Missouri baseball splits doubleheader with Oklahoma State

Missouri lost 3-2 against Oklahoma State in the first of two games Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Missouri's Jake Ivory was tagged out in between second and third base by Oklahoma State's Robbie Rea to end the first game. Missouri was winning 2-1 before Oklahoma State scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning.

Oklahoma State won the first game 3-2, and Missouri won the second game 4-1. Tiger pitching stood out in both games. 

Missouri gymnasts finish second in Big 12 championships

Mark Burke wins Big 12 gymnast of the year. Rachel Updike was named Newcomer of the Year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Arkansas man wins GutBuster canoe race at Perche Creek

 Mike Herbet of Rogers, Ark., finished in first place with a record time.

AGING AMERICA: Dementia's youngest victims defy stereotypes

Marc Agronin, a geriatric psychiatrist at Miami Jewish Health Systems, has seen an uptick in younger patients concerned their memory lapses mean they have Alzheimer's. He says they're almost always wrong, but when they're not, the diagnosis can be devastating.

Gov. Nixon, other Missouri officials oppose US Labor Department proposal

Gov. Jay Nixon has joined with Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst and other Missouri officials to oppose a new proposal that could bar teens from performing certain tasks on farms.

Missouri Republicans consider options after Nixon vetoes business bills

The two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed are priorities for the Republicans because they believe the laws will help attract businesses to the state of Missouri. However, Nixon is not offering compromises.

Man impersonates Columbia police detective in scam

The man — who identifies himself as "Detective Joe Wilson" of the Columbia Police Department— asked two people in Florida and Kansas to pay back an overdue payday loan and tickets. Police think the man is from Camden County. 

Missouri softball team evens series with Texas A&M

A 6-5 victory over the Aggies on Saturday improved the Tigers' record to 23-4 and 4-1 in the Big 12.

Columbia Public Library to hold presentation on bats, white-nose syndrome

Live bats will be at the event, and the public is welcome to come and learn about the different species that live in Devil's Icebox Cave. 

ROUNDUP: Boone County election candidates and proposals

Here is a roundup of the races and issues that will appear on Boone County ballots on Tuesday, April 3. 

9 years later, Kansas still special to Roy Williams

It's been nine years since Roy Williams left Kansas, and he knows the Jayhawks and their fans have gotten over him. No matter how much time passes, he'll never be able to say the same.


Smaller shortstops coming back en vogue

The area of real estate between second and third base had for nearly the entirety of baseball's long and storied history been occupied by little guys with names like Pee Wee, Pesky and Ozzie — quick-footed, sure-handed and not much of a threat with a bat in their hands. And they're coming back. 

COLUMN: Wade and Heat deliver right message

If it seems personal to the Heat, that's because it is. James and Wade are both the fathers of two sons, and they played in the All-Star game on the same night when Martin — a black 17-year-old wearing a hoodie as he walked to a family home after buying some iced tea and candy — was shot to death by a community watch volunteer a few miles from Orlando's Amway Arena.

Louisville in Final 4 with 72-68 win over Florida

Louisville will take an eight-game winning streak on its trip New Orleans. Awaiting is a possible matchup with Pitino's old school, Kentucky, which will have to get by Baylor on Sunday to set up a grudge match to end them all.

Tigers' throwers excel at Missouri Relays

Led by sophomore Kearsten Peoples, Missouri athletes dominated the throwing events at this weekend's Missouri Relays at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.

Forget basketball, March Madness is all about the NFL

It has become impossible to escape NFL headlines pretty much since the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl and the next meaningful pro football game is more than five months away. But, the past two weeks have been off the charts for NFL interest.

Ron Paul wins Missouri GOP caucuses in Jackson County, St. Louis

Party officials said that during Saturday's caucuses, Ron Paul supporters won all 36 of the St. Louis delegates and about two-thirds of Jackson County's 179 delegates.

Santorum wins Louisiana Republican primary

The victory is important in Louisiana considering the race is usually all but over by the time the primaries reach the state.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Closing gap in two-party system creates complications

Under a proposed bill in the state senate, voters would be required to declare party affiliation when they register to vote. Although it may not make much legislative progress, it raises issues worthy of discussion.

Missouri women's golfers ninth at tournament

The Missouri women's golf team finished ninth Saturday at the Mountain View Classic in Tucson, Ariz.