Blues take another hit

ST. LOUIS — Dallas goalie Johan Hedberg had a big game on offense and defense.

Johnson on juggernaut

KANSAS CITY — Drawing dirty looks in the San Diego locker room was easy after Larry Johnson and the Kansas City Chiefs snuffed out the Chargers’ playoff hopes with a 20-7 victory Saturday.

Rams’ slump continues

ST. LOUIS — So who needs Reggie Bush? The San Francisco 49ers got a pair of big runs from backups in a victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Cardinals add Encarnacion, Spivey

ST. LOUIS — Outfielder Juan Encarnacion and second baseman Junior Spivey agreed to contracts with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, two more parts of the team’s offseason rebuilding.

Hoping home field helps

KANSAS CITY, — If anybody knows how to win in Arrowhead Stadium in December, it’s Donnie Edwards.

Forlorn faceoff in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — This is the kind of season the St. Louis Rams have endured: Rookie cornerback Ron Bartell didn’t even dress for the first six games of the season and now he’s preparing for his sixth straight start.

Tragedy strikes Colts’ Dungy

LUTZ, Fla. James Dungy, the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tampa-area apartment early Thursday, the sheriff’s office said.

Braggin’ rights go to Illinois

ST. LOUIS — Dee Brown was supposed to be in the NBA. He had entered his name into the NBA draft pool and was committed to at least seeing what happened.

Grimes’ game inspired

ST. LOUIS — It’s hard to find many good things in Missouri’s 32-point loss to Illinois on Wednesday, but the play of sophomore Kalen Grimes offered some solace.

Pro Bowl returns bolster Pace, Holt

ST. LOUIS — Orlando Pace’s reward for another stellar season, a seventh straight Pro Bowl berth, eased the sting Wednesday of some critical comments directed at the St. Louis Rams’ entire offensive line by their interim coach.

Simpson suspended for big game

Things will be far quieter when Missouri’s defense takes the field for the Independence Bowl against South Carolina on Dec. 30.

Home for the holidays

Jimmy McKinney will play in front of a hometown crowd for the final time as a college basketball player tonight.

Loud, split crowd heightens atmosphere

Department store Santas have ‘ho ho ho,” Salvation Army ringers have their bells and carolers have “Jingle Bells.”

Brotherly competition leads Bruins to victory

Rock Bridge’s Chad Jones-Hicks caught up with Fort Zumwalt South’s Andre Thomas by the exit as the teams were leaving.

Tigers extend win streak to eight

The Missouri women’s basketball team might not have blown out Alabama State like they have previous opponents, but coach Cindy Stein said it might be the game from which they learn the most.

Better than expected

When Alex Austin started an extensive offseason training regimen, he just wanted to improve.

Chiefs’ vexing loss riles Vermeil

KANSAS CITY — The illustrious coaching career of Dick Vermeil may have only two games to go.

Rams’ linemen draw Vitt’s ire

ST. LOUIS — In their heyday, the St. Louis Rams made a habit of winning almost every game that was up for grabs.

Jayhawks get past shooting troubles

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Sasha Kaun had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Kansas used early and late double-digit runs to beat Pepperdine 63-43 on Monday night.

‘Rock’ makes crucial shots

If anyone ever wondered why Missouri captain Jimmy McKinney is called “Rock” by his teammates around the locker room, his play in the second half provided an answer.