• Baseball

    Cardinals put catcher Tony Cruz on paternity leave

    Cardinals put catcher Tony Cruz on paternity leave

    Posted 6:13 PM 4/10/2015 by The Associated Press

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Cardinals reserve catcher Tony Cruz has been placed on paternity leave before the first game in a series against the Cincinnati Reds.

    The Cardinals called up catcher Ed Easley from Triple-A Memphis on Friday for his major league debut. Easley, 29, has played 646 games in (More)

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  • Sports

    Civil war artifact up for grabs between rival schools

    Posted 5:58 PM 4/10/2015 by Madi Morris, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri/Kansas Border War continues as the two schools' club lacrosse teams play for an old civil war artifact. 

    Although Kansas and Missouri have played each other in club lacrosse since the start of the programs, the Border War trophy didn't come into play until (More)

  • Football

    Suit seeks clarity on funding for St. Louis stadium

    Suit seeks clarity on funding for St. Louis stadium

    Posted 2:44 PM 4/10/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Regional Complex and Sports Authority is asking a court to clarify whether the city can contribute tax money for a new NFL stadium without a public vote.

    A lawsuit filed Friday seeks clarity as part of the effort to develop a new open-air stadium and keep the (More)

  • Sports

    Blues beat Blackhawks 2-1, clinch division title

    Blues beat Blackhawks 2-1, clinch division title

    Posted 11:22 PM 4/9/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis trailed first-place Nashville by nine points in the Central Division on Feb. 24. On Thursday night, the Blues celebrated their first division title since 2011-12.

    Paul Stastny scored the clincher, Dmitrij Jaskin broke a 16-game scoreless string and Jake Allen (More)

  • Sports

    Local Scores: Thursday, April 9

    Local Scores: Thursday, April 9

    Posted 9:19 PM 4/9/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are your local scores from around the area for Thursday, April 9, 2015:

    NCAA Baseball:

    Mizzou falls to Tennessee in series opener, 5-2.

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    Mizzou baseball drops series opener to Tennessee

    Mizzou baseball drops series opener to Tennessee

    Posted 9:16 PM 4/9/2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The No. 20 Mizzou baseball team dropped its series opener against Tennessee, 5-2, on Thursday night. The loss drops the Tigers to 22-12 and 8-5 in SEC play (7-3 against SEC East teams). Junior Reggie McClain allowed just three hits through four innings but (More)

  • Sports

    Local golf courses see increase in business after Masters

    Posted 7:42 PM 4/9/2015 by Chinmay Vaidya and Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Even though the Masters golf tournament takes place in Georgia, local golf courses feel the effects of "a tradition like no other." 

    Lake of the Woods Golf Course expects to see more people on the course after tournament weekend. Evan Henderson, an employee at the course (More)

  • Baseball

    Royals beat White Sox 4-1 for season-opening 3-game sweep

    Royals beat White Sox 4-1 for season-opening 3-game sweep

    Posted 6:16 PM 4/9/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Edinson Volquez must have gotten tired from all the times he tipped his cap.

    He certainly didn't labor much on the mound.

    Volquez dazzled over eight innings in his Royals debut, and Kansas City's defense made a series of spectacular plays behind him in a 4-1 (More)

  • Sports

    Carl Edwards racing for $1 million charity bonus

    Carl Edwards racing for $1 million charity bonus

    Posted 10:05 AM 4/9/2015 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Columbia's Carl Edwards will be racing for an extra $1 million on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. If Edwards wins the Duck Commander 500, his sponsor Stanley will donate the $1 million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation.

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  • Sports

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Posted 9:29 AM 4/9/2015 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

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

    Lincoln University: instead of playing four games across three days, the Lincoln baseball team will now host Northeastern State for a (More)

  • Baseball

    Cain comes through in 8th with 2-run homer for Royals

    Cain comes through in 8th with 2-run homer for Royals

    Posted 10:44 PM 4/8/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night.

    Cain homered off Zach Putnam (0-1), the fourth White Sox pitcher, after Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a (More)

  • Sports

    Local Scores: Wednesday, April 8

    Local Scores: Wednesday, April 8

    Posted 8:55 PM 4/8/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores from Wednesday, April 8:

    High School Boys Baseball

    North Callaway 1

    Bowling Green 4

     

  • Basketball

    Central Methodist signs JUCO center

    Central Methodist signs JUCO center

    Posted 4:46 PM 4/8/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    FAYETTE - Central Methodist University's men's basketball team added a big presence in the low post with the signing of 6'7" center Jasmin Biberovikj Wednesday.

    Biberovikj, a native of Bitola, Macedonia, played the last two seasons at Danville Area Community College in Illinois following a (More)

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