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BATTLE RISING: Spartan mascot brings energy to team

Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins channels his faith and Battle High School football fans' energy into encouraging the team during playoffs.

Daviante Ostrander leads Battle boys basketball into second year

The Spartans look to improve upon their 5-19 inaugural season.

Battle girls basketball emphasizes defense first

The Spartans feel confident looking toward the 2015 postseason.

Scoreboards flicker as Stephens basketball's offense fades

The Stephens College basketball team couldn't get anything going offensively Thursday night in a 76-30 loss to William Woods University.

Columbia College women's soccer looks to overcome injuries in NAIA tournament run

Columbia will open its NAIA tournament run Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College. The team will be without its two leading scorers, Kelly Ross and Laurie Frew.

Russell Hansbrough carrying the load for Missouri football

The Tigers' junior tailback says he has come a long way from his freshman year, when he found the size of SEC defenders to be intimidating. Coming off a career performance at Texas A&M, he's not backing down now.

Cougars men's basketball tops Hannibal-LaGrange

The Columbia College men's basketball team advanced to 5-0 on the season after a 55-45 road win against Hannibal-LaGrange.

10 things you didn't know about Tennessee

Camping in driveways and skeletal stadiums are two of 10 things you didn't know about Missouri's next opponent. 

Battle football's receivers coming through during playoff run

With defenses focusing on stopping Nash Sutherlin, receivers Jaevon McQuitty and Chyrome Thorpe have accounted for big plays.

Tolton boys basketball not worried about move to Class 3

The Trailblazers will adopt a defensive strategy to aid the move up to Class 3.

Columbia women's basketball team gets first conference win

Columbia College women's basketball won their first conference game of the season, defeating Hannibal-LaGrange University 74-73

Missouri soccer focuses on defense in NCAA Tournament

With their Sweet 16 hopes on the line, the Tigers face the No. 4-seeded Washington Huskies at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Stanford, California.

Tolton girls basketball wants to capitalize on last year's mistakes

The Trailblazers have every intention of winning the Class 3 title this year.

TIGER TWEETS: Missouri football players are ready for this semester to be over

At this point in the semester, a lot of college students are ready for a break. With finals and papers galore, not to mention a few more football games, Missouri football players are excited for the end of the semester, too.

Tennessee defense confident despite suspensions

Tennessee will be without starting linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams because of suspensions related to a rape investigation. Junior safety Brian Randolph, who received a targeting penalty last week against Kentucky, will not play the first half against Missouri.

Raiders snap 16-game losing streak with 24-20 win against Chiefs

Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Greg Zuerlein's kicking key to victory over Broncos

Zuerlein was a career-best 5 for 5 with two field goals of longer than 50 yards last week, providing most of the points in a 22-7 upset over the Denver Broncos and earning NFC special teams player of the week honors.

No. 1 Kentucky basketball's platoon system works wonders

No. 1 Kentucky's platoon system looked unstoppable in the Wildcats' dismantling of then-No. 5 Kansas. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said the top-ranked program has at least 10 players who can play in the NBA on its squad.

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

FIFA plans to review World Cup corruption report

The head of FIFA's auditing committee will examine the full 430-page confidential report by American prosecutor Michael Garcia into impropriety during the bid process, reviving a probe which seemed closed one week ago.

Domenico Scala, a Swiss businessman who serves as the soccer body's audit panel chairman, will then decide whether to turn over any evidence to FIFA's executive committee.

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