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Pinkel expects results

If Missouri is a consensus pick to make a run at the Big 12 Conference title next season, it did not affect how coach Gary Pinkel ran his spring practices.

In a conference call Monday, Pinkel said picking the Tigers to win the Big 12 or ranking them in the top 25 would mean only that national respect for Missouri has grown in the past year.

Report says St. Louis will cut Warner

The St. Louis Rams told Kurt Warner he will be cut after June 1, the quarterback’s agent told the New York Daily News.

Mark Bartelstein, Warner’s agent, told the newspaper that Rams coach Mike Martz informed Warner on Monday of the team’s decision.

’Huskers rally shocks Tigers

Nebraska coach Mike Anderson decided one of his outfielders might be able to stop the Missouri offense Sunday.

With centerfielder Colin Shockey earning the win, the No. 15 Cornhuskers beat Missouri 11-10 at Taylor Stadium to avoid the sweep in the three-game Big 12 Conference series.

Tigers beat Baylor, sweep home series

Not even back-to-back home runs could help Baylor win at University Field.

In a 4-3 win against the Bears on Sunday, Missouri had to hold off a seventh-inning Baylor rally.

Kewps back on track

After a tough loss on Saturday, Hickman wasted no time in returning to its winning ways.

The Kewpies defeated Hazelwood Central 20-2 at Cosmopolitan Park on Sunday.

Rock Bridge tips Vianney

Rock Bridge players threw their lacrosse sticks into the air and stormed the field after their victory against Vianney.

The Bruins defeated the Griffins 5-4.

Unrau’s WNBA dream realized

Hundreds of seniors played women’s college basketball last season, but only a few get a chance to continue playing the game professionally.

Evan Unrau, who completed an outstanding four-year career at Missouri in March, has an opportunity to extend her career at the game’s highest level. The Washington Mystics drafted Unrau with 28th pick in what some analysts are calling the deepest WNBA Draft in the league’s eight-year history.

Kewpies’ late rally not enough

Hickman is developing a pattern of falling behind early, and it’s starting to frustrate the Kewpies. Parkway Central beat the Kewpies 9-6 on Saturday after Hickman fell behind 4-0 in the first inning.

Hickman starter Steven Boyer had control problems in the first, walking the first two batters and throwing three wild pitches.

USBL gives Bryant another option

Even if he doesn’t make the NBA, Travon Bryant has a future in basketball.

Thanks, in large part, to a stellar senior season, Bryant attracted the attention of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of the USBL. The River Rapids drafted the rights to Bryant with the 32nd pick Tuesday.

Kewpies claim first home meet

For Hickman and Rock Bridge swimmers, it was good to be home again.

After starting the season with six meets on the road, the Kewpies won their first meet at home Friday. The Kewpies won eight events to win with 506 points. Rock Bridge finished fourth with 172.

Second-half rally downs Hickman

After beating its past six opponents by almost 10 goals per game, the Hickman lacrosse team found itself in an unusually tight game Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park.

A second-half letdown sank the Kewpies. Vianney defeated Hickman 9-8.

Tigers enjoying scoring spree

Missouri shortstop Gary Arndt must feel left out.

Arndt was the only Tiger starter who did not score in Missouri’s 16-11 win against No. 15 Nebraska on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. The win gives Missouri a three-game winning streak.

Rock Bridge completes two sweeps

Friday was the perfect day for the Rock Bridge tennis team.

The players left school early. The weather was perfect. The conditions were perfect. Most important, its play was perfect.

Perfect day for Rock Bridge tennis

Friday was the perfect day for the Rock Bridge tennis team.

Kewps win at first home meet

For Hickman and Rock Bridge swimmers, it is good to be home again.

Flanders single downs No. 15 Nebraska

It was a frighteningly familiar scene in the top of the ninth inning Friday night at Taylor Stadium. The Missouri baseball team had allowed another ninth-inning comeback.

The Tigers beat No. 15 Nebraska 3-2, however, battling back in their half of the ninth thanks to a Brad Flanders winning single with the bases loaded. It was the ninth time Missouri has seen a game decided in the last at bat this season.

Kruse powers Bruins

Rock Bridge’s Johnny Kruse wasn’t about to waste a second chance against Hickman pitcher Kyle Smith.

An inning after doubling off the left-center field wall, Kruse hit a two-run home run to give the Bruins a thrilling 7-6 win against the Kewpies on Thursday at Rock Bridge Stadium.

Unrau must play waiting game

Evan Unrau might not know where she will be in a month, but she is certain she will be near a telephone and in front of a computer Saturday afternoon.

Unrau hopes to be one of 39 players selected in the WNBA Draft, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tigers lighten mood before crucial series

Coach Tim Jamieson is willing to endure ridicule from his players if it will help the Missouri baseball team get back on track.

Jamieson took batting practice Tuesday at Taylor Stadium, attempting to lighten the mood of a team that needs encouragement after snapping a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating Southwest Missouri State 5-4 in 10 innings.

Bruins’ Pope frustrated at tournament

Golfers from Rock Bridge, Jefferson City and Helias struggled Thursday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, but Bruins senior Jeff Pope had a particularly hard time.

Jefferson City won the meet with a 302. The Bruins finished second at 308, and Helias finished at 313.

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