For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

The path to the major leagues for Cuban players has often involved smugglers who bring them out of the island nation for a price. It's hard to foresee exactly how that will change in the short-term, or whether MLB teams will be allowed to invest resources in the communist country.

Missouri football: grading the offense

As Missouri prepares for its New Year's Day kickoff with No. 25 Minnesota at Orlando's Citrus Bowl, we grade the team's offense position by position.

Shamburger showing Anderson's vision one loose ball at a time

Missouri's senior guard has hustled his way toward plenty of scratches and bruises this season.

Missouri diver takes third in nation

Three Missouri divers competed with mixed results in the 1-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter National Championships on Tuesday.

Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues' comeback win

Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Qatar: The big new player in sports

With a spending spree of staggering reach and proportions, the thumb of desert with a native population of just 282,750 has used sports to make itself a household name in Europe.

Late run buries Stephens basketball

The Stephens College basketball team lost to Hannibal-LaGrange despite a halftime lead Tuesday.   

Tolton boys win big at Centralia

The Tolton High School boys basketball team beat Centralia High School by 30 points Tuesday night. 

Rams tight end's criticism leads to meeting

Rams tight end Jared Cook was too outspoken after the Rams' 12-6 loss to Arizona last week, landing in a meeting with coach Jeff Fisher.

Former Missouri coach takes home national award

Missouri track coach Rick McGuire received the George Dales Award on Tuesday.

Descalso and Rockies agree to $3.6 million, 2-year contract

The Colorado Rockies needed a versatile infielder, and so they added Daniel Descalso with a $3.6 million, two-year contract Tuesday.

Former Mizzou star Kellen Winslow resigns as Florida A&M athletics director

College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow resigned as Florida A&M University's athletics director eight months after taking over the program, the school announced Monday.

Morales finalizes deal with Royals

The Kansas City Royals finalized a $17 million, two-year deal with veteran slugger Kendrys Morales on Tuesday.

Michigan close to banning college athlete unions

Athletes would be blocked from unionizing at public universities under a bill that won final passage in Michigan on Tuesday.

Bo Pelini goes home as Youngstown State coach

The 47-year-old Pelini is a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School in the northeast Ohio city of Youngstown. He played defensive back for Ohio State from 1986-89.

Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is the first Ducks quarterback to be an All-American. He is joined by Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

Ex-Browns QB Bernie Kosar rips team's front office

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar unloaded on the team's front office, saying it lacks vision and switching to rookie Johnny Manziel "is a recipe for disaster."

AP source: Paul Chryst closer to becoming Wisconsin football's head coach

Chryst traveled to Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday to meet with university officials about replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen abruptly left the Badgers for Oregon State last week after just two seasons on the job, leaving the same day Heisman Trophy finalist Melvin Gordon said he'd skip his senior year to enter the NFL draft.

Battle boys basketball falls short despite late surge against Helias

After a double-digit deficit in the third quarter, the Spartans fought back for a brief fourth quarter lead, before falling 52-50 to Helias.

Missourian offers up superlatives for Missouri football

With the Tigers preparing for Orlando's Citrus Bowl, the Missourian names some end-of-the-season superlatives.