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Missouri seniors end careers in Elite Eight

Missouri's Matt Lawrence, right, shoots over teammate DeMarre Carroll and the outstretched arms of Connecticut's Stanley Robinson, left, and Hasheem Thabeet on Saturday in the Tigers' 82-75 loss to the Huskies in the NCAA West Regional final.

Despite such a surprisingly successful season, after losing to Connecticut 82-75 on Saturday in the NCAA West regional final, it was hard for Missouri seniors DeMarre Carroll, Matt Lawrence and Leo Lyons not to think about what could have been. 

Missouri can't find push needed to get by Connecticut

A one-point Missouri lead in the second-half faded quicky, and the Tigers fell one game short of reaching the Final Four for the first time in program history.    

PHOTO GALLERY: UConn defeats Missouri

The University of Connecticut held off Missouri 82-75 in Saturday's West Regional final to end the Tigers' NCAA tournament run.

Missouri softball team wins at Baylor

The Missouri softball team came from behind to beat Baylor 2-1 on Saturday at Getterman Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Spanish court considers trying former US officials

A Spanish court has agreed to consider opening a criminal case against six former Bush officials, including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, over allegations they gave legal cover for torture at Guatanamo Bay.

UPDATE: Kansas City airport reopens

Ice and snow forced the closure of the airport at around 2 p.m. Saturday. It reopened at  about 3:30.

Missouri baseball game postponed

City Council candidates weigh in on Columbia's energy needs

Second Ward candidates Allan Sharrock and Jason Thornhill and Sixth Ward candidate Rod Robison say they support Columbia's involvement in the building of a nuclear power plant in Callaway County. Sixth Ward incumbent Barbara Hoppe would like the city to pursue other options.

Missouri, Manitoba water lawsuits combine in same court

The state and the province are suing over different issues.

Rain changing to snow expected late Saturday in Boone County

A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service in St. Louis remains in effect for Boone County until 4 a.m. Sunday.

Nixon sending National Guard to North Dakota

The Red River is more than 22 feet above flood stage at Fargo.

Reeds Spring teen's family sues over tiger attack

The 16-year-old was an unpaid intern at Branson Interactive Zoo and Aquarium when the incident occurred.

Contemplations of the Eckankar faith

Missourians gather in Columbia to practice the HU contemplations of the Eckankar faith.

State water agency to seek $2 million per year for new plan

The new water plan would involve assessing population growth and future demand statewide, determining water-supply capacity for reservoirs, and assigning priorities for water supply in different regions of the state. Missouri last updated its water plan in 2002.

Irving R. Levine, longtime reporter for NBC, dies at 86

Recognizable by his distinctive bow tie and slow-paced delivery, Irving R. Levine was best known for his later work as an economic reporter. But he also did important work in his coverage of the Soviet Union, the building of the Berlin Wall and the uprising in the Belgian Congo.

Sex-shop owner waits to hear if he can run for council

John Haltom, who owns sex shops in Missouri and other states, says he should be eligible to run for City Council in Lincoln, Neb.  The county's election is against it, arguing that he has a felony conviction.

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