SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: McDonald's All-American Sophie Cunningham wants 'everything'

Sophie Cunningham, a guard for the Rock Bridge Bruins basketball team, is expected to play in the McDonald's All American Game on April 1 in Chicago.

Rock Bridge High School star Sophie Cunningham will be the first person from Columbia to ever compete in the McDonald's All-American Game, an ESPN-televised exhibition in Chicago featuring the top basketball players in the country that will take place Wednesday. The confidence she shows on the court developed when she was still just in middle school.

SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Cunningham makes connections during charity visit

Players in the  McDonald's All-American exhibition game spent Sunday morning touring a Chicago Ronald McDonald House. The game on Wednesday will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides housing for sick children and their families. .

Missouri softball loses series finale to Auburn

Missouri pitcher Tori Finucane, who threw 153 pitches on Saturday, didn't have much steam in a relief performance Sunday.

Lashway, Tigers find success difficult to come by in SEC play

Georgia defeated Missouri 6-0 in 90 minutes at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

Missouri baseball loses rubber match to No. 2 Texas A&M, 14-6

The Tigers allowed more runs than in any other game this season.

Walk-off homerun lifts No. 20 Missouri softball past No. 8 Auburn

Missouri senior Kelsea Roth hit a two-run home run that pushed No. 20 Missouri past Auburn 5-4 in eight innings.


Missouri baseball drops top-seeded Texas A&M, 3-2

Missouri baseball keeps on rolling. The No. 23 Tigers (20-6, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) knocked off No. 1 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Thursday, 3-2.


Missouri swim team places 11th at NCAA championships

Missouri's men's swim and dive team placed 11th at the NCAA National Championships on Saturday, a new all-time program best. 

Hickman track finishes 14th at Festus Early Bird Invitational

The Hickman High School boys track team placed 14th out of 50 teams in the Festus Early Bird Invitational on Friday and Saturday.


Rock Bridge baseball splits two games on spring break road trip

Rock Bridge baseball (6-1) split a pair of games in Tennessee on Saturday on their annual spring break road trip, rounding out its first week of the season. The Bruins start their in-state schedule Monday against cross-town foe Muriel Williams Battle High School. 

Stephens softball sweeps doubleheader

The Stephens College softball team swept a doubleheader against Ecclesia College on Saturday, snapping a 10-game losing streak. 

Close call for Cats as Kentucky squeaks by Notre Dame 68-66

Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.

Jenner gets tiebreaking goal to lead Blue Jackets past Blues

After defeating Anaheim on Tuesday and then Chicago on Friday, the Blue Jackets got goals from William Karlsson, Jack Johnson, Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday night.

Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.

Goldschmidt, Pollock hit 1st home runs in Diamondbacks' loss to Royals

Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win and finished with 17 hits.

It's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

Seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville meet Sunday to settle the NCAA Tournament's most-busted bracket.

Gonzaga's 1st regional final in 16 years vs top-seeded Duke

The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed only two years ago when they got upset in the second round, and who can forget floppy-haired big-scoring Adam Morrison nearly a decade ago — yep, back in 2006, when the trendy pick blew an early 17-point lead in a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA.

Gordon, Earnhardt among the winners and fans of Martinsville

Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson lead active drivers with eight victories on the 0.526-mile paper clip-shaped track, which has been hosting races in southwest Virginia since 1947.

Cabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3

Cabrera was playing in his sixth game of the spring while recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle. It was his sixth straight game of the spring, and he will sit out Sunday against Philadelphia.

Missouri tennis suffers 8th straight loss to Tennessee

Missouri lost its 8th straight match Friday against Tennesse. The Tigers are yet to win a conference game, but freshman Brittany Lashway says the team is focusing on staying positive.