One more chance

NEW YORK — It took the St. Louis Cardinals a long, long time to wrap up the NL Central, clinching it on the final day after a prolonged slump.

Tigers hope team effort will fill void

With the loss of Glen Dandridge, the Missouri men’s basketball team undoubtedly has another hole to fill.

MU wary of ‘Tiger Killer’

When Kansas State linebacker Brandon Archer plays against Missouri, Tigers fans conjure up visions of a Major League Baseball closer.

Mets’ erratic lefty will take ball in Game 7

NEW YORK — OK, the New York Mets got past Chris Carpenter and pushed the NL championship series to Game 7.

Hood’s quick healing puts him back on the field

Missouri defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was in the game against Texas A&M for 20 plays. He only made one tackle and never sacked the quarterback.

Anderson’s aggressive style gets exercised

When the Missouri Tigers play their first preseason game of the year on Nov. 3 against Missouri-Rolla, it is doubtful that game will be as challenging as what they are experiencing now.

Hickman falls to Crusaders

For a team that just lost its fourth game in the last seven, the Hickman soccer team was surprisingly upbeat Tuesday night.

At home in Hearnes

Jessi Strother rolls her eyes as her mother, Sandi Strother, sitting comfortably in her living room and smirking at her daughter’s embarrassment, recalls her memories from Hearnes Center.

Bruin bench beats Owls

By the time Bruin forward Nick Patton comes off the bench, you are winded and weak.

Massey suspended

Brandon Massey has been suspended indefinitely from the football team, coach Gary Pinkel announced Tuesday after practice.

High risk big gains

Dave Ogrodowczyk lives to take risks.

Little rest for Tigers’ defense

Defensive players on Missouri’s football team probably enjoyed their day off from practice Monday.

Dandridge out with broken right foot

The Missouri Tigers announced Monday that junior forward Glen Dandridge broke his right foot during workouts on Saturday. Dandridge will miss six to eight weeks, and undergo surgery today to place a screw in his fifth metatarsal.

Pujols slowed by hamstring

ST. LOUIS — If it appears that Albert Pujols jogs to first base on occasion, there’s a good reason.

Rams question logic of time-runoff rules

ST. LOUIS — Rams coach Scott Linehan said Monday the NFL should reconsider the “integrity of the 10-second runoff” after the bizarre ending in St. Louis’ 30-28 loss to Seattle.

Kansas City says it can play better

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs are shopping for a new fullback. A pinch of pride and a dash of confidence would be nice, too, if anyone has some to spare.

Quick start for freshman swimmer

The announcement blared over the loudspeaker at the Missouri Black and Gold swim meet on Sept. 29. Freshman Colleen Gordon had just swam her first race, the 200-yard freestyle, in 1 minute, 50 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in the event at the school.

Franklin soars as ‘big-play threat’

It was Missouri’s first drive of the second quarter against Texas A&M. Quarterback Chase Daniel had just hit tight end Chase Coffman and receiver Brad Ekwerekwu for first downs.

Missouri struggles in season’s last home game

The Missouri soccer team entered Sunday’s game with a lot of hope. Coming off a victory Friday night against nationally ranked Colorado, the Tigers hosted rival Kansas in a Border Showdown contest. The Tigers looked to increase their school’s lead in the showdown and better their postseason chances.

Rock Bridge’s Coach McDreamy

Don’t stare at Scott Shelley. Don’t give him more than just a passing glance.