Everyone has arrived at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and the games have started.
Sophomore Chase Daniel has officially emerged as Missouri’s probable starting quarterback and replacement for four-year starter Brad Smith.
With four of five starters returning from last season, Missouri coaches believe the offensive line has the potential to be very good in 2006.
ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter pitched a four-hitter and Ronnie Belliard had three hits and two RBIs in his biggest game since joining the St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline, helping them stop a three-game skid with a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO — Mark Teahen and Emil Brown homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 4-2 Tuesday night to stop Chicago’s five-game winning streak.
Professional coaches and players rarely spend time off the field together. In Little League, it’s a different matter.
ST. LOUIS — It’s a coach’s nightmare, watching your star offensive tackle leave the field on a cart. That Orlando Pace escaped with a sore leg reduced Monday’s mishap to just a scare for the St. Louis Rams.
At first glance, the Missouri football team’s Monday morning practice at Faurot Field looked like any other they’ve had since practice started earlier this month.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are convinced it was a preview of better things to come in what has been another terrible season. The St. Louis Cardinals prefer to believe it was a one-weekend anomaly that won’t soon be repeated.
CLEVELAND — As a youngster, Travis Hafner was a Don Mattingly fan. Now, he’s matched his grand slam record.
KANSAS CITY — Kansas officials met with the NCAA for about seven hours Sunday in an effort to head off any harsher penalties than those the Jayhawks have already imposed on themselves.
PHILADELPHIA — Fresh off a nice win, the Cincinnati Reds were ready for a day off.
ST. LOUIS — Claude Terrell started 10 games at left guard for the St. Louis Rams in his rookie season. This summer, he has had nothing but struggles.
Columbia pitcher Ryan Phillips was swarmed after striking out the final batter. His dominating performance had earned Columbia’s Daniel Boone National Little League team its first trip to the Little League World Series.
In the old days, video games were never really been a hobby, for the most part, of the physically fit. Mention video games, and the image of a pasty nerd decked out in glasses usually came to mind.
If toward the end of the week of practice, Missouri coaches were emphasizing intensity, the practice Saturday at Kadlec Athletic Fields was focused on physicality.
HOUSTON — Mario Williams’ NFL career got off to a quiet start.
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams first-year coach Scott Linehan said he is pleased so far with top draft pick Tye Hill, though he said Hill is making normal rookie mistakes.
Thursday in camp, the second day of practice with pads, Missouri football players and coaches seemed more intense and focused.
ST. LOUIS — Indianapolis opened its preseason Thursday with a successful onside kick by Adam Vinatieri, and Peyton Manning quickly made the most of his brief appearance by throwing a touchdown pass in the Colts’ 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams.