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Looking ahead: Copelin dismissed as Missouri football prepares for Indiana

Wide receiver Levi Copelin was previously suspended for the entire season because of a failed drug test but has now been dismissed from the team. The Tigers (3-0) will face the Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Cardinals manager can relate to Stanton incident

Matheny has vivid recollections of staggering away and being determined not to lose consciousness, the first few seconds after his left jaw got in the way of a wayward fastball from the Pirates' Rich Loiselle in 1998 when he was with the Brewers.

Chiefs down seven starters to injuries, suspensions

The loss of Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry means the Chiefs have lost seven starters to injuries and suspensions this season. Those seven players have combined to start 355 games, play in 492 games and appear in nine Pro Bowls over 43-plus seasons in the NFL.

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

Woods said Monday his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn't hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn't know when he will.

Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge

The Vikings reinstated Peterson on Monday, one day after he sat out a 30-7 home loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his son.

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will work as "senior advisers." They will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault," he wrote.

Redskins optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season

The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career.

Missouri football recap: What we learned from Missouri's victory against Central Florida

Missouri showed its depth in the defensive tackle and linebacker positions Saturday against Central Florida. Conference results later in the day would also bode well for the Tigers.

Missouri continues to rise in college football polls

Missouri rose to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 and to No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches poll. 

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: 'Mizzou Made' not entirely accurate; legislature overrides gun rights veto

In this week's most-read stories, senior wide receivers are on pace for big numbers, Kim Anderson adjusts to recruiting for a Division I school and Gary Pinkel's game-day outfit gets a full analysis.

Zuerlein's 4 FGs lifts Rams over Buccaneers

With Sam Bradford out for the year with a knee injury and backup Shaun Hill also hurt, Austin Davis made his first pro start after spending most of the past two seasons on the Rams' practice squad.

Gonzales, Cardinals top Rockies for 3rd win in row

The Cardinals held their 3 1/2-game division lead over Pittsburgh. St. Louis has won 13 straight regular-season home games in September and October.

Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals

The Royals fell 1 1/2 games behind Detroit, which beat Cleveland, in the AL Central. Kansas City is in the thick of the wild-card race.

Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

The Chiefs couldn't capitalize in the biggest moments as the Broncos mustered two goal-line stands for the second straight week.

Augusta's interception boosts Missouri

As the third quarter opened, both Missouri and Central Florida struggled to find their rhythm. And then it happened: a freakish play that changed the course of the game and gave the Tigers a much-needed jolt.

Shane Ray's career day highlights Missouri football's strong defensive line

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray had to wait until this year to start for the Tigers. Ray had a career day Saturday in Missouri's 38-10 victory against Central Florida. 

Missouri football beats Central Florida 38-10

It was a shaky start, but the Tigers managed to handle the Knights on Saturday in Columbia.

Traveling college fans learn a new tradition on Missouri football Saturday

Seth Vander Tuig, 32, and Mike Fulton, 31, are spending the Saturdays of their fall on a long-term mission to see every college football team in America. The high school friends from Iowa were in Columbia for Missouri-Central Florida.

Battle football records first shutout

Against the Excelsior Spring Tigers, the Spartans did something they never did before in team history – shut out an opponent. In front of a crowd that stayed loud and energetic throughout a cold night the Spartans defeated the Tigers 36-0.

 

'Physical' Tolton boys soccer makes strides in Moberly Invitational

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School lost its second and third games of the Moberly Invitational on Saturday to fall to 1-6 on the season, but coach Lonnie Tapia was pleased that his team finally developed a physical style of play.

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