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Going the distance

When Garett Jeff­ries made the transition from being one of the best high school runners in the state to being just another talented runner on the Missouri cross country team, he knew he was getting a bigger chance to showcase what he enjoys.

Carpenter sharp again

ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter was dominant again, showing no mercy to a former teammate.

Five-run fourth propels Royals over Mariners

KANSAS CITY — Mike Hargrove is in his second season managing the Seattle Mariners and he’s still amazed by Ichiro Suzuki.

Kewpies look to game film for help

After a game that went so wrong for Hickman, Kewpies coach Jason Wright said remedying his team’s woes starts in the film room.

Lobos’ scheme tests Tigers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It knew what was coming. But Missouri’s offense found out on Saturday that having knowledge doesn’t necessarily mean you can apply it well.

Few limitations to New Mexico fans’ dedication to team

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cleo Hughes is the epitome of a New Mexico fan from his silver and cherry school color shoes to his truck.

Cool and camo

A good quarterback possesses qualities that go beyond the physical ability to play the position. Experts call these qualities “intangibles,” the aspects of the game that can not be quantified into statistical measurements but can easily be observed. These intangibles stem from the personality of the player taking snaps.

Past is past for Tigers, Lobos

Last year is in the past.

Bruins betting tackle will be trouble

Forget Celine Dion, Wayne Newton and all the showgirls. The biggest star in Las Vegas is Po’u Palelei.

Bruins seniors loving links

While Rock Bridge girls’ golf coach Melissa Melahn wants to win every tournament the team plays, she knows that there is more to life than winning a high school golf meet.

MU game set to be televised

Missouri’s 7 p.m. game Saturday against New Mexico will be televised across the state.

Former Bruins star bests Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge’s 20-year reunion for the class of ‘87 isn’t until next summer. But for Bruin graduate Tom Rottjakob, next summer wasn’t soon enough.

Kewpies top Bruins with Cowan’s effort

Rock Bridge softball coach Joe Henderson said he knows the situation.

Cougars capture win in pivotal run

After taking command of the match by winning the first and second games, the Columbia College volleyball team looked like it was heading for an easy match.

Tucci joins Tigers as assistant

MU SOFTBALL: Former Marist College softball coach Melissa Tucci has been named an assistant coach of the Missouri softball team. Tucci led Marist to the program’s first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship last spring and led the program to its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Astros quiet Cards’ bats, avoid sweep

ST. LOUIS — The Houston Astros know they are a long shot to make the playoffs. At least the defending NL champions enjoyed the end of their road trip.

Bulger adjusting to new game plan

ST. LOUIS — Maybe it was rust, or that he’s still learning a new system. Maybe even first-game jitters.

Howling statement

Chris Nelson was destined to wear red and white.

Chiefs’ new addition finds K.C. receptive

KANSAS CITY — When new NFL wideouts come to town, the current ones usually aren’t the first guys to roll out the welcome mats.

Royals get road sweep

CLEVELAND — Jorge De La Rosa pitched five solid innings and Emil Brown hit a home run to help Kansas City beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Wednesday night as the Royals gained their first road series sweep in more than three years.

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