FORT WORTH, Texas — When Jeff Burton won for the first time in the inaugural race in Texas, he was a young driver still trying to prove himself.
All systems are go for astronaut marathoner Suni Williams. Williams, who qualified for the Boston Marathon before learning she would be at the International Space Station on race day, was cleared for a 26.2-mile simulated run at 9 a.m. CDT on Monday, just when the real event will be leaving Hopkinton down on Earth.
Kaela Rorvig had just lost the lead in the women’s heptathlon after a mediocre throw in the javelin. She had to beat Nebraska’s Kim Shubert in the 800-meter run. Rorvig came in second, holding off Shubert for the last 100 meters.
The middle-distance tandem of Jimmie Jones and Marcus Mayes was near the end of a long, grueling set of 10 400-meter runs at the end of Missouri’s track practice.
Matt Kenseth made the save first, then he picked up the victory. That might sound a little backward for baseball fans, but it made perfect sense Saturday in the O’Reilly 300 Busch Series race.
World-renowned horse trainer, instructor and judge Richard Shrake will put on a two-day western riding clinic for 24 Stephens College equestrian students and other local riders April 17 and 18.
The Missouri baseball team is scheduled to play nine three-game series against Big 12 conference opponents this season.
Carl Edwards has been waiting a long time to do another Sunday backflip. While Edwards is dominating the Busch Series this year, with a huge points lead and two straight victories, he hasn’t been able to do his trademark celebration after a Nextel Cup race since November 2005 in Texas.
The former Bruins star has yet to throw a pass for the Tigers.
For the third straight season the Missouri gymnastics team fell one place short of qualifying for the NCAA championships, finishing third Saturday night at the West Regional in Berkeley, Calif.
Maddie Marshall is so Hollywood. From the glittery wrap that keeps her dark brown hair in place to her academic major — film studies — she seems like the kind of woman who would be at home on the left coast.
Maybe the 14th hole was the turning point for Rock Bridge junior golfer Dan Kohnle.
Taped on the far wall of the gym, past the uneven bars caked with chalk, the piles of royal blue mats and the rows of sturdy balance beams, is a huge paper speedometer surrounded by speeding tickets.
After playing the 2006-2007 season with six new players, the Missouri men’s basketball team will probably be adding only two newcomers next season. One of them, DeMarre Carroll, sat out last season after transferring from Vanderbilt last spring but practiced all season with the Tigers. The other was confirmed Thursday.
After breaking out with a 194-yard, two-touchdown performance in last year’s Sun Bowl, and emerging from a crowded backfield as the clear starter going into the 2007 season, one might think Tony Temple can relax a little bit. But the senior tailback says he isn’t taking anything for granted.
At the end of Tuesday’s practice, Rock Bridge coach Justin Towe was upset with the batting practice effort of his 5-0 Bruins. He admonished them for not taking quality swings in the batting cage as if they were struggling to score runs.
During scrimmage on Tuesday, quarterback Chase Daniel found receiver Will Franklin between the safety and the cornerback in the flat for a big completion.
In long-sleeved maroon jerseys and huddled under a royal blue tent, the Jefferson City Jays came prepared for the cold, rainy weather and the soccer competition on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge Field.
Even when Rock Bridge found itself in trouble early Monday night against Kirksville, senior first baseman Erik Darkow stayed calm.
Maybe the Hickman and Rock Bridge girls soccer teams were confused by the permanent football lines on the artificial turf. Or maybe it was the chilly, fall-like weather during Monday night’s scoreless tie at Hickman.