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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.

Kewpie utility player pitches in

Hickman junior James Hudelson is used to being moved around the infield.

He has been successful playing both first and third base this season even though he rarely stays in either position for more than a few games at a time.

Alert play seals extra-inning win for Rock Bridge

It’s a play that most likely wouldn’t make game highlights, but in Rock Bridge’s 4-3 extra-inning win Monday over Helias in Jefferson City, it proved to be all the difference.

Untimely miscues plague Kewpies

On Monday night, the Hickman girls soccer team dominated Borgia in almost every aspect of the game. The Kewpies attempted 10 corner kicks to Borgia’s one. For the majority of the game, the Kewpies pressed the ball into Borgia territory, while the Knights rarely crossed midfield. Hickman took close to 10 shots, while Borgia had less than five. However, Borgia still won 2-1.

Hancock killed in weekend crash

Josh Hancock, a relief pitcher who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season, died early Sunday when his sport utility vehicle slammed into the back of a tow truck.

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