Female official to call SEMO game at Kansas
DALLAS -- The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine "Cat" Conti will be on the crew for Kansas' season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State...
Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby paints gloomy picture for pending change
DALLAS -- Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. "You're going to hate it going forward," Bowlsby said. "There's a lot of change coming." During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the "strange environment" that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools...
Wide reciever Austin better prepared for second season with St. Louis
The former first-round draft pick scored six TDs as a rookie
Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer' against doping
CARCASSONNE, France -- Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. ...
Chiefs enter camp with higher expectations, less uncertainty
Kansas City is coming off an 11-5 season that included a playoff appearance
McIlroys have double success at British Open
HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday. The BBC said McIlroy's father, Gerry, and three of Gerry's friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 on McIlroy winning the British Open before he turned 26...
Rams linebacker, NBA player arrested in Florida
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities say two professional athletes have been arrested after a fight outside a Miami Beach nightclub. Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer said St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were arrested early Sunday outside Dream Nightclub in South Beach...
Redbirds rally but falter late
ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a tie-breaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night. The Dodgers pulled into a virtual tie for first place with San Francisco in the NL West despite a so-so outing from Clayton Kershaw, whose run of seven straight starts allowing one or fewer runs came to an end. ...
Norwegian wins 15th Tour stage; Nibali holds lead
NIMES, France -- Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming -- their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a runaway train and plowed past the huffing breakaway duo in the final milliseconds. Stage 15 belonged to Norwegian speedster Alexander Kristoff, his second stage victory in this Tour...
Big 12 media days begin with focus on favored Oklahoma
The new-look Big 12 is ready for some football. OK, the conference's logo is what's new this year. There are no changes in the makeup or format of the 10-team league, the only power conference with a round-robin schedule that determines a champion without an extra game...
Watson adds to his British Open magic
HOYLAKE, England -- Tom Watson's ball rolled on to the 18th green at Royal Liverpool on Sunday, and most of the spectators in the horseshoe grandstand gave him a prolonged standing ovation. And even a few shouts of "C'mon, Tom." The five-time British Open champion, doffing his cap as he walked up the fairway, has a way of doing that to a crowd, especially in Great Britain...
Former NFL players sue union
NEW YORK -- Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries. The lawsuit on behalf of Smith, Ladell Betts, Anthony Davis, Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks was filed Thursday in the U.S. ...
Adam Wainwright explains his comments at All-Star game
Cardinals pitcher said he didn’t intentionally throw Jeter ‘pipe shots’
Former Mizzou football player Aldon Smith sentenced to probation
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Former Missouri standout and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges...
Woods keeps going wrong direction, sits 19 shots behind leader
HOYLAKE, England -- Tiger Woods was the last to tee off Saturday in the British Open. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times for Woods in the major championships except for one tiny detail. He was starting on the 10th tee in last place. And this third round didn't get much better...
Majka pulls away for win in 14th stage of Tour de France
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali maintains yellow jersey, extends lead
Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open
HOYLAKE, England -- Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at thousands of fans crammed into the horseshoe arena around the 18th green at Royal Liverpool and lightly pumped his fist...
Card's Joe Kelly much-improved in 2nd start off DL
St. Louis defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2
Cardinals, Lynn start 2nd half strong Friday
St. Louis defeated the Dodgers 3-2 in first game after All-Star break
Otto Porter continuing impressive Summer League run
Otto Porter continues to shine during the NBA Summer League. The 6-8 forward scored 14 points and had six rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 78-67 win over the Miami Heat Thursday night in Las Vegas. Porter, the former Scott County Central star and 2013's No. 3 overall NBA draft pick, is averaging 17 points and six rebounds in four games. The Wizards are undefeated so far in Summer League play...
American League wins in Jeters's farewell All-Star appearance
Wainwright, Neshek allow all five American League runs in loss
Wainwright to start for NL All-Stars
Cardinals manager gives the ball to his own ace for tonight's game
Cardinals settle for second entering All-Star break
The Brewers ended a seven-game skid with 11-2 rout to move one game ahead of St. Louis
Cardinals pull even with Brewers atop NL Central
St. Louis defeated a mourning and slumping Milwaukee squad 10-2
Cardinals recover for dramatic 7-6 win
Milwaukee jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings