Young’s stingy play in the post silencing critics

This isn’t the Kevin Young that Missouri basketball fans knew the past three years.

Chiefs can’t stop Barber

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tiki Barber had no worries about playing behind a patchwork offensive line.

Unbalanced play in lane hurts MU

Perhaps the most revealing statistic of the Tigers’ basketball season is that guard Thomas Gardner is the second leading rebounder, averaging five a game.

Rams matchup lacks luster

ST. LOUIS — A few months ago, the St. Louis Rams would have been overjoyed to have the same record as the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles at this stage of the season.

Separate Identities

Ciara Tatum was born 30 seconds before her fraternal twin sister, Keiara Tatum. Or was it 35?

Kissane keeps students on the run

A phone call was all that kept Steve Kissane from backing down from his coaching dream.

MU’s ticket sales slow for bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. — With a little more than two weeks before the Independence Bowl, just more than half the tickets for the Dec. 30 game have been sold.

Bragging rights go to Rock Bridge

The stern-faced policemen at every entrance to the gym, the crowd-surfing Bruins fan, and the cars lining both sides of every road leading to Rock Bridge High School were all signs that Thursday night’s basketball game was out of the ordinary.

Balance key to K.C.’s resurgence

KANSAS CITY — Trent Green is zipping the ball as well as ever, and Larry Johnson is making Priest Holmes seem like nothing more than a distant memory.

MU’s Hunter named All-American

Lindsey Hunter is sure to be remembered as one of the best to play for the Missouri volleyball team. A senior setter, Hunter has set every one of the school’s assist records, and this season helped the Tigers go deeper in the NCAA Tournament than they ever went before.

In 12th season, Bruce still impressive

ST. LOUIS — Isaac Bruce topped 800 catches last week and there’s no sign of slowing down for the St. Louis Rams’ star receiver.

Bruins prepare for noisy rivalry

Most teams listen to music to get pumped up for a big game.

Nothing easy about Hickman’s victory

Hickman forward Shana White wasn’t expecting the ball.

Home on the road

Alex Wegener could see himself getting used to this.

Teacher outlasts pupil, barely

It might have been a little strange to shake hands as head coaches, these two men who had, at one time, both been at Rock Bridge High School.

Sluggish Kewpies cooked at home

Most teams consider playing at home an advantage. For Hickman basketball coach Jim Sutherland, playing at home is a disadvantage and a factor in the Kewpies’ 67-51 loss to Hazelwood Central on Tuesday.

Extra Points: Honors given to two Tigers

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association named pitcher Max Scherzer to its preseason All-American first team. Scherzer, last season’s Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year and second team All-American, led the Big 12 with 131 strikeouts and a 1.86 ERA during the 2005 season.

Schaeperkoetter on target

With the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team trailing in the first quarter against Marshall, Bruins sophomore guard Claire Schaeperkoetter knew she needed to take over.

Hickman freshman not waiting to excel

Hickman’s gymnasium was nearly vacant when the last group of players emerged from the door leading up from the girls’ locker room.

Replacing All-Pro not a snap

KANSAS CITY — In Ed Perry’s first game last month after replacing one of the league’s great long-snappers, Kansas City tied an NFL field goal record.