Reds beat Cardinals, avoid sweep

Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton's had his best game of the season by far against the Cardinals on Wednesday. The rookie had three hits and his first two steals — against six-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina — plus a daring dash home on one of the shortest sacrifice flies you'll see in the Reds' 4-0 win.

The anticipation and mystery of the Masters

This year's Masters is so hard to figure out. Tiger Woods won't be playing, but many Masters rookies will. And no one is dominating golf at the moment. The field is wide open.

Busch Stadium to host hot dog eating contest

The hot dog eating contest starts at noon, with the Cardinals hosting the Atlanta Braves at 1:15 p.m. The top male and female contenders will advance to the New York contest.

Hall of Famer Bill Russell: Gay athletes face old questions

Bill Russell, who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, said talk about whether gay athletes can be good teammates or if they might disrupt locker rooms are the same questions black athletes heard years ago.

Missouri baseball finds offense in win over Missouri State

The Tigers had 15 hits — six going for extra bases — in a 9-4 win over the Bears.

Missouri All-American to speak about experience as gay athlete

Missouri All-American diver Greg DeStephen is scheduled to speak Wednesday night at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

Missouri men's basketball must replace assistant coach Mark Phelps

Missouri men's basketball assistant coach Mark Phelps is leaving the program after one season, the university confirmed Tuesday morning.

Tolton boys tennis sweeps Columbia Independent School

The Tolton boys tennis team won its first dual of the season in dominant fashion, sweeping Columbia Independent School 9-0. 

Big win, but a long road ahead for college athletes union

Athletes for schools other than Northwestern have reached out about the possibility of unionization, labor organizers said.


Missouri women's golf finishes 6th at Intercollegiate

Alina Rogers finished in a tie for 21st and led the Tigers with a tournament score of 219, which was 3-over par. Michelle Butler finished just behind Rogers in 24th with a total score of 220.


Tolton girls soccer defeats St. Paul Lutheran

The Tolton girls soccer team earned their second victory of the season Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over St. Paul Lutheran in Concordia.

Stephens College tennis player Cross named AMC Player of Week

Stephens College senior Emily Cross earned Player of the Week honors.

Missouri volleyball players Meister, Wilson to join Collegiate National Team

Missouri volleyball players Sarah Meister and Emily Wilson will join teammates Carly Kan and Whitney Little on the Collegiate National Team. 

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he realized he shot his girlfriend through a closed toilet door.

Stephens, Columbia College softball doubleheader postponed

A doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday night between Stephens College and Columbia College was postponed until Monday. 

NBA rumors swirl around Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari

After Kentucky lost to Connecticut in the national championship game, talk about Kentucky coach John Calipari defecting to the NBA has increased.

Illinois looks forward to adding shooting it lacks

Illinois averaged six 3-pointers a game this season, but has three transfers joining the roster in 2014 who previously sat out under NCAA rules.

For Palmer, memories of Masters aren't all golf

The memories at the Masters aren't just about golf for Arnold Palmer.

Without Tiger, the Masters has an open look

Tiger Woods is missing the Masters for the first time. His presence looms as large as some of the Georgia pines lining the fairways, though it will be forgotten when the opening shot is in the air Thursday, and a green jacket is awarded Sunday.

Sports chief: Brazil government must act on Rio

The head of Olympic summer sports federations called for urgent action Tuesday to tackle the critical delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accused the Brazilian government of neglecting the crisis.