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Lacrosse teams face adversity

The game took place at Cosmopolitan Park, on a field that overlooked the flowered graves of Memorial Park Cemetery. There was only one set of bleachers, so many fans brought folding chairs, or stood.

Rock Bridge hurts seeding in big loss

With the Class 4, District 10 seed meeting on Monday, the Rock Bridge baseball team needed a big road win on Saturday against Jefferson City to solidify its chances for a No. 2 seed and a first-round tournament bye.

MU baseball team’s title hopes fading fast

The second-place Missouri baseball team is running out of time to earn its first Big 12 Conference championship. Missouri’s 5-1 loss to conference-leading Texas on Saturday in Austin dropped the

MU on verge of ending title drought

Eleven years ago, the Big 12 Conference came into existence. Ten years ago, the MU softball team won the school’s first Big 12 Championship. Ten years later, the MU athletic program only has that one championship to call its own.

Perfect Sense

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Street Sense showed plenty of that, smartly picking his way through traffic while rallying from next-to-last in a 20-horse field to win the Kentucky Derby.

Missouri's missing out

You can tag your allegiance to any of the nearly two-dozen horses that will be thundering toward the finish line in today’s Kentucky Derby. It doesn’t matter which one you pick.

Baseball psychology book enjoyable, easy to read

When MU associate psychology professor Mike Stadler was growing up, he dreamed of playing major league baseball.

Cardinals' Hancock was drunk during fatal accident

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk and talking on his cell phone at the time of his fatal accident, and marijuana was found in the sport utility vehicle he was driving. Medical examiner Michael Graham said that the 29-year-old reliever was dead "within seconds" from head injuries in the crash early Sunday on Interstate 64 in St. Louis.

Three-point line on verge of move back

College basketball players might want to start polishing up their long-range shooting. The men’s basketball rules committee approved a measure Thursday that would move the 3-point line back one foot. The line will remain unchanged for women's basketball.

Questions put aside at service

The St. Louis Cardinals were among an estimated 500 mourners Thursday at a public memorial service for pitcher Josh Hancock, who died in an automobile accident early Sunday. There was no sense of closure, however. Not yet.

Title within reach

The Missouri softball team has been so good that a sweep this weekend against Nebraska at University Field in its last two games of the regular season guarantees the Tigers at least a share of the Big 12 Conference title.

Missouri eager for series against Texas

With only nine games left in its Big 12 Conference schedule and 3 1/2 games separating it from first-place Texas, the Missouri baseball team has plenty of motivation entering its three-game series against the No. 5 Longhorns tonight in Austin.

Results due on private vs. public proposal

The trophy cases at Belle High School are crammed with reminders of past athletic glories. By any measure, the awards represent a sizable haul for a school with a shade more than 300 students.

Kewpies rule with LaRue

After two consecutive ties between the Rock Bridge and Hickman girls soccer teams, something had to give. That something was Kewpies freshman Katie LaRue, fresh from the junior varsity ranks.

Cardinals unravel late

MILWAUKEE — Ben Sheets allowed two runs in six innings, showing no ill-effects from a groin injury he suffered in his last start, and Tony Graffanino hit a three-run homer to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat slumping St. Louis 12-2 on Tuesday night.

Hancock involved in earlier wreck

SAUGET, Ill. — Three days before he was killed in a highway wreck, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was involved in a predawn accident that police treated routinely.

Overcoming obstacles

It was the second longest throw of the day, an incredible showing in the strong winds gusting through the Missouri Relays.

Cardinals struggle to deal with emotions

MILWAUKEE — After learning of Josh Hancock’s death, the emotions rushed back to Albert Pujols. The All-Star first baseman is still trying to come to grips with the latest tragedy in St. Louis.

EXTRA POINTS

Tails doesn’t fail Trecha at districts

John Trecha had to make an important decision in what could have been his last round of golf as a Rock Bridge Bruin. He needed to figure out which set of irons to use in the Class 4 District 5 tournament.

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