Bob Stephens, 65, and Harry Besleme, 30, both of Columbia, are playing bocce, an ancient game made popular in Italy. They meet twice a week to prepare for the Special Olympics World Games in China this fall.
ST. LOUIS — Players whose names don’t exactly roll off the tongue are largely responsible for the St. Louis Cardinals’ somewhat improbable presence in the NL Central picture.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ NL Central lead is nearly gone after another terrible week on the road.
Anthony Reyes ended a 12-game regular-season losing streak that began last September, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday night to sweep a day-night doubleheader.
ST. LOUIS — Chris Duncan found a pitch he liked and the result, a grand slam, helped the St. Louis Cardinals avoid a sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs.
KANSAS CITY — Three-time Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes will report to the Kansas City Chiefs’ camp Saturday in a surprise development that comes 21 months after he was knocked out of football by a devastating hit.
ST. LOUIS — Ted Lilly won his seventh straight decision, and Cliff Floyd and Mike Fontenot both drove in two runs in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY — Alex Rodriguez moved within one of the 500-home run club, helping the New York Yankees get as close to the Boston Red Sox as they’ve been in 2½ months.
ST. LOUIS — Carlos Zambrano won his NL-leading 13th game and Aramis Ramirez’s third single of the game snapped a seventh-inning tie in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY — The New York Yankees’ offense kept rolling through the bottom of the American League.
Derek Jeter had four hits, New York batted around in both the first and second innings and the Yankees extended their winning streak to five with a 9-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY — Roger Clemens got his 351st career win and Alex Rodriguez became the first player to reach 100 RBIs this season, leading the New York Yankees to a 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night that extended their winning streak to four.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards was released early Monday from an Omaha, Neb., hospital after being injured Sunday night in a dirt track race in nearby Greenwood, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Rollie Stiles, a former St. Louis Brown who at 100 was believed to be the oldest former major leaguer, has died.
Bannister allowed four hits in seven innings and Esteban German homered for the Kansas City Royals in 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Skip Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run home run in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.
Willie Harris became the second player in Atlanta history with six hits in a game, going 6-for-6 with two triples and six RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-6 on Saturday night.
Losing Chris Carpenter for 161 games is bad enough. Knowing your ace will miss a considerable chunk of 2008 is far worse.
Lindsey Hunter, a former Missouri volleyball player became the first former Tigers volleyball player to win an international medal on Thursday.
Kip Wells grinned, pumped his fist and sprinted to the dugout. He hadn’t won yet — he had only completed a hitless first inning.
Billy Butler doubled in the go-ahead run in a four-run fifth inning and the Kansas City Royals battered Julian Tavarez for a 6-5 victory over the struggling Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.