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Edmonds going slow

JUPITER, Fla. — Jim Edmonds’ first batting practice session left him feeling far from optimistic that he will be ready for Opening Day.

Kewpies’ title hopes end in late-game collapse

It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

MU hurting from unexpected loss

As Missouri guard Keon Lawrence sat by his locker after Missouri’s loss to Baylor on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament, his eyes began to water. But he was careful not to let any tears fall from his face.

Tigers’ bright spot Pratzel has big-time reputation

After a lackluster performance in a 6-1 loss to Colorado on Saturday, Missouri tennis coach Blake Starkey found few bright spots in the first outdoor match of the season for the Tigers. However, when asked about the play of senior Amanda Pratzel, Starkey’s expression brightened, and his tone changed drastically.

Gymnastics team's advanced chemistry

It was a familiar scene for the Missouri gymnastics team on Friday night at Hearnes Center. Senior Whitney Crater, described as the team’s “voice,” cheered her teammates through their routines when she wasn’t wowing on vault and floor. Dependable senior Amanda Pezzullo, described as the team’s “rock,” hit solid routines without so much as a waver. And senior Ali Gilmore, the team’s “inspiration,” received the night’s loudest cheers when she hit her final bar routine in front of a home crowd.

Decathlete’s heart transcends body’s limits

He collapsed in the 1,500 meters.

Unbearable ending

OKLAHOMA CITY – The frustration became evident about midway through the second half. Most of it was directed toward the referees, which is unusual for a Missouri team that has usually been able to hide its disappointment with officiating calls this season.

Hannah gets back starting job after benching Saturday

OKLAHOMA CITY — Stefhon Hannah returned to the starting lineup Thursday after not starting Saturday’s game against Texas A&M. It was the first time Hannah hadn’t started all season. The Tigers used the starting

Kewpies size up similarities in return to finals

The Hickman girls basketball team has been in this situation before.

Character propels Tigers’ throwers to NCAA finals

Collegiate track and field can be seen an individual sport. Each part of a team, distance runners, sprinters, jumpers and throwers, work on their particular skills in a different area of the practice facility.

Persistence pays off for Tigers’ Gilmore

By the time it was Ali Gilmore’s turn to compete on the uneven bars Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Missouri gymnastics team was two events deep in a less than spectacular night.

MU hopes to raise rank against No. 30 Colorado

Fans who attend the Missouri tennis team’s match against Colorado on Saturday at the Green Tennis Center will encounter something they haven’t seen in a while.

Return engagement

For Rockhurst forward Conner Teahan, tonight and Saturday’s games in the Missouri Class 5 boys basketball final four at the Show-Me Showdown at Mizzou Arena won’t mark the end of his playing career in blue and white in Columbia.

Brawner’s a hit again for team

Rachel Brawner is back and says she is ready to ignite the Columbia College softball team’s offense.

Pitching giving MU’s Jamieson plenty to ponder

Sweeping wasn’t all that was on the mind of Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson Wednesday night.

Tigers need Hannah to play under control

OKLAHOMA CITY – Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah simply can’t stand even the thought of not having the ball in his hands. At the least, he hopes one of his teammates has the ball.

Kewpies relying on Prince for crown

Chasity Prince is rarely in the spotlight.

Rare feat repeated

Sarah Stringer couldn’t remember a day like she had Wednesday.

Playing hooky in hoops hot spot

OKLAHOMA CITY — Usually kids have to do a lot of begging to get their parents to excuse them from a day of school. Either that or they can occasionally fake an illness, depending on how good their acting is.

Intense dedication

“Athletic chess” is how Robbie Roach describes the game of tennis. Many tennis players say they like the intense workout and enjoy hustling from the backcourt to the net.

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