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Williams, Djokovic roll into US Open quarters

Serena Williams returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday in New York.

Serena Williams, the world's top female player, is looking to win her third straight Flushing Meadows crown. Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked male, last won it in 2011.

Chiefs sign Alex Smith to extension

Smith, who set playoff passing records for Kansas City last year, will receive $45 million in new guarantees over four years, for a total package of $68 million through the 2018 season.

UPDATE: Royals game suspended in 10th inning

The Indians led 4-2 in the 10th inning when Sunday's game was suspended until Sept. 22.

Vols defense wants to build on its early momentum

Tennessee forced three turnovers Sunday in a 38-7 rout of Utah State. The performance offered reason to believe Tennessee could have an improved defense, even though all-Southeastern Conference linebacker A.J. Johnson is the only returning starter from last year's front seven.

Kasey Kahne holds off Matt Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne earned his spot in the Chase by charging past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Tony Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

Stewart's return to racing was cut short Sunday night when his familiar No. 14 car slammed the wall twice on the way to a dismal 41st-place finish.

Missouri football recap: What we learned from the South Dakota State opener

The first game of the season revealed a few things about Missouri's special teams and defensive line.

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with St. Louis Rams coach Fisher

The Rams appeared unlikely to re-sign Sam to the 10-player practice squad because the defensive line is their strongest unit.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Maty Mauk steps up, former Vanderbilt star joins team as graduate assistant

Also among this week's most read stories are the Mid-Missouri PrideFest, the new renovations at Memorial Stadium and the latest on where former Tigers stand in the NFL.

Columbia College women's soccer scoreless season continues with 0-0 draw

Despite scoring dry spell, former Rock Bridge star Laurie Frew has strong performance in her first game

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in U.S. Open quarters

Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

Missouri defeats South Dakota State, 38-18, in season opener

Quarterback Maty Mauk connected with receiver Darius White for touchdowns on the Tigers' first two drives, propelling the team to a season-opening victory over the Jackrabbits. Mauk went 12-for-21 with 173 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

 

UPDATE: St. Louis Rams release Michael Sam

Michael Sam and the other players released from the Rams were not picked up by any other NFL team Sunday.

Missouri starts like a cannon but fades away in win over South Dakota State

Although the offense failed to score in the second and third quarters, the Tigers won 38-18 against the Football Championship Subdivision team. It was the most points allowed by a Gary Pinkel-coached Missouri team to an FCS school. 

Missouri football tailgating off to slow start

On the morning of Missouri’s opener against South Dakota State, Columbia felt a bit sleepy. But there were signs of life: longtime tailgaters were in their usual spots; music started filtering out of the fraternity houses; and the first smells of grilled meat filled the air.

Rock Bridge football's defense sinks teeth into De Smet Jesuit

The Rock Bridge High School football team defeated De Smet Jesuit High School 44-0, on the back of a dominating defensive effort that set the tone from the get-go.

Jackrabbits' star tailback Zach Zenner no match for Missouri

In his first game against a Southeastern Conference opponent, South Dakota State's All-American just wanted to win Saturday.

Missouri fans, Twitter weigh in on Rams cutting Michael Sam

Rams' roster move surprises fans in Columbia, while Twitter offers Michael Sam encouragement. 

Missouri volleyball loses to Northwestern State

Northwestern State upset No. 15 Missouri 3-0 at the North Texas Invite on Saturday.

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