Georgetown’s Jason Clark hit three, three-pointers in the overtime as the Hoyas held off a second half charge from the Missouri Tigers to win 111-102 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. It’s the first loss of the season for the 9th ranked Tigers who had the game in their control late in the second half.
Archives for November 2010
Governor Nixon’s proposal to require prescriptions for medicines containing pseudoephedrine faces a stiff fight from a national organization representing over-the-counter medications. [Read more…]
The Cards took care of two issues late Tuesday, filling up their middle infield and their bullpen, sending Blake Hawksworth to the Dodgers for Ryan Theriot and signing free-agent lefty Brian Tallet to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
(Theriot turns a double play, photo courtesy of LA Dodgers)
Theriot spent parts of the last six seasons with the Cubs, who dealt him to the Dodgers in July. Combined between the two stops, Theriot posted a career low in batting average (.242) with two homers, 15 doubles and 29 RBIs in 150 games. He played primarily at second base, with 29 games at short for the Cubs.
At times with the Cubs, Theriot showed signs of being a decent leadoff hitter.
Missouri could save more than $200 million a year if the legislature adopts the recommendations of the Tax Credit Review Commission.
The Tax Credit Review Commission bottom line: to save $220 million eliminate 28 tax credits and scaled back 32.
Commission Co-Chairman Chuck Gross, a former state senator, says some tax credits simply no longer make sense.
“Some of them are programs that just have outlived, in the commission’s opinion, their usefulness,” Gross tells reporters during a conference call. “Some of them are programs that just have such a low return to the state that an investment of a dollar by the state and not receiving at least a dollar in return just was not a good idea to continue, we believe.” [Read more…]
Truman State University (Mo.) Head Football Coach Gregg Nesbitt will be inducted this weekend into the Missouri High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The 1980 Truman graduate was the head coach at both Columbia-Hickman and Hannibal High Schools and just completed his first year as coach of the Bulldogs.
Three Missouri football standouts were named first-team All-Big 12 by league coaches. Senior C Tim Barnes (Longwood, Mo.), junior TE Michael Egnew (Plainview, Texas) and sophomore DE Aldon Smith (Raytown, Mo.) all earned first-team designation.
After their 5-0 start, the Missouri Tigers are 9th in the AP poll and 8th in this week’s Coaches’ poll. Mizzou will now face their biggest challenge of the season when they take on the 16/14 Georgetown Hoyas.
It’s official. Long-time Missouri Republican leader Ann Wagner will run for chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Wagner is coming off the success of managing Roy Blunt’s run for United States Senate. She has served at the top of the national party before; serving as co-chair of the Republican National Committee for two terms, from 2001 to 2005. Wagner served as chairman of the Missouri Republican Party from 1999 until being appointed United States Ambassador to Luxembourg by former President George W. Bush.
A spokesman for Wagner, John Hancock, says the decision to run for the post didn’t come lightly.
“She considered it seriously, talked it over with her family, and came to a decision last week, really, that this was something that she needed to do to serve the party and the country,” according to Hancock.
Speculation began a couple of weeks ago that Wagner would run for RNC chair. Wagner says she would like to see the RNC become more aggressive in fundraising, manage it affairs better, reinvigorate political operations and begin new communications initiatives.
Hancock refuses to directly answer the question of whether Wagner’s decision to run discloses her displeasure with current RNC chairman Michael Steele. Steele hasn’t said whether he plans to run for re-election. Steele has been criticized for heavy spending, frequent travel and poor fundraising.
Hancock does say that though 2010 was a successful election cycle for Republicans, it could have been more successful. He claims there is growing consensus within the Republican National Committee that new leadership is needed to ensure success in 2012.
Wagner addressed the 168 RNC members in an online video. She says the RNC must be “efficient, relevant, professional and credible.” Wagner says the national Republican Party must become more aggressive in its fundraising, improve its management, reinvigorate its political operations and implement new communications initiatives.
Where did Dwayne Bowe come from? The Chiefs wide receiver is coming off a 13-catch, 170-yard, three-touchdown game. I’ve been saying since early in the year, with a good defense and strong running game, the Chiefs will be in most games. Now that the passing game is coming along, it’s really not a surprise now that they are primed to take the AFC West title.
After that performance in Seattle, it was good enough to move him into a tie for 6th in the AFC with 58 receptions, 4th with 885 yards; and 1st in the NFL in touchdowns with 14. That is just off the pace for the league’s most receiving touchdowns through 11 games of Randy Moss’ 16 with New England in 2007.
Plus, Bowe’s 14 touchdown catches broke the franchise single-season record of 12 set by Chris Burford in 1962. Bowe has been on a tear since he dropped what would have been a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter at Indianapolis in the fifth week of the season.
The Chiefs lost that game 19-9 and since then, the team has gone just one game with fewer than 20 points…a 13-10 win over the Bills. The Chiefs are averaging 29.7 points in the last seven game since that loss at Indy.