The father of an incoming freshman said he still has confidence in the men’s basketball program at Missouri.
Although he said he hadn’t completely developed an opinion on the university’s 197-page response to the NCAA investigation, Daryl Horton said he doesn’t think his son is in a bad program. Horton’s son, Jason, will play point guard for the Tigers next season.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Carl Edwards came back from a first-lap accident Saturday to win the Craftsman Truck Series Race at Kansas Speedway, his second victory of the season.
“I just can’t believe we won this race. It just doesn’t seem real,” Edwards said.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks prevailed, 15-11, against the Windy City ThunderBolts in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Taylor Stadium for their sixth victory on the season.
The Mavericks lost the first game 15-14 in nine innings. Both games had been scheduled for seven innings.
As Larry Gamache walks toward home plate, his once placid dress shoes are covered with a thin veil of dust, and a white Carfax T-shirt with the No. 5 on the back is tucked into a pair of unwrinkled khakis.
He is smiling, but inside the pressure is building. He hasn’t done this is almost 28 years, and his colleagues are watching.
By KANSAS CITY — The owner of the American League’s worst team remains fully confident in his manager and general manager.
That’s certain to put David Glass at odds with a growing contingent of Kansas City fans watching the Royals’ once-promising season fall apart.
LIEGE, Belgium — Lance Armstrong knows what stands between him and a record sixth Tour de France title: three weeks of pain and pitfalls.
Two days before beginning his quest, Armstrong said he was feeling stronger than he did last year when he won his fifth straight Tour.
KANSAS CITY — Rafael Palmeiro hit a home run, and David Newhan drove in the go-ahead run in a three-run seventh inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Rodrigo Lopez (6-4) survived a rough two-run first inning and retired the last 15 batters he faced to lead Baltimore to its third win in four games against Kansas City. It is the Orioles’ first series win since late May.
University officials responded today to NCAA allegations of infractions committed by MU's men's basketball program, saying the violations are "isolated or inadvertent" and "do not result in more than a limited competitive or recruiting advantage."
Darkness is no longer a deterrent that can keep mid-Missouri golfers from squeezing in nine holes.
Although waning daylight can frustrate golfers who are trying to make the most of twilight specials at area courses, 8:30 p.m. tee times are common at Turkey Creek Golf Center in Jefferson City, where night golf thrives.
Because of its role in college sports, schools want to know what the NCAA has to say.
“When the NCAA speaks, people listen,” Rex Campbell, an MU Faculty Council member, said one afternoon in his office.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A federal judge has denied a request by St. Louis Blues center Mike Danton to move his murder conspiracy trial away from the St. Louis area.
U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl ruled Tuesday that extensive media coverage of the case has not been harmful enough to merit a change of venue.
Competing against top national athletes is a big chance for Missouri swimmer Matthew North to have another breakthrough.
North, who will be a senior, will compete in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials on July 10 in Long Beach, Calif.
PITTSBURGH — St. Louis scout Jim Leyland kept repeating his message to manager Tony La Russa before the Cardinals faced Pittsburgh rookie Sean Burnett: Don’t be deceived by the fact he has yet to win in the majors.
Burnett, a left-hander, backed up the former Pirates manager’s scouting report by pitching six shutout innings for his first major league victory, and Tike Redman drove in two runs to lead Pittsburgh past the division-leading Cardinals 3-0 on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY — It was a night of firsts for the Kansas City Royals.
Mike Wood got his first victory as a starter and as a Royal. John Buck got his first major league hit. Shawn Camp earned his first save in the big leagues.
The recruits keep coming for the Missouri men’s basketball program.
Even though the program might receive penalties for NCAA violations, Matt Lawrence, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound shooting guard from Ballwin, orally committed to play for Missouri beginning in 2005.
PITTSBURGH — Jack Wilson turned an apparent double in the bottom of the ninth into the winning run and the Pittsburgh Pirates, held hitless into the seventh by Jeff Suppan, rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Monday night.
Wilson hit a drive down the left-field line for his NL-leading 104th hit with one out in the ninth against reliever Julian Tavarez (2-1) and, after realizing no one was covering second, kept running on the play.
KANSAS CITY — David Newhan had three hits, including a two-run home run, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a seven-game road losing streak Monday night with an 10-1 victory against the Kansas City Royals.
Rookie left-hander Erik Bedard (3-2) allowed only one run on six hits in eight innings for the Orioles, who won for just the second time in 11 road games. Brian Roberts, Miguel Tejada and Javy Lopez each drove in two runs.
ST. LOUIS — An attorney for St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton argued for a change of venue in his client’s murder-for-hire case Monday, saying it “has been subject to an extraordinary amount of pretrial publicity.”
Attorney Robert Haar said it’s unusual for such requests to be granted in federal trials such as this one, which was scheduled Monday for September.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks lost 11-6 against the River City Rascals on Monday night in O’Fallon.
Keith Cremeans (0-2) pitched five innings and suffered the loss, allowing seven hits and six runs. He struck out nine and walked one. Nick Saunders and Nick Laskowski each went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs.
St. Louis’ Dick Witte and Wesley Finke play badminton with fierce determination. They are one of the best doubles teams in the nation, and last year they won the Senior Olympics in Baton Rouge, La.
Witte and Finke played in the Senior State Games on Sunday at the MU Rec Center.