference’s elite heading into league play.

Sports briefs

Cardinals, La Russa pondering uncertain future

After a disappointing finish that has manager Tony La Russa questioning his future with the team, the St. Louis Cardinals look to find a new pitcher and a power-hitting outfielder this offseason.

Victory gives Chiefs encouraging outlook

Now that the Chiefs have won two in a row, they are tied for the lead in the AFC West and have a division road win in the bank.

Injuries mounting for Rams

After being blown out by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the St. Louis Rams, losers of four straight games to start the season, are dealing with even more injuries to their already battered squad.

Pinkel wins big with youth league before big game

Mere days from one of the most anticipated Missouri football games in years, coach Gary Pinkel took some time Monday to teach youth players lessons about football and life.

Early-season favorites fade in Big 12

Two of the Big 12 Conference's best hopes for BCS success, Texas and Oklahoma, both lost to unranked opponents on Saturday.

Schumaker lifts Cardinals in season finale

Skip Schumaker went 5-for-5 and drove in two runs to help the Cardinals win their fifth straight to end the season.

Regional Special Olympics bowling tournament brings out competitors

Chiefs' second half surge sinks Chargers

Rookies Dwayne Bowe and Tyron Brackenridge both scored touchdowns in the second half in the Chiefs' victory over the Chargers

Romo’s scrappy play leads Cowboys in rout of Rams

The Rams are 0-4 for the first time since 2002, when they opened with five straight losses coming off a Super Bowl loss.

Royals end year in defeat but avoid 100-loss season

Travis Hafner led the Indians with two RBIs in a 4-2 victory, but the Royals, at 69-93, avoided their fourth-straight 100-loss season.

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