Sitting on top of a bucking horse, James Earl Carter has only a suitcase-type handle called a bareback riggin to hang on to. His other hand can’t touch the horse, or he will be disqualified and his efforts are wasted. He squeezes the horse’s neck with the heels of his boots, hoping to keep on top for just 8 seconds.
Tracy Edwards talks on his cell phone in his white Suburban at Douglass Park after Monday night’s practice. He is calling hotels in Louisville, Ky., trying to find rooms for 10, 15- and 16-year-old, basketball players and four coaches. His team just finished scrimmaging neighborhood talent on the cracked courts before sunset.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Edmonton Oilers beat three higher-seeded teams to reach the Stanley Cup finals. They weren’t going out that easy.
This 19-year-old used to watch the College World Series in Omaha, but he never imagined he’d be playing there one day.
Makayla Rippey walks into the stables, wearing her riding helmet, a pair of boots and a purple t-shirt. She’s surrounded by 1,000- or more-pound animals with names like Copper, Harry, Frenchie and Wolf Pac.
Tony Temple was arrested on Sunday in Columbia for third-degree assault. Temple, a junior running back for the Mizzou football team, is free on $500 bond. Temple is automatically suspended from all team activities until the matter is resolved, according to the athletic department. The team had no further comment.
The symbolism was almost too obvious Monday as the Missouri football team kicked off its voluntary summer workouts just after dawn. The sun was rising. A new season was beginning. The players were buzzing with excitement.
Embattled pitcher Jason Grimsley was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday, less than a week after federal agents raided his home during an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — The United States looked like a bewildered World Cup newcomer again.
With the rain came anxiety, then relief.
On Sunday morning, Mid-Missouri Soap Box Car Derby officials waved the green flag despite Saturday’s downpour.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — They’re surrounded by the tightest security, quizzed about lukewarm support back home and constantly questioned over whether they can reprise a surprisingly successful run in the last World Cup.
The road to Omaha ended abruptly Saturday night for the Missouri baseball team.
The street sprints and award ceremony in the evening would have been wet, and an hour earlier, only 12 cyclists in the men’s category were able to withstand the heat to the finish after about 60 started the race.
Missouri senior Serena Ramsey placed sixth in the 10,000-meter run Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Ramsey ran the race in 33:52.59, setting a new school record, and was the only Missouri athlete to place at the championships.
Fourteen years ago, Kelsey Meyer started playing golf. Two years later, when she was 5, she played in her first tournament, consisting of just one hole. At 8, she began playing in the annual Missouri Women’s Golf Association Junior Championship Tournament, and has been playing in it ever since.
With dozens of amateur anglers lined up along the bank, the fish of the Bass Pro Lake didn’t have a chance.
Jodie Heinicka only discovered she had been named Big 12 Conference Female Sportsperson of the Year after a teammate called to congratulate her.
D.J. Chung draws a blue stripe around his golf ball before the qualifying round of the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship. His Duke hat is cocked sideways as he tees off the first hole with former champions and friends, Michael Unger and David McDonald.
Cycling doesn’t pay like a full-time job, but the work is much the same.