Rock Bridge Tennis Coach Ben Loeb talks success, new book
Posted on 15 July 2018 at 9:44pm
COLUMBIA - Rock Bridge Tennis Coach Ben Loeb sat down with KOMU 8's Chris Gervino to talk about his success as a coach and new book.
Catch "Sports Xtra with Chris Gervino" every Sunday at 10:30 p.m.
Karissa Schweizer nominated for NCAA honor
Posted on 12 July 2018 at 8:22pm
COLUMBIA - Mizzou track and field alum, Karissa Schweizer, was nominated for one more NCAA honor on Thursday.
The eight-time SEC conference champion, was announced as a candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Schweizer is one of 581 female college athletes in contention for the honor.
KC Royals lose series against Boston Red Sox
Posted on 8 July 2018 at 9:36pm
KANSAS CITY - The Boston Red Sox swept the series against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
The Red Sox were on the board first, but the Royals took a 2-1 lead in the 3rd.
Cardinals series against the Giants ends in a split
Posted on 8 July 2018 at 9:03pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The St. Louis Cardinals ended the 4-game series in a split against the San Francisco Giants.
The Cardinals were first to get on the board in the 2nd inning after a homer from second baseman Yairo Munoz.
Royals face tough weekend series with Boston
Posted on 5 July 2018 at 9:49pm
KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals will host the Boston Red Sox in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium that kicks off on Friday.
Boston is slated to throw its top three pitchers in Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello.
Cardinals open pivotal weekend series vs Braves
Posted on 29 June 2018 at 6:26pm
COLUMBIA - St. Louis is looking into a tough series this weekend, opening an important three game stand against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium.
The Braves, who are at the top of the National League East, have re-activated star rookie outfielder Ronald Acuña, who has been out the past month with a right knee injury. Prior to the injury, Acuña was batting .265 with five home runs.
UPDATE: MU responds to discrimination lawsuit by former track coach
Posted on 28 June 2018 at 11:06am
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri sent a statement to KOMU 8 News on Friday in response to a lawsuit filed by a former Mizzou track coach.
Carjay Lyles filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging racial discrimination while he was an employee.
Serena Williams at No. 25 in post-pregnancy Wimbledon return
Posted on 27 June 2018 at 8:54am
(AP) - Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby, a decision by the All England Club announced Wednesday that elevates the tournament's seven-time champion above her ranking of 183rd.
While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events based on their pre-absence ranking, there is no guarantee of a seeding, a policy which has been the subject of much debate in recent months because of Williams' status. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year.
Jefferson City teen to compete in CrossFit Games
Posted on 14 July 2018 at 7:50pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A 17-year-old from Jefferson City will be competing at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, in August.
It will be Noah Casey's third time appearance in the event. This year, he'll be going against 19 of the best 16 and 17-year-old athletes from across the globe, hoping to be crowned the "Fittest on Earth".
Michael Porter Jr. drafted by Denver Nuggets at 14th overall
Posted on 20 June 2018 at 10:29pm
NEW YORK - Former Missouri basketball standout Michael Porter Jr. was selected by the Denver Nuggets at No. 14 in the 2018 NBA Draft Thursday night.
The 6-foot-11, 19-year-old forward will join Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray in Denver, which just missed the playoffs last season, finishing 46-36.