Battle basketball star plays through seizures

Battle High School sophomore guard Daviante Ostrander started having seizures last summer. Over the past nine months, he's had several more episodes, which, in addition to altering his well-being and worrying his family, have affected his basketball season. Still, Ostrander has averaged more than 16 points per game for the Spartans this season.

The Spartans' leading scorer has faced health problems over the past nine months. Still, sophomore Daviante Ostrander averaged 16.7 points and is set to lead the Spartans in the first game of the playoffs Tuesday.

Jameis Winston has predraft meeting with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs have the top pick for the first time since 1987. Upgrading at quarterback is a priority after going 2-14 last season and missing the playoffs for the seventh straight year.

Manny Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books

A flurry of early action on Pacquiao has already narrowed the odds for the big fight on May 2. When the bell rings, it's conceivable that Floyd Mayweather Jr. might not be favored at all.

Missouri panel OKs bill for sports for homeschooled students

Republican Rep. Elijah Haahr of Springfield's bill would allow homeschool high school students to participate in activities sponsored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.

Hickman boys basketball comes away with district tournament win after odd 3rd period

Neither Hickman High School nor Smith-Cotton High School scored a point in the third quarter of the Class 5, District 9 tournament game.

Missouri wrestling embracing pressure of its No. 1 ranking

Despite its national title expectations, Missouri wrestling will still toss around footballs before practice and try to keep cool ahead of the MAC Tournament this weekend.


Red-hot Missouri set to play Georgia in SEC women's basketball tournament

Although Georgia beat the Missouri women's basketball team in decisive fashion earlier this season, the teams are now in different shape than they were when they played Jan. 8.

Ryan Kreklow and the Bruins look to start districts with a win

Senior Ryan Kreklow and the Rock Bridge High School Bruins start districts at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday against Blue Springs.

Missouri and Auburn to play in battle of bottom dwellers

The two worst teams in the SEC will meet Tuesday night in Mizzou Arena.

Adam Wainwright getting back up to speed after injury

 "That was perfect," Wainwright said of his first bullpen session at spring training since straining an abdominal muscle a week ago. "That's what I wanted."


Another injury doesn't stop Columbia College women in win over Stephens College

In the first round of the American Midwest Conference tournament, the Columbia College women beat Stephens College 94-34. But not before losing a starting player to a suspected broken nose.

An 11th straight Big 12 title in Kansas' sights

The Jayhawks can wrap up a share of the conference crown by beating No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday night, or claim it outright if Oklahoma stumbles at Iowa State on Monday night.

Royals banking on Morales, Rios to fuel power-starved lineup

The Royals don't have many home run hitters but hope new additions can provide the pop.

Update: Auburn's Mason won't play at Missouri after father's death

The guard is Auburn's second-leading scorer this season.

St. Louis Blues make moves before NHL's trade deadline

The St. Louis Blues made their third move on the trade deadline, acquiring forward Olli Jokinen from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Joakim Lindstrom and a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2016.

Wild week leads to changes across college basketball's AP Top 25 poll

Maryland was the big riser after wins over Wisconsin and Michigan.

Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston

The 26-year-old had a franchise-best 22 sacks last year.

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Tom Schweich's death, the end of Missouri men's basketball's long losing streak

Other top stories included the possibility of Memorial Union renovations and arguments over two amendments Missouri voters passed in August.

Missouri women's basketball closes regular season with win over Arkansas

The Missouri women's basketball team finished the regular season on a four-game winning streak after a 57-41 win over Arkansas on Sunday.

Missouri baseball cancels home series against Central Arkansas

In a news release, the team cited the weekend snowfall in Columbia and the cold weather forecast as reasons for the series cancellation.