Royals hitting produces few runs

KANSAS CITY — So many hits. So few runs.

St. Louis coaches not fretting about struggles to score

ST. LOUIS — Rams Coach Scott Linehan is confident that his starting offense will find its groove before it’s too late, so for now he’s only slightly concerned that his starters haven’t produced a touchdown in St. Louis’ first two preseason games.

Kinks in the kicking game

Adam Crossett had seen better days.

Waiting game for Columbia

After losing its Little League World Series opener, 1-0, to Lake Charles, La., in nine innings Friday night, Columbia was ready to take the field Saturday night.

Pushing to achieve goals

The next time Tommy Saunders scores a touchdown for Missouri you could see him doing push-ups instead of dancing in celebration.

Cardinals rally fizzles

CHICAGO — Juan Pierre used all of Wrigley Field to stop Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

St. Louis brings on Astros’ Wilson to improve lineup

ST. LOUIS — Preston Wilson, released by the Houston Astros earlier this week, on Friday signed with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kansas City can’t get past Oakland’s Zito

KANSAS CITY — Barry Zito bounced back with a solid outing after two rough starts.

KC Chiefs return home for game with St. Louis

KANSAS CITY — One Pro Bowl guard was finally back Saturday as the Kansas City Chiefs went through their first practice since returning from training camp, but another was in a walking boot.

Houston Texans slip past Rams

ST. LOUIS — Mario Williams looked less like a mistake-prone rookie and more like the No. 1 pick of the draft in his second preseason game.

A dirty job

This is about two guys riding with dirty threads. About Austin “Tex” Hall and Adam Borts shoving quarters into tiny slots, so tight end Martin Rucker can run gassers in style.

Practice lets MU players show off

The Thursday morning practice at Faurot Field ended up being the day’s only practice on the last day of preseason two-a-day workouts for the Missouri football team. One player continued to take advantage of his time on the field.

Columbia team ready

They have watched the ones before them and memorized their names, and tonight they will introduce themselves to children all across the country.

N.Y. defense sends Chiefs to second loss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning and the New York Giants didn’t exactly lay out the welcome mat for Herm Edwards’ return to Giants Stadium.

Cards get dramatic win

ST. LOUIS — Scott Rolen enjoys pressure.

Double play shuts down ninth-inning Royals rally

CHICAGO — Ozzie Guillen had seen Mark Grudzielank beat his team enough this week.

Columbia rallies behind its Little Leaguers

For years Columbia has followed college football and basketball. This weekend, however, the city will be watching 11 boys play baseball at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Brother’s jail stint hurts MU’s Smith

COLUMBIA — Jamar Smith spent much of the spring and summer angry, often taking out that anger on his Missouri teammates. Now they know why.

Tigers back to serious business

The Missouri football team got back to more serious work Wednesday morning at Faurot Field after a fun “NFL practice” on Tuesday afternoon at Kadlec Athletic Field.

Settling in at the World Series

Everyone has arrived at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and the games have started.