KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Sports Sports en-us Copyright 2016, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:07:32 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ 144 25 Moreland, Hamels lead Rangers in 3-2 win over Royals http://www.komu.com/news/moreland-hamels-lead-rangers-in-3-2-win-over-royals/ http://www.komu.com/news/moreland-hamels-lead-rangers-in-3-2-win-over-royals/ Sports Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:24:24 PM The Associated Press Moreland, Hamels lead Rangers in 3-2 win over Royals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland's second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night.

Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. His 123 pitches were 10 more than his previous high for the year. He didn't allow an earned run in his previous two starts, totaling 13 1/3 innings.

Sam Dyson earned his 21st save in 23 opportunities, stranding the tying run at third base.

Both homers by the left-handed hitting Moreland were to the opposite field and came off Yordano Ventura (6-9). It was Moreland's 10th career multi-homer game and second of the season. He has five homers in his last 11 hits.


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Cardinals lose 5-0 lead, hang on to beat the Marlins 5-4 http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-lose-5-0-lead-hang-on-to-beat-the-marlins-5-4/ http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-lose-5-0-lead-hang-on-to-beat-the-marlins-5-4/ Sports Thu, 28 Jul 2016 7:07:23 PM Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals lose 5-0 lead, hang on to beat the Marlins 5-4

MIAMI - The St. Louis Cardinals led the Miami Marlins 5-0 after five innings Thursday, but that lead evaporated in the middle innings and the Cardinals were forced to sweat out a 5-4 win.

The Cardinals built the five run lead by getting to Marlins' starting pitcher Jose Fernandez early with two home runs in the third inning. First, Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run home run that scored Jeremy Hazelbaker to give St. Louis a 2-0 lead. Then later in the inning, Matt Holliday knocked a solo home run to right field to extend the Cardinals' advantage to 3-0.

Two innings later, St. Louis added two more runs. Diaz doubled to left field and scored Hazelbaker, who opened the inning with a triple, to give the Cardinals a 4-0 lead. Matt Adams then added St. Louis' second run of the inning with a single to right field that scored Diaz and stretched the Cardinals' edge to 5-0.

The Marlins' climb back into the game began in the bottom of the sixth inning with three runs to cut the Cardinals' lead to 5-3. Chris Johnson put Miami on the board with an RBI double that brought home Adeiny Hechavarria and made the score 5-1. Martin Prado added two more runs for Miami with a two-run home run to left field that scored Johnson and trimmed the St. Louis' lead to 5-3.

Miami brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to a double down the right field line by Ichiro Suzuki that put runners on second and third base for Hechavarria. Hechavarria plated the Marlins' fourth run of the game on an RBI groundout that brought in J.T. Realmuto and shrunk the Cardinals' lead to 5-4.

But the Marlins' comeback would end there thanks to scoreless eighth and ninth innings from Kevin Siegrist and Seung Hwan Oh, respectively for St. Louis. The scoreless ninth inning from Oh earned him his seventh save of the season.

Cardinals' starter Michael Wacha went six innings and allowed three runs on four hits for his sixth win of the season. Wacha's record is now 6-7.

Fernandez, who lasted five innings and allowed five runs on six hits, took the loss to drop his season record to 12-5.

St. Louis' second game of the four game series with the Marlins is set for Friday night at 6:10 p.m.




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Skaggs helps Angels beat Royals 13-0 http://www.komu.com/news/skaggs-helps-angels-beat-royals-13-0/ http://www.komu.com/news/skaggs-helps-angels-beat-royals-13-0/ Sports Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:35:57 PM The Associated Press Skaggs helps Angels beat Royals 13-0

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Tyler Skaggs pitched seven innings in his first big league start in two years and Yunel Escobar went 5 for 5 to help the Los Angeles Angels pound the Kansas City Royals 13-0 on Tuesday night.

Kole Calhoun drove in four runs and Carlos Perez had four hits, including a home run. Mike Trout drove in three runs, and Johnny Giavotella had three hits, including two doubles, and scored three runs.

Escobar matched a career high for hits and the Angels collected 22 overall, equaling their season best.


