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Moves to get Earnhardt Jr. have begun

CONCORD, N.C. — If Dale Earnhardt Jr. ends up at Joe Gibbs Racing, team officials are adamant it won’t be with sponsor Budweiser.

Weather decides Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — The rain came quickly in the gathering darkness, so quickly the winner got soaked as he took a victory lap Everyone knew it was coming, because the 91st Indianapolis 500 was always as much a race against the weather as it was for the checkered flag.

Mears leads many having best finish

CONCORD, N.C. — Casey Mears shored up his job security by stretching his fuel to the finish line Sunday night to win the Coca-Cola 600 for his first Nextel Cup victory.

Special Olympics Missouri in need of volunteer help

The Special Olympics Missouri 2007 Summer Games begin June 4, but event organizers are unsure if they will happen as planned.

Bruins’ Borduin breaks out at state

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Borduin won two Class 4 state championships at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships.

Record day for Missouri thrower

Sophomore Krishna Lee will be representing Missouri at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championship in not only one, but two field events.

Tigers vaulter falls short, but impresses

When Missouri pole vaulter Brian Hancock was in seventh grade, he played football and basketball with other teenagers.

Missouri vs. Texas Big 12 showdown fails to materialize

Coming into the Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament, the two hottest teams in the conference were No. 6 Texas and No. 11 Missouri.

With return to Utah, Jazz roll, Duncan struggles

Back in the comfort of home, the Utah Jazz found what they were lacking in the first two games of the Western Conference finals: Confidence, defense and scorers other than Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams.

Royals take tumble against Seattle

KANSAS CITY — Ask Seattle’s Cha Seung Baek what was working well against Kansas City, and he reels off his entire repertoire.

Cards hold on against Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Jim Edmonds had two hits and three RBIs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals end the Washington Nationals’ four-game winning streak with an 8-6 victory Saturday night.

Restaurant at fault for pitcher’s death, Hancock family says

The father of Josh Hancock filed suit Thursday, claiming a restaurant provided drinks to the St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher even though he was intoxicated prior to the crash that killed him.

Kewps, Bruins glad to make state finals

The Class 3 and 4 state high school track and field championships take place this weekend at Lincoln University’s Dwight Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

Tigers feeling right at home

For the first time in the 11-year history of Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the venue will host the Mideast Regional competition. Nearly 900 of the region’s top athletes from more than 87 universities will be in Columbia this weekend for the meet.

Final four nothing new for Bruins

Rock Bridge junior Daniel Ni has only been playing tennis on a regular basis since summer 2005. Many of his teammates have been playing since they were 3.

Sooners stretch by Tigers

With its strong finish in the regular season, the Missouri baseball team came into the Big 12 Conference Tournament feeling confident about its prospects for a postseason berth. Because of the finish, coach Tim Jamieson said this week’s action serves only as a tune-up for the imminent regional tournament.

Season over for Bruins

According to Athletic Director Steve Levingston, first-year coach Kelly Gates knew from the beginning of the Rock Bridge Bruins’ soccer season that her team had a chance to be very competitive.

Tigers could soon add to trophies

Restoring the crown

KANSAS CITY — The distinctive crowned scoreboard that’s towered behind center field since Kauffman Stadium opened in 1973 will tower much taller.

DePaul ends MU softball season

The Missouri softball team ended its season with a 3-0 loss to DePaul on Saturday in the championship round of its NCAA regional at Charlotte West Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

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