Cougars win with sweep

In game one of the Columbia College volleyball team’s 30-18, 30-26, 30-23 sweep of McKendree College, sophomore setter Luana Branco was upset with a teammate’s mental mistake and playfully grabbed her by the throat.

Bruin golfers ready for district

Two months of hard work and hours spent on the golf course for the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team will come to a head Tuesday at the Missouri Class 2, District 4 Tournament at Meadow Lake Acres in New Bloomfield.

Poll means little to Tigers

As expected, the Missouri football team’s reaction to the Associated Press ranking it No. 25 in its latest top-25 poll wasn’t too serious.

Runaway success

NEW ORLEANS — The Superdome got a new roof after Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Saints did their best to blow it off again.

Injuries on rise for Rock Bridge

A hectic schedule is starting to get to the Rock Bridge softball team.

New Orleans reborn with Saints’ return

NEW ORLEANS — For one day, at least, New Orleans looked much as it did before Katrina blew in and turned life upside down for anyone who’s ever called this city home.

Twins clinch against K.C.

MINNEAPOLIS ­— The Minnesota Twins capped a remarkable turnaround by clinching a playoff spot Monday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-1 behind home runs from Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter.

Chiefs’ Green thanks fans for recent support

KANSAS CITY — Quarterback Trent Green, still recovering from a severe concussion, thanked fans Monday for thousands of expressions of support that have poured in from around the world.

Rams reinstate Hargrove

ST. LOUIS — Anthony Hargrove is getting a second chance with the St. Louis Rams, although the wayward defensive end will have to earn back his starting job.

Cards’ lead diminishes

ST. LOUIS — Things are going so well for the San Diego Padres’ final-month surge, they could afford to give Trevor Hoffman the day off.

Three MU teams in top 25

Missouri is one of five schools in the nation with top-25 teams in football, soccer and volleyball.

Tigers ranked for first time since 2004

For the first time since 2004, the Missouri football team is ranked.

Back in form

Midfielder Mo Redmond had yet to score a point heading into Missouri’s nonconference finale Sunday against Illinois State. However, after a Redbirds penalty seven minutes into overtime, Redmond sensed coach Bryan Blitz would be calling her name.

Storytelling good fit for Tigers junior

On most Friday nights and Sunday afternoons, Missouri soccer player Maddie Senkosky can be seen running up and down the pitch at Audrey J. Walton Stadium, trying to hold the opposition scoreless with community members and students cheering her and the Tigers on to another victory.

Warner’s errors give Rams sloppy victory

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Marc Bulger and Kurt Warner took turns trying to fumble the game away Sunday. Warner succeeded.

Still unbeaten

There’s a certain air of happiness surrounding Marcus Bacon that’s almost impossible to ignore. The same could be said for the calm personality and smoothness of Brian Smith.

Tigers spike ‘Horns

Jessica Vander Kooi and Na Yang struggled to fight back tears.

Ryder Cup all but decided

All the Americans can hope for now is a repeat of Brookline, the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history.

Flying under the radar

Smith’s performances against Nebraska in 2003 and 2005 are immortalized in poster-form at many bars in the city. Even though he used up his collegiate eligibility last season, Missouri football jerseys with his No. 16 are a common sight around town.

Buffs blow game late

ATHENS, Ga. — Freshman quarterback Joe Cox rescued No. 9 Georgia with two fourth quarter touchdown passes — the second a 20-yarder with 46 seconds left — and the Bulldogs beat winless Colorado 14-13 on Saturday.