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NCAA, QBs shift among topics at SEC media days

By JOHN ZENOR There’s plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. The league opens its annual media days — four days instead of three now — on Monday…

Mules baseball hires new assistant coach

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Central Missouri head baseball coach Kyle Crookes has announced the hiring of Damian Stambersky as the new assistant coach for Mules Baseball. Stambersky comes to UCM after spending the previous…

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins’…

Sterling testily takes stage in Clippers trial

By LINDA DEUTSCH (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Donald Sterling, battling to stop the sale of his beloved Los Angeles Clippers, turned a courtroom into his personal stage, railing at a…

Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

By JIM VERTUNO (AUSTIN, Texas, AP) — They turned out by the tens of thousands, some painted in red, white and blue, waving flags and chanting “I Believe!” in city…

Twins shut down by Royals in 6-1 loss

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI (MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — An exasperated Ron Gardenhire lamented another game of missed chances for the Twins. What’s looking like another mid-summer swoon is wearing on Minnesota and…

Angels lose to Royals, Pujols ailing

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Los Angeles Angels lost a game after a costly error, but an injury to Albert Pujols could hurt them even more. Omar Infante delivered…

Bases-loaded HBP in 8th helps Dodgers beat KC 5-4

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was facing one of the hottest relievers in baseball with two outs and the bases loaded…

Duffy gritty as Royals fall to Dodgers 2-0

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Danny Duffy dueled admirably with Clayton Kershaw until his pitch count got too high, showing not only his vast potential but also…

Mules pitcher inks free agent deal with Astros

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Central Missouri left-handed pitcher Kyle Gehrs has signed a free agent deal with the Houston Astros. He agreed to terms with the Astros last week, but officially signed his free…