Mid-Missouri and National Sports
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.
The Memphis Grizzlies called their woeful performance against San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference finals an aberration. It wasn’t their brand of basketball, they said. Things would change, they insisted.
Brent Vogel of the University of Central Missouri was named Tuesday as one of the three men’s finalists for the Ken B. Jones Award, the highest honor handed out by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Bruton Smith just can’t help himself sometimes. The eccentric track owner this week suggested he might move a race away from Charlotte Motor Speedway at the exact same time a committee is considering electing him into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Carlos Munoz’s initiation to Indianapolis went relatively smoothly. Conor Daly’s first week on the 2.5-mile oval was a little rougher. Either way, the two 21-year-olds will find themselves at the same place Sunday, starting their engines for the biggest race in the IndyCar Series.
Tom Brady dropped back and threw a pass. Danny Amendola ran to where he expected it to be. It was a painful connection. “He darted me in the chest with one ball,” the Patriots receiver said Tuesday. “I was like, ‘Wow, this guy can really wing it.”’ Amendola and New England’s eight other new wide receivers better get used to it. They’re among 12 players at that position on the roster for the team’s organized team activities, a three-day session that ends today.
The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built. That makes South Florida, in the midst of a spat over expensive stadium renovations, a loser for the 2016 game. And Miami took a double defeat when Houston was awarded the 2017 championship game.
Westminster College freshman Deion Hughes was recently named to the D3baseball.com All-Central Region Third Team.
Five area players were named to Class 1 District 10 all-district teams recently.
Twelve Helias and Jefferson City players were named all-district in Class 5 District 9.
Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win Tuesday night against the Houston Astros to end a four-game skid.
The Kansas City Chiefs are putting together an offense that promises to be bold and dynamic, if not downright revolutionary, a blend of old and new under coach Andy Reid. At least, that’s what it looks like on paper.
It wasn’t your prototypical three-hitter, but Chandler Wolf was still dominant. The senior right-hander worked around three hit batters and five walks in a commanding 10-strikeout performance that propelled the Russellville Indians to a 5-2 win against the Harrisburg Bulldogs in a Class 2 sectional contest.
Patrick Schnieders has his priorities straight on the baseball diamond. Among the laundry list of individual feats accomplished Tuesday night by the Fatima senior, none of them were at the top. Not Joe Crede’s school single-season hits record he broke. Not the three-hit, one-RBI effort at the plate. Not the complete-game shutout of the state’s No. 2-ranked team. No. 1 in his mind? The win.
Maddie Lammers scored nearly nine minutes into the first overtime as the Lady Crusaders topped Union 3-2 in a Class 2 sectional Tuesday night at Union Middle School.
Kaley Ruff of the Lady Jays scored midway through the second half to account for the lone goal in Jefferson City’s 1-0 victory against the Blue Springs South Jaguars in Class 3 sectional action.
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia don’t like each other, and they’re making no effort to disguise their feelings.
Games played May 21, 2013
NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
Games played May 21, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Nate McLouth homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Chris Dickerson hit a pair of solo shots and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.