First Night 5K brisk start to holiday

Some families spend the holidays eating food by the bucket-load and sitting around a television watching football or movies. Other families go for a run.

Chiefs sneak into playoffs

KANSAS CITY — Sometimes teams that enter the final game of the season needing half a dozen things to break their way get their wish.

Finish gives Rams promising outlook

MINNEAPOLIS — Steven Jackson and the St. Louis Rams played like contenders with a promising performance. The Minnesota Vikings still have plenty of work remaining on their reconstruction project.

Lawrence lines it up

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah described practice over the last month as “hell.” His reasoning was Missouri’s two-game losing streak that, because of the team’s schedule, was stretched over 26 days.

Snow halts MU fan caravan in Roswell

MU students returning by bus Friday evening from watching the Missouri football team play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, were caught in a snow storm in New Mexico.

Run great way to start year

Most people start their New Year’s resolutions on Jan. 1. The Columbia track club will start a day early.

Keon Lawrence starts to play heads up ball

It seems so easy, so elementary. It’s something young kids are told when they start playing basketball.

Tigers say disappointing finale doesn’t diminish season

Going into the 2006 season, the Missouri football team had high expectations for itself.

Starter sidelined, but Bruins prevail

Rock Bridge’s five starters have led the Rock Bridge girls basketball team to five straight victories. But in Saturday’s game against St. Teresa’s Academy, The Bruins were forced to change their lineup.

Pair complement each other well, pace Kewps’ win

Senior Lauren Nolke and junior Yvonne Anderson, took turns making plays for the Hickman girls basketball team in its game Friday.

Second half energy burst sparks Tigers

Delores Hughley hobbled gingerly to the Arkansas-Pine Bluff bench after an injury in the first minute and a half of the team’s women’s basketball game Friday night against Missouri.

Alumni band together to provide some pep

In the top row of the Missouri women’s basketball pep band, a baritone player stands between two sousaphone players. Eric Kegley should be playing the sousaphone, but he was stuck with a secondary instrument that he hadn’t played in 12 years.

Texas-sized welcome

EL PASO, Texas — Backing up your talk during a football game is one thing; doing so while racing go-karts against three pairs of princesses is another.

Video: Fan Fiesta

Coach Gary Pinkel is ready for the Sun Bowl. Thursday afternoon, the bands from each school sponsored a pep rally in what the city of El Paso calls the "Fan Fiesta." Enjoy the sights and sounds of this event.

Game time finally here

EL PASO, Texas — When the Missouri football team runs its first play today in the Sun Bowl against Oregon State, it will mark the first live game action against another team in 34 days.

Moore on target for Oregon State

Missouri’s defensive players might want to put a little stickem on their gloves before today’s Sun Bowl.

Five things you didn’t know about Oregon State

1 OSU claims some strange world records, like the longest tractor run in 2003 and the longest poetry reading in 1960.

MU’s top shooter nursing injury

After guard Matt Lawrence missed practice Thursday, Missouri coach Mike Anderson said Lawrence is questionable for Saturday’s game against Southern University.

Missouri draws few more fans for finale

EL PASO, Texas — The notion that Missouri has a poor traveling fan base might be in step with the perception of the football program as a whole.

Putting the grrr in Tigers

Tiffany Brooks has the jump shot of a man and she knows it.