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Another winner for Pujols

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols hit his league-leading 30th home run in the 14th inning Thursday night to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, their third straight win in extra innings.

Yankees expected to sign ex-Cardinal pitcher

NEW YORK — Sidney Ponson is about to get another chance, this time with the New York Yankees.

Fundamental errors

DETROIT — Even without his best stuff, Jeremy Bonderman kept the Detroit Tigers in the game long enough for them to get another win.

LPGA hall honors longtime Stephens teacher

Ann Casey Johnstone’s career began when most women didn’t step foot on a golf course.

Extra Points

Former Missouri men’s basketball standout and NBA hopeful Thomas Gardner will learn if he has a future with the San Antonio Spurs today.

Few favor defensive driving

NASCAR has made significant safety strides since the death of Dale Earnhardt, and many drivers credit recent innovations for an improved safety record: no deaths and few serious injuries in NASCAR’s top three series in the past five years.

Teenage driver following Edwards’ footsteps

Canadian driver Peter Shepherd didn’t win Roush Racing’s made-for-TV Driver X competition last year, but he still came out of it a winner.

Memories of O’Neal linger still

At a time of day when many are still settling in for their first morning coffee, a cacophony of sound floods MU’s football training complex.

The National League is winless in the last decade.

PITTSBURGH — No matter who’s on the mound, the National League can’t find a way to close out an All-Star game.

Dragging into the future

For Antorie Williams, turning 16 was extra sweet. Finally, Williams could race his ‘66 Chevy Nova with nitrous oxide boosters, an eight-year project in the making.

Cyclists take a simple approach

Four riders. Four gears.

GETTING HER KICKS

The blonde, middle-age woman straps on her chest pad, hand pads, feet pads and helmet. Sarah Friskey, 44, sets up to face off against a guy almost half her age and quite a bit bigger than she is. She reminds him that she is old enough to be his mother, but she is glad he doesn’t take it easy on her.

AL All-Star team proves dominant in past decade

PITTSBURGH — The numbers are so one-sided, it’s startling.

Howard debuts at All-Star Game with Derby victory

PITTSBURGH — The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t been big winners for a long time. Thanks to Ryan Howard and Bobby Abreu, they’re tough to beat in the Home Run Derby.

ITALIA CAMPIONE DEL MONDO

BERLIN — The beautiful game turned vicious, even venomous Sunday.

Federer secures all-important 4th Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England — When Roger Federer stepped onto Centre Court, dressed for success in his creamy white, custom-made blazer, one thought was prominent as he prepared to face Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final.

Extra innings works for Cardinals again against Houston

HOUSTON — Aaron Miles doubled in two runs in the 12th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday night.

Working as a team

The horse’s hair hangs over his eyes. After Alicia Wagner finishes brushing it, she separates his forelock into three separate strands. He doesn’t want to cooperate. He would rather wave his head around and make it difficult for her to tie the simple braid and clean him up for his performance.

Former player giving back

BOONVILE — The seven former Missouri players tower over the group of day-campers as they sign autographs before the campers load into their parents’ cars. They’ve been playing football eight hours today and the coaches are as tired as the campers.

Columbia Tigers peaking at perfect time

In the NFL, three weeks is shorter than the entire preseason. For the Columbia Tigers, however, three weeks was all they had in order to prepare for the Show-Me State Youth Football Tournament.

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