Mid-Missouri and National Sports
May 23, 2013
May 22, 2013
The Russellville Indians fell just short of the Final Four. Canton brought in a run in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Russellville 8-7 in a Class 2 sectional game Wednesday night.
The Comets are headed to the Final Four for the first time in 17 years after beating Maryville 7-2 on Wednesday night in a Class 3 state quarterfinal.
Danica Patrick refuses to get down on herself even though her first full season on the Sprint Cup series has been a struggle.
Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Usually second place in the country is a nice finish. But not when you’re used to finishing first. After three straight second-place finishes, the Lincoln women’s track team will look to get back on top when they open the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships today in Pueblo, Colo.
Another year, another Super Regional. The Missouri softball team will look to advance to the College World Series for the fourth time in five years when it opens up Super Regional play against Washington today (8 p.m. ESPN-TV) at University Field in the first game of a best-of-three series.
Missouri-Kansas City basketball coach Kareem Richardson has completed his first coaching staff by hiring Angres Thorpe as associate head coach and Sean Bledsoe and Jason Sautter as assistant coaches.
The St. Louis Cardinals anticipate standing-room attendance of about 46,000 for tonight’s match at Busch Stadium between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Tim Clark considers his future in golf uncertain now the game’s two governing bodies have outlawed the anchored putting stroke.
St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins has been suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Games played May 22, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly criticized his team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier, then watched Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 on Wednesday.
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jose Bautista homered twice and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
The pitching was outstanding. But for the Missouri Tigers, the final result wasn’t in their Southeastern Conference Tournament contest that went on into Wednesday morning. Rob Zastryzny and Keaton Steele combined to allow just one run to Mississippi State through 16 innings before the Bulldogs got a run in the bottom of the 17th to top the Tigers 2-1.
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Wednesday night.
NASCAR honored members of its royal families with inductions into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods for saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner at the U.S. Open, an ugly addition to nearly two weeks of verbal sparring.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
The path of Peter Uihlein took him inside a cage below the surface of the Indian Ocean, where a Great White Shark with jaws wide open approached while closing in on a tuna. The jagged, triangular teeth gnashed at the tuna’s head against the cage, and the former U.S. Amateur champion could see black eyes roll over to white.
Golf’s two governing bodies outlawed the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, approving a new rule that starts in 2016 and urging the PGA Tour to follow along so the 600-year-old sport is still played under one set of rules.