Wild beat Blues 4-1 behind Dubnyk, take 3-2 series lead

St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny, right, and Minnesota Wild's Justin Fontaine, center, chase after the puck as Blues' Jaden Schwartz watches during the second period of Game 5 Friday in St. Louis.

After allowing six goals in two periods in a 6-1 loss in Game 4, Dubnyk was back to being the difference-maker on a team that had an NHL record-tying 12 consecutive road wins late in the season. He robbed Alexander Steen twice from close range in the second period.

Hickman baseball breaks up late no-hitter in 6-1 win

The starting pitchers for both the Fatima High School and Hickman High School baseball teams had solid games, but the Comets relievers faltered late in the game. 

UPDATE: Gary Pinkel receives contract extension, raise

After winning the SEC East and a January bowl game for the second consecutive year, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel received a contract extension and pay raise on Friday.

Physical play keeps Battle close in Tolton's 1-0 win

Muriel Williams Battle High School's Brittany Brown and Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's Lindsey Wright share a relationship off the field, a friendly rivalry that contributed to the rough play in Tolton's 1-0 win over Battle.

No. 23 Missouri baseball loses series opener to No. 9 Vanderbilt 9-2

The three-game series continues at noon on Saturday.

Stephens College tennis loss brings season to an end

The Stephens College tennis team lost Fridauy in the first round of the NAIA Unaffiliated Group Tournament to bring its season to an end.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Missouri sprinters use pre-race rituals to keep them grounded

A sprinter's race is determined by their start. Missouri's runners have developed routines to prepare themselves for it.

Missouri's 'Junkyard Dog' DeMarre Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

Carroll has become the emotional core of the Hawks, who surged to the top of the Eastern Conference this season and hold a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against Brooklyn.

After brawl, Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings

Players from both dugouts and bullpens ran onto the field and punches were thrown during a fight that lasted a couple of minutes.


Martinez pitches Cardinals past Brewers 3-0

Martinez (2-0) gave up four hits and walked two in the longest of his 11 career starts. The right-hander has a 2.04 ERA in eight road games against the Brewers, with 19 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings.

Royals-White Sox suspended by rain after 8 innings

Managers Robin Ventura of the White Sox and Ned Yost of the Royals huddled with the umpires after the eighth inning, and then crew chief Tim Welke waved the players off the field.

Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

The latest was at the end of the seventh inning Thursday, when Yordano Ventura snagged a grounder by Adam Eaton. They appeared to have words before Ventura threw to first, and that's when tensions boiled over.

Falcons could consider Shane Ray with 8th pick in NFL draft

The Falcons, who need pass-rush help, could consider Ray with their No. 8 overall pick in next week's NFL draft.

Chiefs' Dorsey mulling over options ahead of NFL draft

Even after trading a fifth-round pick to New Orleans to acquire former Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs, the Chiefs have 10 selections in next week's draft. That includes a second-round pick for the first time under Dorsey, and four compensatory picks handed out by the league.

St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

Task force leaders David Peacock and Robert Blitz spoke Friday for the first time since then, though they declined to discuss specifics of the 40-minute presentation or the league's response to the effort to either keep the Rams or attract another team if owner Stan Kroenke moves the franchise to Los Angeles.

Speedy Spalding leads Columbia College softball

Columbia College's Carly Spalding has won the American Midwest Conference player of the week award three times this season. She's managed to make a name for herself with her speed and offensive talent.

Missouri softball shuts out Missouri State for eighth-straight win

Freshman Paige Lowary pitched her second solid game in as many days. Lowary threw five innings in Wednesday's 10-2 win over Iowa and seven complete innings against Missouri State.

Parents, family support Stephens in doubleheader loss to conclude season

Jeff Curry recalled teaching his daughter, Gerica Curry, how to play softball in his backyard. Fourteen years later, she is a freshman for Stephens College. Despite the losing season, Curry has shown up to every home game to watch his daughter play ball.

Markes leads Tolton baseball in victory over South Callaway

Tolton baseball defeated South Callaway 7-1 Thursday night. Ryan Markes threw a complete game for the Trailblazers, while Tyler Harrison and Tate Cooper helped with solid offensive performances.

Hickman baseball falls to Francis Howell

The Kewpies' Anthony Hansen gave up two earned runs in four innings but didn't receive much offensive support.