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Small-ball and strong pitching lift the Mets past the Cardinals http://www.komu.com/news/small-ball-and-strong-pitching-lift-the-mets-past-the-cardinals/ http://www.komu.com/news/small-ball-and-strong-pitching-lift-the-mets-past-the-cardinals/ Sports Tue, 26 Jul 2016 8:05:53 PM Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Small-ball and strong pitching lift the Mets past the Cardinals

NEW YORK - The New York Mets bounced back from a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in game one of a doubleheader Tuesday and won game two by a score of 3-1.

The Mets' victory was spearheaded by small-ball offensive and a sparkling pitching performance from starter Bartolo Colon.

Despite falling behind the Cardinals 1-0 in the second inning on a solo home run by Jedd Gyorko, his second home run of the doubleheader, the Mets responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

Asdrubal Cabrera doubled off the left field wall to bring home Alejandro De Aza from third base and tie the score at 1-1.

Then in the bottom of the 4th inning, a miscue by St. Louis' right fielder Randal Grichuk helped the Mets add their second run of the game and take the lead for good.

After a double by Wilmer Flores to leadoff the inning, Grichuk was unable to squeeze a fly ball into his glove for the 1st out of the inning. Grichuk's miscue allowed Flores to advance to third base and it allowed Neil Walker to reach first base with no one out. Flores then scored on an RBI ground out by James Loney, which put the Mets in front of St. Louis 2-1.

New York played small-ball in the bottom of the 5th inning and stretched their lead to 3-1.

De Aza was hit by a pitch to leadoff the inning and Colon sacrificed him to second base. Juan Lagares then reached base on an infield single that allowed De Aza to advance to third base. Cabrera scored De Aza on a sacrifice fly to left field to give the Mets the 3-1 edge.

Colon allowed just three hits and one run, while recording eight strikeouts in seven innings on the mound to earn the win and boost his season record to 9-5.

St. Louis' starter Jaime Garcia allowed two earned runs and five hits over five innings of work. Garcia took the loss to drop his season record to 7-7.

Mets' closer Jeurys Familia, who threw a scoreless 9th inning, earned his 36th save of the season.

The final game of the Cardinals' three game series with the Mets is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:10 p.m.


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Hamels picks up 11th victory; Rangers top Royals 7-4 http://www.komu.com/news/hamels-picks-up-11th-victory-rangers-top-royals-7-4/ http://www.komu.com/news/hamels-picks-up-11th-victory-rangers-top-royals-7-4/ Sports Sat, 23 Jul 2016 9:41:03 PM The Associated Press Hamels picks up 11th victory; Rangers top Royals 7-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre homered and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Saturday night.

Hamels, who is 6-1 with a 2.24 ERA in his past nine starts, limited the Royals to five hits, struck out four and walked three. Hamels (11-2) lowered his ERA to 2.87, which is tied for third in the American League.

The Rangers picked up only their fifth victory in 20 games.

Mazara homered in the fourth with Jurickson Profar, who had walked, aboard, which was the first hit off Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Mazara, who tops all American League rookies with 25 games with multiple hits and 141 total bases, doubled to center in the fifth, scoring Delino DeShields.

Beltre, a career .363 hitter at Kauffman Stadium, hit a three-run homer in the Rangers' four-run seventh off Joakim Soria. Ian Desmond singled in the first run of the inning. Soria has allowed six runs in his past two outings and has a 9.72 ERA in his past nine relief appearances.

Ventura was struck in the right rib cage by a Beltre laser to end the fifth. After Ventura threw to first base, he collapsed to the ground in pain and was attended to by trainer Nick Kenney. X-rays were negative, but Ventura did not come out for the sixth. Ventura (6-8) gave up three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five.

Cheslor Cuthbert doubled with one out in the first, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games and took third on Mazara's fielding error. Cuthbert scored on Eric Hosmer's groundout for the only run off Hamels.

The Royals scored three runs in the ninth on four singles and a bases-loaded walk before Salvador Perez grounded into a double play to end the game.


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St. Louis Rams give fans 1 more chance to relive memories http://www.komu.com/news/st-louis-rams-give-fans-1-more-chance-to-relive-memories/ http://www.komu.com/news/st-louis-rams-give-fans-1-more-chance-to-relive-memories/ Sports Sat, 23 Jul 2016 9:37:29 PM The Associated Press St. Louis Rams give fans 1 more chance to relive memories

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six months after Stan Kroenke took away their football team, more than 40 former St. Louis Rams players and coaches took to the field Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome for a flag football game.

