sports http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Possibility For Pro Soccer In St. Louis Being Kicked Around http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/possibility-pro-soccer-st-louis-being-kicked-around <p>The owners of two amateur soccer teams are joining forces to bring a United Soccer Leagues professional team to St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Glavin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;owner and coach of the St</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Louis Lions&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and Andrew Haines, St. Louis Ambush indoor soccer team owner, are hoping to establish pro team presence by 2015.</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:10:31 +0000 Maria Altman 33908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Possibility For Pro Soccer In St. Louis Being Kicked Around Amid Pinball Resurgence, St. Louis Hosts Missouri State Championship http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amid-pinball-resurgence-st-louis-hosts-missouri-state-championship <p>In the past three decades, gaming has moved from the arcade to the TV console, with ever more sophisticated technology. But recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the retro jewel of the arcade: pinball.</p><p>From 500 members in 2005, the ranks of the <a href="http://www.ifpapinball.com/">International Flipper Pinball Association</a> have swollen to more than 20,000. The association organizes tournaments around the world and records rankings of competitive players.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:27:19 +0000 Camille Phillips 33550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amid Pinball Resurgence, St. Louis Hosts Missouri State Championship Commentary: Sports Teaches That All Can Be Replaced Even Michigan State Leaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-sports-teaches-all-can-be-replaced-even-michigan-state-leaders <p>You may not have heard of him but baseball historians well remember Walter Clement “Wally” Pipp.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was the starting first-base man on the 1925 New York Yankees.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One day, the story goes, he arrived at the ballpark complaining of a terrible headache. Manager Miller Huggins overheard </span>Pipp<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asking the trainer for aspirin and subsequently told him to take the day off to recuperate.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:56:03 +0000 M.W. Guzy 32800 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Sports Teaches That All Can Be Replaced Even Michigan State Leaders Remembering The 1946 World Series - The First Time The Cardinals Beat The Red Sox http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-1946-world-series-first-time-cardinals-beat-red-sox <p>A lot has changed in the world of baseball since 1946. But a familiar pair of elite teams are once again playing in the Fall Classic.&nbsp; For the fourth time, the St. Louis Cardinals are facing off against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Previous matchups took place in 1946, 1967 and 2004.</p><p>And this year's matchup has some striking similarities to the team's first meeting in 1946. Then, as now, St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Dodgers in playoffs before facing off against the Red Sox.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:15:45 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Camille Phillips 30871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering The 1946 World Series - The First Time The Cardinals Beat The Red Sox It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-you-should-root-root-root-home-team My first protocol on rooting in sports is that you should stick with the teams that you grew up with. I know we're a transient society, but that's just it: Continuing to cheer for your original hometown teams is one way of displaying the old-fashioned value of allegiance.<p>If you grew up in Cleveland, say, and moved somewhere Sun Belt-ish, I know how hard it is, but the measure of whether you are a good person is that you must remain loyal to the Browns and Indians and that team that LeBron James left behind.<p>That's what's left of roots in America. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:03:00 +0000 Frank Deford 5209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team