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For golfer Bob Martin, winning is nothing new.
Down five strokes after Friday’s opening round, Martin came back to win his second straight overall title at the Columbia Senior Golf Championship on Saturday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course. Martin’s 137 total at the 10th annual tournament tied his winning score from a year ago.
Mid-Missouri’s Chris Barbettini came in to close out the game with an almost perfect situation.
He had a two-run cushion, and he was about to face the bottom third of Rockford’s lineup in the ninth inning.
KANSAS CITY — NFL preseason games don’t matter, so teams can try anything.
Kansas City’s 26-16 victory against Minnesota at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday didn’t show fans much about the teams’ returning starters. Few stayed in the game for the entire first quarter, let alone the first half, making way for a contest between the second-teamers hoping to start and others hoping to make the team.
At the end of the Missouri football team’s 2002 season, Atiyyah Ellison loathed himself. Scanning his yearlong statistics at defensive end after MU’s 38-0 loss to Kansas State on Nov. 23, he saw no sacks and not enough tackles.
“I could have done way more to help out,” Ellison said.
Mid-Missouri had its chances but wasted too many of them.
As a result, the Mavericks lost to the Rockford Riverhawks 4-3 at Taylor Stadium on Thursday.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks’ pitching and fielding didn’t give them much of a chance to win.
In a 13-3 loss to the Rockford Riverhawks on Friday night at Taylor Stadium, the Mavericks committed nine errors and gave up 13 hits. The loss dropped the Mavericks to 29-45, and the Riverhawks improved to 38-35.
Russ Bell doesn’t know Marcus Woods’ name. Soon enough, Bell and the rest of the Big 12 will.
Bell calls Woods a “quick, shifty Michigan guy,” and compares Woods with another former quick, shifty Michigan guy who had a fair amount of success in football.
(AP) KANSAS CITY — Tutors at the University of Missouri did excessive academic work for Ricky Clemons, the former Tigers’ basketball player dropped from the team last month, his ex-girlfriend says.
They’re trying to activate the car sensor at the restaurant next door to the team motel in Rockford, Ill., but their efforts are in vain. Broadcaster Jeff Johnson, trainer James Oyler, third baseman Seth Brown and center fielder Jake Whitesides decide to walk around the corner and knock on the first window, hoping to place their orders there because the dining room closed at 10 p.m. It's 11:15. When the manager opens the window, they explain that they just got back from a baseball game (they had beaten the Rockford Riverhawks 2-1), and they didn't have a car. He understands and begins to take their orders.
Minutes later, four cars line up behind them. Someone honks.
It didn’t take long for the Columbia Multisport Club to make a name for itself.
CMC, a club of triathletes, won the USA Triathlon Division I National Club Championship on Sunday at the Boulder Peak Triathlon in Boulder, Co. The competition consisted of a nine-tenths of a mile swim, a 26-mile bike ride and a 6.2-mile run.
The road to Missouri’s only soccer NCAA Tournament began in Holland. Maybe this year it will begin in Brazil.
The Tigers are leaving Saturday for a preseason trip to Brazil. The most recent time the Tigers made a similar trip was 1999, the same year MU made its tournament appearance. The tour, which the NCAA allows a team to take once every four years, will take the Tigers to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they will play against national teams.
The 10th annual Columbia Seniors Championship Golf Tournament starts Friday at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course.
It ends Saturday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.
The Big 12 Conference championship wasn’t on the line, but the stakes were a little higher than an average two-a-day.
Mention the tattoo on Joe Gianino’s left bicep and then hand his dad a handkerchief.
“Every time I talk about it I cry,” Ralph Gianino III said.
The Missouri basketball team has added another player for the 2004 season.
Glen Dandridge, a 6-foot-6 small forward/shooting guard, confirmed Tuesday he has given an oral commitment to play for MU.
The search for a Stephens College basketball coach is over.
Andy Hill, Missouri’s wide receivers coach, must feel like he is trying to piece together a Justin Gage jigsaw puzzle.
Several of Missouri’s receivers have something in common with Gage, but it is yet to be seen which of them will pick up the slack.
Most teams try to ignore the polls, but the Missouri volleyball team says it’s feeling good about the rankings.
One of the hardest things a high school football player must do is survive two-a-day practices at the start of the season.
High school teams across the state officially begin fall sports practice today and many athletes, including Rock Bridge quarterback Chase Patton, said they are looking forward to returning to competition.
“I can’t wait to get out there and get some pads on,” Patton said. “It’s been tough all summer just talking about football.”