Playing with style: Columbia College guard delves into fashion design

When Columbia Cougars guard Kei'yana Pearson isn't on the basketball court, she is designing and selling clothing for her line "I Am Great" with the help of family members and teammate Kayla Washington. Pearson, nicknamed "KP the Great" in high school, started the line with the hope of using the moniker as an inspiration to youth in low-income areas.

On the court, she is a fierce competitor. Off the court, she is an entrepreneur, designing and selling her own fashion line with the help of family and friends.

Battle basketball star plays through seizures

The Spartans' leading scorer has faced health problems over the past nine months. Still, sophomore Daviante Ostrander averaged 16.7 points and is set to lead the Spartans in the first game of the playoffs Tuesday.

Keith Shamburger shines, hits game-winner in final game at Mizzou Arena

The victory, which gave Missouri back-to-back home wins for the first time since early January, wouldn't have happened without a huge game from Shamburger.

Rock Bridge boys basketball heads to district championship after overtime win

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team will face Blue Springs South at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the Class 5, District 9 championship game.

Hot-shooting Battle advances to district finals

For the first time, Muriel Williams Battle High School scored over 70 points in a game. The boys basketball team beat Troy Buchanan High School 72-55, earning a spot in the Class 5, District 4 finals.

Hickman's Jimmy Whitt plays final high school game as Kewpies fall

Whitt, who broke almost every Hickman program record, scored 36 points in his final high school game.

Battle girls basketball takes solace in improvement, rising leadership

Cheyanna Weaver, a senior, scored only 5 points for Battle (13-13), but sophomore Maya Mouton added 10 more with 8 rebounds to be a lone bright spot for the Spartans in their 55-27 loss to Wentzville-Holt in the Class 5, District 4 qualifier.

Hickman girls basketball overpowers Blue Springs

Mikayla Logan and Ny'jah White scored a combined 24 points in Hickman's 50-27 win against Blue Springs Tuesday , advancing the Kewpies to the district championship.

Strong performance from Cierra Porter in tournament encouraging for Rock Bridge girls basketball

Porter had a game-high 25 points in the Bruins' 72-45 win over Blue Springs South.

Kansas rallies to beat West Virginia in OT and win Big 12

Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

Kentucky stays perfect, rallies from 9 down to beat Georgia

The Wildcats (30-0, 17-0 Southeastern Conference) had won their previous five games by an average of 24 points.

Baseball tries to speed game up this spring

Major League Baseball introduced its new pace of play initiatives during five exhibition games in Arizona and Florida. As expected, there were a few minor glitches as players, managers, umpires and fans adjusted to the "rules" designed to make games shorter, more appealing to TV viewers and perhaps lure the next generation of fans to a sport fighting for attention.

Nuggets fire coach Shaw

The first-time head coach was fired after 1 1/2 seasons Tuesday, with the team at 20-39 and on a six-game losing streak. Assistant coach Melvin Hunt will be the interim coach.

Missouri panel OKs bill for sports for homeschooled students

Republican Rep. Elijah Haahr of Springfield's bill would allow homeschooled high school students to participate in activities sponsored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.

Jameis Winston has predraft meeting with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs have the top pick for the first time since 1987. Upgrading at quarterback is a priority after going 2-14 last season and missing the playoffs for the seventh straight year.

Manny Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books

A flurry of early action on Pacquiao has already narrowed the odds for the big fight on May 2. When the bell rings, it's conceivable that Floyd Mayweather Jr. might not be favored at all.

Hickman boys basketball comes away with district tournament win after odd 3rd period

Neither Hickman High School nor Smith-Cotton High School scored a point in the third quarter of the Class 5, District 9 tournament game.

Missouri wrestling embracing pressure of its No. 1 ranking

Despite its national title expectations, Missouri wrestling will still toss around footballs before practice and try to keep cool ahead of the MAC Tournament this weekend.


Red-hot Missouri set to play Georgia in SEC women's basketball tournament

Although Georgia beat the Missouri women's basketball team in decisive fashion earlier this season, the teams are now in different shape than they were when they played Jan. 8.

Ryan Kreklow and the Bruins look to start districts with a win

Senior Ryan Kreklow and the Rock Bridge High School Bruins start districts at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday against Blue Springs.