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WNBA takes two Tigers

LaToya Bond’s computer picked a heck of a time to crash.

Missouri will retain Watkins

Dejection apparent on his face and wholly unsure of his future, Melvin Watkins steadily vowed to continue working for the Missouri basketball team immediately following an end-of-the-season defeat in the Big 12 Conference tournament.

Molina’s single wins it for Cards

PHILADELPHIA ­— While Jimmy Rollins stretched his hitting streak to 38 games, the Philadelphia Phillies remained winless.

Rock Bridge loses 1-0 in weather-shortened game

The Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team is running out of chances to finish a full home game this season.

Bruins look to extend home win streak against Hickman

There’s home court advantage and then there’s home court advantage.

Former MU assistant a candidate for SEMO job

Jay Spoonhour, a former MU hoops assistant, was busy preparing for a job interview even as his replacements were being named Wednesday. Spoonhour is one of three finalists for the Southeast Missouri State head coaching job and will interview at SEMO Friday.

K.C. voters won’t raise new roof

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County voters split Tuesday on a pair of tax measures to fund upgrades to Kansas City’s sports stadiums, approving a sales tax for renovations and refurbishments but rejecting a separate business tax for a rolling roof at the Truman Sports Complex.

Tigers fight glare in return to field

The drill looks simple.

Two Tigers wait for WNBA draft pick

This afternoon, Christelle N’Garsanet could be facing an interesting choice over her plans for the summer.

Sibling camaraderie

Growing up, Marcie and Katie McMahon never really got along. They bickered and fought as most siblings do at a young age. Now 20 and 19 respectively, the two are more than just best friends, they’re teammates.

Young Kewpies learn from loss

Hickman track and field hosted Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon in the first junior varsity dual of the season. Although the Jays came out ahead in most events, the Kewpies were encouraged with the start.

Seniors push Kewpies to dominating victory

Seniors Kelsey McClure and Kim Foster were all smiles as they jogged off the soccer field after a 6-1 win over Helias (3-3-1) Monday night. Both Hickman girls matched their scoring totals from last year, scoring three goals apiece in the Kewpies’ seventh game of the season.

Kewpies are second at Columbia Classic

High school golfers from throughout the state met in Columbia on Monday to compete in the Columbia Classic. Hickman and Rock Bridge host this annual tournament.

Bruins bats come alive in victory over Mexico

The intensity was back and so were the bats for the Rock Bridge baseball team.

Frustrated Missouri drops fourth straight

Minutes after her team lost 11-1 to Baylor in five innings Sunday at University Field, Missouri assistant coach Autumn Eastes lingered in the dugout mulling the Tigers’ fourth straight defeat. Before entering the team room to meet with her players, Eastes stood on the top step and leaned on the railing in front of the bench, occasionally closing her eyes or shuffling the dirt around her feet.

Alford says he never talked to MU

INDIANAPOLIS — After speculation he might leave Iowa to coach Missouri or Indiana, Steve Alford said he has never talked to either school.

Extra Points

Hunched over after her match, Erika Josbena could not contain the tears. With her elbows on her knees and head buried in her hands, she stayed courtside after everyone else had left. When her face finally reemerged, it was bright red. It wasn’t from embarrassment, but because she had just lost a heartbreaking three-set tiebreak that lasted more than three hours.

Package deal

When Missouri hired Mike Anderson as its new men’s basketball coach, Athletic Director Mike Alden beamed that it was a “great day” for the university. That day, March 26, could also turn out to be a memorable date for the girls’ basketball program at either Hickman or Rock Bridge.

Extra points

Blue Springs South pitcher Matt Morgan made it tough on Rock Bridge.

Tigers lose cool, late lead in loss to rival Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Missouri baseball team stumbled late in a 3-2 loss Saturday at Kansas.

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