Former wide receiver Isaac Bruce organized the event. Proceeds benefited his foundation, which works to teach St. Louis youth the importance of education and a healthy lifestyle.

Bruce brought his former teammates together to thank the fans for their support after Kroenke moved the franchise to Los Angeles on Jan. 12 following 21 years in St. Louis.

For many of the players, it was a chance to relive memories of an era known as The Greatest Show on Turf, from 1999-2004, which saw the team make two Super Bowl appearances, winning the NFL championship in 1999.

More than 10,000 fans attended the event.

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Gonzalez homers, Turner has 2 RBIs; Dodgers beat Cards 7-2 http://www.komu.com/news/gonzalez-homers-turner-has-2-rbis-dodgers-beat-cards-7-2/ http://www.komu.com/news/gonzalez-homers-turner-has-2-rbis-dodgers-beat-cards-7-2/ Sports Sat, 23 Jul 2016 9:25:27 PM The Associated Press Gonzalez homers, Turner has 2 RBIs; Dodgers beat Cards 7-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak.

Turner's two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.

Gonzalez's 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.

Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded from a poor outing against Arizona on July 17, giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings. Only one of the Cardinals' first 15 batters was able to hit the ball out of the infield against the Japanese right-hander.

Maeda helped himself with an RBI bunt single to start the third-inning rally.

Andrew Toles went 3 for 4 and scored once for the Dodgers. He has reached safely in nine of 10 games since being called up from the minors.

Mike Leake (7-8) allowed seven runs — six earned — in six innings. He was victimized by a mental error on Maeda's single when second baseman Greg Garcia failed to cover first on the bunt attempt.

Matt Adams homered for the second consecutive game. His blast to left in the fourth extended the Cardinals' streak of home runs to 14 straight games.

Aledmys Diaz reached safely for the 26th straight game with a first-inning single. Diaz's streak is the second-longest by a Cardinals rookie since Albert Pujols had streaks of 30 and 48 games in 2001.

The loss dropped St. Louis' home record to 25-29.



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Foley announces committee members in search of new athletic director http://www.komu.com/news/foley-announces-committee-members-in-search-of-new-athletic-director/ http://www.komu.com/news/foley-announces-committee-members-in-search-of-new-athletic-director/ Sports Sat, 23 Jul 2016 4:01:10 PM Marissa Rubino, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Foley announces committee members in search of new athletic director

COLUMBIA — MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced the members of the Advisory Committee for the Director of Athletics search on Friday.

The committee includes alumni representatives Darryl Chatman and Don Walsworth, Faculty Athletics representative Christina Wells, Sarah Reesman of Mizzou Athletics, and Phil Snowden of the UM System Board of Curators.

"The University of Missouri has a history of high-caliber athletic directors, and we are confident that we will be able to attract another outstanding candidate to lead our athletic program into the future," Foley said.

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Cardinals score five runs in final two innings to sweep the Padres http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-score-five-runs-in-final-two-innings-to-sweep-the-padres/ http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-score-five-runs-in-final-two-innings-to-sweep-the-padres/ Sports Thu, 21 Jul 2016 7:14:25 PM Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Cardinals score five runs in final two innings to sweep the Padres

ST. LOUIS - After a quiet first four innings offensively for both teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres combined to score 11 runs in the final five innings, including five runs by the Cardinals in the final two innings to earn a 6-5 win.

The Padres scored the first run of the game in the 5th inning on an RBI single to left field by Alexei Ramirez that scored Ryan Schimpf. San Diego added a second run in the inning on an RBI double to left field by Travis Jankowski to score Ramirez. Jankowski was thrown out at third base trying to stretch the double into a triple to end the top of the 5th inning with the Padres ahead 2-0.

Aledmys Diaz drove in St. Louis' first run of the night in the bottom of the 6th inning on a single to left field that scored Greg Garcia and trimmed San Diego's lead to 2-1.

The Padres extended their lead with two runs in the top of the 7th inning. Ramirez doubled on a ball just out of the reach of Cardinals' center fielder Randal Grichuk that brought home Schimpf and made the San Diego edge 3-1. Ramirez scored the Padres' fourth run of the night thanks to an RBI single by Alex Dickerson. Ramirez had a big night for San Diego with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Yangervis Solarte added another run for San Diego with a solo home run in the 8th inning to boost the Padres' advantage to 5-1.

