SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: In final night on McDonald's All-American stage, Cunningham embraces every moment

Sophie Cunningham, Rock Bridge senior, is the first McDonald's All-American from Columbia. Cunningham played in the McDonald's All-American game Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

Sophie Cunningham had one more thing to do after she finished playing in the McDonald's All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago. She needed to visit with Bradley Godish, a 4-year-old boy with leukemia she had met days before.

Indiana law calls into question where women's Final Four will be played in 2016

NCAA President Mark Emmert has indicated the Indianapolis-headquartered organization would consider relocating all types of college sports events out of Indiana if state's new religious objection law doesn't change. But none on the calendar is quite as urgent as next year's women's championship.

Marshall Plumlee, Duke's selfless leader, looks to join brothers' legacy

It's not as big of a role that older brothers Miles and Mason once played for coach Mike Krzyzewski. Yet while Marshall Plumlee's brothers are in the NBA, the 7-foot redshirt junior and ROTC cadet — who has committed to enroll in the U.S. Army reserves after graduation — still has a chance to follow their lead on the court. He wants to help Duke win a national title in his home state of Indiana like they did in 2010.

Chelsea Thomas returns to Columbia as Missouri softball tops SLU 10-6

Missouri softball's all-time winningest pitcher came back to University Stadium on Wednesday. This time, she wasn't wearing the Tigers' black and gold.

Rock Bridge girls soccer beats Rolla in penalty kicks

Rock Bridge and Rolla High School played 100 minutes of soccer without a goal scored from either side on Wednesday. The Bruins pulled off a win in a penalty kick shootout. 

Stephens College athletics director to retire after 31 years

Deb Duren, vice president for student services and athletics director at Stephens College, will retireat the end of the academic year. Duren was also involved at Stephens as a coach, chair of Physical Education Department and dean of students.

FROM READERS: Loof Lirpa, the star Missouri football recruit that never was

In 1991, the Missourian sports department wrote about a fictional football player that would save the Missouri football team. It was all an April Fool's Day hoax.

Martinez pitches six scoreless innings as Cardinals beat Mets 5-4

Carlos Martinez pitched six scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday.

Tiny Tyler Ulis comes up big for Wildcats

"People look at his size, but that's not a disadvantage to me," fellow guard Devin Booker said of Tyler Ulis. "As you can see, he can still perform at this level and he has played against bigger guards. We all see what Tyler can do."

Royals, Dodgers tie in spring training matchup

Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had their final outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday.

Ovechkin scores 50th goal of season

After 10 years in the NHL, one thing that stays the same about the guy known as Alex the Great: He can get the puck in the net.

St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

Financing for the new arena has been challenging due to a law that requires separate public votes in St. Louis and St. Louis County before taxpayer money can be used to build a stadium.

Missouri football's Clay Rhodes challenged to grow his skill set, facial hair

Missouri sophomore Clay Rhodes looks to secure a starting spot on Missouri's senior-laden offensive line. But first, he might want to grow a better beard.

SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Lindsey Cunningham paved the way for All-American younger sister

Sophie Cunningham credits her older sister as her only role model in her athletic success.

UPDATE: Missouri basketball's Johnathan Williams III to meet with coach, discuss possible transfer

Johnathan Williams II confirmed that his son asked Missouri for a release, "but he might not necessarily take it." On Tuesday, Williams III said there was a lot going on and he would have an answer by the end of the week.

SOPHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: During McDonald's All-American festivities, Cunningham revels in support of family, fans

Sophie Cunningham was shocked when her mother, Paula Cunningham, challenged her to a dance-off in front of thousands of spectators Monday at the Powerade Jam Fest at the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center at the University of Chicago.

Carly Spalding spurs Columbia past Stephens in doubleheader

Columbia College shut out Stephens College in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday at Antimi Softball Complex. The Cougars were led at the plate by sophomore Carly Spalding, who accounted for six of the 12 runs that Columbia scored in the first game.

Illinois takes the Braggin' Rights from Missouri baseball with 4-3 win

The loss marked the second time this season where Missouri was on the losing side of a one-run game, the first being a loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in February.


Rock Bridge golfer Christian Miller has a surprising grip

Rock Bridge senior Christian Miller holds his club in a strange way compared to most golfers, but it doesn't hurt his play.

Maryland tops Tennessee yet again on way to Final Four

Next up for the Terrapins: Connecticut.