March 7, 2014
Columbia College forward Janairrika Bland reaches for a rebound during the game against Lyon College at Southwell Arena on Friday. Bland scored 24 points in the Cougars 83-68 win over Lyon College.
The Hickman High School boys basketball team defeated Jefferson City High School 65-51 in the Missouri Class 5, District 9 finals held at Rock Bridge High School on Friday. The Kewpies will proceed to the Missouri State Championships.
Cassidy Spearman, left, and Madison Rhyner, right, cheer each other on during women's tennis play against Vanderbilt at the Mizzou Tennis Complex on Friday. Vanderbilt, ranked seventh in the nation, defeated Missouri, 7-0.
Rock Bridge High School is scheduled to play Hickman in the Class 5, District 9 Final on Saturday.
Hickman's Emily Miller shoots between Camdenton defenders at the Class 5, District 9 semifinal game Thursday. The Kewpies beat Camdenton 66-60 and advanced to Saturday's final against Rock Bridge High School.
The Kansas City Royals' George Brett gives instructions as players take batting practice during spring training Friday in Surprise, Ariz. A Hall of Fame third baseman, Brett remembers sitting in the Royals clubhouse with teammates long after games ended talking about baseball, often sharing a bunch of beer and a bag of potato chips.
Missouri forward Ryan Rosburg tries to shoot under pressure from Hawaii's Davis Rozitis defender on Nov. 16 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. "You just have to have swarms of guys because it requires so much energy to guard them,” Rosburg said about the Volunteers two bigs — Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes.
The Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura pitches during Friday's game in Surprise, Ariz.
St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Oscar Taveras reaches for a ball hit off the outfield wall for a double by the New York Mets' Travis d'Arnaud during the fifth inning of Friday's game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Santos' Arouca celebrates after scoring against Corinthians during their Sao Paulo league soccer final match in Santos, Brazil, on May 15, 2011. Arouca, who played for Brazil's national team last year, was on the field talking to reporters after his team's 5-2 win in the Sao Paulo state championship on Thursday when some fans in the stands called him "monkey."
Clouds loom over Sinopec oil refinery on Feb. 9 in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. Growth has marched steadily downward over the past two years as Beijing clamped down on a spending boom that analysts worry has pushed debt to dangerous levels. That has meant less Chinese demand for imported goods from copper and cement to factory machinery and earth movers.
In this May 10, 2010, photo, Kristy Ensley talks to her daughter, Jasmine, 5, while her son, Jayden, 2, rocks back in his chair at the Student Parent Center. Ensley started bringing her children to the Student Parent Center in 2005 and continued until she graduated.
Bert is a Great Pyrenees, and our vet guesses that he’s 3 or 4 years old at this point. He’s small for the breed at about 80 pounds, and he might be the hairiest dog on the planet.
March 6, 2014
The WIlliam Woods men's basketball team lines up during the playing of the national anthem before the American Midwest Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Hickman forward Nyjah White shoots against Camdenton in the Class 5, District 9 semifinals Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. Hickman won 66-60.
William Woods guard Blake Burgess shoots as forward Matt Helle assists and Columbia College forwards Gerado Isla and Jeremy Nolen defend Thursday at Columbia College.
Hickman guard Kendahl Adams dribbles past Camdenton's Sophia Shore in the Class 5, District 9 semifinals on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. Hickman won 66-60.
Rock Bridge senior guard Chayla Cheadle tries to make a shot during their Class 5, District 9 semifinals game against Jefferson City on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School.
Rock Bridge senior forward Audrey Holt holds onto the ball during their Class 5, District 9 semifinals game against Jefferson City on Thursday at Rock Bridge High School. The Bruins won 54-24.
Columbia College forward Malik Ray looks for an open shot while William Woods guard Jayson Saldana, forward Matt Helle and guard Dontre' Jenkins defend Thursday at Columbia College.