Category Archives: Local Sports

Cape Girardeau Recognized as One of the Best Places to Have an Athletic Event

Sports Destination Magazine has selected Cape Girardeau one of its 19 emerging sports markets in the Nation. Officials said from “from the indoor state-of-the-art SportsPlex to a variety of outdoor fields, the city offers a mix of different environments that cater to all of the major sports. Officials also say the town’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau…read more »

Los Angeles unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. “Kobe!” and “MVP! MVP!” They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant. Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the pavement. Bunches of flowers piled up, some with purple-and-gold balloons attached. Men, women…read more »

Baylor remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 with few changes at top

(AP)-Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an AP Top 25 poll that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season. The Bears stayed well ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in Monday’s poll, part of an unchanged top seven for the first time…read more »

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

(AP)-The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America’s favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abuse cases, national anthem controversies and even the concerns…read more »

Morant Has Late Burst, Grizzlies Hold Off Suns 114

(AP)-Ja Morant scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the Phoenix Suns 114-109 on Sunday night for their second straight victory. Playing hours after news that former NBA star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter accident, the Grizzlies won the opening tip and immediately…read more »

In Paris, Michael Jordan takes questions on many NBA topics

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls probably played a role in changing basketball in Europe, when they played in Paris and won a tournament 23 years ago. On Friday, back in Paris, Jordan lauded Europeans for now changing the game in the U.S. Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was peppered with questions at…read more »

Shiffrin masters World Cup downhill for 1st win in 2020

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky course to win a women’s World Cup downhill Friday for her fifth victory of the season and first in 2020. The three-time overall champion from the United States was one third of a second off the lead at her second split but remained flawless on the…read more »

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year’s Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a massive replica of the five Olympic rings, a reminder the games are almost here. Japan residents needed to enjoy…read more »

Giants’ Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning retired from the NFL after 16 seasons just the way he wanted, as a hard-working, career-long New York Giant who did it his way in leading the franchise to two Super Bowls. Saying he had no regrets, the 39-year-old Manning officially ended his career on Friday at a…read more »

NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact reduced,” said Dr.…read more »

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