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Bruins basketball coach will enter Hall of Fame

When the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team won its first game last season, it was more than a successful beginning to their year.

For coach Jim Scanlon the victory marked his 500th career win, a key factor in earning a spot in the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mach has lineage for baseball glory

Although he wasn’t born yet, 1967 has a special meaning for Kyle Mach.

Mach’s grandfather, Phil Gagliano, was a member of the 1967 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Ever since hearing his grandfather’s stories, Mach, who plays third base on the Missouri baseball team, has dreamed of winning a World Series of his own.

Kent State to rely on Carpenter in regional

Chris Carpenter returns to the mound tonight.

No, not that Chris Carpenter. He will be sidelined for another three months after bone chips were removed from his elbow in early May.

This Chris Carpenter is Kent State’s ace. He’s scheduled to start against Missouri at 6:30 p.m. on the opening day of the NCAA regional in Columbia.

Need for volunteers continues

The need for volunteers at the Special Olympics Missouri 2007 State Summer Games has decreased by half since Friday.

Ballpark nip/tuck

Taylor Stadium and Simmons Field are undergoing subtle, yet necessary, changes in preparation for the weekend’s regional baseball tournament.

Tournament brings star back home

She was more than 1,300 miles away, but when Cheryl Tekotte heard the news that the University of Miami baseball team, and her son, Blake, would be playing in the NCAA regional in Columbia this weekend, her motherly instincts kicked in.

Dancers square off in competition

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet will team up with the Twilight Dance Studio to be host to the first-ever, “Dancing with Missouri Stars,” tonight at the Hearnes Center. Dancing will begin at 7 p.m.; tickets are avaliable to the public for $20 and students for $10.

Under pressure

While the Missouri Tigers tried to practice Tuesday like they would for any other game, there was a constant reminder that the upcoming weekend’s games are anything but normal.

New golf course will benefit MU

Last Saturday, a year of construction and a decade of planning culminated when the Club at Old Hawthorne celebrated its grand opening.

Baseball fans grab tickets to NCAA tourney

A steady stream of customers lined up early Tuesday afternoon to buy tickets to this weekend’s NCAA regional baseball tournament, as the MU athletics department embarked on a media blitz to make this weekend’s games the hottest ticket in town.

Duke’s title defeat emotional ending

BALTIMORE — There were hugs, handshakes and plenty of tears. The Duke lacrosse team had run through a myriad of emotions over the past 14 months, and now it was over.

Vanderbilt earns top national tournament seed

Tim Corbin caught himself daydreaming for a moment after his Vanderbilt Commodores were selected as the top-overall seed in the NCAA baseball tournament.

Tournament Field Set

On Sunday, the Missouri baseball team learned an NCAA baseball regional tournament would be held in Columbia for the first time since 1965. The announcement washed away any doubts about the team’s postseason chances.

Baltimore rides slam to victory

KANSAS CITY — A little extra work between starts helped Steve Trachsel pitch an unusual complete game.

Late goal secures Ducks’ win

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Travis Moen helped shut down Ottawa’s big three, then scored a goal that trio would have been proud of.

Duncan, Ginobili carry Spurs in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Foul after foul, free throw after free throw, the San Antonio Spurs won Game 4 of the Western Conference finals the hard way.

Cardinals rocky again on the road

DENVER — Jeff Francis doesn’t want to analyze why he’s pitching so well in May. The Colorado Rockies feel the same way about their six-game winning streak.

Missouri to host regional tournament

The Missouri baseball team left Columbia for Stillwater, Okla., on May 17 for its final regular season series against Oklahoma State.

MU alum runs Ginn Racing

Jay Frye gets pulled in all sorts of different directions. He oversees an entire NASCAR Nextel Cup motorsports team. He deals with sponsors and drivers. Then there’s NASCAR’s biggest free-agent, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who Frye plans to speak to about the possibility of joining his team, Ginn Racing.

Senators vie to end Cup drought

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Back in 1927 when Babe Ruth and the rest of Murderers’ Row feasted on American League pitching, Canada’s capital celebrated a Stanley Cup championship.

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