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Anderson keeps realistic expectations for freshman Gant

Missouri freshman forward Jakeenan Gant shoots a free throw against Xavier on Saturday. Gant finished with 13 points, but Xavier topped the Tigers, 74-58.

Jakeenan Gant's anticipated debut for the Missouri basketball team went better than Kim Anderson expected, but he still wants to keep the pressure of high expectations off the freshman forward.

Young Stephens basketball team looks to Heggemann for guidance

As Stephens College basketball continues to lose games, junior forward Dana Heggemann is doing her best to rally the team — as a player and second coach.

Former Missouri E.J. Gaines went from overlooked to go-to corner for St. Louis Rams

E.J. Gaines has started every game for a defense that hasn't allowed a touchdown in the past three games.

Chiefs defense faces challenge against Steelers

Kansas City hasn't allowed a 300-yard passer and has allowed just two rushing touchdowns on the season. But the Chiefs' defense hasn't faced the NFL's top-ranked offense led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown.

 

Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed

The lawsuit alleges the NFL and its teams, physicians and trainers acted without regard for players' health, withholding information about injuries. At the same time, they were handing out prescription painkillers and anti-inflammatories to mask pain and minimize lost playing time.

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

The path to the major leagues for Cuban players has often involved smugglers who bring them out of the island nation for a price. It's hard to foresee exactly how that will change in the short-term, or whether MLB teams will be allowed to invest resources in the communist country.

Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

When the world's second-richest people per capita can't find time or be bothered to fill their sports arenas, migrant workers are paid to take their place.

Missouri football: grading the offense

As Missouri prepares for its New Year's Day kickoff with No. 25 Minnesota at Orlando's Citrus Bowl, we grade the team's offense position by position.

Shamburger showing Anderson's vision one loose ball at a time

Missouri's senior guard has hustled his way toward plenty of scratches and bruises this season.

Missouri diver takes third in nation

Three Missouri divers competed with mixed results in the 1-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter National Championships on Tuesday.

Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues' comeback win

Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Qatar: The big new player in sports

With a spending spree of staggering reach and proportions, the thumb of desert with a native population of just 282,750 has used sports to make itself a household name in Europe.

Late run buries Stephens basketball

The Stephens College basketball team lost to Hannibal-LaGrange despite a halftime lead Tuesday.   

Tolton boys win big at Centralia

The Tolton High School boys basketball team beat Centralia High School by 30 points Tuesday night. 

Rams tight end's criticism leads to meeting

Rams tight end Jared Cook was too outspoken after the Rams' 12-6 loss to Arizona last week, landing in a meeting with coach Jeff Fisher.

Former Missouri coach takes home national award

Missouri track coach Rick McGuire received the George Dales Award on Tuesday.

Descalso and Rockies agree to $3.6 million, 2-year contract

The Colorado Rockies needed a versatile infielder, and so they added Daniel Descalso with a $3.6 million, two-year contract Tuesday.

Former Mizzou star Kellen Winslow resigns as Florida A&M athletics director

College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow resigned as Florida A&M University's athletics director eight months after taking over the program, the school announced Monday.

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