Drug test revamp on Goodell’s to-do list

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The NFL and its union are discussing strengthening their drug program to keep pace with the increase in the number of performance-enhancing substances and the efficiency of masking agents.

Bringing the noise

ST. LOUIS — Corey Chavous made a fast enough impression on his new St. Louis Rams teammates that they named him a team captain on Wednesday.

Chiefs have new look

KANSAS CITY — Their 23 new players represent only a fraction of the big changes coming this season to the Kansas City Chiefs.

K.C. tackle suspended for 6 games

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City Chiefs tackle John Welbourn, who unexpectedly retired in June, was suspended for six weeks Wednesday for violating the league’s drug policy.

MU’s Harrington is force on, off field

Dedrick Harrington is a player other teams can’t seem to ignore. Talk to opposing coaches about who they’re concerned about or what worries them, and his name almost always pops up. If you try to find him in the sideline celebrations or at vociferous post-game parties, however, you’re bound to miss him.

Cougars have first home victory

In his first home game as a Cougar, Lloyd Jacobs did not disappoint.

Bruins win tight game over rivals

After a mediocre 1-2 start to the season, there was cause for much celebration before and after the Rock Bridge boys’ soccer home opener against Jefferson City on Tuesday night.

Rams’ new kickoff returner healed after impalement

ST. LOUIS — Having survived impalement, exhibiting courage as a kickoff returner will be no problem at all for the St. Louis Rams’ newest player.

Pujols, Suppan dispense Nats

WASHINGTON — A first-inning mistake to Albert Pujols usually isn’t enough to decide a game. On Tuesday night, it was all the offense Jeff Suppan needed.

Royals redeemed by romp

KANSAS CITY — One night later, Kansas City took another big lead against the New York Yankees. This time the Royals held on.

Ex-Bruin brings her team to Columbia

Carrie McAtee surely expected a warmer welcome home than she received Tuesday at Bethel Park.

Forward pass has 100th anniversary

ST. LOUIS — It was a pass that would change football forever. And no one caught it.

Victory pleases Daniel most

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel took little time to earn a Big 12 Conference honor. He also has little time to enjoy it.

Common ground

The first time Bjarne Schreck walked on the Rock Bridge soccer field wearing a bright green T-shirt, Bruins forward Henry Hauck said he couldn’t help take notice. Immediately images of Shrek, the digitally animated green ogre from the movie, flooded Hauck’s mind.

Cougars face dangerous opponent in home opener

It just keeps getting tougher for the Columbia College soccer team.

Without Smith, backs key

For most associated with the Missouri football team, the departure of Brad Smith means the loss of the team’s leading rusher from last season and the NCAA’s most prolific rushing quarterback. To tailbacks Tony Temple and Marcus Woods, the loss of Smith means they need to make up for for the lost yards.

Ex-Tiger Green Bay bound

After cutting Tony Palmer, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan said he hoped to sign the former Missouri guard to the practice squad. But, on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers took Palmer off the free agent market.

Top Bruins golfer has high goals

Talk to Anna Coil about playing collegiate women’s golf, and she makes it sound like a pipe dream reserved for the best players in the country. Later in the conversation, though, it slips out that Coil, the lone player on the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team that played on the varsity team last year, wants to play at the next level.

Pujols thrills young guests

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols has a daughter with Down syndrome, and the St. Louis Cardinals’ annual “buddy walk” game always seems to bring out his best.

Agassi finishes storied career

He was flat-footed and in pain at the finish, which is the way all but a few of the great ones bow out of their sport. They can choose when to leave, but not always how, and so some part of you wanted a better ending for Andre Agassi.