Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could have come up with more promising road trips than one against the red-hot Cubs and World Series champion Royals, with a long flight to Seattle smashed right in between.
The St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday activated catcher Brayan Pena and designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment. Pena, 34, has been out since knee surgery at the end of spring training. Fryer, 30, hit .368 (1for-38) with five RBIs in 24 games with the Cardinals, backing up Yadier Molina.
After earning second team All-American honors in the long jump earlier this month, former Edwardsville High School and current SIU-Edwardsville standout Julian Harvey will return to famed Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday for the United States Track and Field Olympic Trials.
Continuing his coast-to-coast search of the top players he can find, Southwestern Illinois College men’s basketball coach Jay Harrington has gone deep in the heart of Texas to get a verbal commitment from 6-foot-9 190-pound forward Kris Williams.
Gateway Grizzlies outfielder Blake Brown has been named the Frontier League’s Player of the Week for June 20-27. In five games during that period, Brown recorded eight hits while hitting two home runs and collecting nine RBI.
Today’s question: In the 1965 three-way deal that brought Rocky Colavito back to the Cleveland Indians, the Tribe gave up Tommy John, Tommie Agee, and Johnny Romano. Who was the other player the Indians obtained along with Colavito?
Belgium won't be lacking for support when it takes on Wales in the quarterfinals of the European Championship as it tries to make the final four in a major competition for the first time since the 1986 World Cup.