The 2011 St. Louis Cardinal pocket schedules have arrived. They are available around town at sponsors of Cardinal baseball heard on KSMO and at the KSMO station in the front room during regular business hours.
Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winner in the third period and Niklas Kronwall added a goal and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings took a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center Saturday night. Matt D'Agostini had a goal and an assist, while David Backes and Adam Cracknell also scored for the Blues, who had a three-game winning streak stopped. Jaroslav Halak allowed all five goals on 27 shots. St. Louis hits the road for four games starting in Anaheim on Wednesday.
Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer and scored twice, as the New York Mets dominated the St. Louis Cardinals, 13-3, in Grapefruit League action Sunday. David Freese drove in two runs and scored a run for the Cardinals, whose starter, Jaime Garcia, got pounded for eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits over four-plus frames.
Billy Butler continued his torrid spring with an RBI double and a stolen base, but Kyle Davies scuffled in two innings of work, as the Royals fell to the Brewers, 7-5, on Sunday. Davies gave up five runs on eight hits and struck out four in his two innings.
The first rounds of cuts in Spring Training were Saturday. The Cardinals optioned pitchers David Kopp, Adam Ottavino, Adam Reifer, Francisco Samuel, and P.J. Walters and infielder Pete Kozma to the Memphis (AAA) and they optioned pitcher Maikel Cleto to the Palm Beach (A). The Kansas City Royals optioned pitchers Everett Teaford and Kevin Pucetas to Omaha (AAA) and pitchers John Lamb, Will Smith, Chris Dwyer, and Steven Shell were reassigned to Minor League camp.
The Missouri Tigers have been seeded 11th in the NCAA Tournament and will face 6th seeded Cincinnati in the first round on Thursday.
The NFL is officially in a work stoppage after the league announced a lock out of the players following the union's decision Friday to decertify in the wake of failed labor negotiations. The NFL Players' Association opted to break up and file for decertification on Friday afternoon, opening the door for players to file antitrust lawsuits against the league, which they did. High-profile quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees were among the plaintiffs. The league then instituted a lockout of the players, marking the first work stoppage since 1987.
Funeral services for Earnest Schroeder of St. James, age 51, will be held today at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Memorials may be made to the Schroeder Family.
Funeral services for Goldia Barnes of Rolla, age 103, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Memorials may be made to the New Home Baptist Building Fund.
Funeral services for Hazel P. Edmondson of Anutt, age 91, will be held today at 2:00 at the Anutt United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time. Internment will be in the Anutt Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.