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.
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.
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.
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 has a chance to end the season on a positive note and break one more losing streak Saturday against Mississippi State.
The Columbia College softball team lost twice on the first day of the Gulf Coast Invitational in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Three Columbia College athletes competed on the second day of the preliminary rounds of the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The Missouri women's tennis team played Mississippi State University on Friday in its second Southeastern Conference match of the season.
The Missouri women's golf team competed in the first round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.
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 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 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.
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.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team has a shot at a fourth-straight state title.
The Missouri women's basketball team lost its opening SEC tournament game for the third straight year, falling 75-64 to Georgia.
The school is cutting more than its athletics programs at the spring 2015 semester.
Rock Bridge boys basketball ended its season Thursday with a 70-62 loss to Blue Springs South. Senior Ryan Kreklow had 23 points.
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.
Some Missouri basketball players have shown improvement, but the record doesn't show it.
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.