Blue October: Kansas City erupts as Royals begin home stretch of World Series

A Royals fan lifts her drink as thousands of others do the same Tuesday in the Power and Light district in Kansas City for the first game of the World Series.

Kansas City shook off a nearly three-decade-long World Series drought with unbridled passion Tuesday as the Royals' best-of-four matchup with the San Francisco Giants began.

UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam

Former Missouri football player Michael Sam, who was signed to the Dallas practice squad on Sept. 3, was released Tuesday afternoon.



Mother, daughter find escape in Columbia College volleyball

It was Breast Cancer Awareness Night for the Columbia College volleyball team Tuesday, a night that hit home for senior outside hitter Sarah Schwentker.

Missouri women's basketball star battles injury in buildup to season

Missouri women's basketball star Morgan Eye suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain Oct. 2. Eye, who is Missouri's all-time 3-point leader, is continuing her role as a leader from the sidelines as she prepares for the upcoming season.

UPDATE: Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

Columbia College men's and women's soccer on very different paths entering last week

The Cougar women have outscored conference foes 37-2 en route to an 8-0 record in American Midwest Conference play. The Cougar men are 7-4-2 with all four defeats being a 1-0.

Missouri women's basketball coach enters big season

Four freshmen, including one who was ranked as a top-50 recruit by multiple websites, are bringing a diverse set of skills to the team.


Maty Mauk off the mark yet again

Maty Mauk and the Missouri offense did little to help Missouri achieve its win over Florida on Saturday.

Show-Me State Games recognitions to be before Missouri game

Ten honorees will be recognized on Faurot Field.

Stephens soccer suffers worst home loss of season

The Stars deal with goalie injuries as they lose 13-0 to Hannibal-LaGrange University.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

Oscar Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts.

Columbia College women's golf finishes 10th at Lindenwood invitational

The Lindenwood University Fall Invitational was the last event of the fall season.

Vanderbilt refocused after open date; McCrary next QB up

The Commodores needed the open date after squeaking out a 21-20 win over Charleston Southern on Oct. 11, barely avoiding a loss when they were outgained in total offense by the Football Championship Subdivision program.

Looking ahead: Missouri football prepares for struggling Vanderbilt team

The Commodores (2-5) are winless in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is coming off a dominant performance against Florida but has much to improve offensively. 

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Going into World Series Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff result in rest or rust?

Hunting permits limited as Missouri deer population recovers

Permit restrictions are intended to help whitetail numbers stabilize after liberal regulations and disease combined to push deer numbers down.

Emmert says scholarship changes coming up

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia.

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

Kansas City Royals players have shared a special bond with their friends on the way to their improbable World Series run.

High school teams gear up for district competition

It's win or go home for all teams entering the district tournament. Only Battle High School will host a first-round game this weekend.

Battle football ready for first trip to playoffs

An added year of experience and a beefed up schedule in year two have the Spartans one week away from the first playoff game in the  program's history.