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  • Baseball's Beer Looks to Enshrine Opening Day

    Baseball's Beer Looks to Enshrine Opening Day

    Posted 12:51 PM 2/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Baseball's official beer wants to turn what is already a cause for celebration among fans into a national holiday.

    A new Budweiser promotion seeks to collect 100,000 online signatures on a White House petition to declare the start of Major League Baseball a day of national (More)

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  • Wacha's Workload Not a Concern for Cardinals

    Wacha's Workload Not a Concern for Cardinals

    Posted 5:07 PM 2/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The Cardinals are not putting a limit on the workload for young pitching star Michael Wacha.

    Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist says there's no reason to. Wacha pitched 170 innings last year and his coach says he could be a 200-inning guy this year. Wacha's readiness (More)

  • Friday, February 21: Local Scores

    Friday, February 21: Local Scores

    Posted 9:19 PM 2/21/2014 by Morgan Dzakowic, KOMU 8 Digital Sports Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores for Friday, February 21:

     

    High School Girls' Basketball

    Hallsville 59, Harrisburg 50

    North Callaway 56, Van-Far 20

    Fulton 45, Kirksville 47

     

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  • Central Methodist Baseball Opens Joplin Invite with Two Wins

    Central Methodist Baseball Opens Joplin Invite with Two Wins

    Posted 8:45 PM 2/21/2014 by Morgan Dzakowic, KOMU 8 Digital Sports Producer

    JOPLIN, Mo. - The Central Methodist Baseball team opened the Joplin Invitational at Joe Becker Stadium with two wins on Friday.  CMU evened its record to 3-3 after defeating Viterbo (Wis.) 5-4 and Clarke (Iowa) 16-7.

    The Eagles started out with a 3-1 lead over Viterbo (0-1) through (More)

  • Royals Sign Seven Players to One Year Deals for 2014

    Royals Sign Seven Players to One Year Deals for 2014

    Posted 2:28 PM 2/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - The Royals have agreed to terms with seven players not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts, including third basemen Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia.

    Kansas City also agreed Friday to deals with left-hander Justin Marks, right-handers Louis (More)

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  • Saturday, February 15: Local Scores

    Saturday, February 15: Local Scores

    Posted 7:17 PM 2/15/2014 by Morgan Dzakowic, KOMU 8 Digital Sports Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are the local scores for Saturday, February 15.

     

    High School Boys' Basketball

    North Callaway 49, Tipton 47

    California 79, Pilot Grove 61

    Rock Bridge 73, Jefferson City 72

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  • Friday, February 14: Local Scores

    Friday, February 14: Local Scores

    Posted 8:04 PM 2/14/2014 by Morgan Dzakowic, KOMU 8 Digital Sports Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are the local scores for Friday, February 14.

     

    High School Girls' Basketball

    Boonville 63, Kirksville 54

     

    High School Boys' Basketball

    Boonville 75, Marshall 64

    Hickman (More)

  • Royals Start Spring Optimistic about Playoffs

    Royals Start Spring Optimistic about Playoffs

    Posted 3:44 PM 2/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Starting pitcher James Shields entered Royals camp on Friday wearing a shirt with the word "propaganda" on the front.

    The Royals begin spring training with hopes of ending a 29-year-old playoff drought since winning the 1985 World Series.

    "The Royals' (More)

  • St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Preview

    St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Preview

    Posted 6:56 PM 2/11/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    JUPITER, FLA - The St. Louis Cardinals will officially commence 2014 Spring Training operations when pitchers and catchers report Wednesday.  The team's first official workout will come the following day.  Position players are not required to report until February 17.

    The (More)

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  • Royals' Closer Greg Holland Could Have Contract Decided in Arbitration

    Royals' Closer Greg Holland Could Have Contract Decided in Arbitration

    Posted 8:12 PM 2/8/2014 by Jacob Kornhauser, KOMU 8 Digital Sports Producer

    KANSAS CITY - Since taking over as the senior vice president of baseball operations/general manager of the Royals in 2006, Dayton Moore has never had a player's contract decided by an arbitration hearing. That could change in the next couple of weeks.

    The Royals' one arbitration hold out (More)

  • Royals Add Former Player Sweeney to Front Office

    Royals Add Former Player Sweeney to Front Office

    Posted 2:28 PM 2/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations.

    Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career (More)

  • Royals Announce Signing of Chen to 1-Year Contract

    Royals Announce Signing of Chen to 1-Year Contract

    Posted 3:34 PM 2/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have announced the signing of veteran pitcher Bruce Chen to a $4.25 million, one-year deal on Saturday that includes a mutual option for the 2015 season.

    The sides reached an agreement Thursday but had to wait to announce it until Chen passed a physical. He'll (More)

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  • W. Tennis. Cierra Gaytan-Leach Earns All-SEC Honors

    University of Missouri senior tennis player Cierra Gaytan-Leach (Corona del Mar, Calif.) was named to the 2014 All-Southeastern Conference second team, released by the league office today. Gaytan-Leach's selection marks the first time a Tiger tennis player earned all-conference honors since 2005.

  • Baseball. Mizzou 5, WSU 4 (10)

    NOTES- After being shut down with elbow issues last year, Tuesday was Alec Rash's first start since April 30, 2013, against Southeast Missouri State. Rash threw 4.0 innings for the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout. It was his longest outing since March...

  • Baseball. Mizzou Walks Off Against Wichita State, Wins 5-4

    Dillon Everett (Phoenix, Ariz.) lined a single down the right field line on the first pitch he saw of his fifth at-bat, helping Mizzou (18-21) walk off with an extra-inning win over Wichita State (21-19) at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night (April 22) in the National College Baseball Hall of...

  • Softball. Mizzou Athletics to Host Zero Waste Weekend

    Mizzou Athletics has announced a Zero Waste Weekend for all home competitions from Thursday, May 1-Sunday, May 4, encompassing Tiger baseball, softball and track and field.

  • Baseball. Mizzou Athletics to Host Zero Waste Weekend

    Mizzou Athletics has announced a Zero Waste Weekend for all home competitions from Thursday, May 1-Sunday, May 4, encompassing Tiger baseball, softball and track and field.