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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.

Washburn continues to dominate Royals

KANSAS CITY — Long after his baseball career is done, Jarrod Washburn will look back fondly on Kauffman Stadium.

Belliard’s hit buries Cards

ST. LOUIS — One by one, the St. Louis Cardinals have honored their departed World Series players and then gotten beat by them.

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.

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