But the Cardinals came surging back in the bottom of the 8th inning with four runs to tie the game at 5-5. First, an RBI single by Jedd Gyorko brought home Jeremy Hazelbaker to cut the score to 5-2 Padres.

St. Louis then brought the tying run to the plate later in the inning after a Kolten Wong pinch-hit double put runners on second and third base with one out. Stephen Piscotty stepped in the batter's box and delivered a game-tying three-run home run that just made it over the outfield wall to tie the score at 5-5.

The Cardinals' late inning magic continued in the 9th inning. Tommy Pham led off the inning with a double to left field. The Padres then elected to intentionally walk Garcia and put runners on first and second base. After a Hazelbaker sacrifice advanced Pham and Garcia to second and third base, San Diego intentionally walked Gyorko to load the bases for Diaz. Diaz served up the game-winning hit on a single to left field that scored Pham and gave the Cardinals a 6-5 victory.

Jonathan Broxton, who pitched a scoreless 9th inning, earned the win for the Cardinals to even his season record at 2-2.

Carlos Villanueva, who allowed the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning, picked up his first loss of the season to even his record at 1-1 on the year.

The Cardinals open a three game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night at Busch Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.


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Napoli and Lindor lift the Indians past the Royals http://www.komu.com/news/napoli-and-lindor-lift-the-indians-past-the-royals/ http://www.komu.com/news/napoli-and-lindor-lift-the-indians-past-the-royals/ Sports Tue, 19 Jul 2016 7:31:58 PM Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Napoli and Lindor lift the Indians past the Royals

KANSAS CITY - Offense from Mike Napoli and Francisco Lindor, and a strong performance from pitcher Danny Salazar lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Tuesday night.

In the top of the 1st inning, Napoli cranked a two-run home run to deep left field to score Lindor and give the Indians an early 2-0 lead.

The Indians loaded the bases in the top of the 3rd inning and Lindor scored Erik Gonzalez on a sacrifice fly to extend Cleveland's advantage to 3-0.

Dillon Gee replaced Royals' starting pitcher Brian Flynn after Lindor's sacrifice fly with one out in the top of the 3rd inning and two Indians' runners on base. Gee worked out of trouble to preserve the score at 3-0 Indians. Gee ate up 5.1 innings for the Royals and allowed three runs on six hits.

Cleveland loaded the bases again in the top of the 5th inning with one out. Carlos Santana served a two-run single to right field to score Jason Kipnis and Lindor to push the Indians' lead to 5-0. Juan Uribe followed Santana with an RBI single to center field to score Napoli and extend the Indians' edge to 6-0.

The Royals got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 6th inning on a Salvador Perez RBI single to left field to score Eric Hosmer and cut the Indians' lead to 6-1. The Royals added a second run on a wild pitch by Salazar that allowed Kendrys Morales to score from third base and trim Cleveland's lead to 6-2.

The Royals' rally continued in the bottom of the 7th inning. After Kansas City got runners on first and second base, a pass ball allowed by Indians' catcher Chris Gimenez allowed the runners to advance to second and third base.

Cheslor Cuthbert capitalized on the passed ball with a sacrifice fly to left field to score Whit Merrifield as the Royals crept closer, narrowing Cleveland's advantage to 6-3.

The sacrifice fly chased Salazar from the game and he was replaced by Kyle Crockett. Crockett struck out Hosmer to close out the 7th inning and hold the Indians' lead at 6-3.

Lindor's big night continued in the 9th inning with a solo home run to right field to boost the Cleveland lead to 7-3. Lindor finished the game with two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Flynn, who made his first start since 2014 and his first start with the Royals, allowed three runs in only 2.1 innings of work to take the loss, his first of the season to even his record at 1-1.

Salazar, who threw 6.2 innings and allowed two earned runs on eight hits, picked up his 11th win of the season to improve his record to 11-3.

Cody Allen, who pitched a scoreless 9th inning, earned his 20th save of the season for the Indians.

The Royals and Indians will do battle in a day game tomorrow at 1:15 p.m.

