At Tolton High School, BARF fills the fitness gap

The Blazer Athletic Running and Fitness program, known as BARF, is run by Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's Pat Kelly and Mike Johnson. It was designed to keep athletes fit during the winter months between the fall and spring athletic seasons. "We work ‘em," Johnson said, "but the kids know what's good for them. They will take an extra hour after school to stay fit."

BARF — or Blazer Athletics Running and Fitness — was established at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in 2013 as a way to keep athletes in shape between sports seasons and is now a hit among students. The name was chosen to amuse the students, but it's serious work.

Missouri Deputy Athletics Director Gillin leaving for Appalachian State

Doug Gillin was Missouri's deputy athletics director for almost three years.

Adam Wainwright might miss Cardinals' season opener

Adam Wainwright was hurt Monday while putting a 45-pound weight back on a rack. He returned to St. Louis for an examination by Dr. Michael Brunt, who said the injury was minor.

NHL players getting an education about blood clots

Reasons vary, but with better awareness, more athletes are being diagnosed with and treated for blood clots.

Special Olympics swimmer succeeds in the pool and beyond

Allison D'Agostino, who was diagnosed with mosaic Down syndrome when she was 4 years old, was named the best athlete in the state by Special Olympics Missouri in January. 

Missouri women beat Texas A&M at the buzzer

Maddie Stock hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Missouri women's basketball team (16-12, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) a 70-69 win over No. 12 Texas A&M.

Despite rough record, Missouri coach Kim Anderson collects compliments

Kentucky coach John Calipari on Jan. 26, after Missouri had lost five straight games, said that Missouri coach Kim Anderson was doing an amazing job.

Team effort boosts Columbia men in win over William Woods

Six different Cougars scored at least seven points. Forward John Meyer poured in 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Nic Reynolds contributed 10.

Tolton boys basketball advances to district finals

After a 1 hour and 8-minute game that made observers pine for a faster pace, Tolton walked away with a 40-23 win over Southern Boone.

Three reasons Missouri baseball is turning around

The Tigers went 20-33 and won only six of their 30 conferences games in 2014. New players, a different mindset and the unstoppable bullpen are fueling Missouri baseball now.

Columbia College women couldn't close senior night game

William Woods controlled the pace of the second half and held on to a late lead to win 66-59.

After tough stretch, Hickman boys basketball looks to district tournament

After beginning the season 12-3, the Hickman High School boys basketball team will enter the district tournament after going on a 2-7 stretch.

Missouri Baseball series moved to Millington, Tennessee

Weekend series with University of Illinois Chicago moved because of weather forecast.

Stephens Stars fall to Missouri Baptist

The Stars fell to 3-26 overall and 3-21 in the American Midwest Conference.

Rock Bridge girls beat Helias

Cierra Porter led the Bruins with 20 points.

No word on possible MLB discipline for Los Angeles slugger Hamilton

The 33-year-old has a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse, leading to suspensions that cost him more than three years while in the minors. The Angels have confirmed Hamilton's meeting with MLB, but have declined to give any more information.

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat Thursday, when U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled league arbitrator Harold Henderson's December denial of the six-time Pro Bowl running back's appeal.

Bulls' Rose to have surgery Friday

A timetable for the Chicago Bulls star's return will be determined after the operation.

Alexander Steen scores winner in shootout to lift Blues past Jets

Vladimir Tarasenko also scored in the tiebreaker for the Blues. Patrik Berglund had St. Louis' score in regulation, and Brian Elliott finished with 30 saves through overtime.

Alex Rodriguez participates in Yankees' first full-squad workout

Rodriguez, who hasn't played since September 2013, took ground balls at third base and hit three home runs in 32 swings during batting practice.