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Morning Sports Report - April 9, 2014

A few more details are released related to Dorial Green-Beckham's suspension, while former Tigers discuss the situation. And the Cards-Hooks game goes into overtime. Dan Lucy has your Wednesday morning sports report.
COLUMBIA, Mo--The Columbia police department released a report Tuesday afternoon about an alleged burglary and Dorial Green-Beckham is part of the investigation.

However, the police will not give any further information about Green-Beckham's role in the case.

This incident apparently led to Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel suspending Green-Beckham indefinitely.

That happened Monday, neither Pinkel nor the university have made any other comments.

According to media reports, Green-Beckham was seen leaving the apartment complex at 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning where the alledged burglary occured.

The preliminary police report does not name any person and it's not known what Green-Beckham's role is in the case.

The Hillcrest product led Mizzou with 12 touchdown receptions last season.

This is his third run in with police since signing with Mizzou two years ago.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Speaking of Mizzou football, a number of Tigers who have completed their eligibility were in town Tuesday night to meet with the Tiger Club of Springfield.

Tailback Henry Josey, quarterback James Franklin, defensive end Kony Ealy and Lebanon's own Justin Britt signed autographs and met with the Mizzou alumni club.

All four are working out and hope to be picked in May's NFL draft.

They also talked about their teammate Dorial Green-Beckham.

"It's something for the 2014 team to figure out.  And it's something he needs to figure out himself," said Justin Britt.

"Young, idiotic move.  But at the same time he's going to grow from it.  He's a good person.  He just has to be more of a leader and a role model for everybody else," said Kony Ealy.


COLUMBIA, Mo--There are better ways to start a baseball season.

The Springfield Cardinals capped off the season opening homestand by giving up a four run ninth inning lead and losing to Corpus Christi.

The Cardinals started the game 1-for-5 so far this season, and on a three game losing streak.

Corpus Christi took a 1-nothing lead, but Springfield rallied in the bottom of the first.

The Cuban kid, Aledmys Diaz slices this into the right field corner, James Ramsey scores on the stand up triple, it's 1-1.

Then Jonathan Rodriguez muscles up against the stiff wind blowing in from left, and takes this into the bullpen, a two run shot, it's 3-1 Springfield.

It was 4-1 when Diaz does it again, this time a double to right, that scores Ramsey again it's 5-1.

Springfield was 3 outs away from winning when the Hooks would rally, it's 5-4 when Joe Sclafani singles up the middle, Leo Heras scores it's 5-5.

Then Delino DeShields junior pulls this bunt down the first baseline, M.P. Cokinos scores it's 6-5 Corpus Christi.

Springfield ties it back up, it's Diaz again with a broken bat single to center that scores Mike O'Neill it's 6-6 into extra innings.

But in the 11th, the Hooks Giovanni Mier belted a homer and corpus christi wins 7-6.

"The guys played well the whole game, you have a 5-1 lead and you feel like you have the momentum, play well and play clean and you just couldn't get it done in the ninth," said Springfield manager Mike Shildt.  "I need to remind you that it's about development.  From a record standpoint it's not anywhere close to what we'd like.  We do compete to win the games.  And the scoreboard is real.  And the standings are real.  But at the end of the day it's about an opportunity for growth and a lot of opportunity to learn and teach..."

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