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Columbia’s Murray realizes All-Star dream

Not only did Mason Murray get to compete on the same field the all-stars of Major League Baseball will take tonight, but he got to shag balls hit by his favorite player, Albert Pujols, during the Home Run Derby.

‘Coach Wendell’ leaving impact on players, youth league

As a coach, parent, president of the CYBA and leader in the drive to build a new recreation complex, Wendell Coonce is working to inspire youth throughout Columbia.

Cards hoping for second half surge

After the St. Louis Cardinals took three of four from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle of last week, pitcher Adam Wainwright sensed a revival.

MU's Kalen Grimes suspended

Senior forward Kalen Grimes was suspended indefinitely today by MU head basketball coach Mike Anderson.

Head Coach Mike Anderson suspends Kalen Grimes

About 100 racers face Tall Oak Challenge

The sound of cow bells cheers on the riders as more bikes fly past a clump of trees, on their next run through the 5 1/2-mile course Sunday at the Tall Oak Challenge mountain bike races.

Cardinals get double dose of good news

The irony of being in a career-worst power slump when he was persuaded to participate in Monday night’s Home Run Derby was lost on Albert Pujols.

Games showcase Columbia players

Despite the warm temperatures and that most people don’t consider the first part of July to be football season, athletes from throughout the state came to Columbia to participate in this weekend’s Show-Me State football games.

Hickman coach’s son shares father’s love of the game

Representing Columbia in the Show-Me State Games can be an intense experience for almost anyone. But for Mason Wright there is some added pressure. Wright is the son of Hickman coach Jason Wright.

Move to Missouri bittersweet

For Boonville resident Linda Simmons, sending her youngest child to college this fall will be difficult. No amount of preparation or planning can change that. It’s going to be tough and she knows it.

Miles’ gaffes help Giants beat Cards

Barry Bonds heard the familiar chorus of boos each time he touched the ball in left field. When he came to the plate and didn’t get to swing, that derision was directed at the mound.

Double plays key for Cardinals

Adam Wainwright carried a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning and Juan Encarnacion hit a three-run home run in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

Greinke a Royal relief

Perhaps Zack Greinke’s moody, restless talents have finally found their niche.

Rock Bridge grad places in national rodeo

MU wrestlers get new assistants

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith named Shawn Charles and Lee Pritts as assistant coaches Thursday. Smith also named former MU wrestler Ben Askren as a volunteer assistant to the team for the upcoming season.

Columbia golfer earns first berth in Senior Open

Dee Sanders thought he had come just short of an invitation to the U.S. Senior Open. Hoping to join the 156-man field, Sanders made the trip to Kansas City for the qualifier at Oakwood Country Club.

Four-miler starts Columbia’s celebration

Runners from as far away as Utah and Idaho joined Columbia residents Wednesday for the annual Parley Pratt Memorial 4-Mile run.

Rainbow House to hold golf tourney

Fifteen PGA Tour Professionals will be in Columbia on Monday, July 9 for the kick-off of the 17th annual Rainbow House Cornerstone Insurance Golf Classic at the Country Club of Missouri.

A different big-league dream

Justin Phillips announces strikes with a low, guttural rumble that can be heard from the outfield.

To add a bit of showmanship to his performance, Phillips turns his body to the right, pauses, and then throws up a firm fist to prove his groan indicated, “Strike one.”

Cards’ bats come alive; late tie becomes laugher

ST. LOUIS — As the All-Star break approaches, the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense showed some signs of life.

Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning and Scott Rolen had four RBIs in an 11-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

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