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Leake whiffs on squeeze attempt, Cardinals lose 5-0 to Cubs

By R.B. FALLSTROM Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Mike Leake is one of the top hitting pitchers in the majors, which made his failure to execute a squeeze play a little…

Rams pull off another draft trade shocker

By BARRY WILNER Associated Press Whether in St. Louis or now back in Los Angeles, the Rams are all about big trades. They made a huge splash in their deal…

Kennedy throws 7 strong innings, Royals beat Astros 6-2

(HOUSTON, AP) — Ian Kennedy was dominant in his first start with Kansas City. He was even more impressive in his second outing Thursday night. Kennedy threw seven strong innings, Eric Hosmer…

COLUMN: Keth Memorial needed those renovations

COLUMN: Keth Memorial needed those renovations

By JASON KETZ Sports Editor After much hype and anticipation, I played at the newly renovated Keth Memorial Golf Course for the first time on Friday, April 1. The weather…

UCM roller hockey: Yes, we have a hockey team

UCM roller hockey: Yes, we have a hockey team

By JASON KETZ Sports Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — After completing their third season of play in the Great Plains Collegiate Inline Hockey League, the UCM roller hockey team made it to…

Big deal: Titans to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

By TERESA M. WALKER Associated Press (NASHVILLE, Tenn., AP) — The Tennessee Titans have traded the No. 1 overall selection in this month’s NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams for a…

Fiers’ tough 1st inning dooms Astros in 3-2 loss to Royals

By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated PRESS (HOUSTON, AP) — A tough first inning by Mike Fiers and Houston’s inability to capitalize on opportunities doomed the Astros on Tuesday night. Lorenzo Cain hit a…

NY Empire makes World Team Tennis debut in Forest Hills

(NEW YORK, AP) — The New York Empire will face the five-time defending champion Washington Kastles for their World Team Tennis debut at the historic West Side Tennis Club. WTT announced the…

Moss, Carpenter hit 3-run HRs as Cardinals top Braves 12-7

By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press (ATLANTA, AP) — Adam Wainwright was frustrated by his second straight unimpressive start. No need to worry. The Cardinals’ bats picked up the ace right-hander to cap…

Twins get swept on the road, look forward to home opener

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — After getting swept on the road by Kansas City and Baltimore, the Minnesota Twins can’t wait to play Monday at Target Field. Pinch runner Terrance Gore streaked…