No. 15 Texas cruises to fourth straight win

AUSTIN, Texas — Two days after Texas lost a blowout at home to Tennessee, Longhorns coach Rick Barnes took his team behind closed doors and pushed them through a grueling three-hour practice to stress being tougher on defense.

Tigers exceeding expectations

The Missouri women’s basketball team, picked in the preseason to finish 10th in the Big 12 Conference, is out to prove its detractors wrong.

MU 10th in baseball poll

For the first time since 1983, the Missouri Baseball team is ranked in Baseball America’s preseason Top 25.

Full of youth

Oklahoma State, like their coach Eddie Sutton, has been known for its veteran presence, disciplined attitude, and tough-minded play.

Some of state's best gather for shootout

Rock Bridge basketball coach Jim Scanlon and Hickman coach Jim Sutherland have a full weekend ahead of them, culminating at Mizzou Arena on Sunday at the 2006 MFA Oil-Break Time Shootout.

MU tops defending champs

Cindy Stein said the reputation of the Missouri women’s basketball team got a big boost Wednesday night.

Martz’s great run bound to end

ST. LOUIS — Better than anyone, Mike Martz realized during the St. Louis Rams’ glory years that nothing lasts forever.

Reports say Chiefs still after Edwards

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets discussed a compensation package for coach Herman Edwards on Wednesday, a source familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.

Blues fizzle again

ST. LOUIS — A quick goalie change helped the Nashville Predators end a four-game losing streak.

Sluggish Kewpies edge Camdenton, 49-48

Turnovers, missed passes and baskets, and poor defense plagued the Hickman Kewpies Tuesday night at home.

It’s finally here: USC vs. Texas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Anticipated all season, set up with matching blowouts and relentlessly hyped for the last month, the Rose Bowl everyone’s been waiting for is finally here.

Penn State wins Orange in 3 OTs

MIAMI — This really was one for the ages.

Tigers show potential

Freshman Leo Lyons came in as the blue-chip recruit who Tiger fans hoped would eventually fill the hole left by Linas Kleiza at power forward.

Friendship flourishes at MU games

The cup holders are nice. There are more bathrooms and wider aisles. And the seats are a lot more comfortable. But the company, now the company is second to none.

End of season, outlook fluster Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — The only 10-win team not in the playoffs seethed with frustration Monday. Players stuffed their belongings into black plastic bags and reluctantly said their goodbyes, filled with thoughts of what might have been.

Rams officially dismiss Martz

ST. LOUIS — Now that Mike Martz has medical clearance to return to coaching, he will need to find a team.

Blues back to form with fast start

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues finally got off to a strong start at home.

Tigers’ defense shows improvement

Friday’s game against Oakland surely didn’t excite many Missouri men’s basketball fans, but the 74-58 victory at least showed the Tigers are learning.

Vermeil gone

KANSAS CITY — With tears in his eyes, Dick Vermeil said this is really it. A third retirement means he is out of football.

Winning farewell for K.C. coach

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs gave Dick Vermeil a near-perfect goodbye gift.