Royals rally, beat Astros 6-4 in 11 innings

Mike Moustakas’ home run in the 11th inning broke a 4-4 tie and the Royals won a wild game at Houston on Wednesday night. The Royals won for the second night in a row. With a victory on Thursday night, they can exit a road that begin in such hellish fashion with a .500 record.

A two-time winner, Tom Watson returns to the Heritage

Tom Watson is going back this week to a place he’s had quite a bit of success. Watson will be playing in the RBC Heritage tournament in Hilton Head, S.C. Watson is a two-time winner of the event, having captured the title in 1979 and 1982.

Petition for protection order against ex-MU player Zach Price is dismissed

An order of protection petition filed by former Missouri guard Earnest Ross against once-teammate Zach Price has been dismissed, the Boone County Circuit Clerk’s office confirmed Wednesday. Ross did not show up for court Wednesday morning, prompting the dismissal. He sought the order of protection on April 2 after alleging that Price had been stalking him and “caused or attempted to cause me physical harm.”

Missouri needs young linebacking corps to step up

For most of the spring, Missouri has played without any returning starters at linebacker after junior Kentrell Brothers underwent surgery March 28 to repair a torn labrum during spring break. Fortunately, what the Tigers lack in experience, they just might make up for in athleticism.

MU’s Maty Mauk working to add pocket passing to his game

Now solidified as Missouri’s starting quarterback, Maty Mauk wants to command the offense more than stun the defense. “I want to stay in the pocket more,” Mauk said. “Last year, I didn’t get thrown in because I knew I was going in there when James got hurt, but I wasn’t as ready as I am now.”

NCAA progress, one extra meal at a time

Bless his heart, Shabazz Napier’s bizarre claim that he goes to bed "starving" actually led to a small show of progress from the NCAA. If nothing else, this is a shining neon symbol about just how little leverage and credibility the NCAA has because, let’s be honest, Shabazz Napier is not going to bed starving.

Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros 4-2

Yordano Ventura picked up his first big-league victory as the Royals beat the Astros 4-2 on Tuesday night in Houston. Ventura limited Houston to a pair of runs in seven innings. He struck out seven. He threw 101 pitches. It was the fifth start of his career, and yet another example of the dynamic potential that so tantalizes this organization.