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Few limitations to New Mexico fans’ dedication to team

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cleo Hughes is the epitome of a New Mexico fan from his silver and cherry school color shoes to his truck.

Cool and camo

A good quarterback possesses qualities that go beyond the physical ability to play the position. Experts call these qualities “intangibles,” the aspects of the game that can not be quantified into statistical measurements but can easily be observed. These intangibles stem from the personality of the player taking snaps.

Past is past for Tigers, Lobos

Last year is in the past.

Bruins betting tackle will be trouble

Forget Celine Dion, Wayne Newton and all the showgirls. The biggest star in Las Vegas is Po’u Palelei.

Bruins seniors loving links

While Rock Bridge girls’ golf coach Melissa Melahn wants to win every tournament the team plays, she knows that there is more to life than winning a high school golf meet.

MU game set to be televised

Missouri’s 7 p.m. game Saturday against New Mexico will be televised across the state.

Former Bruins star bests Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge’s 20-year reunion for the class of ‘87 isn’t until next summer. But for Bruin graduate Tom Rottjakob, next summer wasn’t soon enough.

Kewpies top Bruins with Cowan’s effort

Rock Bridge softball coach Joe Henderson said he knows the situation.

Cougars capture win in pivotal run

After taking command of the match by winning the first and second games, the Columbia College volleyball team looked like it was heading for an easy match.

Tucci joins Tigers as assistant

MU SOFTBALL: Former Marist College softball coach Melissa Tucci has been named an assistant coach of the Missouri softball team. Tucci led Marist to the program’s first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship last spring and led the program to its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Astros quiet Cards’ bats, avoid sweep

ST. LOUIS — The Houston Astros know they are a long shot to make the playoffs. At least the defending NL champions enjoyed the end of their road trip.

Bulger adjusting to new game plan

ST. LOUIS — Maybe it was rust, or that he’s still learning a new system. Maybe even first-game jitters.

Howling statement

Chris Nelson was destined to wear red and white.

Chiefs’ new addition finds K.C. receptive

KANSAS CITY — When new NFL wideouts come to town, the current ones usually aren’t the first guys to roll out the welcome mats.

Royals get road sweep

CLEVELAND — Jorge De La Rosa pitched five solid innings and Emil Brown hit a home run to help Kansas City beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Wednesday night as the Royals gained their first road series sweep in more than three years.

Extra points

The Missouri volleyball team lost it’s Big 12 Conference opener Wednesday night against Colorado 24-30, 30-27, 24-30, 30-23, 9-15.

Pig at play

Pig. It’s hard to think of any good associations with the word pig.

Hickman issues a shutout

The reaction on the field following Hickman’s 2-0 win against Jefferson City on Tuesday was split.

Focus of golf team not just the game

It’s a typical Tuesday afternoon for the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team. Thirteen girls surround the first tee at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course, preparing to play a practice round. But rather than a quiet focus, there is laughter and conversation flying every which way. The conversation swings from Homecoming week, to which boys they saw in the hall at school, and finally to a disagreement over what those party whistles are called — it’s actually a kazoo, even though Jane “Pete” Erdel is still convinced it’s called a gazoo.

Lidge can’t cut it against Cards

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols touched up Brad Lidge for another big hit Tuesday night — this time a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over Houston and handed the Astros an agonizing loss.

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