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  • Baseball season teeters, while states resist mask rules Posted on 28 July 2020 at 9:16pm

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states like Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for more hospital beds, and governors in some of the hardest-hit places staunchly resisted calls to require masks, despite confirmed cases of the coronavirus soaring.

    Major League Baseball suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday because of an outbreak that has spread to at least 15 of the team's players, and a series of games this week between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies was called off as a precaution.

  • Two MLB games postponed as Marlins deal with coronavirus Posted on 27 July 2020 at 4:15pm

    MIAMI (AP) — Two major league games scheduled for tonight have been postponed after more than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staff members tested positive for the coronavirus in an outbreak that stranded the team in Philadelphia.

    The Marlins’ home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the New York Yankees’ game at Philadelphia.

  • MU Athletics to stop printing tickets for 2020-21 school year, unveils new ticketing app [embedded content] Posted on 27 July 2020 at 3:54pm

    (Missourian) - Missouri Athletics ticketing will be going digital for the upcoming sports year, as it announced Monday that ticketing for football and men's and women's basketball games this season will be available on a new smartphone app. 

    The app, which comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, stresses the importance of safety and convenience and will cut down on hand-to-hand contact, a release from the department said.

  • Mahomes knows risk, feels safe in return to Chiefs' facility Posted on 25 July 2020 at 2:10pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes acknowledges there is “some risk” in returning to the team facility for training camp.

    But he is comfortable with the protocols established by the NFL and its players’ union to ensure a safe environment leading to the season. Mahomes spoke with a group of local reporters on Zoom on Saturday.

  • Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif first to opt out of 2020 NFL season Posted on 24 July 2020 at 10:41pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Duvernay-Tardif chose to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. He has been working to fulfill his requirements to become a doctor in the offseason and has spent this summer working at a clinic in his native Canada.

  • 3 Missouri players withdraw from NBA draft Posted on 24 July 2020 at 10:36pm

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Tigers for the upcoming season.

    Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin’s roster will have 11 players that are juniors or seniors. That is the most in the Southeastern Conference and third-most among all Power Five programs.

  • Ben Arnet joins KOMU 8 as Sports Director Posted on 22 July 2020 at 3:50pm

    COLUMBIA, MO – KOMU 8 is proud to announce the addition of Ben Arnet as Sports Director. Arnet will join Jim Riek, Emily Spain and Kenton Gewecke on KOMU 8 News at Six, Nine and Ten and will host Sports Xtra on Sunday nights at 10:30. Arnet joins KOMU 8 from the Mizzou Network, where he was a senior producer and host, and the SEC Network Plus, where he was a play-by-play announcer.

    “I am excited Ben is joining our award-winning team at KOMU 8 News. Ben has a deep knowledge of mid-Missouri high school sports and Mizzou Athletics. His storytelling will continue KOMU 8’s legacy of showcasing the outstanding athletes in our area,” said KOMU 8 General Manager Matt Garrett.

  • After title, Chiefs believe they're primed for more success Posted on 20 July 2020 at 5:51pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Chiefs have brought back every major piece from the team that won their first Super Bowl title in 50 years last season.

    The few noteworthy losses were offset by what could in most cases be considered upgrades.

  • WATCH: Drinkwitz full interview Posted on 15 July 2020 at 12:55pm

    Mizzou head football coach Eli Drinkwitz sported his Mizzou gear while talking to the media about recent recruits, wearing a mask and the upcoming football season.

    You can watch the full interview above.

  • MU football coach talks mask ordinance, recruiting and more [embedded content] Posted on 15 July 2020 at 12:48pm

    COLUMBIA —MU's head football coach Eli Drinkwitz isn't one to hold back words.

    During Wednesday's media availability, Drinkwitz spoke about a variety of topics but began the morning discussing the importance of masks and urging the community to wear them.