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TORONTO (AP) — Eric Hosmer had three RBIs last night in the Kansas City Royals’ 9-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Yuniesky Betancourt added a home run for the Royals, who racked up a season-high 16 hits. J.P. Arencibia hit two home runs for the Blue Jays.

The Royals travel to Detroit to face the Tigers tonight at 6:05.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Lynn tossed six shutout innings yesterday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies. The rookie right-hander allowed four hits and struck out seven following three straight poor outings. Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran drove in a pair of runs apiece for St. Louis.

The Redbirds host the Marlins tonight at 7:15.

CHICAGO (AP) – Cardinals third baseman David Freese is headed to the All-Star game after fans voted him into the final National League roster spot. Freese is hitting .285 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI this season. He beat out Atlanta’s Michael Bourn, Washington’s Bryce Harper and Arizona’s Aaron Hill.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin has a sore back that will keep him out of Friday’s Nationwide race.

Hamlin still plans to drive Saturday night in the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin currently ranks fifth in Cup points.

Hamlin had been slated to drive the No. 18 Toyota in the second-tier series. Instead, Joe Gibbs Racing will move defending race champion Joey Logano from the No. 20 to the No. 18, and have Clint Bowyer behind the wheel in the 18.

Hamlin says he woke up with a sore back “earlier this week” and feels it’s “in the best interest of the team to sit it out.” He adds that the injury is “nothing serious” and believes the extra rest will help Saturday.


L A Raceway has rescheduled their races from tonight (this Friday July 6) to next Tuesday, July 10 because of the high temperatures. The forecast is for lower temps for the first part of next week prompting this decision.


The Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association will be hosting its fourth annual Missouri 8-Man Football Senior All Star Game on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at William Jewell College in Liberty.

40 of the state’s top 8-Man senior football players have been invited to participate in this event. They will report Thursday, July 5th to William Jewell College and practice for three days as a member of either the Blue or Red team before the event.

The teams will be coached by area 8-Man football coaches from the eight teams that made the state playoffs last Fall. Coach Chuck Borey of Worth County is the head coach of the Blue Team. He is assisted by Dan Collins of Stanberry, Tyler Anderson of Southwest Ludlow and Caleb Crooker of Northwest (Hughesville). The Red Team is led by head coach Brian Messer of Mound City. He is assisted by Dana Dill of South Holt, Kurt Thacker of Hardin-Central, and Mark Juhl of St. Joseph Christian. The teams were “drafted” by the coaches; thereby pitting previous teammates against one another in certain instances.

Admission is $7.00 per person. Gates open up at 5:00 p.m. T-shirts, full color programs and DVDs of the game will be for sale throughout the contest. All proceeds go to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association. For more information and to purchase a highlight DVD, please go to


The Norborne “Chute” Basketball Camp is coming up Monday and Tuesday. Norborne AD Michael Lock says they have had a good number of players sign up, but they have enough room to allow people to show up Monday and still be a part of the camp. They will have a 4th – 8th grade camp 12:30 – 3:30 and a 9th – 12th grade group from 8:30 – 11:30 both mornings. The camp costs $60. Those who haven’t signed up in advance are asked to come 20 minutes early on Monday. For more information contact Norborne AD Michael Lock at 660-593-3319.


There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.