Missouri women's basketball faces Oklahoma State at Big 12 Championship

Missouri lost to Oklahoma State in both games of the regular season, including a 68-47 loss on Saturday. And three Missouri players were recognized on Big 12 teams.

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Marlins beat Cardinals 4-3 in first spring training game

The Cardinals' Kyle Lohse pitched the first two innings and allowed only one runner who homered. He threw strikes on 20 of his 26 pitches.

IN HEADLINES TODAY: Obama to speak in Joplin; Russian presidential election

Among today's top stories: President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement address in Joplin. Obama and Israel's prime minister meet to discuss conflicts between Israel and Iran.

Kansas' Thomas Robinson named AP Big 12 player of the year

Thomas Robinson, a junior forward for the Jayhawks, averaged 18 points and a league-high 11.9 rebounds a game this season. He was the unanimous pick in the AP awards.

UPDATE: Obama to deliver commencement address in Joplin

The president will deliver remarks at the May 21 commencement. Joplin High was destroyed by a tornado, forcing students to attend classes at a nearby mall.

SEC out to prove its teams belong in the NCAA tournament

The Southeastern Conference got rid of the two-division format in basketball in hopes that more SEC teams would be selected for the NCAA tournament. The SEC plans to keep the format when Missouri and Texas A&M join the conference next year.

Hopeful tale for tornado survivors ends with baby's death

After surviving the deadly tornado that killed both parents and her siblings, 15-month-old Angel Babcock died in Kosair Children's Hospital.

Missouri woman describes aftermath of lottery jackpot

It's been six years since Sandra Hayes won a share of a $224 million Powerball jackpot. Since then, she said she has come to understand the pressure that comes along with luck and money.

Missouri state agencies see hit from rising gas prices

State agencies with employees who drive as part of their job are being told to make cuts to other parts of their budgets to pay for gas as prices continue to rise.

Obama to deliver Joplin High School commencement address

The tornado took place less than an hour after last year's graduation ceremony.  The president last visited the town days after the storm.

Missouri House opens hearings on Republican-designed budget plan

The plan cuts an aid program for blind people in order to not cut money from public colleges and universities.

Dwayne Bowe gets franchise tag from Chiefs

The wide receiver, who made 81 catches for 1,159 yards and five TDs last season, is guaranteed a salary of about $9.5 million in the 2012-13 season.

St. Louis Blues GM Armstrong to assist Canada's hockey team in 2014 Olympics

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was tabbed on Monday to lead Canada's hockey team at a second straight Winter Olympics. St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong will be one of the assistants.

Missouri treasurer speeds up loans in disaster areas

Rapid approval of loan requests from those hit hard by last week's violent storms was authorized Monday.

Obama, Israel's Netanyahu talk unity, underline differences

The two leaders are linked by the history and necessity of their nations' deep alliance, if not much personal warmth, and they both used their moment to try to steer the agenda on their terms.

Michelle Obama plans stops in Kansas City, St. Louis

The first lady will speak at two events hosted by the Democratic National Committee.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Speaker's investments cry out for Missouri ethics law

Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, has control over ethics legislation while displaying questionable ethics himself.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Amnesty taxes ideals but reflects reality

Amnesty for delinquent tax payers isn't the greatest principle, but it makes up for money lost and doesn't cost as much as a hard-line approach.