Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 4: Sophie Cunningham shines at Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge Bruins kicker Sophie Cunningham, left, stands with her escort, Carson England, while waiting to be announced as a homecoming queen candidate during Friday's game against Christian Brothers College High School.

Sophie Cunningham was named the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year for girls basketball and led the Bruins to another state title. But she may have made an even bigger impact on the football field.

Chiefs beat Chargers 19-7, but both teams miss playoffs

Chase Daniel threw for 157 yards without an interception in the Chiefs' win.

Seattle beats Rams 20-6, clinches No. 1 seed

For the second straight season, the road through the NFC playoffs will go through Seattle.

Johnathan Williams III learning to flex his muscles for Missouri

Johnathan Williams III is emerging for Missouri men's basketball this season.


Missouri football players collecting Citrus Bowl gifts

The Tigers will receive a $447 Best Buy gift card for participating in the bowl game. Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer plans to spend that on an Xbox. 

Hickman girls win at Helias tournament

Emily Miller led the Kewpies (7-2)  with 21 points.

Daley, Demers lead Stars over Blues 4-3

The Blues have now lost four consecutive games.

Penn State tops Boston College 31-30 in OT in Pinstripe Bowl

It was the Nittany Lions' first bowl appearance after the NCAA lifted sanctions from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Arizona State beats Duke 36-31 in Sun Bowl

A long kickoff return set up Arizona State for its game-winning score.

South Carolina tops Miami 24-21 in Independence Bowl

The Gamecocks opened up their offense and won their fourth straight bowl game.

Cincinnati falls to Virginia Tech 33-17 in Military Bowl

Virginia Tech clinched its 22nd straight winning season and snapped Cincinnati's seven-game winning streak.

Chase Daniel to start at QB for Kansas City

Former Missouri star Chase Daniel will start for the Chiefs in a must-win regular-season finale Sunday against the Chargers.

Seattle tries to wrap up NFC West title vs. Rams

The teams faced the same scenario in Week 17 last year, before the Seahawks went on to win the Super Bowl.

No. 1 Kentucky holds off No. 4 Louisville 58-50

Stitched up freshman Tyler Ulis came through for the Wildcats on an afternoon when nobody else seemed to have the shooting touch.

Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

The documentary on Sam will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Devils replace DeBoer with 3-headed coaching staff

Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Lou Lamoriello will split duties on the bench in an unconventional move for the hockey franchise.

Michael Sam documentary airs Saturday on the Oprah Winfrey Network

Oprah Winfrey Network will show an exclusive documentary featuring former MU football player Michael Sam.

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 6: Haith leaves, Anderson stays home

Former Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith boarded a plane for Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 17 to sign a contract to be the coach at the University of Tulsa.

The athletic department was able to release the news through a press release on April 28 that former Missouri player and assistant Kim Anderson was the new basketball boss.

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 5: Battle football wins state championship

Battle won their first football championship in the program's first year of playoff eligibility.

The AP's Top 10 sports stories of 2014

This year's top two stories carried a negative tinge, but there was plenty of good in 2014, too.