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Series offers elevated drama

ST. LOUIS — Pitching to Albert Pujols, chasing Christy Mathewson, and Smudgegate.

Eckstein fights through pain

ST. LOUIS — David Eckstein, the little engine that drives the St. Louis Cardinals, is in need of a tuneup.

MU defensive leader out

Brian Smith, Missouri’s senior defensive end who is three sacks short of the Big 12 Conference record for career sacks, was lost for 6 to 8 weeks with a fractured right hip. He will miss the rest of the regular season, but he might be back in time for the team’s bowl game.

Fan support bolsters Bruins, Kewpies

As the players walked back onto the field for overtime Monday, something changed.

Moving on

Kallie Carmichael left a lot in New Sharon, Iowa.

Cards scuffed up

DETROIT — Now you see it. Now you don’t.

Anderson’s quick tempo pleases guard

There’s no reason to try to describe it any other way.

Tigers pass ‘another barrier’ with win over Kansas State

Missouri’s football team did more than beat Kansas State.

Chavis wraps up Kansas State

Tommy Chavis stood underneath the south stands of Memorial Stadium, tucked away in a corner near the small, makeshift tent for Gary Pinkel’s postgame news conference.

What might have been

HALLSVILLE, Mo. — Justin Connolly’s right leg dangles over a brown table, his cast a reminder of a dream on hold.

Unique accomplishment

Christy Skouby laughed as she told the story. She and her teammates on the 1997 Missouri softball team were in San Francisco for a spring break tournament. Skouby, a freshman at the time, had successfully avoided initiation up to that point, but that was about to change.

Cards’ Rolen dispels doubt about hitting

DETROIT — Scott Rolen sure gave Tony La Russa something to talk about.

Big third quarter not enough for Hickman

Facing a 30-7 halftime deficit against the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars on Friday night, the Hickman Kewpies played one of their best quarters of footbal.

Wang’s assists help Missouri win in five sets

At the end of the 2005 Missouri volleyball season, Lindsey Hunter had 6,096 career assists.

Fallen reigns

Lined up in the shotgun at the Kansas State 15-yard line, quarterback Chase Daniel surveyed the Kansas State defense.

Reyes trumps Verlander in Game 1

DETROIT — With the right rookie on the mound, it was the scrappy St. Louis Cardinals who looked sharp in the World Series.

Tailgating tradition changes

All eyes at Bill Metz’s tailgate Saturday outside Memorial Stadium are focused on a television showing the Texas-Nebraska football game.

Fight song creator returns to Missouri

His fingers glided on the keys of the 1905 Chickering piano in his Kansas City home. Carl E. Bolte Jr., played the song he wrote about his hometown club, the Kansas City Royals.

Tradition’s beginnings mysterious

The University of Missouri celebrated the nation’s first homecoming in 1911. One year earlier, the University of Illinois celebrated the nation’s first homecoming. Also, Baylor, in 1909, celebrated the nation’s first homecoming.

Tigers hoping Wildcats’ run comes to end

The most recent time the Missouri football team walked off the field triumphantly after playing Kansas State, it was 1992.

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