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ESPNU’s Mike Hall drops anchor at MU

Standing near the MU Columns, Mike Hall still looks like a typical college student. His dirty blond hair is styled to make it look messy. His long-sleeved, purple shirt adorned with white vertical stripes was left unbuttoned at the chest. His sunglasses were pinned to the inside of his collar, despite the bright sun shining over the MU campus.

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MU Golf: The women’s team turned in Tuesday’s best performance with a 287 in round two of the Big 12 Conference Championships. With this score, the women jumped four places into third, behind leader Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

Lightning crashes comeback chances

The Hickman girls’ soccer team entered the second half of its home game Tuesday night trailing Jefferson City 2-0.

Columbia men’s runner earns much more than marathon glory

Ted Brandt says he runs marathons to help slow the aging process. Cesar Mello does it because it is another way to stay competitive and keep his mind clear. Brian Evans competes to help orphans in Sudan.

Bruins get knocked out early

At the outset of each game, the starters on the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team shout at each other, each taking their turn to ask one of their teamates if they are ready to play and assuring one another that they are.

Pfau loses grip in sixth

The game was going well for Chris Pfau.

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Missouri is in eighth place at 313 after the first round of the 2006 Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Monday in Lincoln, Neb.

Kewpies’ high endurance is key after layoff

Senior Brittany Sharp and the rest of the Hickman girls’ soccer team is ready to get back out on the field. The Kewpies play their first game in ten days tonight against Jefferson City at Cosmopolitan Park. Sharp said the break gave the team time to fine-tune specific plays such as free kicks, so it can “capitalize on those opportunities” during games. But the break was definitely not a time for rest.

Tigers win pair in home finale

Sunday at the Green Tennis Center, matches against Memphis and St. Louis concluded a wearying three days for the Missouri tennis team. The Tigers finished their home season by defeating Memphis 6-1 and St. Louis 7-0.

Extra Points

Another ninth-inning heartbreaker extended the Missouri baseball team’s losing streak to nine when Oklahoma beat the Tigers 7-6 Sunday to sweep the series in Norman, Okla.

Pujols leaves them dancing

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols hit three home runs, including a winning drive that erased a ninth-inning deficit and put an exclamation point on the St. Louis Cardinals’ first homestand at new Busch Stadium.

Back to basics

A few miles north. A few miles south. Either way and this story completely changes for Missouri sophomore running back Jimmy Jackson.

Inconsistency plagues Tigers’ hitters

This time around, the Tigers didn’t hit, getting only four in a 5-1 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday at University Field.

Hawf’s return boosts Bruins

Rock Bridge seniors shone with the sun at the Columbia Quad Duals on Friday.

Extra points

The Missouri baseball team lost 8-6 to Oklahoma State on Saturday in Norman, Okla., after falling 6-4 in Friday’s series opener. The loss marks the third consecutive Big 12 Conference series that Missouri has dropped.

New coach has Bruins roots

Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools have had a rivalry since 1973, when Rock Bridge opened its doors for its first school year.

Uldal tops 8,000 points in decathlon

Fourteen men crouched at the line, waiting for the heart-stopping sound of the starter’s gun to begin the 1500-meter race. It was the final event of the men’s decathlon of the 3rd Annual Audrey Walton Combined Event Carnival, and the pressure was on. Although each competitor used everything they had left, only one was going for a record.

Ironman athlete gets a taste of Murphy’s Law

Stephen Taylor had been waiting, and training, for this day for six months. He and his girlfriend, Rachel Biber, rose at 5 a.m. on April 9 in the city of Tempe, Az. The two were going to compete in one of the toughest Ironman competitions in the country, the Ford Ironman Arizona.

Woodley thankful to be given second chance

The Missouri football team will have one returning starter in the defensive backfield this season. But if Alex Woodley had kept himself on the field last season, that number might be two.

Pro wrestler hams it up, ex-quarterback feels the love

WWE wrestler Gene Snitsky was in attendance at Saturday’s game. Snitsky, who was an offensive tackle with Missouri from 1988 to 1992, was shown on the video board at Memorial Stadium before the start of the second half. Wearing a red “Raw is War” tank top, Snitsky flexed his pectoral muscles for the crowd. He was in the process of taking his shirt off before the video board switched to other subjects.

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