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Restaurant that served Hancock faces no state penalties

The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will take no action against a restaurant that served St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock before the drunken-driving accident that led to his death.

Youth set to try luck at triathlon

Around 120-150 athletes ages 5 through 14 will test their endurance Saturday in the Youth Lions Triathlon at Wilson’s Beach Club in Columbia.

Rainout least of Cardinals’ troubles

The rainout of Thursday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets pushed St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright back a day.

No break for this dance

Nick Rodriguez finds inspiration in different places. “I’ll find ideas from people walking, music, actors, the ballet. Anything that can relate to dance, really,” he said.

Askren counting on ESPY votes

Wrestler Ben Askren has made a lasting impression at Missouri as a world-class athlete. He has just been nominated by ESPN for 2007's Best Male College Athlete.

Kansas City sweeps Angels

Kansas City manager Buddy Bell and his Los Angeles counterpart Mike Scioscia were both eager to turn the page after the Royals swept the Angels in three games.

Greater awareness of genetic trait can curtail athletic deaths, report finds

The growing number of exercise-induced deaths among athletes with sickle cell trait can be curtailed with proper treatment and greater awareness among team doctors and athletic trainers, a national medical group said in a report released Wednesday.

Next stop: San Francisco

Kelly Murray sat in the right field bleachers watching her 11-year-old son, Mason, pitch at Busch Stadium.

The next thing she knew, he was holding his trophy on the stadium JumboTron and beaming. Moments later, as she walked on to the concession stand, the moment simply became too much for her.

St. Louis AD opts for Maryland job

ST. LOUIS ­— Saint Louis University athletic director Cheryl Levick, who was stripped of two key decisions in its basketball program, has accepted the No. 2 post at the University of Maryland.

Ryan’s rope wins it

NEW YORK — Brendan Ryan hit his first career home run in the 11th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the New York Mets’ four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.

Green’s blast sinks Cards; Maroth’s gem wasted

NEW YORK — Shawn Green and the New York Mets were more than glad to see the end of Mike Maroth.

Bamboozled by Maroth’s slow stuff, Green hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning against Russ Springer to beat St. Louis 2-1 Monday night.

Cards look to Spiezio for spark

ST. LOUIS — Scott Spiezio stopped dyeing his wispy chin beard St. Louis Cardinal red a few weeks ago, satisfying the demands of superstitious teammates thinking a fashion makeover might help halt one of the team’s many slumps.

Cards wait a little longer to lose

Shane Victorino typically spends off days relaxing in the dugout. He changed his routine Sunday and the move worked. Victorino had a pinch-hit, three-run double to break a tie with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Royals win 11-inning walkover

Joey Gathright’s bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning off Chris Spurling lifted the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. It was the third walk of the inning for Kansas City, and sixth in the final five innings.

Swimming a fun challenge

While Micah Wright would finish the last few weeks of his kindergarten year in a cast, something else was on his mind. He had a full summer of swimming ahead of him.

Mudballers not just messing around

Mudball ’07 was held Saturday to raise awareness for the organization. The mud volleyball tournament featured seven co-ed teams of at least six players ages 18-and-older.

Johnson, Chiefs far apart on contract

Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson says he’s ready to sit out the Chiefs’ training camp to resolve his request for a new contract, The Kansas City Star reported Thursday.

I-70 series comes to close in longest game of season

Ryan Ludwick bears some responsibility for the longest game of the season in the major leagues, striking out as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning.

Adcock finishes first in decathlon

MU freshman Nick Adcock raced into first place in the Junior USATF Championships men’s decathlon Thursday night. As he crossed the finish line of the 1,500 meters with the clock at 4 minutes, 49.77 seconds, Adcock gained 620 points.

Acrobatic athletes

Anybody who says that acrobatic gymnastics is not a sport has never seen the Columbia Acro and Tumbling Team practice in the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.

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