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Inclement ride to victory

The street sprints and award ceremony in the evening would have been wet, and an hour earlier, only 12 cyclists in the men’s category were able to withstand the heat to the finish after about 60 started the race.

Extra points

Missouri senior Serena Ramsey placed sixth in the 10,000-meter run Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Ramsey ran the race in 33:52.59, setting a new school record, and was the only Missouri athlete to place at the championships.

Early start helps Meyer

Fourteen years ago, Kelsey Meyer started playing golf. Two years later, when she was 5, she played in her first tournament, consisting of just one hole. At 8, she began playing in the annual Missouri Women’s Golf Association Junior Championship Tournament, and has been playing in it ever since.

“Reel” Time with Kids event hooks children on fishing

With dozens of amateur anglers lined up along the bank, the fish of the Bass Pro Lake didn’t have a chance.

Heinicka shines as volunteer

Jodie Heinicka only discovered she had been named Big 12 Conference Female Sportsperson of the Year after a teammate called to congratulate her.

Chung, Overkamp top field after Hagan qualifying

D.J. Chung draws a blue stripe around his golf ball before the qualifying round of the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship. His Duke hat is cocked sideways as he tees off the first hole with former champions and friends, Michael Unger and David McDonald.

More than fun and fitness

Cycling doesn’t pay like a full-time job, but the work is much the same.

Tigers and Titans set to tangle

The Missouri baseball team is surging at the right time.

Hagan tournament second nature for Bellmer

They call him Buffalo. It’s a name Joe Bellmer has been called for about a year. He didn’t chose the nickname; a few of his golfing partners started calling him Buffalo after the Buffalo Bills, the team that lost four consecutive Super Bowls.

Extra points

Federal agents tried to pressure Jason Grimsley into wearing a wire during private conversations with other players to gather incriminating evidence against Barry Bonds, an attorney for the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher said.

Extra Points

Rock Bridge hired Kelly Gates as its new girls’ soccer coach. Gates, who has coached at Westminster College and Moberly Community College, was an assistant with the Bruins.

Reds sweep Cards to tie up NL Central

ST. LOUIS — The Cincinnati Reds kicked the St. Louis Cardinals when they were down, sweeping a team missing Albert Pujols.

Moonlighting draws crowd

Rain drops sprinkle the cracked, green court. The sky burns red from the sun’s rays as it sets over Providence. Thumps of hip hop from across the park fill the air that smells lightly of cigars.

Scherzer leads pack of four Tigers drafted

Four Missouri juniors received draft calls Tuesday on the first day of the Major League Baseball Draft,

Banks is excited about his horses

Holding a folder overflowing with pictures and race times, David Banks grins from ear.

Cardinals lead down to 1 game

ST. LOUIS — Eric Milton threw seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds got homers from Felipe Lopez and Adam Dunn, winning their sixth straight game with a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

KC loses another at home

KANSAS CITY — Brad Wilkerson hit a home run and doubled, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Tigers make big jump

It was a day of firsts for the Missouri baseball team on Monday.

Extra Points

The Missouri soccer team added a sixth recruit for next fall. Bianca Pritchett will join a recruiting class ranked fifth out of 68 teams in the Central Region and ranked 44th nationally.

Return date for Pujols uncertain

ST. LOUIS — The timetable for Albert Pujols’ return was uncertain Monday after an MRI exam of a strained muscle on his right side was inconclusive.

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