Gary Pinkel, Tigers look to avoid scene of typical upsets at Toledo

Then-Toledo football coach Gary Pinkel, left, hugs offensive lineman Michael Schaefer after Toledo defeated Penn State 24-6 in State College, Pa., in this photo taken on Sept. 2, 2000.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel knows the feeling of claiming an upset victory as Toledo's former coach. On Saturday, now as the opposing team'scoach, he'll hope to avoid being on the receiving end of one.

Despite schedule and fatigue, Columbia College sweeps Evangel University

The Columbia College volleyball team overcame a sloppy first two sets to defeat Evangel University and continue their best start since 2009.

UPDATE: Michael Sam to meet with Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, reports say

ESPN and NFL Network reported former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam is headed to the Dallas Cowboys, but a team spokeswoman said they "don't know anything about that."

Hickman defeats Jefferson City for Wil Ross' first home win

The Hickman boys soccer team posted a 2-1 win over Jefferson City for its first home victory of the season. The Kewpies moved to 3-2 and have a winning record for the first time this season.

Hickman softball and baseball feel right at home on new turf field

After several years of playing their home games at Antimi Sports Complex, the Hickman High School softball team will now play home games at Hickman on new artificial turf, while sharing the field with the Hickman baseball team.

Missouri football keeps No. 24 ranking in AP poll

The Tigers were previously ranked No. 24 in the preseason Associated Press poll. Other Southeastern Conference teams are ranked higher than Missouri. 

Ace Adam Wainwright uses bat to help Cardinals beat Pirates

Adam Wainwright matched his career best with three RBIs, an unexpected boost that helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Speedster Jarrod Dyson dashes home for Royals win

Jarrod Dyson stole second, then third, to get into position for a go-ahead single by Salvador Perez in a 2-1 victory for the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers. The win kept Kansas City atop the American League Central by a half-game over Detroit.

Rock Bridge girls tennis defeats Lafayette to remain undefeated

The Bruins are 6-0 after defeating the Lancers in singles and doubles.

Battle girls volleyball falls to Lebanon

The Spartans lose in straight sets to the Lebanon Yellowjackets.

Gale Monfils, full of fire, advances to U.S. Open quarterfinals

Gael Monfils took a step closer Tuesday to his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open during a surprisingly matter-of-fact 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 victory in the fourth round over No. 7-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, a man considered one of the sport's up-and-comers.

No. 21 South Carolina looks to regroup after lopsided loss

The Gamecocks gave up 680 yards of offense, the most ever, and turned first-time Texas A&M quarterback starter Kenny Hill into that program's next star as he passed for 511 yards and three touchdowns. Now, they're hoping to rebound against East Carolina.

Tom Watson fills out U.S. Ryder Cup team

U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.

Broncos receiver Wes Welker suspended four games by NFL for amphetamines

Wes Welker told the Denver Post in an email that he was "as shocked as everyone at today's news." He noted he's meticulous about what he puts in his body and would "never knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way."

U.S. rolls New Zealand, remains undefeated at Basketball World Cup

Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

James Harden scored 13 points for the Americans, who will play two more games in Bilbao before moving on to Barcelonafor the round of 16.

NFL comes down hard on Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay

The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy.

Runner finishes third marathon of Labor Day weekend with Columbia race

Atsushi Kato completed the Heart of America marathon in Columbia on Labor Day morning, finishing his 155th race. 

Michael Sam left off Rams' practice squad

NFL opportunities are dwindling for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the league.

Runners finish Columbia marathon despite rain, lightning

Runners took off from the starting line near the Hearnes Center at 7 a.m., an hour behind schedule because of the weather. The 26.2-mile course took runners from downtown to the Missouri River and back.

Relocated Lot J fans have new neighbors at Missouri football tailgate

Danny Grant and Chuck Link tailgated Saturday for the first time in their new spot: Lot I. They'll tell you that some longtime tailgaters grumbled about having to change locations, but Grant and Link see the change of scenery as a chance to make new friends.