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    Sophie Cunningham named to 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 Championship trials team

    Sophie Cunningham named to 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 Championship trials team

    Posted 6:11 PM 5/6/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    OLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Incoming Mizzou women's basketball freshman and McDonalds All-American Sophie Cunningham was named to the 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team Trials roster, as announced today by USA Basketball.

    Trials to select the 12 members who will comprise (More)

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    NASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals

    NASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals

    Posted 5:47 PM 5/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - NASCAR star Clint Bowyer was on hand at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to watch his beloved Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians.

    A guest of the Royals and manager Ned Yost, Bowyer was given a full uniform - No. 15, of course - and took batting practice (More)

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    No. 13 Missouri softball rolls on in SEC Tournament

    No. 13 Missouri softball rolls on in SEC Tournament

    Posted 4:04 PM 5/6/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The No. 13, 7-seed Missouri softball team (39-13) won its first round SEC Tournament game, run-ruling 10-seed Mississippi State (35-19) 9-0 in six innings.

    Sophomore pitcher Tori Finucane (19-8) allowed just one hit with two walks and two strikeouts in a complete (More)

  • Sports

    Hosmer brings around four in Royals victory

    Hosmer brings around four in Royals victory

    Posted 9:05 PM 5/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer, Jason Vargas shut down the Indians for the second straight start, and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night.

    Hosmer also had an RBI triple in the eighth inning, and Alex Gordon drove in another run (More)

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    William Woods golfers capture title

    William Woods golfers capture title

    Posted 8:19 PM 5/5/2015 by Justin Cowan, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The No. 3 ranked William Woods University men's golf team secured the American Midwest Conference (AMC) title on Tuesday. 

    Sophomore Billie McKenzie won the event outright for the Owls finishing with a 5-over par 221. Matt Wells finished second, and Julian Taylor and David Houlding finished tied for fourth.

    With the win, the Owls earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida, from May 19 to May 22.

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    Welch named pitcher of the week for third time

    Welch named pitcher of the week for third time

    Posted 7:51 PM 5/5/2015 by Justin Cowan, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Paxton Welch was named the American Midwest Conference (AMC) pitcher of the week on Tuesday for the third time this season. The Columbia College Cougar pitcher won four games on the week, and held an ERA of 1.0. 

    Welch recorded wins against Lyon, Missouri Baptist, Lindenwood-Belleville and Park University to secure the teams first AMC Championship in five years.

    Columbia College will start the post season in the NAIA opening round on May 11.

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    Young Tiger fan forms bond with Missouri Softball team

    Posted 10:30 AM 5/5/2015 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - It's a sunny Sunday afternoon, which means 10-year-old Ryleigh Patience is outside practicing her softball skills in her front yard.

    Patience discovered a love for the sport because it was one of the few she could participate in after doctors diagnosed her with MPS 1, or (More)

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    Local Scores: Monday, May 4

    Local Scores: Monday, May 4

    Posted 9:06 PM 5/4/2015 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI: Here are your local scores from around the area for May 4th, 2015:

    High School Girls Soccer:

    Southern Boone 3

    Fatima 0

    High School Baseball:

    California 2

    Battle 12

  • Baseball

    Cardinals win in extras again, beat Pirates 3-2 in 14

    Cardinals win in extras again, beat Pirates 3-2 in 14

    Posted 5:44 PM 5/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kolten Wong homered in the 14th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in extra innings for the third straight time, 3-2 on Sunday.

    The Cardinals posted three extra-inning wins in a row for the first time since July 2006, when they twice beat (More)

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    Ole Miss avoids sweep against No. 21 Mizzou baseball

    Ole Miss avoids sweep against No. 21 Mizzou baseball

    Posted 5:02 PM 5/3/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 21 Mizzou baseball (28-20, 14-10 SEC) was unable to complete its comeback against Ole Miss Sunday afternoon at Taylor Stadium. With the win, the Rebels prevented the Mizzou sweep. Sikes Orvis had two homeruns.

    Orvis' homers came in back-to-back at bats in the second and (More)

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    Cabrera, Sanchez carry Tigers to 6-4 victory over Royals

    Cabrera, Sanchez carry Tigers to 6-4 victory over Royals

    Posted 3:01 PM 5/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Anibal Sanchez carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series.

    Alex Avila also drove in three runs for the Tigers (More)

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

    Posted 2:55 PM 5/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family.

    Earnhardt won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in front of an adoring crowd that gave him a rousing ovation as he pumped his fist outside the (More)

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    Mizzou softballs earns an extra-innings win over No. 1 Florida

    Mizzou softballs earns an extra-innings win over No. 1 Florida

    Posted 2:22 PM 5/3/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Freshman pitcher Paige Lowary threw her best game of the season en route to the Tigers downing No. 1 Florida in eight innings, 3-2. She pitched 8.0 innings, giving up only two runs on three hits and four walks, while striking out seven batters.

    Redshirt junior OF Taylor (More)

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  • Softball. Mizzou Softball Falls in Opening Super Regional Game at UCLA

    A powerful third inning for Mizzou Softball was not enough to hold off No. 7 UCLA in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional at Easton Stadium on Saturday, with the hometown Bruins taking a 7-4 result.

  • W. Volleyball. Tigers Enjoy Record Setting Success In The Classroom

    The 2014-15 academic year at the University of Missouri has concluded, and Mizzou volleyball finished with the team's highest GPA in over a decade. The 14 girl roster posted a Spring 2015 semester GPA of 3.55 and finished with a cumulative 3.51 GPA this past school year.

  • Softball. Mizzou Softball Set for UCLA Super Regional

    No. 10-seed Mizzou Softall is set to face No. 7 UCLA in a best-of-three series at the Los Angeles Super Regional from May 23-24. All games will be televised on ESPNU. Saturday's Super Regional opener is slated to begin at 7 p.m. CT.

  • Track. Track & Field Earns 24 NCAA Prelim Qualifiers

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Twenty-four Tigers will move onto the second stage of the 2015 outdoor post-season, as their marks were good for qualification into the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round in Austin, Tx., from May 28-30. The NCAA released the list of final entries on Thursday (May 21), which is...

  • Baseball. Mizzou Closes SEC Tournament With 4-3 Loss to Alabama

    Alabama catcher Will Haynie hit a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning as Mizzou baseball was eliminated from the SEC Tournament with a 4-3 loss on Thursday morning (May 21) at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The loss drops the Tigers to 30-28 on the season while Alabama...