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DeMarre Carroll brings "Junkyard Dog" mindset to basketball camp http://www.komu.com/news/demarre-carroll-brings-junkyard-dog-mindset-to-basketball-camp/ http://www.komu.com/news/demarre-carroll-brings-junkyard-dog-mindset-to-basketball-camp/ Sports Mon, 18 Jul 2016 6:46:28 PM Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter DeMarre Carroll brings

COLUMBIA - Former Missouri basketball player DeMarre Carroll describes his basketball camp as "gritty" and "grimy," which is fitting considering his nickname is "The Junkyard Dog."

"You gonna get sweaty, you gonna get dirty, you gonna get some bumps and bruises. That's the type of camp I want, and that's the type of camp these kids need to get to the next level they need to get to," Carroll said. 

The Toronto Raptors forward brought his "gritty and grimy" basketball camp to Columbia kids on Monday at Tolton Catholic High School. 

"We really pay attention to the kids," Carroll said. "We try to split them up in a lot of stations, do a lot of one-on-one things, and I feel like that's the difference."

Assistant coaches for the camp include former Missouri Tiger Mike Anderson Jr., Columbia College guard Pep Stanciel and Carroll's brother DeAndre Carroll.

"All of these different coaches bring a different aspect, especially things I've learned myself going from Alabama, going from Atlanta, going to Arkansas for basketball camps, etc," Carroll said. "I feel like all these coaches bring different things to this camp, and I feel like it's gonna help these kids get better."

Carroll makes it a point to come back to Columbia for his basketball camp every year. 

"Most guys in the NBA, they go to camps every so often. But I come everyday and I show up," Carroll said.

Camp assistant coach Michael Jackson said people take notice of Carroll's presence at his camp.

"He plays in the NBA so [he doesn't] really have a lot of free time," Jackson said. "He's willing to put his time in, come back year after year for the community."

Jackson said Carroll's efforts to grow the Columbia basketball community go further than just his camps. 

"He's sponsoring an AAU team here to get basketball going even bigger here in Columbia, so he's dedicating his money and time to get that going," Jackson said.

According to Carroll, he will expand his AAU team "Team Carroll" from one Columbia team to three teams in the future. 

He said the Columbia community makes him feel at home whenever he visits, which is why he gives back to it. 

"I'm a Mizzou alumni, and I bleed gold and black, and I always try to come back because this is my home," Carroll said. "This is my home away from home, so I feel like every time I come back people are welcoming me with open arms."

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MIzzou DE Charles Harris could be next man up to represent "D-Line Zou" http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-de-charles-harris-could-be-next-man-up-to-represent-d-line-zou-/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-de-charles-harris-could-be-next-man-up-to-represent-d-line-zou-/ Sports Sun, 17 Jul 2016 9:15:11 PM Chris Turner, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter MIzzou DE Charles Harris could be next man up to represent

HOOVER, ALABAMA - Aldon Smith, Sheldon Richardson, Kony Ealy, Markus Golden, and Shane Ray. 

Since 2011, Missouri football has had five defensive lineman selected in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, strengthening the "D-Line Zou" reputation that the Missouri program powers itself on. 

Junior Defensive Lineman Charles Harris could be the sixth. 

Following a 2015 season in which he led the Southeastern Conference in tackles for loss (18.5), and the team in sacks (7.0), Harris is receiving recognition from around the country before the 2016 season begins. He was selected to both the Bednarik and Nagurksi award watch lists, given to the best defensive player in college football. At SEC Media Days last week, Harris was voted to the preseason All-SEC second team, the only Tiger to be voted to the preseason all-conference team. 

"I had to look up those awards," Harris said. "I had to look them up and see what they actually meant. It's kind of 'embarassing', but at the same time its kind of fun not knowing exactly what's going on. It's just another award I can strive to achieve."

The Tigers finished last year at 5-7, just short of a third straight bowl berth. Despite the early end to the season, Missouri finished as one of the best defenses in college football, ranking 6th in total defense. Harris will be looked at as a leader of a defense that returns almost its entire front seven. 

"I want him to be him," said new head coach Barry Odom. "We've talked a number of times on, you know, you do carry a heavy weight on your shoulders on being really good."

"For the most part, there's no extra pressure," Harris said. "It's just another season, another game. If I don't perform, I don't perform. I'm not going to beat myself up for that. And not anything else or anyone else." 

The tradition of "D-Line Zou" is something Harris holds very close, understanding how important having that pipeline can be to the development of his game and others. 

