Free throws key to game

When an opponent has the chance to end the game with free throws, a feeling of helplessness can overcome defenseless players waiting on the block.

Jefferson City will challenge Bruins

The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team is expecting an evenly-matched game between two strong teams. And it expects to be ready.

Results still unpredictable

KANSAS CITY — After home teams went unbeaten in the first week of Big 12 Conference play, the conference’s coaches talked about how hard it is to win on the road.

More than pride at stake

The feeling will be there at Mizzou Arena tonight.

Missouri wrestlers finish eighth at National Duals

After big victories at 141 and 184 pounds, the No. 9 Missouri wrestling team tied No. 18 Arizona State 21-21 to finish in eighth place Sunday at the National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Bruins win championship

Accurate shooting helped the Rock Bridge girls’ basketballl team win the championship of the California Tournament on Saturday with 55-44 victory over Mexico.

Scoring drought hurts Tigers

AUSTIN, Texas — The 24th-ranked Missouri women were held without a field goal for the final 11 minutes, 20 seconds, and Texas reeled off 19 of the game’s final 21 points to post a 63-54 win in Big 12 Conference action Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center.

Heart breaker

Missouri lived through Thomas Gardner and Jimmy McKinney in their first two conference games, both wins.

Tiger sophomores are stepping up

Throughout the season, coach Quin Snyder harped on the importance of getting production from his bench players.

For the third straight year, Weir takes first in U.S. Championship

ST. LOUIS — Even when Johnny Weir isn’t as majestic as usual, he’s good enough to beat the American men and earn a spot in the Olympics.

After years of waiting, Cohen’s chance at a championship arrived

ST. LOUIS — Sasha Cohen stood in the middle of the ice long after her program ended, her eyes wide as she drank in the applause. Then she dropped into a deep curtsy, bowing to all four sides of the arena.

Making a dent on defense

Down the stretch in Tuesday’s game at Oklahoma, Jimmy McKinney found himself in the zone.

Cohen glides through short program routine

ST. LOUIS — An hour before taking the ice as the overwhelming favorite at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sasha Cohen stood by the sideboards, staring at the rink. Her eyes seemed to follow a route around the glistening surface, as if she was watching someone perform.

Early chances slip past Blues

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers needed about 10 minutes to warm up after a few days off.

MLB stats might be intellectual property

ST. LOUIS — As the St. Louis Cardinals contend for the National League pennant this summer, a federal court hearing a few blocks away will decide if statistics generated at those games are public domain or the intellectual property of Major League Baseball.

Defending champion in lead

ST. LOUIS — Johnny Weir’s miserable season just got a whole lot better.

MU holds onto streak

LINCOLN, Neb. — Missouri coach Cindy Stein can’t help but like the way the Tigers’ women’s basketball team is playing, but Wednesday night she had one caution for her team in their Big 12 Conference game at Nebraska.

Rush’s surge puts Kansas past Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. — Freshmen Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush took over the game in the second half to help young and supposedly struggling Kansas to its seventh straight victory Wednesday night, 75-63 over Colorado.

Rock Bridge wrestlers stick Eureka with defeat

The Rock Bridge wrestling team had an easy time in a 48-22 victory over visiting Eureka on Wednesday in which six Bruins recorded pins.

Winning on the road

NORMAN, Okla — With Missouri’s need for a win over a marquee-name opponent filled by Saturday’s win over Oklahoma State, all that was left was a big road win.