Dream denied

Throughout the season, the Missouri baseball team stood by one motto.

“Hijack their happiness,” designated hitter Jacob Priday said.

The Tigers approached every game looking to derail the opposing team’s aspirations.

Three Tigers sluggers on all-tournament team

Missouri outfielders Ryan Lollis and Aaron Senne and designated hitter Jacob Priday were named to the Columbia regional all-tournament team Monday.

SOMO swimmer showing confidence

Over the weekend, Columbia’s Matthew Montgomery celebrated his 20th birthday with two of his closest friends, but that’s not the only reason he’s smiling.

Truex Jr. lifts DEI with win at Dover

After another weekend of nonstop Earnhardt speculation, Truex gave the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team a much-needed victory Monday in the 400-mile race at Dover International Speedway.

5-0 Shields shuts down Kansas City

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — No one in Tampa Bay’s clubhouse is ready to declare James Shields the ace of the Devil Rays’ young pitching staff. But he just might be the most consistent starter.

James impressing his idol, Air Jordan

Michael Jordan praised 22-year-old LeBron James for leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers advanced to the finals for the first time in their 37-year history.

Anaheim one win away

OTTAWA — Andy McDonald bailed out Chris Pronger and set up Southern California for a playoff party like never before. The Anaheim Ducks are within a win of their first Stanley Cup championship.

Influential leader dies at 74

For Bill France Jr., it was never about fame or fortune. Everything he did — helping build Daytona International Speedway, moving the annual awards banquet to New York City and negotiating the first billion-dollar TV contract — he did with NASCAR’s best interests at heart.

Haste hurts coaches

In the 30 hours Creighton went without a men’s basketball coach, fans on Internet message boards buzzed that athletic director Bruce Rasmussen was taking too long to make a hire.

Journal chronicles three days of cycling across Kansas

Dale Brigham has made the cut. The Columbia cyclist completed a 375-mile endurance ride this weekend in less than 40 hours to qualify for his third trip to France for a 750-mile round-trip race from Paris to the coastal town of Brest.