March 8, 2014
Missouri's John Miles pitches the ball at the Missouri vs. Southern Miss game on Saturday.
Columbia College guard Wendell Crowder, left, forward Gerado Isla, center, and Malik Ray anxiously watch as their teammate Devin Griffin prepares for a free-throw to settle a tie in the last seconds of the American Midwest Conference tournament semifinal game against Park University. Griffin sunk the second free-throw, and the Cougars won 66-65.
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins drives to the basket during the first half of Kansas' loss to West Virginia on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.
Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, left, and Missouri forward Torren Jones (24) grapple for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
In this Feb. 16 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals have announced Garcia will return to St. Louis on Sunday to have doctors examine his surgically repaired throwing shoulder, making it unlikely he'll be ready for the start of the season.
Wichita State guard Ron Baker (31) pulls down a rebound against Missouri State forward Gavin Thurman during the first half of a college basketball game in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Florida's Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5), forward Casey Prather (24), center Patric Young (4) and forward Will Yeguete (15) celebrate after defeating Kentucky 84-65 in a college basketball game Saturday, in Gainesville, Fla.
Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison reacts in front of Texas A&M forward Achiri Ade after being fouled in the first half of a Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament game Saturday in Duluth, Ga.
St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, right, shakes hands with Sr. Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak at a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility on Saturday in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have agreed to a six-year contract extension with Carpenter for $52 million.
Ismet Sean Isik, left, Frontier School of Innovation superintendent, and Principal Ilker Yilmaz pose with Kush Sharma after Sharma won the Jackson County Spelling Bee at the Central Library in Kansas City. Two weeks ago, the bee ran out of words after the Sharma and Sophia Hoffman eliminated 23 other contestants and went additional rounds against each other.
Kush Sharma, left, high-fives Sophia Hoffman before the continuation of the Jackson County Spelling Bee on Saturday at the Central Library in Kansas City.
Kush Sharma spells a word during the continuation of the Jackson County Spelling Bee against Sophia Hoffman on Saturday at the Central Library in Kansas City.
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.