Show-Me Bowl still planned to start Friday in St. Louis

After break-ins and burnings last night in and around St. Louis, the Missouri State High School Activities Association still plans to move forward with its seven state football championship games at the Edward Jones Dome.

UPDATE: No. 3 Arizona beat Missouri 72-53 in Maui

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.

Looking ahead: Missouri football must beat Arkansas Friday to advance to SEC Championship

The No. 17 Tigers (9-2, 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference) prepare for a short week and large Arkansas offensive line. 

MU dorms to open early for Missouri football game

Missouri plays Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. Friday. MU residence halls typically open on Sunday after an academic break. 


Battle Spartans look to build on young team in second year

A young Battle wrestling team returns three state qualifiers as it looks to begin its  second season.

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Kentucky dominated the most recent poll, earning 62 of 65 votes for the top spot.

Missouri women's basketball suffers first loss in Honolulu

The Missouri women's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of No. 14 California in Honolulu on Sunday.

Columbia women's basketball falls to Central Methodist

The Columbia College women's basketball team lost by 14 points to No. 25-ranked Central Methodist on Monday.

Kansas State beats Purdue in Maui

Purdue, Missouri now set to meet in Maui consolation semifinal.

Arkansas quarterback's status uncertain after injury

Surging Arkansas faces the possibility of finishing the regular season without injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen, though coach Bret Bielema is leaving open the possibility of his return this week.

Chiefs place Berry on non-football illness list

Chiefs safety Eric Berry is gearing up for a fight after a mass was found in his chest following last week's game in Oakland. He was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, and trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma.

Rams reeling from rally-killing interception

St. Louis was turnover-free in a surprise victory over the Broncos last week, perhaps the signature accomplishment of the three-year Jeff Fisher era. But Shaun Hill was the goat after his goal-line interception in Sunday's three-point loss at San Diego.

Taylor apologizes for domestic violence, won't appeal NBA suspension

An apologetic Jeffery Taylor of the Charlotte Hornets said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot

Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday.

LeBron on Cavaliers' losing streak: "I stink"

"We got a four-game losing streak, so I stink," LeBron James said. "I'm not doing my job."

With Phelps suspended, Katie Ledecky is banquet star

Like Phelps, the 17-year-old Ledecky is entering and winning a slate of events once not thought possible. She won five gold medals at last summer's Pan Pacific championships at freestyle distances ranging from 200 to 1,500 meters, setting world records on consecutive nights.

Browns Johnny Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU student spreads awareness of missing Mexican students, Battle High School mascot prepares to cheer on Spartans

Other photos from this week include images of Hickman High School's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" and the Missouri Contemporary Ballet as it prepares for its fall performance.

WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: MidwayUSA might leave Columbia without sewer extension, local man rides bike to Texas A&M game

Also among this week's most read are stories about Battle High School's Spartan mascot and the Airbnb community that has sprang up in Columbia. 

Missouri football up to highest rankings of season

The Tigers are ranked No. 17 in The Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls after winning 29-21 at Tennessee.