• Baseball

    Royals hope World Series adds to city's history

    Posted 6:42 PM 10/21/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Royals have called Kansas City home since 1969, but before the Royals, there was Municipal Stadium. 

    Built in 1923 Municipal Stadium, originally named Muehlebach Field, hosted all of Kansas City's sports teams. The Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League were first (More)

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  • Football

    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Posted 5:56 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

    Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after (More)

  • Baseball

    Viewer pick BBQ joint welcomes Royals fans

    Posted 4:52 PM 10/21/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - We asked viewers on our Facebook page what their favorite Kansas City barbeque place was, and Oklahoma Joe's came away the big winner.

    The barbecue joint opened its doors Tuesday morning to a pack of hungry baseball fans eager to indulge in Kansas City-style barbecue.

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  • Baseball

    Lifelong Royals fan prepares for her first World Series game

    Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Tuesday is game one of the World Series. It's the first time in nearly 30 years that the Royals will be there, bringing back fond memories for many Kansas City fans.

    Alison Schenkelberg is an MU Law student originally from Kansas City. She said she grew up going to games with (More)

  • Baseball

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Posted 8:25 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

    Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout.

    "I (More)

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  • Sports

    Local Scores: Monday, Oct. 20

    Local Scores: Monday, Oct. 20

    Posted 10:14 PM 10/20/2014 by Stephanie Lorenc, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores from Monday, October 20.

    High School Volleyball Districts
    Russellville defeated North Callaway 25-17, 27-25

    High School Soccer
    Southern Boone defeated Jefferson City 2-0

     

  • Baseball

    Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Posted 8:04 PM 10/20/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - The Kansas City Royals have made it farther than the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season baseball for the first time in 29 years, but this won't make it any easier to find the Royals on the dial for the 2014 World Series.

    There are only three Royals affiliate radio stations in (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Murphy and Ray receive all-SEC weekly honors

    Murphy and Ray receive all-SEC weekly honors

    Posted 6:08 PM 10/20/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou tailback Marcus Murphy hauled in another award from the SEC and defensive end Shane Ray tallied his third honor from the conference this year.

    The SEC named Murphy as the All-SEC Special Team's Player of the Week, and it named Ray Defensive Lineman of the Week after a (More)

  • Friday Night Fever

    Week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Poll results are no longer available.

    Posted 12:23 PM 10/20/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week! What an end to the regular season of mid-Missouri high school football. Voting for the final plays of the week ends Friday at 3 p.m. and make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 6 to see the results.

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    Mizzou to host Kentucky, SEC Network pre-game show

    Mizzou to host Kentucky, SEC Network pre-game show

    Posted 11:32 AM 10/20/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Tiger fans will have an action packed day of SEC football when the Kentucky Wildcats come to town on Nov. 1. On Monday, the Southeastern Conference announced the game will kickoff at 3 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.

    In addition to the game, the SEC Network's (More)

  • News

    Rams fans and Ferguson protestors clash outside Rams game

    Rams fans and Ferguson protestors clash outside Rams game

    Posted 10:04 PM 10/19/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say two women have been arrested after dozens of Rams fans and Ferguson protesters clashed outside the Edward Jones Dome.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one protester tried to jab a Rams fan with a pole bearing an upside down American flag on Sunday (More)

  • Sports

    Blues begin season with hopes of hoisting cup

    Blues begin season with hopes of hoisting cup

    Posted 6:51 PM 10/19/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - The 2014-2015 NHL season is now well under way. For the St. Louis Blues, it's another season filled with hopes and dreams of capturing the franchise's first Stanley Cup Championship.

    The 2013 season was a roller-coaster ride for the Blues.

    There were the highs of " (More)

  • Football

    Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts

    Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts

    Posted 6:23 PM 10/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers' five-game winning streak.

    The Chiefs moved into field goal range thanks to Alex Smith, who completed three straight (More)

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