Missouri basketball's Frank Haith to take Tulsa job, reports say

Missouri coach Frank Haith observes his team during first half action against Southern Miss.

ESPN and reported Thursday that Missouri's men's basketball coach has agreed to leave Missouri and become the head coach at the University of Tulsa. The official announcement is expected Friday, according to a report from Tulsa World.

Kevin Punter, Jakeenan Gant mull decisions in wake of Frank Haith news

Kevin Punter, who was scheduled to sign his letter of intent to play at Missouri on Friday or Monday, said he's "not signing anything," instead planning on "just laying low right now."

Missouri tennis eliminated from SEC tournament with loss to Texas A&M

A 4-0 loss to No. 8 Texas A&M ended the season for the Tigers, which went 8-20 in the regular season.

For Missouri baseball, working the count a key strategy

Missouri's hitters excel at seeing a high number of pitches and forcing opposing hurlers to show their full repertoires.

Twitter users speculate on Frank Haith leaving Missouri

As of about 4 p.m. Thursday, neither Haith nor MU made any statements confirming or denying rumors he'd be leaving MU.

All-American junior college athlete Juanita Robinson signs with Missouri

Juanita Robinson, previously of Johnson County Community College (Kan.) and Zion Benton High School (Ill.), will join the Tigers for the 2014-2015 season.

Shields strikes out 12; Royals sweep Astros 5-1

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings, and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

Battle girls soccer coach sees 7-0 loss to Jefferson City as accomplishment

The Battle girls soccer team lost to the Jefferson City Jays 7-0 in a game that the players were happy to not lose by mercy rule.

Cardinals' Wainwright pitches complete game shutout to top Nationals

Wainwright (3-1) allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out eight and walked three. During one dominant stretch, the runner-up for the 2013 NL Cy Young award retired 18 consecutive batters.

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

Puig's smuggling venture, first reported by Los Angeles Magazine, is a common way for Cuban baseball players to make it to U.S. professional leagues.

Wildcats guard James Young to enter NBA draft

The 6-foot-6 Young led Kentucky with 82 3-pointers last season. He was one of six high school All-American recruits on a Wildcats squad that began the season No. 1 with expectations of winning the national championship.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

The 6-foot-8-inch All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP.

Missouri softball's Tori Finucane named top 25 finalist for National Freshman of the Year

The freshman pitcher has a 14-5 record and a 1.86 ERA.

Advocates for unionizing college athletes in war of words with Northwestern

The College Athletes Players Association, which wants to be recognized as a full-fledged union, filed a brief Tuesday urging the board to reject the university's appeal.

Can Spurs get back at Heat, survive West?

Miami's path seems much easier, but James' team also appears more vulnerable than the one that was an overwhelming favorite in last year's playoffs.

UPDATE: Missouri basketball's Haith 'front-runner' for Tulsa job

Frank Haith just completed his third year of a six-year contract with Missouri. He led the Tigers to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013, losing in the first round both times.

Jabari Brown remains committed to NBA Draft

Former Missouri basketball player Jabari Brown, who declared for the 2014 NBA Draft on April 2, originally stated that he was not ruling out the possibility of returning to school if he did not like his evaluation from the NBA. He had until April 15 to change his mind. Tuesday, he chose to stay declared for the NBA draft.

Fancher's speed leads Bruins' girls soccer in win against Kewpies

With the help of Haleigh Fancher's 21st-minute goal, the Bruins defeated the Hickman Kewpies 2-0 Wednesday night.

Missouri tennis advances in SEC tournament for first time

The Missouri tennis team did something it had never done before on Wednesday by advancing in the Southeastern Conference tournament. Missouri beat Arkansas, 4-0.

Tolton tennis defeats Wentworth Military Academy to remain undefeated

The Tolton tennis team improved its record to 3-0 courtesy of a win over Wentworth Military Academy on Wednesday.