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Mizzou basketball: Hilarious quotes surrounding Frank Haith's departure to Tulsa

Friday was yet another interesting day for the Missouri Tigers athletic department.One week after dismissing its top wide receiver from the football team, booting a transfer center before he ever played a game for the basketball team and having an investigative report conclude that the school should have done more in an investigation surrounding the rape and suicide of a female swimmer...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Daniel Descalso do well?

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated Mark Ellis from the disabled list and sent shortstop Pete Kozma down to Triple-A Memphis. It took just hours for manager Mike Matheny to insert Ellis in to the lineup.The activation of Ellis obviously had an effect on Kozma, but what kind of effect does it have on the other backup infielder Daniel Descalso?With Ellis active, and able...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Ian Cole should play in playoffs

On Sunday afternoon, St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole played his first game since March 29 and in only his second game since March 17. Cole's presence in the lineup against the Detroit Red Wings only happened because Barret Jackman was scratched from the lineup, as were many players because of injuries and just to get rest as the team limps into the playoffs.The absence of...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Review of baseball slot game Hot Shot

Baseball is one of the biggest sports in the States, holding the title of America’s National Game, and online casino sites have been quick to capitalise on this appeal by providing slot games themed around it. Although it is not the only one around, the five reel video slot Hot Shot does seem to be the one that has grabbed the hearts and minds of baseball fans – as well as those...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the St. Louis Blues peak too early?

The St. Louis Blues had a rough weekend, and that is putting things lightly.After getting thumped by their new division rivals, the Colorado Avalanche, at home on Saturday, the Blues were drilled by a familiar rival, the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon.Now 78 games in to the season, the Blues are still in contention for the President's Cup and are in the driver's seat...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Four predictions: It is hard to not pick Kentucky

Now that your bracket, and mine as well, is completely destroyed, you are likely ready to just sit back and enjoy three basketball games over the next three days. Games that will decide this week's college basketball champion.So what is going to happen now that we are down to just four teams?Florida was the No. 1 overall seed when this tournament began, and it is not all that...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Why Randy Choate should only face lefties

The St. Louis Cardinals were drubbed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night by a 12-2 margin. It was an ugly affair all the way around for boys in red, particularly for the pitching staff.All four of the Cardinals pitchers allowed an earned run, including lefty specialist Randy Choate, who manager Mike Matheny would prefer to not limit to a specialist role, according to what he...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Bullpen off to shaky start to season

I realize the St. Louis Cardinals came away from rain drenched Cincinnati with a pair of wins after defeating the Reds 7-6 on a long Thursday afternoon.I realized that the facet of the Cardinals game most are concerned about is the offense, despite the seven-run outburst on Thursday. The combined one run in the team's first two contests is still fresh in the memories of most...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou basketball: Goodbye Jabari Brown

On Wednesday, just two days after fellow junior Jordan Clarkson announced that he was leaving Mizzou for the NBA, Jabari Brown announced that he would be following Clarkson and announced his intention to leave Columbia and pursue his career as a NBA prospect.“This was a step I needed to take in order to make the most educated decision possible with regards to my NBA opportunities...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Britt gives the St. Louis Rams yet another mediocre wide receiver

On Monday, as the St. Louis Cardinals were winning their season opener by the score of 1-0 over the Cincinnati Reds, the city's local NFL franchise decided to make some news as well, signing free agent wide receiver Kenny Britt to a one-year contract.Team sources confirm Rams have agreed to terms with WR Kenny Britt.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) March 31, 2014The move does not really...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: What to expect on opening day in Cincinnati

The St. Louis Cardinals open the 2014 regular season on Monday afternoon in Cincinnati.Cardinals fans who relish opening day, and are pleading for it to be a National holiday (I am not one of those people) will have to wait to see this year's team for the first time until next week.Instead, fans will have to settle on watching the game on TV.So what should we expect to see when...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ellis to DL could be opportunity for St. Louis Cardinals to showcase Daniel Descalso for trade

On Sunday, as many have speculated, the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mark Ellis to the disabled list, opening a roster spot for evil enemy No. 1 among #BFIB, Pete Kozma, to make the 25-man roster.Mark Ellis to begin season on DL. Kozma (sorry for the earlier autocorrect) makes opening day roster. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) March 30, 2014While Kozma is the beneficiary...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NL Central predictions: Cardinals look to be favorites, but look out for Brewers

Now that baseball is officially about to start after the longest spring training and winter, particularly for St. Louis Cardinals fans who last remember the Redbirds falling short in the World Series to the Boston Red Sox for the second time in the span of a decade, its time to start making predictions.Last year was a surprising year in the NL Central thanks to the upstart Pittsburgh...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware: Could Mizzou be landing place for Louisville guard?

