Category Archives: Local Sports

Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. “Very shocked,” the career .289…read more »

Chiefs owner: Patrick Mahomes ‘always gives you a chance’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In an otherwise empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, long after they had rallied to beat the Ravens in overtime and clinch a playoff berth, chairman Clark Hunt was asked what makes this year’s team different than all those that suffered postseason letdowns. His answer was refreshingly simple and candid:…read more »

Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. “From a travel perspective, it’s amazing…read more »

Struggling Blues put goalie Chad Johnson on waivers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The struggling St. Louis Blues have placed backup goaltender Chad Johnson on waivers and called up Jordan Binnington to take his place. The Blues put Johnson on waivers after recalling Binnington and sending forward Sammy Blais down to the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage. Johnson is 2-6-0 with a 3.54…read more »

Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL moved the Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. The league announced the extraordinary decision six days before one of the most-anticipated regular-season games of the year. In…read more »

Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 Tuesday and took a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series. MLB led 3-1 when Kirby Yates walked leadoff batter Kazuki Tanaka, who stole second and scored on…read more »

Blues goalie Luke Opilka retires at 21 after hip surgeries

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues goaltender Luke Opilka announced his retirement Monday after two surgeries in two years to address hip dysplasia. The 21-year-old Opilka was drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (146th overall) in 2015. He previously played for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League, appearing in 75 games and…read more »

Aho scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different. The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a visitor, with Sebastian Aho scoring…read more »

NHL, retired players reach $19M concussions settlement

The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warn them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in Minnesota, was by far the largest facing…read more »

Mahomes throws 2 TD passes as Chiefs beat Cardinals 26-14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will always have some special TV footage of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrating his record-setting touchdown pass in a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. That’s because Tyreek Hill was the one recording it. Mahomes threw for 249 yards with two TD strikes to Hill, but it…read more »

Find more about Weather in Cape Girardeau, MO

Photo Gallery