FROM READERS: Loof Lirpa, the star Missouri football recruit that never was

In 1991, the Missourian sports department wrote about a fictional football player that would save the Missouri football team. It was all an April Fool's Day hoax.

Missouri football's Clay Rhodes challenged to grow his skill set, facial hair

Missouri sophomore Clay Rhodes looks to secure a starting spot on Missouri's senior-laden offensive line. But first, he might want to grow a better beard.

SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Lindsey Cunningham paved the way for All-American younger sister

Sophie Cunningham credits her older sister as her only role model in her athletic success.

UPDATE: Missouri basketball's Johnathan Williams III to meet with coach, discuss possible transfer

Johnathan Williams II confirmed that his son asked Missouri for a release, "but he might not necessarily take it." On Tuesday, Williams III said there was a lot going on and he would have an answer by the end of the week.

SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: During McDonald's All-American festivities, Cunningham revels in support of family, fans

Sophie Cunningham was shocked when her mother, Paula Cunningham, challenged her to a dance-off in front of thousands of spectators Monday at the Powerade Jam Fest at the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center at the University of Chicago.

Carly Spalding spurs Columbia past Stephens in doubleheader

Columbia College shut out Stephens College in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday at Antimi Softball Complex. The Cougars were led at the plate by sophomore Carly Spalding, who accounted for six of the 12 runs that Columbia scored in the first game.

Illinois takes the Braggin' Rights from Missouri baseball with 4-3 win

The loss marked the second time this season where Missouri was on the losing side of a one-run game, the first being a loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in February.


Rock Bridge golfer Christian Miller has a surprising grip

Rock Bridge senior Christian Miller holds his club in a strange way compared to most golfers, but it doesn't hurt his play.

Maryland tops Tennessee yet again on way to Final Four

Next up for the Terrapins: Connecticut.

Tolton baseball downs Calvary Lutheran 13-1

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School Trailblazers' next game will be Monday against Salisbury.

Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.

Wainwright will start Opening Day, Cardinals say

Next up for Adam Wainwright is opening night in Chicago. The right-hander proved he is ready to go by pitching into the seventh inning in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.

Blues hope to turn things around ahead of NHL playoffs

A team that's been among the best in the Western Conference all season got a day off Tuesday. They want a avoid a repeat of last spring, when they limped into the postseason on a six-game losing streak and were eliminated in the first round by Chicago.

The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen

Speedy, weak-hitting outfielders come cheaper than someone who pounds 30 homers. And you can get a bushel of relievers for the price of a starting pitcher.

UConn's Ollie won't travel to Final Four because of new law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered a travel ban in response to Indiana's new religious-objections law. UConn President Susan Herbst issued a statement in support of the ban and said neither Ollie nor any other member of the basketball staff would travel to Indianapolis.

Despite late comeback attempt, Battle girls soccer falls to Helias 2-1

The Muriel Williams Battle High School girls soccer team lost to Helias Catholic High School 2-1 Monday despite a strong performance by goalkeeper Gillian Schullte.

Rock Bridge baseball too much for Battle

Even a skeleton team for Rock Bridge was enough to push an 11-1 win over crosstown foe Muriel Williams Battle High School on Monday.

'Easy to mesh' freshmen lead Duke to Final Four

Mike Krzyzewski's youngest team ever is taking its 68-year-old coach to his 12th Final Four in what he has called "one of the most unique years" he has had in his 35 seasons at Duke.

Tolton baseball triumphs over Fulton

The Trailblazers baseball team had a big sixth inning as they squeaked past Fulton 6-5  Monday.

Morgan Eye selected to women's 3-point competition

The senior set school records for 3-pointers made in a game (11), single season (112) and career (317).