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Hickman girls basketball sees Rock Bridge claim district championship again

The Rock Bridge Bruins girls defeated the Hickman Kewpies 51-36 Thursday night for a victory in the Class 5, District 9 title game.

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team has a shot at a fourth-straight state title.

Missouri women's basketball falls to Georgia in SEC tournament

The Missouri women's basketball team lost its opening SEC tournament game for the third straight year, falling 75-64 to Georgia.

Ryan Kreklow's career as Bruin ends with district championship loss

Rock Bridge boys basketball ended its season Thursday with a 70-62 loss to Blue Springs South. Senior Ryan Kreklow had 23 points.

Brett Peel embodies Missouri baseball's hot start

Missouri (10-1) is off to its best start since 1985. The pitching staff leads the SEC in eight categories, including ERA (1.22), saves (6) and shutouts (3). Brett Peel leads the team in batting average (.308) and is fourth in the conference in stolen bases.

Missouri basketball frustrated at results despite individual improvements

Some Missouri basketball players have shown improvement, but the record doesn't show it.

Missouri wheelchair basketball team advances to semifinals

The Tigers pulled off a narrow win over Alabama in the first round of the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Missouri will advance to the semifinals Friday to face reigning champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Missouri softball begins SEC play against South Carolina

+After a rigorous non-conference schedule to open the season, Missouri will travel to South Carolina this weekend for its first conference series of 2015.

Solid defense leads to solid offense for Columbia College in win over Benedictine-Springfield

Once Columbia withstood an early Benedictine-Springfield run, it ran away with a 82-43 win Thursday night.

Rock Bridge girls basketball's Sophie Cunningham named to Jordan Brand Classic roster

The game is April 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

2 Columbia College runners advance to final round of NAIA Championships

Columbia College had four runners compete in Thursday's preliminary rounds at the Indoor Track and Field National Championships. Two Cougars advanced to the final round and will compete for the championship Friday.

Flyers score 3 goals in 3rd period, top Blues 3-1

Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Stephens College signs point guard

Stephens College signed Taylor Limpus, a point guard who surpassed the 1,000-point mark this past season. Limpus was the third student-athlete to sign her letter of intent to the Stars.

No criminal charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

State prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges. A spokesman for the Dover Police Department, which investigated the incident and gave its findings to the attorney general's office, said the department respects the decision and has no further comment.

NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency

For every bargain, there's a bust. The result is dead money hanging around the books for years that not even the league's rising salary cap can erase completely.

Peyton Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal with Denver

General manager John Elway asked Manning to take a pay cut, and it took nearly a month to hash out the new deal reached Wednesday that was contingent on Manning passing his annual physical.

An ocean away, Manny Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

Forgive Roach if he's early with the talk, but he's just warming up. He has to, because he'll carry the dual role of trainer and chief provocateur for Pacquiao, who shys away from inflammatory comments before bouts.

James Bohnett brings speed to Missouri wheelchair basketball

The Missouri wheelchair basketball team will begin first-round play in the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Thursday. James Bohnett, a sophomore with almost 15 years of experience, will likely play an integral role if Missouri is to succeed.

Tolton overcomes Porter's off night, advances in state tournament

Porter scored a game-high 25 points but shot just 10-of-27 from the field as the Trailblazers beat Bowling Green High School 55-38 in the Class 3 boys basketball state playoffs.

Five Missouri women's swimmers earn bids to Nationals

Just shy of the program's record of six qualifiers in 2009, the Tigers will send senior Danielle Barbiea, junior Abby Duncan, sophomore Katharine Ross and freshmen Sharli Brady and Hannah Stevens to compete in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 19-21. 

Missouri will miss Shamburger's stability when he is gone

He just hit the big shot in Missouri's final home game, but that isn't what the Tigers will miss most when Keith Shamburger graduates.

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