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WEEK IN PHOTOS: Local legislators, Winston Churchill remembrance and Missouri softball

Other photos from this week include a drop-off site for recycling, students returning to campus and Missouri men's basketball.

 

Slow start doesn't stop No. 3 Missouri wrestling in win against NIU

Alan Waters and Drake Houdashelt got a day of rest, and their replacements didn't do well. However, Missouri used pins by Willie Miklus and J'den Cox to seal a victory for the Tigers against Northern Illinois.

Lavion Mayes, Joey Lavallee prove clinical for Missouri wrestling

The No. 3 Tigers (17-0, 5-0 Mid-American Conference), off to the best start in the program's history, have now won 21 consecutive dual meets. Most of the time, those wins have been clinical, if not dominant.

UPDATE: Missouri men's basketball's Shamburger coping with the end

The point guard's nomadic college career will come to an end in March, and Shamburger is coming to terms with that.

COMMENTARY: Being Ryan Rosburg isn't easy

Junior forward Ryan Rosburg entered this season as one of Missouri's few holdovers. Now, he's an absent man in Kim Anderson's rotation.

Wes Clark and Missouri basketball narrowly fall to Arkansas

Despite a strong stretch late in the game, Wes Clark missed two free throws with three seconds left as Missouri lost to Arkansas 61-60 on Saturday.

Missouri basketball narrowly falls to Arkansas

The Tigers have now lost five in a row with Saturday's loss to Arkansas.

No. 24 Columbia College women's basketball wins 93-54

The 24th-ranked Cougars improved to 15-5 with a win over conference opponent Williams Baptist College (Arkansas).

Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

Kiffin reportedly had been a candidate to become offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, but he and coach Nick Saban issued statements Saturday announcing his return.

Emily Miller takes tournament MVP as Hickman wins 13th straight

The Kewpies are hot heading into their showdown with Rock Bridge.

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

Mississippi beats Florida 72-71

Ole Miss (12-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) trailed for much of the night, but rallied from a 69-65 deficit with a little more than two minutes remaining. It was Jarvis Summers who was the difference during the tense, back-and-forth final possessions, draining a jumper just inside the 3-point line to push Ole Miss ahead 70-69 with 27.9 seconds remaining.

Battle boys basketball falls to Strafford

Guards CamRon Fugate and Daviante Ostrander each scored 16 points to lead the Spartans.

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photos and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment.

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

What everyone saw included 512 home runs during a 19-year career that put him in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. But perhaps more importantly, what everyone appreciated was "Mr. Cub," an always positive attitude that sparked a steady stream of tributes after Banks' death Friday night at age 83.

Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

Selig says MLB could expand internationally, talks legacy

Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries.

Booker leads No. 1 Kentucky to 58-43 win

The win matched the team's best start under coach John Calipari and kept the Wildcats from another "House of Horrors" moment at the Colonial Life Arena where they'd lost three of their previous five games.

Jones helps Texas A&M outlast Tennessee

Jalen Jones scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday as the Aggies outlasted Tennessee 67-61 for their fourth consecutive victory. All four wins have come in SEC competition, giving the Aggies (13-5, 4-2) their longest conference winning streak since moving over from the Big 12 in 2012.

Frazier leads Georgia past Mississippi St. 72-66

A career night from Georgia's J.J. Frazier was the difference for the surging Dawgs. Frazier knocked down all seven of his 3s for 37 points.

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