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The Cardinals are finalizing a deal with 2020 draft pick Alec Burleson. The club announced the signing after the East Carolina outfielder passed a physical Monday. St. Louis selected him with the 70th overall pick last week. The Cards are also working toward finalizing an agreement with Mizzou pitcher Ian Bedell, their fourth-round selection.

NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol, Tennessee, next month when it moves the All-Star race out of Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the history of the race. Bristol can hold up to 146,000 fans. The recent COVID-19 spike in North Carolina pushed NASCAR to move the event. NASCAR is in Talladega this Sunday with Xfinity action on Saturday…

Mizzou basketball big man Axel Okongo is entering the transfer portal..He appeared in 8 games last season, scoring five points in his only season in Columbia after transferring from a Wyoming junior college……

Former Tiger football coach Gary Pinkel is among the 2021 nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame….A total of 78 players and 7 coaches from FBS are on the ballot…Inductees will be announced early next year…

The final qualifier for the Missouri Amateur golf tournament was held Tuesday in Rolla….Riley Ahearn of St. Louis and John Fuchs of Springfield tied for first and have played their way into the field along with Marvin Whitson of Dexter and Cole Roberts of St. Joseph…The Missouri Amateur starts next Tuesday on the Ozarks National course at Hollister…

Missouri Golf Association Junior match play continued Tuesday at Silo Ridge in Bolivar…Jack Guyot of Chesterfield paced the field with a two under 71…Among those making the cut was Rolla’s Jonathan Jordan..Drew Nienhaus of St. Albans shot two over on the ladie’s side and will be joined be Eldon’s Kassidy Hull in the next round….

No Cardinal classic game tonight….Tomorrow we’ll travel back to October 20th of 1982 for Game 7 of the World Series with the
Redbirds and Milwaukee from Busch Stadium 2, starting at 6:15 on KJEL…


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