"Markus Golden, that's my big brother. said Harris. "Shane, that's my big brother too. We had Michael, we had Kony, you had Markus, you had Shane. They didn't have anyone else to look up to. Now that we already have those guys that's already there in the league who have experience, it's really our duty to take advantage of that." 

Pro Football Focus and Sports Illustrated project Harris to be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Another big season will keep him rising on many draft boards. 

"Charles is a freak." said Senior Linebacker Michael Scherer. "If you thought what he did last year was good, you're going to be excited to see him this year."


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Royals score 4 in big 1st inning, ease past Tigers 8-4 http://www.komu.com/news/royals-score-4-in-big-1st-inning-ease-past-tigers-8-4/ http://www.komu.com/news/royals-score-4-in-big-1st-inning-ease-past-tigers-8-4/ Sports Sat, 16 Jul 2016 9:42:16 PM The Associated Press Royals score 4 in big 1st inning, ease past Tigers 8-4

DETROIT (AP) — Salvador Perez singled, doubled, scored a run and drew two of Kansas City's seven walks as the Royals eased to an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

Kansas City scored four runs in the first inning off Mike Pelfrey, who didn't make it out of the second. Every hitter in the Royals' lineup scored exactly once except right fielder Paulo Orlando.

Danny Duffy (5-1) allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings for Kansas City. He struck out seven and walked one.

Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, but the Tigers were facing a significant deficit before they even came up to bat for the first time. Pelfrey (2-9) allowed five runs, four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.

Royals closer Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation. He'd been out since June 30 with a right forearm strain.


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Wainwright throws 3-hitter, Cardinals blank Marlins 5-0 http://www.komu.com/news/wainwright-throws-3-hitter-cardinals-blank-marlins-5-0/ http://www.komu.com/news/wainwright-throws-3-hitter-cardinals-blank-marlins-5-0/ Sports Sat, 16 Jul 2016 9:12:48 PM The Associated Press Wainwright throws 3-hitter, Cardinals blank Marlins 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw a three-hit shutout to keep rolling in July, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Miami Marlins' four-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory Saturday night.

Jhonny Peralta homered and Stephen Piscotty had two hits, a walk and two RBIs.

Wainwright (9-5) struck out five with two walks and didn't allow a hit until Adeiny Hechavarria doubled to open the sixth. The team's longtime ace received a standing ovation in the eighth before striking out for the fourth straight time, then retired the 2-3-4 hitters in order to end it.

The 6-foot-7 right-hander is 3-0 in three starts this month, allowing one run in 22 innings. The shutout was the 10th of his career and first since Sept. 17, 2014, against the Brewers.


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Royals reinstate closer Wade Davis from disabled list http://www.komu.com/news/royals-reinstate-closer-wade-davis-from-disabled-list/ http://www.komu.com/news/royals-reinstate-closer-wade-davis-from-disabled-list/ Sports Sat, 16 Jul 2016 5:28:57 PM The Associated Press Royals reinstate closer Wade Davis from disabled list

DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have reinstated closer Wade Davis from the 15-day disabled list.

Davis hasn't pitched since June 30 because of a strained right forearm. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 19 saves in 30 games.

Kansas City also optioned right-hander Brooks Pounders to Triple-A Omaha before Saturday night's game at Detroit.

Davis has been one of the key components to a bullpen that has led the Royals to back-to-back American League pennants and a World Series title last season. He went 8-1 with a 0.94 ERA and 17 saves in 2015. The previous year, he was 9-2 with a 1.00 ERA.


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Lowary announces transfer to Oklahoma http://www.komu.com/news/lowary-announces-transfer-to-oklahoma/ http://www.komu.com/news/lowary-announces-transfer-to-oklahoma/ Sports Sat, 16 Jul 2016 5:00:28 PM Marissa Rubino, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Lowary announces transfer to Oklahoma

COLUMBIA - Paige Lowary announced Friday that she will transfer to the Univeristy of Oklahoma.

The Sooners are the reigning NCAA champions.

Lowary was 43-15 in two years with the MU Softball program. She helped take the Tigers to an NCAA super regional in May. The Iowa native struck out 151 batters in 198 innings this season.


