Posted 4:53 PM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press
SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) - Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are attending the burial of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras.
Among those attending the funeral Tuesday for the 22-year-old slugger was Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike (More)
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Posted 4:34 PM 10/28/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - An apparent rivalry exists between Missouri and Kansas, as many Kansas City Royals fans are fully aware of. One born and raised Missourian has seen both sides of the battle.
Dick Nelson lives about 150 feet from the border of Missouri and Kansas. He's always been fully aware (More)
Posted 2:39 AM 10/28/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - It's now or never for the Kansas City Royals in game six of the World Series.
The Royals are behind 3 to 2 overall in the series, so they have to win Tuesday night to play for the title.
Miles Figg grew up as "the lone Royals fan in his friend group" in Jefferson City (More)
Posted 4:58 PM 10/27/2014 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.
Yordano Ventura gets the ball Tuesday night with the Royals trailing 3-2 in the World Series, the same position (More)
Posted 10:23 PM 10/26/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and a 3-2 World Series lead.
Bumgarner struck out eight and walked none in improving to 4-0 in four (More)
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Posted 7:43 PM 10/26/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have confirmed outfielder Oscar Taveras has been killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
Posted 11:37 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The plan this postseason has been pretty straightforward for the Kansas City Royals: Take an early lead and then hand the game over to a terrific trio of hard-throwing relievers.
A four-run third inning provided the lead Saturday night. But starter Jason Vargas got (More)
Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.
It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has (More)
Posted 9:56 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.
No splash shot.
"We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman (More)
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Posted 4:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Twenty-nine years of patience paid off for Kansas City Royals fans. The Royals not only made it to the World Series, but the team has also showed it can compete with the San Francisco Giants.
Patience especially paid off for one of Mid-Missouri's biggest Royals' fan Don (More)
Posted 11:13 AM 10/23/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - The 2014 World Series wasn't the only World Series in Kansas City Wednesday.
The 118th American Royal Livestock Show kicked off in Kansas City, an event with strong ties to the 2014 American League champions. While the Kansas City Royals played their first game in 1969, their (More)
Posted 1:54 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.
The one (More)
The Tigers return to Columbia on Monday to host UT Martin in a 7 p.m. contest. It's the final day of the Monday Punch Card promotion, so don't forget to stop by the Arena and get your punches!
Mizzou game notes following the 62-59 setback to Illinois in the 34 Annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights game.
Johnathan Williams III led Missouri with 15 points, but the Tigers fell to Illinois on a last second 3-pointer by Rayvonte Rice 62-59 in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Saturday.
A career-effort from sophomore Sierra Michaelis led the Tigers over Wake Forest, 79-64, on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 20). Michaelis tallied a career-best 21 points in the win, also grabbing five boards and dishing two assists. Junior Juanita Robinson also finished with a career-best 14 points in the contest, while sophomore...
No. 5 Mizzou wrestling improved to 12-0 this season after sweeping a trio of duals Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. The 12-0 record to begin the 2014-15 season marks the best start during head coach Brian Smith's tenure in Columbia, Mo., topping the 11-0 start to the 2008-09 season.