Red Sox rout sloppy Cardinals in Series opener

St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran makes a catch of a ball hit by Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz during the second inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday in Boston. Beltran left Wednesday's game after the second inning with a rib contusion. Boston won the game 8-1.

One of the best-fielding teams in the league over the regular-season, the National League champs bungled their way into an early deficit in Game 1 of the World Series and went on to lose 8-1 to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Citing racism, NAACP members protest lack of charges in Brandon Coleman's death

Members of the local NAACP chapter protest Chief Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight's decision not to press charges against the man who killed Brandon Coleman.

Everyone Eats! to carry on after Almeta Crayton's death

Although Almeta Crayton, who organized the program for 16 years, died on Monday, organizers still plans to provide the annual Thanksgiving meal.


State legislators say Medicaid expansion ‘unlikely’ in next session

Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to filibuster any bill to expand Medicaid in the legislative session beginning in January and said he expected other state senators would do the same.

What you need to know for MU's Homecoming

To help you prepare for Homecoming week, we have compiled these resources.


Parents, students question Common Core standards

Several parents and students spoke Wednesday against the Common Core State Standards at a Missouri House committee hearing at MU.

Violence Task Force breaks into subcommittees to generate data

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence broke into subcommittees to analyze data from homicides in Columbia over the last five years and heard a presentation on national drivers of violence at its meeting Wednesday night.

Missouri football wants to win for 'the whole state'

The 2007 Missouri football team was maybe the best Tigers squad since the 1960s. This year's squad wants to become the new standard of excellence in Columbia.

True/False in Time's "50 Cultural Experiences to Try in 2014"

Columbia's True/False Film Fest was listed along with experiences such as diving the Great Barrier Reef, attending the Winter Olympics and visiting the Mangum Rattlesnake Derby.

UPDATE: Prosecutor says no charges in Brandon Coleman killing

Boone County Chief Prosecutor Dan Knight decided that shooter Dustin Deacon was "legally justified" in shooting Brandon Coleman under Missouri self-defense laws because he thought his father's life was in danger.

Status remains 'uncertain' for Hickman coach Arnel Monroe

Citing "personnel" matters, administrators decline to elaborate on Hickman head football coach Arnel Monroe's continued absence from the team. Monroe was not present at last week's game at Jackson, and athletics director Doug Mirts said the coach's status for Friday's Homecoming game is "uncertain."

Opinions sought about Douglass Park plans

Park staff will seek public input at a drop-in meeting at Douglass High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday about plans to renovate the park.

DAVID ROSMAN: Dilemma at the diverging diamond I-70 interchange

North Stadium to east bound I-70 is not a problem, nor is Stadium south to I-70 west. Those are the only problems the new interchange seems to have corrected with no confusion.

Afghan activist Shabana Basij-Rasikh strengthens women's education

As a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, Basij-Rasikh was forced to attend school in secret. Today, she is the president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, and an advocate for women's education all over the world. She shared her story at Stephens College on Wednesday night.

Columbia volleyball snaps losing streak against William Woods

Columbia beat William Woods in three sets — 25-16, 27-25, 25-21 — handing the Owls their first American Midwest Conference defeat. The Cougars improved to 18-9 overall, 6-1 in the AMC.

Columbia College men's soccer loses

The Columbia College men's soccer team fell to Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday night.


Alyssa Diggs embraces leading role in Missouri soccer

Alyssa Diggs came to Missouri from Coppell, Texas, where she grew up playing soccer. Chandler Diggs, her brother, played soccer for Georgetown  and is scheduled to see his sister play for the first time at Missouri during Sunday's Senior Day game.

James Matthew Foster refereed basketball, inspired others

James Matthew Foster died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. He was 33. Two months ago he won a weight loss competition and was well on his way to becoming a Division 1 basketball referee.

Miami continuing to work on compliance

Compliance issues — a lack of monitoring certain areas well enough at times — were part of Miami's mess over the past few years. And even though NCAA Case No. M362 is now essentially over, with a small number of scholarship losses for football and men's basketball as the most significant penalties left to address, the Hurricanes want to ensure this saga never repeats itself.

Missouri guard picked for Cousy Watch List

Missouri men's basketball guard Jordan Clarkson was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Tuesday. The award honors the nation's top point guard.