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    Heyward leads Cardinals past Marlins

    Heyward leads Cardinals past Marlins

    Posted 5:30 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    JUPITER, Florida (AP) - Miami's Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in his first two at-bats in a major league game since being struck in the face by a pitch last September, and Jason Heyward singled in his first at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, a 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday.

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    Darvish leaves Rangers' 5-4 loss to Royals after 1 inning

    Darvish leaves Rangers' 5-4 loss to Royals after 1 inning

    Posted 5:23 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    SURPRISE, Arizona (AP) - Rangers ace Yu Darvish left his spring training debut with tightness in his right triceps after pitching a scoreless inning in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

    Darvish, who ended last season on the DL with elbow inflammation, felt tightness warming up (More)

  • Football

    Chiefs release LB Joe Mays to create salary cap space

    Chiefs release LB Joe Mays to create salary cap space

    Posted 5:19 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Thursday as they attempt to free up much-needed salary cap space before the start of free agency next week.

    The Chiefs saved about $3 million by parting with Mays, who started last season on injured reserve (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Mizzou hosts National College Wheelchair basketball tournament

    Posted 2:44 PM 3/5/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers are vying for a national championship this weekend, only not in the sport you might think. 

    Mizzou is hosting the men's and women's National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament from Thursday through Saturday at the Mizzou Rec (More)

  • Sports

    NO. 1 Wrestling host 2015 MAC Championships this weekend Hearnes Center

    NO. 1 Wrestling host 2015 MAC Championships this weekend Hearnes Center

    Posted 2:37 PM 3/5/2015 by Stephanie Lorenc, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA, MO. - After a program defining regular season, No. 1 Mizzou wrestling is set to begin postseason play this weekend at the Hearnes Center with the 2015 MAC Championships. The tigers till be facing opponents from Old Dominion, Central Michigan, Northern Iowa, Ohio, Kent (More)

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  • Baseball

    Hosmer, Morales, Rios power Royals to 13-2 win over Rangers

    Hosmer, Morales, Rios power Royals to 13-2 win over Rangers

    Posted 5:21 PM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    SURPRISE, Arizona (AP) - Eric Hosmer joined Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios in hitting consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams.

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    Shamburger leads Missouri to 63-61 win over Auburn

    Posted 11:30 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Keith Shamburger thought about diving. The Missouri Tigers are glad he didn't.

    After watching teammate Montaque Gill-Caesar poke the ball away from Auburn's Cinmeon Bowers Tuesday night, the senior instead grabbed it and drained a 10-footer with 10.9 seconds remaining to (More)

  • Sports

    Local Scores: Tuesday, March 3

    Local Scores: Tuesday, March 3

    Posted 10:09 PM 3/3/2015 by Justin Cowan KOMU Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are some scores from around the area on Tuesday, March 3:

    Men's College Basketball

    Central Methodist 78

    Graceland 70

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  • Sports

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Posted 2:22 PM 3/3/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Due to inclement weather, the following sporting events involving mid-Missouri teams have been either rescheduled or canceled.

    Mizzou baseball: the midweek series against Central Arkansas, originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (March 3-4) at Taylor (More)

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    Local Scores: Monday, March 2

    Local Scores: Monday, March 2

    Posted 5:54 PM 3/2/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI: Here are your local scores from around the area for Monday, March 2nd, 2015:

    Girls High School Basketball

    Fulton: 59

    Hannibal: 33 

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  • Sports

    CMU baseball and softball players dominate HAAC weekly awards

    CMU baseball and softball players dominate HAAC weekly awards

    Posted 3:42 PM 3/2/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    FAYETTE - The Central Methodist University baseball and softball teams swept the Heart of America Athletic Conference's weekly awards, as Eagles players won Player and Pitcher of the Week in both sports.

    In baseball, the Eagles swept a four-game series with Williams Baptist to improve to (More)

  • Sports

    Blues acquire D Zbynek Michalek from Coyotes

    Blues acquire D Zbynek Michalek from Coyotes

    Posted 2:45 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues bolstered a defense that's been without All-Star Kevin Shattenkirk for a month, acquiring veteran Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes for prospect Maxim Letunov.

    The 32-year-old Michalek also is out (More)

  • Baseball

    Wainwright throws first bullpen since injury last week

    Wainwright throws first bullpen since injury last week

    Posted 2:28 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JUPITER, Florida (AP) - Adam Wainwright bumped fists and smiled following a short bullpen session on Monday, the first since straining his abdominal muscle a week ago.

    Wainwright didn't use maximum effort for most of the 30-plus pitch session, but did turn it up for the final five pitches (More)

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