Smaller crowd, tighter rules await spectators at Kentucky Derby 146

Churchill Downs confirmed Wednesday there will be spectators in the stands for the 146th Kentucky Derby next month.

  Cardinals, Tigers doubleheader on Thurs. postponed

G-MAC postpones high-risk fall sports to spring

Missouri Valley pushes football back to the spring

  Redhawks temporarily suspends football practice

Cardinals announce regular season schedule following postponements due to COVID-19

NCAA Board of Governors sets requirements for fall sports

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4 UofL sports teams pause workouts after 29 COVID-19 diagnoses

  Charleston Squirrels manager defies the odds

5 Southeast Mo. State head coaches awarded contract extensions

Union City High School fall sports season begins

  Yadi, DeJong, other Cardinals players who tested positive for COVID-19 named

  Reports: Cardinals series against Tigers postponed, Field of Dreams game canceled

  MSHSSA working with schools in areas of Mo. that require online learning, no sports in fall

The staff will discuss with the Board of Directors any possible changes to the start of fall activities.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Cardinals, Brewers game postponed; 2 Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19

According to a release from Major League Baseball, Friday’s game was rescheduled as part of a traditional double-header on Sunday, August 2 at 1:10 p.m.

Marion, Ill. high school football activities suspended due to COVID-19 case

The Marion High School football activities were suspended due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the program.

KHSAA decides to move forward with fall sports

  IHSA moves football, boy’s soccer, girl’s volleyball to spring semester

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes now part owner of Kansas City Royals

KHSAA Board approves new schedules for fall sports

Memphis Grizzlies Ja Morant buys mom a car

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

  Cheering with masks as Mo. high school sports season begins

Senior Cheerleader Mary Catherine Young said she tries to not let a mask affect her performance.

  Cardinals beat the Pirates on Opening Day at Busch Stadium

The game starts at 7:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium.

UT Martin alum makes Chicago Cubs Opening Day roster

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross announced on Wednesday that Alec Mills, a Clarksville, Tenn. native, earned a spot on the team’s starting rotation.

UK faculty group asks university to rename Rupp Arena

A University of Kentucky faculty group wrote a letter to UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto asking him to consider its 10-point plan to make “an immediate impact on racial equality” at the university.

OVC announces changes to fall schedules of Olympic sports

This decision does not include football at this time due to existing contractual matters.

Cardinals win 6-3 in last practice game before regular season start on Friday

The Cardinals won their last practice game on Wednesday, July 22 before the start of the regular season.

2020 All-OVC football team announced

The All-OVC football team was announced on Monday, July 20.

MLS debut in St. Louis pushed back to 2023 due to pandemic

MLS Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement on Friday, July 17.

Salukis searching for new opponent

For playing the game in Madison, SIU was set to receive $500,000.

Illinois High School Association adjusts COVID-19 protocols

The announcement comes after the IHSA moved schools into Phase 4 of its return-to-play guidelines

  Young Jackson golfer wins tournaments after undergoing heart transplant

Eleven-year old golfer Jimmy Williams continues to beat the odds and win championships after undergoing a heart transplant in December.

Student athletes return to SEMO campus

The Redhawk football team will be the first back on campus on July 5, and other student athletes will voluntarily return over throughout the summer.

SEMO vs. Dayton season-opening football game canceled

Southeast Missouri State University and Dayton announced on Monday their season-opening football game has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: Patriots fined, lose draft pick for videotaping Bengals

The punishment handed down to the Patriots includes fines and the loss of a 2021 draft pick.

PGA Tour adjusts protocols as result of positive coronavirus tests

PGA Tour commissioner gives update on schedule after positive coronavirus tests.

  Southern Illinois Miners suspend 2020 season

The Southern Illinois Miners announced it suspended the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Here’s what you can expect if you plan to golf for Father’s Day

If dad’s wish for Father’s Day involves a golf course, you’re in luck!

Former Murray State basketball player Ja Morant calls for removal of Confederate statue in downtown Murray

Memphis Grizzlies rookie player and former Murray State University basketball star Ja Morant is asking for removal of a Confederate statue currently located in downtown Murray.

  Crab Orchard Golf Club in southern Ill. up for sale

Crab Orchard Golf Club in Carterville is looking for buyers.

Baseball returns to the Heartland

Many summer leagues across Missouri began their season on June 1.

  Cape Catfish 2020 season canceled

Cape Catfish 2020 season was canceled on May 29 due to uncertainty of COVID-19.

Aquatics team using Cape Splash to train

The wave pool will be opening as well for the team to practice.

Fighting Squirrels hold first practice this season

The team spread out while still being able to get in batting practice and normal drills.

