Pro Sports

Who's the pizza delivery guy? It's the Royals' Jeff Francoeur

The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to a small but animated group of Oakland Athletics fans in section 149 of the Coliseum.

Cardinals miss out on sweep with 4-3 loss to Reds in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds made a three-run comeback in the fifth inning to beat to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals, who were missing three starting players, had hoped to snag their third win in Cincinnati.

Blues will start Halak in goal against Sharks

With Brian Elliott injured, Jaroslav Halak will start in goal in Thursday's playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks.

Blues coach Hitchcock brought young talent to surface

Hitch knows exactly what this team needs to be successful," forward David Perron said. "He's leaned really hard on us, and we've responded."

Cardinals spoil Marlins' debut in new ballpark

Kyle Lohse held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth to help the Cardinals win the first game in Marlins Park, 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Defending champion Cardinals open season in Marlins new ballpark

Kyle Lohse will face Josh Johnson in the nationally-televised game (ESPN) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Rams' Coach Fisher: NFL suspension of Williams was 'warranted'

When Gregg Williams was hired as St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator in January, he was answering the call from not just a longtime associate, but one of his best friends. Coach Jeff Fisher says he had no idea Williams had been running a "bounty pool" in New Orleans.

Royals' Soria to consider options on elbow injury

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria must decide what to do about a ligament injury in his right elbow, the same ligament he had surgery on in 2003.

Tony La Russa speaks candidly during speech at MU on Wednesday night

The recently retired manager of the St. Louis Cardinals spent two hours speaking and taking questions from fans at an appearance at Jesse Hall.

Cardinals look to Lynn as Carpenter heals from neck injury

Pitcher Lance Lynn, 24, will make his first spring training start Wednesday and is being considered for the rotation if Chris Carpenter is unable to recover from a neck injury.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wrestling wins first Big 12 Conference championship

The Tigers' wrestling team won its first ever Big 12 Conference championship at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Four Missouri wrestlers won individual titles: Alan Waters (125 pounds), Drake Houdashelt (157), Zach Toal (165) and Mike Larson (184).

Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams apologizes for Saints' bounty program

An NFL investigation found between 22 and 27 defensive players were involved in the program administered by Williams.

Cardinals' Schumaker committed to helping younger teammates

In professional sports, being a mentor is part of the job — even if it is for the competition.

St. Louis Rams willing to deal No. 2 draft pick

Chief operating officer Kevin Demoff denied a report late Monday that a trade had already been decided.

Royals already prepping for All-Star game

"Major League Baseball is going to see how special the Royals fans are, because we're going to embrace the All-Star game, in my opinion, better than any city in recent years," said Dayton Moore, Royals general manager.

St. Louis Rams hire Les Snead as general manager

Snead was recruited to revamp the NFL franchise, which hasn't had a winning season since 2003.

Romeo Crennel announces full Chiefs coaching staff

Other than three notable new hires, most of the staff remains from last year.

McGinnis enthusiastic about rejoining Fisher with Rams

The 60-year-old former Titans assistant has Missouri ties and is excited to work with Fisher, a coach he says "gets it on every level."

Rock Bridge, Hickman football players make college commitments

The signing classes are headlined by football commitments to Football Bowl Subdivision schools University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Memphis and University of Minnesota.

Road beckons for Blues, among NHL's best

The St. Louis Blues are 21-3-4 at home and and in good shape for the rest of the season. But only 13 of the Blues' remaining 32 games are at the Scottrade Center, and the Blues are 8-10-3.