Missouri basketball deals with last-second loss to Illinois

The Missouri Tigers lost the 34th Braggin' Rights game against Illinois at the buzzer on Saturday, 62-59.

An Illinois buzzer-beater sunk Wes Clark and Missouri.


Tigers lose Braggin' Rights at buzzer to Rayvonte Rice and Illinois

The most complete game the Tigers have played all season ended in agony, thanks to a last-second fadeaway 3-pointer from Illinois' Rayvonte Rice.

Columbia College women get victory

Columbia's record, with the win,is7-4.

Stakes high for Pittsburgh and Kansas City in Sunday matchup

If Pittsburgh loses, the Steelers (9-5) will be home in January yet again. But at least they have some wiggle room. If it loses, Kansas City (8-6) will need a victory over San Diego in the regular season finale and plenty of help.

Rams prepare to contend with Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The Rams (6-8) have not allowed a touchdown in three straight games, a franchise record. After consecutive shutouts against the Raiders and Redskins, they surrendered four field goals in a 12-6 loss to NFC West-leading Arizona last week.

Of course they're confident.

Philadelphia nearly bounced from playoff picture by Washington

The Eagles (9-6) will now focus their energies on rooting for the Indianapolis Colts to beat the Cowboys (10-4) on Sunday. Philadelphia then would need to beat the New York Giants on the road next week, then hope that Dallas loses to Washington. That would create a 10-6 tie atop the NFC East, with the Eagles claiming first place because they hold the tiebreaker based on a better division record.

No. 1 Kentucky basketball scores first 24 points in humiliation of UCLA

Devin Booker had 19 points, and the Wildcats scored the first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever.

Dallas Mavericks, Rajon Rondo aim for NBA championship

When Rajon Rondo was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece of a five-player trade, championship talk dominated the conversation.

St. Louis Rams players give back to Ferguson residents

Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens donated $10,000 and participated in the inaugural holiday event co-sponsored by the St. Louis Urban League.

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin diagnosed with aneurysm

Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.

The unruptured aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old coach got tests this week to see why he's been having headaches.

Lindsey Vonn wins downhill at World Cup

After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday's downhill, Lindsey Vonn now has the chance to secure a 62nd career win in Sunday's super-G and move level with Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proll for all-time wins.

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 9: Missouri wrestler J'den Cox wins national title as freshman

J'den Cox became the first Missouri freshman wrestler to take the NCAA title with his victory over Ohio State's Nick Heflin. 

Missouri football wide receiver Jimmie Hunt to miss Citrus Bowl

The Tigers' second-leading receiver had shoulder surgery Wednesday. Senior Gavin Otte and freshman Nate Brown have been tabbed by Missouri coach Gary Pinkel to replace Hunt. 

Missouri basketball looks ahead to Braggin' Rights game against Illinois

The Braggin' Rights game is Missouri's only remaining historic rivalry, but most of the Tigers' players have yet to experience it.

Missouri football: Grading the defense and special teams

The defense was the strength of the team in 2014, but it wasn't perfect. The Missourian breaks down the performance of each position group.

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 10: John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' dies at 86

Longtime Missouri broadcaster John Kadlec, fondly known as "Mr. Mizzou," died Oct. 29, at the age of 86. His funeral at Columbia's Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church was widely attended. 

Stock twins 'letting it fly' for Missouri women's basketball

Junior guards Maddie and Morgan Stock have emerged as two of the Missouri women's basketball team's strongest 3-point shooters.

Mauk gets 'reality check' in first full year starting for Missouri football

The redshirt sophomore quarterback had a tumultuous season with a strong finish. With two years of eligibility remaining, he looks to carry the lessons learned.

Hickman boys basketball skirts past Jefferson City

Hickman High School senior guard Jimmy Whitt scored 21 for the Kewpies, who moved to 7-1 on the season.

Rock Bridge girls basketball wins over Olathe South

Rock Bridge wins 50-41 against Olathe South High School on Thursday.