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Porter Jr. commits to Washington http://www.komu.com/news/porter-jr-commits-to-washington/ http://www.komu.com/news/porter-jr-commits-to-washington/ Sports Sat, 16 Jul 2016 4:48:43 PM Marissa Rubino, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Porter Jr. commits to Washington

COLUMBIA - Five-star basketball recruit and former Father Tolton Catholic High School player Michael Porter Jr. announced Friday that he will commit to the University of Washington.

Washington hired Porter Jr.'s father, Michael Porter Sr., for an assistant coaching position back in May. Porter Jr.'s brother, Jontay Porter, Class of 2018, committed to play for the Huskies last August.

MU was one of the five school's in the Columbia native's short list and Porter Sr. previously assistant coached for the MU's Women's Basketball team. Porter Jr.'s two sisters, Cierra and Bri, both play for Missouri and have committed to remain in Columbia. Porter Jr. played three years at Tolton and helped them win a state championship last year.

247Sports recently bumped the 6-foot-9 small forward to the No. 1 spot for their Class of 2017 Top 247 rankings. Porter Jr. recently contributed 33 points to a championship win at the Peach Jam EYBL finals for his team, Mokan Elite.


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Missouri Names Wren Baker as interim athletic director http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-names-wren-baker-as-interim-athletic-director/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-names-wren-baker-as-interim-athletic-director/ Sports Wed, 13 Jul 2016 3:29:52 PM Ben Burke, KOMU 8 News Digital Producer Missouri Names Wren Baker as interim athletic director

COLUMBIA - Shortly after news broke that Missouri Athletic Director Mack Rhoades would be leaving to take over the same position at Baylor, Chancellor Foley named Wren Baker as the interim AD Wednesday.

 Baker had been serving as the deputy athletic director at Missouri. Before that, he was had a similar position at the University of Memphis.

Baker has been the athletic director at two different universities: Northwest Missouri State and Rogers State. 

In a statement, Foley said the Baker "has an impressive background and will bring stability to the athletic department."


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Missouri Athletic Director to leave, take over at Baylor http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-athletic-director-to-leave-take-over-at-baylor/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-athletic-director-to-leave-take-over-at-baylor/ Sports Wed, 13 Jul 2016 1:53:24 PM Ben Burke, KOMU 8 News Digital Producer & Chris Gervino, KOMU 8 Sports Director Missouri Athletic Director to leave, take over at Baylor

COLUMBIA - Missouri Athletic Director Mack Rhoades will leave the university to take over as the vice president and director of athletics at Baylor University.

KOMU 8 Sports Director Chris Gervino confirmed the move Thursday.

After 14 months at Missouri, Rhoades will walk into a Baylor program in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that saw the removal of both its athletic director and head football coach.

"While my family is excited to start this new chapter in our lives, we do so with great appreciation for our time at Mizzou... Thank you to the fans... The coaches, staff, and student-athletes are deserving of your continued support," Rhoades said via press release. 

Many former Missouri athletes reacted to Rhoades leaving, such as Former Missouri wide reciever Jeremy Maclin. 

"I normally don't speak on stuff like this but glad Mack left... we are a different breed in Como. It's family first he lacked that mentality," Maclin said on Twitter.

Rhoades will have an introductory press conference at Baylor on July 18.


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Hosmer, Perez lift AL to 4-2 All-Star win, Series home field http://www.komu.com/news/hosmer-perez-lift-al-to-4-2-all-star-win-series-home-field/ http://www.komu.com/news/hosmer-perez-lift-al-to-4-2-all-star-win-series-home-field/ Sports Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:52:08 PM The Associated Press Hosmer, Perez lift AL to 4-2 All-Star win, Series home field

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title.

The Royals duo homered off former Kansas City teammate Johnny Cueto during a six-pitch span in the second inning, Hosmer added an RBI single and the American League beat the Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win in the All-Star game.

David Ortiz found himself in the middle of the most touching moment at Petco Park, embraced by his AL teammates near first base after exiting his final All-Star Game. The popular Big Papi plans to retire at 40 after this season with Boston.

Kris Bryant of the Cubs led the parade of sparkling young talent with a first-inning home run. Dellin Betances flashed his 100 mph heat and Astros reliever Will Harris came on to throw a called third strike past Cardinals rookie Aledmys Diaz on a 3-2 pitch on the outside corner with the bases loaded to end the eighth.


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