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Wheelchair basketball tournament brings tight-knit community to MU

Missouri lost to Wisconsin-Whitewater, 57-34, on Friday in the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The tournament is being held through Saturday at Brewer Fieldhouse.

Several men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams competed Friday at MU for the 2015 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The tournament has given players a chance to reconnect with friends that they have met in the tight-knit community fostered by wheelchair basketball.

Rock Bridge girls triumph over Hickman, Rock Bridge boys fall at district championships

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team upset top-seeded Hickman on Thursday night on their way to another district championship. Rock Bridge boys basketball saw their championship hopes sink at the hands of Blue Springs South. For seniors Ryan Kreklow and Eric Kuse, it would be the last game of their high school career.

Missouri track and field's strategy before NCAA championships: Don't change a thing

Three Tigers will compete at the 2015 NCAA indoor championships next weekend in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sprinter Markesh Woodson and throwers Kearsten Peoples and Jill Rushin are training to represent Missouri with personal bests at nationals. 

McClain struggles in Missouri baseball home opener

Reggie McClain (2-1), a two-time Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, had his worst outing of the season against the Panthers, giving up 10 hits and five runs through 5 1/3 innings.

Missouri men's basketball hopes to cure its road woes

Missouri has a chance to end the season on a positive note and break one more losing streak Saturday against Mississippi State.

Columbia College softball drops 2 games in Gulf Coast Invitational

The Columbia College softball team lost twice on the first day of the Gulf Coast Invitational in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Columbia College runners advance to finals in national championships

Three Columbia College athletes competed on the second day of the preliminary rounds of the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Missouri tennis loses second straight SEC match

The Missouri women's tennis team played Mississippi State University on Friday in its second Southeastern Conference match of the season.

Missouri women's golf has rough opening round

The Missouri women's golf team competed in the first round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.

NCAA suspends coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations, strips 12 scholarships

The NCAA says Syracuse lost control of its athletic department. It suspended Boeheim for nine games next year and took away three scholarships a year for the next four years. The program must also return revenue it received from making the NCAA tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Ventura shaky as Royals rally for 11-9 win over Indians

Ventura was battered for four runs in his spring training debut Friday before the Kansas City Royals rallied for a sloppy, time-consuming 11-9 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Gonzales impresses in Cardinals' victory over Astros

Gonzales gave up one hit and one walk. He went 4-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 games for the NL Central champions last year, starting five times.

Source: Chiefs sign linebacker Josh Mauga to 3-year contract

The deal will not become official until Monday, a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not confirmed the contract.

Hickman girls basketball sees Rock Bridge claim district championship again

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team has a shot at a fourth-straight state title.

Missouri women's basketball falls to Georgia in SEC tournament

The Missouri women's basketball team lost its opening SEC tournament game for the third straight year, falling 75-64 to Georgia.

Loss to Columbia marks end of program for Benedictine-Springfield

The school is cutting more than its athletics programs at the spring 2015 semester.

Ryan Kreklow's career as Bruin ends with district championship loss

Rock Bridge boys basketball ended its season Thursday with a 70-62 loss to Blue Springs South. Senior Ryan Kreklow had 23 points.

Brett Peel embodies Missouri baseball's hot start

Missouri (10-1) is off to its best start since 1985. The pitching staff leads the SEC in eight categories, including ERA (1.22), saves (6) and shutouts (3). Brett Peel leads the team in batting average (.308) and is fourth in the conference in stolen bases.

Missouri basketball frustrated at results despite individual improvements

Some Missouri basketball players have shown improvement, but the record doesn't show it.

Missouri wheelchair basketball team advances to semifinals

The Tigers pulled off a narrow win over Alabama in the first round of the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Missouri will advance to the semifinals Friday to face reigning champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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