SoutheastHEALTH names new director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Jason Emmenderfer, PT, MBA, CSCS, was appointed to the position.

  SIU’s football team preparing for upcoming season

Southern Illinois University has sent out at home workouts for all of its players.

  Heartland woman tries to get Cardinals ticket refund with no luck

Due to an overwhelming number of requests, StubHub changed its refund policy.

Athletic workouts to begin in June at Perry Co., Mo. School Dist.

Although summer activities are voluntary and not required, the coaching staff is eager to reconnect with student-athletes.

  St. Vincent soccer seniors hoping for one more time on the field

Two St. Vincent girls soccer champions are hoping to have an opportunity to play one final game.

SIU Recreational Sports and Services to host summer esports league

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services (RSS) is sponsoring a free Recreational Esports League, this summer.

Legendary Three Rivers College basketball coach retires

Legendary Three Rivers College basketball coach Gene Bess has retired.

Chiefs to open up 2020 NFL season with playoff rematch against the Texans, schedules released

The Kansas City Chiefs will open up the 2020 NFL season at Arrowhead Stadium with a Thursday night match-up against the Houston Texans, a playoff rematch from last season.

  Heartland soccer player overcomes vision condition

TK Ayers is a Cape Central senior who overcame nystagmus to play college soccer.

Chinn flying up NFL Draft Boards

Saluki safety Jeremy Chinn is projected by some NFL Mock Drafts to go as high as a late first round pick in this years NFL Draft.

Cape Catfish delay start to the season

The Prospect League has announced the league season will start on July 1 due to COVID-19.

  Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation reopening

The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department is currently having open signups for summer sports, which raises concerns about social distancing.

PROGRAM ALERT: Triple Crown winners to race (virtually) on first Saturday in May

Bet on your favorite Triple Crown winner and support COVID-19 relief efforts.

Southeast Mo. State to host 2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships

The 2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships will be at the Show Me Center April 9-11.

  Carolina Panthers draft SIU safety

Jeremy Chinn, a SIU safety, was drafted into the Carolina Panthers.

Special Olympics Missouri athlete to announce Chiefs NFL draft pick

“I am a big Chiefs fan, so getting to be a part of this experience is pretty awesome.”

IHSA cancels spring state tournaments, some spring contests could happen

In addition to the cancellation of spring tournaments, IHSA has decided to suspend summer contact days.

  Virtual 5k unites gymnastics community after season cut short

Gymnasts from around the country, including several Southeast Missouri State University athletes, came together for the Flippin 5k.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

McCracken Co. High School to honor seniors by lighting up campus

The McCracken County High School will honor spring sports seniors on Monday night, April 20.

Cobden High School joins #bethelight campaign honoring students

Every Friday in April, the lights will be turned on to illuminate Cobden High School's baseball field at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes to honor the Class of 2020.

  Friday Night Lights honor high school seniors in southeast Mo.

Friday night the stadium will be lit for seniors.

Senior baseball, softball players to be honored in Bernie, Mo.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, the lights at the baseball and softball fields will be turned on for 20 minutes and 20 seconds

Senior spring athletes to be honored in Dexter, Mo.

Dexter High School plans to recognize their spring athletes by turning on the lights at the football field each Friday beginning April 17 at 8:20 p.m.

  Cardinals Care donates to relief fund for employees

The St. Louis Cardinals announced its Cardinals Care foundation would donate $1 million to a relief fund for employees.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

SIU basketball coach Bryan Mullins joins All In Illinois effort

In a video message, Bryan Mullins encouraged everyone to stay home and stay safe as we work to flatten the curve.

MSHSAA cancels spring post-season events

The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced the cancellation of all remaining post-season events for the 2019-20 school year.

St. Louis Cardinals hold ‘Stay Home Opener’

The St. Louis Cardinals marked its original home opener date on Thursday, April 2 with a “Stay Home Opener.”

  SIU changing the way it recruits during COVID-19 pandemic

With social distancing and all of the CDC guidelines, recruiting for sports can be hard.

SEMO introduces new head men’s basketball coach

Southeast Missouri State University has a new head men’s basketball coach.

Charleston defeats Monroe City to advance to state final

The Charleston boys basketball team defeated Monroe City 51-49 Friday in Springfield to advance to the Missouri Class 3 State Title game.

UT Martin will no longer play NCAA-sanctioned sports for 2019-20 season

The Department of Athletics with the University of Tennessee at Martin will not play NCAA-sanctioned sports

NJCAA basketball tournament postponed

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced its national basketball tournament was postponed until April 20 because of the coronavirus concerns.