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Morning Sports Report - April 18, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It looks like Mizzou will be looking for a new basketball coach.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It looks like Mizzou will be looking for a new basketball coach.

Multiple reports out of Oklahoma say that Frank Haith will leave the Tigers to take over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

The Tulsa World newspaper says Tulsa will introduce Haith in a news conference today.

That move comes a week after Danny Manning left Tulsa for wake forest.

Haith has coached Mizzou for three seasons, leading the Tigers to the NCAA's the first two years, but settling for the NIT this season.

He's 107-and-34 in those three seasons.

But Haith lost underclassmen Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross to the NBA draft.

The Springfield Cardinals returned to their Hammons Field home for a quick four game series with Arkansas before heading back out on the road.

The Cardinals got well on the road, winning four of the six games in Texas.

In town tonight, Arkansas, the double a affiliate of the LA Angels.

And the Travs would strike in the top of the first, Kaleb Cowart singles to center, Kyle Hudson scores it's 1-nothing Arkansas.

The Travs were threatening for more, but Michael Snyder grounds this to third, Patrick Wisdom starts the 5-4-3 double play the long way, it's still 1-nothing.

Arkansas threatening again in the second, but Seth Blair gets more defensive help, Alex Yarbrough grounds sharply to Jonathan Rodriguez at first, he starts the 3-6-3 twin killing, still 1-nothing.

The Travs flashing the leather, bottom of the second, drew hide with the diving catch to rob Luis Mateo.

Springfield threatening in the third, but Drew Rucinski strikes out Rodriguez looking to end the threat, it's 1-nothing Travs in the seventh.

But the Cards evened it up and then won on a Mateo RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and win 2-1.

In the bigs, St. Louis gets a two hit complete game shutout from Adam Wainwright and beats the Nationals 8-nothing.

The Kansas City Royals got a three game series sweep of the Astros winning 5-one.

Alex Gordon was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Junior hockey will return to Springfield after nearly a decade since the Spirit were moved to Alaska.

The Springfield park board, and an ownership group out of New Mexico announced today that the Springfield Express will be a part of the western state's hockey league this winter.

The team will play in the AAU tier three level of junior hockey and will feature players ranging in age from 16 to 20.

The Springfield Express will be one of 32 teams in a newly expanded WSHL and will start play in September at Mediacom Ice Park.

The Express signed its first player today as well, Parkview’s Phillip Solari who will return home after playing junior hockey in Maine last winter.

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