Monsters on the mound: Meet Missouri baseball's new giants

The Missouri baseball team recently recruited four freshman pitchers all 6 feet, 5 inches and taller.

Missouri baseball has four freshman pitchers all 6-foot-5 or taller.

Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st

Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.

A disappointing Missouri basketball effort leads to seventh straight loss

Coach Kim Anderson withheld Tramaine Isabell from action because of his behavior toward coaches and teammates.

No. 3 Missouri wrestling has big night against Northern Iowa

Missouri came out strong to extend its dual meet win streak to 22 matches dating back to last season. The Tigers picked up six major-decision wins on the night.

MARK SELIG: Alden's legacy highlighted by growth, but missteps should be more than just footnotes

Missouri athletics director Mike Alden became a divisive character because of his myriad successes and failings.

Missouri basketball fan continues streak of watching, despite team's streak of losses

Alvin Marquart, better known as "Squeaky," has been to every Missouri basketball game since 1986. In all those years, he can't remember a losing streak quite like Missouri's current one.

Columbia College men's basketball win streak ends

Tanner Sutton led the Cougars in scoring.

No. 1 Freed-Hardeman too much for Columbia College

After a tough loss Thursday to No. 20 Lyon College, the Columbia College women's basketball struggled again Saturday afternoon against the top-ranked Lions of Freed-Hardeman University.

Rock Bridge boys basketball wins Union Tournament

Ryan Kreklow was named the tournament's MVP.

Sioux City North drops Hickman High School boys basketball

Hickman High School boys basketball team lost by four points to Sioux City North High School.

Stephens College women's basketball loses to Harris-Stowe State

Dana Heggemann led the Stars with 16 points and nine rebounds.


Battle girls basketball tops Ursuline Academy, 44-42

The Muriel Williams Battle High School girls basketball team beat Ursuline Academy 44-42 at Ursuline Saturday.

Hickman girl's basketball downs Camdenton

 Hickman girls ran their record to 18-2 Saturday with a 67-29 win over Camdenton.


Late rally lifts No. 4 Duke past No. 2 Virginia, 69-63

Tyus Jones scored 17 points, Quinn Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ending 16-5 run that gave the Blue Devils a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' 21-game home winning streak.


Rodgers wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player award

Rodgers, who also took the honor in 2011, received 31 votes for the 2014 award from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Houston's J.J. Watt, seeking to become the first defensive player to win MVP since 1986, got 13 votes.

Frazier's free throws lift Florida over Arkansas

Despite not getting many shots to fall, Michael Frazier II stayed involved and made two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining that gave Florida a 57-56 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

Vols beat Auburn 71-63 in Pearl's return to Tennessee

Showcasing the tenacity of Pearl's best Tennessee teams, the Volunteers came from behind in the second half to beat Auburn 71-63. Tennessee's victory spoiled Pearl's homecoming in his first matchup with the team he coached to six straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2006-11.

Patriots backup QB Garoppolo helps New England prepare for Seattle's Russell Wilson

By the time the game starts Sunday night, Jimmy Garoppolo will have done his primary job of preparing the team's defense by imitating speedy Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in practice.

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

She struggled with a hacking cough, she was sick, and she twice celebrated too early, but she held her composure in a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday.

J.J. Watt is unanimous top AP defensive player; DeMarco Murray tops offense

The Arizona Cardinals swept the coaching honors Saturday night, and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took the Comeback Player award.