Mid-Missouri and National Sports
When a South Florida high school senior asked Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade to her prom, she knew it was a long shot. Fortunately, that's Wade's specialty on and off the court.
Jurgen Klinsmann envisions Landon Donovan returning to the U.S. national team. He’s just not sure when.
Carl Edwards captured the pole for the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, paying tribute to the late Dick Trickle along the way.
Everything’s a go for Orb. The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb today in the Preakness Stakes. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race.
For Class 1 and 2 boys and girls competition
Here are results from Friday's competition at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.
Games played May 17, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night.
Games played May 17, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jason Kipnis’ three-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Tournaments played April 17, 2013
PRO GOLF ROUNDUP: Keegan Bradley again bogeyed Nos. 1 and 18 in the Byron Nelson Championship.
Alison Mehmert won the Class 1 high jump in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Allie Heckemeyer is the Class 1 triple jump state champion.
Tyler Rush thought he had it. Another state title, and his first track title. But the Linn senior was caught on the final lap of the 1,600-meter run by College Heights Christian’s Ryan Beaver, instead taking second place in the Class 2 event at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships on Friday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Some people would be happy setting one record at the state track meet. Not Aiesha Irvin-Muhammad. Competing in the Class 2 girls portion of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships, the senior from St. Elizabeth Academy racked up two sprint records at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
David Freese hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night.
Win and in. That’s all the Missouri baseball team had to do to clinch a spot in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Well, the Tigers will be playing postseason baseball. Missouri used an eighth-inning home run from Keaton Steele to defeat Kentucky 4-3 on Friday night.
It wasn’t the prettiest win, but the Missouri softball team will take it. The Tigers’ offense Friday night consisted of a three-run home run by Jenna Marston, but it was enough to power them to a 3-0 win over Stony Brook in the second game of the Columbia Regional.
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Likely pushes back his return
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook has received another elbow treatment, the Associated Press has learned, perhaps pushing back his return.
Bring up Lough
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Kansas City Royals placed center fielder Jarrod Dyson on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle Friday and recalled outfielder David Lough from Triple-A Omaha.
A whopping 35 area individuals in 52 events will take part in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships that begin today at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.