ST. LOUIS — David Eckstein got his first day off on Sunday, not because he needed one but because the St. Louis Cardinals know they need him for the long haul.
Television crews interviewed players and coach Tim Jamieson, and later point-and-shoot cameras replaced the heavy video cameras.
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Barbaro underwent more than five hours of surgery Sunday to repair rear leg bones he’d broken in the Preakness, calmly awoke from anesthesia and “practically jogged back to his stall” for something to eat.
KANSAS CITY — When Albert Pujols is at the plate, there is no such thing as wasting a pitch.
Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson landed one of the nation’s top point guards when he announced Friday that Second Team Junior College All-American Stefhon Hannah (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park High School/Chipola Community College) has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Tigers next season.
Crescent, Minn. sold 1,000 pounds of morels from a trailer. They buy the mushrooms from hunters across the Midwest and usually sell wholesale to farmer’s markets. They made a special trip to Richmond, and sold gallon bags full of morels for $40.
BALTIMORE — Losing would have been cruel enough.
When Helias freshman Danielle Baumgartner’s shot hit the back of the net in the third minute of the second sudden-death overtime, half of Hickman’s team fell to its knees. Others hung their heads and covered their eyes as they welled up with tears.
Guard Thomas Gardner won’t be sticking around to help new Missouri men’s basektball coach Mike Anderson attempt to resurrect the Tigers’ program.
BALTIMORE — A Kentucky Derby loser isn’t necessarily a Preakness loser.
ST. LOUIS — Matching zeros with the Mets’ Steve Trachsel, Mark Mulder found his stride.
KANSAS CITY — If anybody were eavesdropping, Will Shields and Willie Roaf must have sounded like bashful adolescents trying to muster the courage to line up a prom date.
The wind rustles the grass on the side of the lake.
Junior Hunter Mense had four hits and junior Gary Arndt added three, including a home run on Wednesday night for the Missouri baseball team, which snapped its three-game losing skid with a 14-2 win over Illinois at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon.
Hickman and Rock Bridge met on the soccer field for the third time this year on Tuesday evening. And for the first time this season, Hickman came out ahead. The Kewpies (11-6-4) beat the Bruins (10-7-6) 2-0 at Cosmopolitan Park in the second round of the Class 2 District 10 Championship Tournament.
The closer the tennis match, the farther away from the court you can usually find Letty Felix.
“Zach!” I yell to my son, “I think Barry Bonds is up next.”
CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals as the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS — Injuries gave John Rodriguez his first big break in the major leagues. A lofty .417 average is helping him carve out a more permanent niche.
The Rock Bridge girl’s soccer team went into Monday night’s game against Smith-Cotton with direct orders to focus on their play.