August 29, 2015

2015 Missouri State Fair: swine judging

Missourinet Reporter Shawn Kober visited the Missouri State Fair and spoke to some of the showing pigs, and some of the people who teach them:

 

Cueto stellar in tossing a complete game shutout to lead Kansas City

Johnny Cueto  (photo/MLB)

Johnny Cueto (photo/MLB)

Johnny Cueto made a lasting first impression with the Kansas City fans.

Cueto pitched a shutout and Lorenzo Cain doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Monday night.

Cueto threw 116 pitches and stymied the Tigers on four hits, three of them singles. It was his second shutout this season. His first was July 7 while with the Reds at Washington.

It was the Royals’ second complete game this year, but the other was Edinson Volquez’s six-inning, rain-shortened victory on May 23 over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cueto struck out eight and walked none to pick up his first Royals victory in his third start. [Read more…]

Mizzou football practices in full pads for the first time in fall camp

Mizzou helmetNotes from practice on Monday August 10th from mutigers.com.

For the first time during #MIZCamp, the Tigers practiced in full pads Monday morning at Faurot Field. For around two hours, the team displayed high energy as both sides of the ball recorded big plays in a highly-contested session. Below are some of Monday morning’s highlights: [Read more…]

Rams ink quarterback Nick Foles to two-year contract extension

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams quickly decided Nick Foles was their quarterback of the future, signing him to a two-year contract extension.
Coach Jeff Fisher broke the news during post-practice remarks Friday at Lindenwood University, grinning at the end of a lengthy answer summing up a scrimmage Friday night that drew about 4,000 fans.

“Oh yeah, it’s a good deal,” Fisher said. “It’s a good deal. It’s a good deal for us, good deal for him. He wants to be here and we want him here right now. He’s done a lot of good things for us in a short period of time.”

The deal begins next season and calls for $24 million in salary over two years with about $14 million guaranteed, according to reports. He had been scheduled to make $1.5 million this season. [Read more…]

Cueto solid in Royals debut but KC squanders leads in extra inning loss

royalsJosh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning, and the new-look Blue Jays rallied to beat Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night and hand Johnny Cueto a no-decision in his Royals debut.

‘Tulowitzki played a key role in the win. He singled with one out in the 11th and advanced on a balk by Franklin Morales (3-1).

Donaldson followed with a single to left-center, giving Toronto its third straight win and sending the AL champion Royals to their third consecutive loss.

”He left me a pitch over the middle of the plate, what I was kind of waiting for the entire time,” Donaldson said. ”I didn’t miss it.”

Donaldson, mobbed at first base after his winning hit, went 3 for 4 with a walk and four RBIs. Liam Hendriks (3-0) pitched one inning for the win.

 

Cueto, obtained from Cincinnati last Sunday for three minor league pitchers, gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

”I thought he threw the ball great,” manager Ned Yost said. [Read more…]