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MU has prime-time troubles

The first stars of “Saturday Night Live” were known as the “not ready for prime-time players.”

MU’s Riddle working on her moves

It’s time to dance. At least is it for the post players on the Missouri women’s basketball team.

Joking with teammates for position

Jokingly, Jason Horton calls teammate Stefhon Hannah “Stefanie” during practice.

La Russa’s celebration long overdue

ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa is finally going to get his parade. The man who joined Sparky Anderson as the only managers in 130 or so years of major league baseball to have won a World Series in both leagues doesn’t know the time, date or place. Yet.

Self-inflicted setback

Gary Pinkel said he takes full blame for the Tigers’ 26-10 loss to Oklahoma. Pinkel, however, wasn’t the one fumbling the ball, throwing interceptions, or being called for personal fouls that extended Sooner drives.

OU silences Tigers’ ground attack

Plain and simple, Missouri’s offense struggled in Saturday’s 26-10 loss to Oklahoma. Most of those struggles can be blamed on the lack of a legitimate ground attack.

Former players still call Memorial home

Memorial Stadium wasn’t the only place for fans to hear a starting lineup on Missouri’s campus Saturday.

Longtime Celtics icon dies

WASHINGTON — Red Auerbach, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships in the 1950s and 1960s, died Saturday. He was 89.

Long day for defense

STILLWATER, Okla. — With its quick-strike offense, Oklahoma State wasn’t a bit intimidated by a 16-point deficit.

Oregon State topples USC

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Until Oregon State’s fans descended onto the field in droves, the third-ranked USC Trojans believed they were headed for another victory.

Longhorns overcome turnovers, Raiders

LUBBOCK, Texas — Colt McCoy threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 5 Texas erased a three-touchdown deficit to beat Texas Tech 35-31 on Saturday night.

Playing on

Chad Clooten took the lineup card and limped toward home plate. The backward Yankees cap fit snugly on his head, as if it was intrinsically a part of him.

Bruins’ state title hopes in jeopardy

Rock Bridge fans slowly filed out of the bleachers on Friday night. The visitors’ cheers drowned out their heavy footsteps.

Bruins’ boys, girls teams qualify for state

Rock Bridge coach Neal Blackburn was living a coach’s dream Saturday afternoon after the Class 4A cross country sectionals.

MU swimmers dominate KU, vie for national respect

Earlier in the week, Missouri senior swimmer Shannon Hogan summed up the team’s attitude in five words.

Confident Quarterback: Josh Freeman, a true freshman, leads Kansas State with swagger

Josh Freeman isn’t afraid to say he exudes a certain amount of swagger.

Doc Darkow's dream fulfilled

Sitting in the stands at Memorial Stadium with his family, Van Darkow looks like your average fan. Only friends and fans from the time recognize the Columbia native who was once a standout at linebacker for the Tigers.

Tigers want to fence in OU runners

On Saturday morning against Oklahoma, the Missouri defense will look to do what it has been unable to since conference play began this season: shut down the run.

Boldly bouncing back

ST. LOUIS — The last two weeks of the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals were running on fumes and lucky to make the postseason.

Eckstein’s double in the eighth sinks Detroit

ST. LOUIS — With some help from a soggy field and two big hits by little David Eckstein, the St. Louis Cardinals took control of the World Series with a wild comeback win.

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