Mizzou basketball adds JUCO teammates Martavian Payne and Russell Woods

The young Tigers were in need of instant help.

Hickman soccer controls offensive play in win over Troy Buchanan

The Hickman High School soccer team used its speed and intensity in a 2-0 win over Troy Buchanan High School. An early lead gave the Kewpies the confidence to fight the Trojans' tough defense.

It's 'Harley Time' when Missouri closer Breckin Williams enters the game

This week's notebook features a pitcher who sprints to the mound when he's called on to close games.

Battle freshman Alexis Giltrap leads Spartans past Owensville, 4-0

Giltrap scored two goals in Muriel Williams Battle High School's 4-0 win over Owensville High School.

Columbia College's Carly Spalding, Paxton Welch win AMC weekly awards

It's Spalding's third such award of the season and Welch's second.

Missouri softball's Sami Fagan wins SEC Player of the Week

The junior infielder went 11-for-17 with three home runs and 12 RBIs last week.

MLB's 'Statcast' analytics to debut during Tuesday's Cardinals game

Player comparisons will be more precise than ever before with the new data about to be unleashed.

Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues

The Blues lost on the road in the playoffs for the ninth straight time, and Minnesota now leads the series 2-1. 

Stephens softball swept at William Woods

William Woods has now outscored Stephens 175-4 in the all-time series.

Hickman baseball falls to Jefferson City

Hickman High School baseball lost 4-2 to Jefferson City in Jefferson City on Monday. 

Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Bucs GM says his team has a front-runner for the NFL draft

But, of course, Tampa Bay isn't tipping its hand on which player it will select.

New format means injured NASCAR drivers no longer must race

Drivers who miss a race can make up for it by winning later.

Who's the boss? Mike Slive says he's still in charge of the SEC

Slive's replacement will take over on August 1. Until then, the longtime commissioner, despite battling cancer, plans to stay involved.

Tebowmania in full storm as Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner last played in 2012 as a member of the New York Jets.

Rams gather for start of strength, conditioning work

The Rams gathered Monday for strength and conditioning, which one player described as "the first day of school."

Volquez leads Royals to 7-1 win over Twins in series opener

The Royals right-hander held down the Twins for seven innings Monday night, and Kansas City's opportunistic offense took advantage of a series of Minnesota miscues in a 7-1 victory.

Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum

Choking off the passing lanes and the open ice where Penguins' stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin thrive, New York built an early lead behind goals from Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider then held on for a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

Chiefs' Houston skips report date for offseason program

The most notable absence was All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston, who was given the franchise tag after a record-setting sack season. Houston still has not signed his tender as the Chiefs and his representatives try to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race

Desisa earned his second Boston Marathon title Monday, finishing in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to claim a golden olive wreath, the $150,000 first prize and a winner's medal to replace the one he donated to the city two years ago in memory of the victims.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Inaugural Ragtag Ball, Toga Day and the Columbia Wrestling Club

Other photos captured by Missourian photographers include construction on MU's Jesse Hall, police responding to a shooting in Hitt Street Garage on Wednesday night and preparations to reopen the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.