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.

And they’re off

Halfway through the collegiate men’s 400-meter run on the second day of the Missouri Relays, all running and jumping in the Audrey J. Walton Stadium ceased and a mass of fans rose to face the American flag.

Offensive struggles continue to baffle MU in third straight defeat

At the west side of the Sports Park at MU, University Field and Walton Stadium are connected. The two facilities share bathrooms, food carts and concourses. During most softball games, the occasional foul ball that flies over University Field’s bleachers bounces off the empty seats at Walton Stadium.

Back in stride

Until recently, there have been holes in the Missouri track and field team’s roster. Seniors Amanda Bales and Tim Ross were injured early in the cross country season and have not competed. However, today’s Missouri Relays will give them a chance to test their legs and prepare for the rest of the outdoor track season.

Shorthanded Kewps set for season

The Hickman track and field team’s first meet without former coach Steve Luetjen will also be without a lot of key runners. This weekend’s Missouri Relays coincides with spring break and vacation time for many of the competing high schools.

Crowd loves to see Globetrotters deny Nationals first win

The New York Nationals received a beastly “boo” from fans at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night as they ran onto the court against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Cougars’ win streak reaches 11

The Columbia College softball team continued its hot streak in Arizona on Thursday at the Tuscon Invitational, winning two games to push its winning streak to 11.

Wheelchair basketball gives outlet to MU student

Tom Knaus never thought his life would change so quickly.

MU loses to SEMO on ninth inning HR

The Missouri baseball team fell to Southeast Missouri State 3-2 Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau.

Track meet held for high school, college teams

Most of the Missouri track and field team will be staying in Columbia during the university’s spring break, gearing up for the Missouri Relays at Audrey J. Walton stadium. The two-day open competition begins Friday and will attract athletes from high school and collegiate teams.

Blues’ late comeback can’t prevent eighth straight loss

CHICAGO — Kyle Calder scored in overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night and snap a five-game losing streak.

Royals say good defense will be crucial

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell knows a bit about defense.

Cardinals down to final few roster cuts

JUPITER, Fla. — A flurry of moves on Wednesday left the St. Louis Cardinals much closer to a 25-man roster.

K.C. also hoping for Final Four

KANSAS CITY — Mayor Kay Barnes said Wednesday she is “very optimistic” Kansas City could get a Final Four if voters approve tax measures to fund renovations and a rolling roof at the Truman Sports Complex.

Terms of Anderson pact released

New Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson’s contract won’t pay him as much as the departed Quin Snyder, but it does offer several interesting, broad guidelines to his off-the-court leadership.

Butler still on fence about MU

Derrick Butler’s phone has been ringing off the hook lately, so much that his full voice mailbox is no longer accepting messages.

Askren given top collegiate wrestler award

Ben Askren is the 2006 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, and Dan Hodge, 74, is glad.

Hickman posts its fourth shutout of the season

In its first home game of the season, the Hickman girls’ soccer team recorded its fourth shutout in five games with a 3-0 win against Pembroke Hill on Tuesday night.

Kewpies’ late rally seals win

Trailing Apollo high school of Owensboro, Kent. 4-0 through five innings, the Hickman Kewpies were six outs away from falling to 1-3 on the season. Eight runs later and one inning later, the Kewpies were back at .500.