Ankiel hit two home runs and drove in three runs, the latest power display by the former pitcher, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Saturday.
Alex Gordon went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and Leo Nunez combined with two relievers for a four-hitter as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Saturday night.
Rookie Brady Quinn stood with a clipboard and studied Cleveland’s playbook during his first NFL preseason game, a 16-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, who have some quarterback issues of their own to sort out.
Brian Leonard rushed for a touchdown, Adam Carriker helped stop Minnesota up the middle, and the Rams beat the Vikings 13-10 on Friday night in Minneapolis. Jonathan Wade contributed some tackles in the secondary.
After competing in the Sport 40-90 mountain biking race in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Mike Sutherland, Myron Michael and Scott Henson rest. Many of the racers have met in previous races and compete together during the season.
“There’s more responsibility now that I’m married,” the quarterback said after Thursday’s morning practice. “I feel like I’m more on top of things, and maybe that followed onto the football field.”
The Tigers started volleyball practice this week after being ranked third overall in the Big 12 Conference preseason coaches poll.
The important players from both teams will soon be on the sidelines, and the fans at today’s preseason contest between the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings will quickly remember they’re watching an exhibition, not a game that counts.
After flopping in his attempt to rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher, Ankiel was called up from the minors and hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning off San Diego’s Doug Brocail.
Kyle Davies pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, combining with three Kansas City relievers to beat the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on a steamy Thursday afternoon.
Cardinals utility player Scott Spiezio voluntarily sought treatment for “possible problems related to substances” that the team did not specify.
The Columbia Rockhounds will play in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
MU linebacker Van Alexander has somebody watching his every move during practice, standing in the shadows off of the field.
Kip Wells limited San Diego to an unearned run in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning RBIs from Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.
The sight was shocking: Starting MU tailback Tony Temple carted off the practice field. The Tigers, however, received good news Tuesday evening after Temple’s MRI.
MU swimmers Colleen Gordon and Bennett Clark were in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, competing in the final day of the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championship, the final course of Nationals before the 2008 Olympic Team Trials in swimming.
For the third time in her amateur career, she hadn’t made it past stroke play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Schriewer’s second-round 75 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., earlier in the day put her at plus 11, and four strokes over the cut.
Barry Bonds hit No. 756 over the right-center field wall Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king.
In 1990, Roger “the Dodger” Wehrli entered the MU Football Hall of Fame. Friday, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame along side Charlie Sanders, Bruce Matthews, Thurman Thomas, Gene Hickerson, and Michael Irvin.
MU running back Tony Temple bruised his right knee at Tuesday's practice. He is listed as day-to-day and will miss Wednesday's practice.