National Sports

Cards' spending fuels spark

St. Louis went on an out-of-character splurge around the trade deadline.

Rams training camp opens with new coach Spagnuolo

St. Louis' starting quarterback Marc Bulger is enjoying the new atmosphere.

Chiefs' players expected to show up for camp in shape

Kansas City coach will open camp with three 300-yard shuttles.

Rams sign 3 more draft picks, but not Jason Smith

No. 2 overall selection Jason Smith remained unsigned by the St. Louis Rams as of Thursday morning.

Longtime Eagles coordinator Jim Johnson dead at 68

Missouri alumni Jim Johnson, whose attacking defenses helped the Philadelphia Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC title games, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 68.

Big 12 football title game might stay in Texas

Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe says the league will eventually consider whether to make the new Cowboys Stadium a permanent home for its football championship game.

USA Wrestling hopes bonuses limit MMA moves

By offering Olympic gold medal winners $250,000, USA Wrestling hopes to entice wrestlers to stay in the sport rather than moving to other forms. Ben Askren of MU, a 2008 Olympian, is one of those eager to take advantage of the bonuses.

Cardinals bring in 16-year-old prospect Mateo

Wagner Mateo, a 16-year-old top prospect from the Dominican Republic, was invited to Busch Stadium on Monday to take batting practice and experience the big leagues firsthand. Mateo received a $3.1 million bonus from the Cardinals earlier this month.

St. Louis Rams sign 7th-round draft pick Ogbonnaya

Chris Ogbonnaya, a seventh-round draft pick, has signed with the St. Louis Rams, the team said Monday. Ogbonnaya attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Top pick Maclin not in Eagles' fold

Former Missouri wide receiver was a no-show on the first day of training camp.

Future team talk can wait for Holliday

Cardinals GM said pushing Holliday at this point doesn't make sense.

Steelers agree to deal with first-round pick Hood

The defensive lineman from Missouri agrees to five-year contract.

Johnson captures victory after Montoya's late race error

The former Indianapolis 500 winner lost his hold on the race after penalty in pit lane.

Carl Edwards gets come-from-behind victory

Edwards started in second-to-last place in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. He took the lead in the 179th lap and held it until the finish.

Rangers bring swine flu to Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals are taking extra hygeine precautions after several of the players from the visiting Texas Rangers have come down with the flu.

Royals seek bright start to season's second half Friday

The Kansas City Royals are expected to return to the field on Friday against Tampa Bay. The team hopes to improve on its 37-51 record.

Cardinals to begin second half of season in first place

The Cardinals are set to enter the second half of the season against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

MU wheelchair basketball player part of world championship

John Gilbert, a member of the Missouri wheelchair basketball team, won a gold medal Tuesday with the US under 23 wheelchair basketball team in Paris.

Pujols helps Obama keep his word at All-Star game

Determined his ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game would reach the plate on the fly Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered — barely. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols helped him, moving up to scoop the low toss inches off the dirt.

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