Less than 24 hours after the Louisville Cardinals were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by the Kentucky Wildcats, the Cardinals were making national news again, this time, because of a decision by a player to leave the program.One year after gruesomely breaking his leg in the NCAA Tournament, Louisville guard Kevin Ware made it known that he was going to transfer away from Louisville...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

SLU: 5 thoughts on Billikens' chances in NCAA Tournament

For the third season in a row, the Saint Louis Billikens men's hoops team is going dancing and for long-time SLU fans that can remember the glory days of Erwin Claggett and H Waldman and the brief sting Larry Hughes spent wearing the royal blue, these are good times.Maybe the best times in the history of the SLU program.But making the dance is one thing. Advancing is another...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter: Contract extension feels premature

On Saturday morning, the St. Louis Cardinals made a huge move by giving last year's second baseman and this year's third baseman, Matt Carpenter, a huge contract extension. After his monster season in 2013 where Carpenter led all of MLB in doubles and runs scored, he is not a very rich man.Carpenter breakdown with #STLCards: $1.5M signing bonus, $1M, $3.5M, $6.25M, $9.75M...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Random thoughts after spring training win over New York Mets

For those worried about the St. Louis Cardinals 0-2 start to spring training in 2014, you can officially calm down. The Birds thrashed the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon in Jupiter, Florida and there were some great performances by many of the team's regularly, most notably, Matt Holliday, who belted a pair of RBI-doubles before exiting the game early.There was a lot to take...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Ken Hitchcock's line combos continue to baffle

The hysteria surrounding the St. Louis Blues and their recent trade to acquire goalie Ryan Miller and center Steve Ott is near an all-time high.Many in St. Louis feel like this is the move that solidifies the Blues as one of the favorites to win the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup. It may very well put the Blues over the edge.But after watching the team get shutout in two...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou: Money is reason enough for Tigers to hook up with SLU annually

On Thursday night, the Saint Louis University Billikens fell flat on their faces with a lackluster performance against a bad Duquesne team, ending the team's prolonged 19-game winning streak.But on Thursday afternoon, all of the talk in St. Louis was surrounding the discussion on why the Missouri Tigers and SLU do not hook up annually on the hardwood.It started in the morning...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: How many games will the St. Louis Cardinals win in 2014?

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off an incredible season in 2013. One that defied odds as the team had to turn to unproven rookies and youngsters while battling injuries to only fall short in the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. It was a season that can be used as an example, as so often happens related to sports, that can teach young people about perseverance and confidence...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Tyler Lyons should be serious candidate for rotation too

When it was announced over the weekend that St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was being sent back to St. Louis to have his shoulder examined, many starting looking at his possible replacements.Of course, phenom Carlos Martinez and the reliable Joe Kelly are the leading candidates.Martinez projects as a front-end starter down the road and based off of his cameo in the bullpen...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Kevin Siegrist's 2013 season will be impossible to repeat in 2014

Now before you dive deep into this dribble regarding St. Louis Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist, I must provide some clarification. The title of this article may lead you to think I do not believe that Siegrist will be very good in 2014.I believe quite the contrary. I think Siegrist could and should be very good this season for the Cardinals in what may end up being an expanded...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 reasons Joe Kelly will underachieve in 2014

Many St. Louis Cardinals fans fell in absolute love with Joe Kelly in 2013.Some of that love was born from Kelly’s free-loving attitude. He is an absolute goofball and his antics have been captured in numerous photo bombs, some clips on Fox Sports Midwest and in his recent interview with VivaElBirdos.com this spring.But most of the love for Kelly comes from the way he stepped...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou football: Henry Josey impressive at NFL combine

Of all of the stories of the 2013 football season for the Missouri Tigers, the most impressive easily was the completion of the comeback of running back Henry Josey.Josey led the Missouri offensive attack from the backfield, scoring 16 times on the ground while displaying every bit of the speed and athleticism he had before he shredded his knee during his freshman season.On Sunday...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 reasons Joe Kelly will fall short of expectations in 2014

Many St. Louis Cardinals fans fell in absolute love with Joe Kelly in 2013. Some of that love was born from Kelly’s free-loving attitude. He is an absolute goofball and his antics have been captured in numerous photo bombs, some clips on Fox Sports Midwest and in his recent interview with VivaElBirdos.com this spring. But most of the love for Kelly comes from the way he stepped...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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