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Priday gives Tigers reason to cheer

In Saturday’s opening game of the Columbia regional’s second day, Miami’s Blake Tekotte hit a home run to lead off the game. His hit sparked the Hurricanes, who ended up eliminating fourth-seeded Kent State from the tournament with a 8-7 win.

Dena Muskopf has flourished with Special Olympics

During a sports summer camp in 2005, Dena Muskopf said two unspeakable words. “I can’t.”

Kip Wells gets his major league-leading tenth loss

The Houston Astros broke out of their hitting slump on Saturday and extended Kip Wells’ misery in the process.

Royals rebounding on road trip

All the Kansas City Royals needed to end a long losing skid was a road trip. It helps that it led off with Tampa Bay.

Home crowd sparks Tigers

A record-crowd of 3,481 at Taylor Stadium gave the Missouri baseball team the momentum it needed for a 10-2 win over Kent State on Friday night in its NCAA regional opener.

State investigation finds no wrongdoing at bar in Hancock accident

A state investigation found no evidence that workers at Mike Shannon's restaurant knew Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk as they served him alcohol in the hours prior to his fatal accident.

Colossal catch

“A lot of people don’t get to see a fish that big,” said Adam Wolf, owner of Tombstone Tackle.

Bruins basketball coach will enter Hall of Fame

When the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team won its first game last season, it was more than a successful beginning to their year.

For coach Jim Scanlon the victory marked his 500th career win, a key factor in earning a spot in the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mach has lineage for baseball glory

Although he wasn’t born yet, 1967 has a special meaning for Kyle Mach.

Mach’s grandfather, Phil Gagliano, was a member of the 1967 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Ever since hearing his grandfather’s stories, Mach, who plays third base on the Missouri baseball team, has dreamed of winning a World Series of his own.

Kent State to rely on Carpenter in regional

Chris Carpenter returns to the mound tonight.

No, not that Chris Carpenter. He will be sidelined for another three months after bone chips were removed from his elbow in early May.

This Chris Carpenter is Kent State’s ace. He’s scheduled to start against Missouri at 6:30 p.m. on the opening day of the NCAA regional in Columbia.

Need for volunteers continues

The need for volunteers at the Special Olympics Missouri 2007 State Summer Games has decreased by half since Friday.

Ballpark nip/tuck

Taylor Stadium and Simmons Field are undergoing subtle, yet necessary, changes in preparation for the weekend’s regional baseball tournament.

Tournament brings star back home

She was more than 1,300 miles away, but when Cheryl Tekotte heard the news that the University of Miami baseball team, and her son, Blake, would be playing in the NCAA regional in Columbia this weekend, her motherly instincts kicked in.

Dancers square off in competition

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet will team up with the Twilight Dance Studio to be host to the first-ever, “Dancing with Missouri Stars,” tonight at the Hearnes Center. Dancing will begin at 7 p.m.; tickets are avaliable to the public for $20 and students for $10.

Under pressure

While the Missouri Tigers tried to practice Tuesday like they would for any other game, there was a constant reminder that the upcoming weekend’s games are anything but normal.

New golf course will benefit MU

Last Saturday, a year of construction and a decade of planning culminated when the Club at Old Hawthorne celebrated its grand opening.

Baseball fans grab tickets to NCAA tourney

A steady stream of customers lined up early Tuesday afternoon to buy tickets to this weekend’s NCAA regional baseball tournament, as the MU athletics department embarked on a media blitz to make this weekend’s games the hottest ticket in town.

Baltimore rides slam to victory

KANSAS CITY — A little extra work between starts helped Steve Trachsel pitch an unusual complete game.

Late goal secures Ducks’ win

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Travis Moen helped shut down Ottawa’s big three, then scored a goal that trio would have been proud of.

Duncan, Ginobili carry Spurs in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Foul after foul, free throw after free throw, the San Antonio Spurs won Game 4 of the Western Conference finals the hard way.

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