Battle football's receivers coming through during playoff run

Muriel Williams Battle High School is one win away from the Class 5 State Championship game. This is the first year the Spartans (9-4) are playoff eligible.

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.

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

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

Strong team performance pushes Missouri men's basketball past Oral Roberts

It's hard to beat a team when one of its players scores 29 points. But Missouri's complete team effort overwhelmed the highlight reel play of Oral Roberts' star.

Stephens basketball's Bridget Teixeira adjusts to culture, climate shock of Columbia

Bridget Teixeira transferred to Stephens College from Reedley College in California. The junior plays basketball and soccer. But she has found much more at her new institution, including a passion for psychology and some bone-chilling weather.

Tennessee won't be at full strength against Missouri football

The Volunteers could be without two defensive starters who were suspended indefinitely this week after allegations of sexual assault.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team eyes another state title

With eyes set on a fourth-straight state title, the Rock Bridge High School girls basketball team will turn to their strong senior class for leadership on and off the court.

Show-Me Bowl still on for St. Louis despite possible Ferguson unrest

Potential Ferguson-related concerns could prompt the Missouri State High School Athletics Association to move the St. Louis-based Show-Me Bowl. If Muriel Williams Battle High School wins Friday, the Spartans will play for the Class 5 state championship game.

Rock Bridge boys basketball coach: 'I don't know much' about season so far

Rock Bridge boys basketball coach Jim Scanlon wouldn't even take a shot at questions about his team's future this year. 

Kansas City Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. winless Raiders

Kansas City (7-3) moved into a tie for first place in the AFC West by defeating defending Super Bowl champion Seattle at home last week. The task this week is to avoid a letdown against the Raiders (0-10).

Missouri not one of many SEC teams to get a break this week

It's a nice break for SEC teams looking to finish the season strong or improve their bowl destination — or simply becoming eligible for one — with rivalry week looming in Week 14.

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, retires

The 35-year-old Collins disclosed his plans earlier in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated. It's the same forum he used in April, 2013, to publicly reveal his sexuality. He was signed by the Nets in February and played 22 games for the team.

Patient Hill set to make second straight start for St. Louis Rams

The 34-year-old Hill earned his first victory since 2010 last week with a turnover-free outing against the Broncos, and is set to make his second straight start Sunday at San Diego.

Lawyer asks judge to approve NFL concussion deal

Some critics feel the fund lets the NFL off lightly, given its $10 billion in annual revenues. Others complain that there are no awards for depression, mood swings, dizziness and other problems they link to football concussions.

Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

Already at odds over the process used to punish Ray Rice, the dispute heightened Tuesday when the league suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son.

Missouri soccer: 5 things we've learned going into NCAA second round

The Tigers aim to advance to the first Sweet 16 in program history with a victory against the Washington Huskies at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Missouri ranked 20th in College Football Playoff

Judging by college football analysts' projections, the College Football Playoff is a far cry for the Tigers right now.

Hickman boys basketball looks to Jimmy Whitt for leadership

The senior shooting guard and University of Arkansas commit will be central to a Kewpies team looking for its first state championship since 1962.

Hickman girls basketball will ride success of its seniors

Kewpies will rely on returning seniors to lead younger teammates on and off the court.

Columbia College men's basketball beats Central Methodist

The Columbia College men's basketball team improved to 4-0 after a 73-56 win over Central Methodist on Tuesday.