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    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

    Cain's RBI (More)

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    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week one

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week one

    Posted 9:28 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs begin Friday night. Every team gets into the playoffs but for those who lose, their season is over.

    There are a lot of intriguing matchups. Jefferson City hosts Hickman in a rivalry rematch. Battle has its first ever playoff game. Rock (More)

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    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    Posted 6:44 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs began Friday night.

    Blair Oaks beat Boonville 37-7 in the KOMU 8 Sports game of the week. The Falcons will play Fulton next week.

    Several teams advanced with shutouts, including Jefferson City scoring 39 against Hickman and Moberly (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: Homecoming preview and predictions

    Posted 3:41 PM 10/24/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm hosting a weekly Mizzou football webcast to get you ready for gameday. Every week, I'll breakdown three things you need to know about the upcoming matchup. This week, Mizzou plays its Homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m. CT

    Note: To (More)

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    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    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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    Local Scores: Thursday, Oct. 13

    Local Scores: Thursday, Oct. 13

    Posted 9:47 PM 10/23/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI- Here are some local scores from Thursday, Oct. 23. 

    Women's College Soccer

    Freed-Hardeman defeats Stephens College 6-1

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    California player wears pink socks for deceased mother

    Posted 5:17 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MONITEAU - When the calendar pages flip to October, the colors you normally think of are red, brown, and orange.

    But Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought a new color to that palette: pink.

    "Everyone has somebody in the family that's been touched by cancer in some way," (More)

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    Royals fans show how patience, loyalty can pay off

    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)

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    Opening Drive, previewing high school football: district playoffs

    Posted 2:48 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOUM 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On this week's episode of Opening Drive, find out why the color pink means a little bit more to one California football player and how one Tolton man won the drawing of a lifetime.

    Then, our hosts take a look at where every team in the mid-Missouri area is playing for the district playoffs.

    Finally, we preview the best playoff matchups this week. 

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    Local high school teammates bonded by more than football

    Posted 2:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - Many teams base their success on the number of wins and losses at the end of the season.

    The Missouri Military Academy Colonels are not one of those teams.

    On paper, this small college preparatory school in Mexico, MO is failing on the football field. Over a stretch of (More)

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    Kansas City Royals team name inspired by historic livestock show

    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)

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    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Posted 10:50 PM 10/22/2014 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)

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    Royals fans paying top dollar for games 1 and 2

    Posted 4:40 PM 10/22/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The last time the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, 25 players on the current active 40-man roster had not yet been born. 

    It's been 29 years since the Commissioner's Trophy has (More)

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