Cougars’ season hinges on their next two games

The next two games for the Columbia College soccer team will be vital for the team’s postseason outlook. The Cougars are tied with William Woods for the final berth in the Region V conference tournament and are one point behind Illinois-Springfield for the second to last slot.

Tigers trained to tune out media

Stay off the Internet. Change the channel on the television. Don’t even bother turning to the sports page in the newspapers.

No. 1 Huskers a big foe

There are many reasons why tonight’s match is the biggest of the year for Missouri’s volleyball team.

Win takes Bruins to sectionals

Welcome to mid-Missouri, where Mother Nature suffers from an acute case of schizophrenia. It seemed she couldn’t decide whether or not to rain on Bethel Park, spitting sprinkles on the smooth green concrete of the park’s eight tennis courts several times.

Weaver leads Cardinals into Game 1 of NLCS

NEW YORK — The New York Mets sailed through the season, while the St. Louis Cardinals squeaked into the playoffs.

Triumphs in Texas make Tigers tempting

Dave Yost wishes Missouri could play a football game in Texas every year.

Bruins junior spikes Owensville

If the ball is set perfectly for Brandi Williamson, hovering perfectly above the net, consider the play over. That’s when she is most dangerous.

Columbia College’s winning streak grows

During the Columbia College volleyball team’s 16-game winning streak, Yi Zhang has emerged as a solid hitter and a lethal server.

Rams creating own luck

ST. LOUIS — Marc Bulger knows luck is involved in his franchise-record string of 214 passes without an interception. Just like the St. Louis Rams know they’re fortunate to be 4-1 after clinching their second victory with a fumble recovery.

Injuries plague streaking Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Dante Hall, one of the NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, has a hip injury and his status is uncertain for this week’s game at Pittsburgh, Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Monday.

Perfect start puts Tigers in elite company

LUBBOCK, Texas — This was the kind of win programs point to as a stepping stone on the way to achieving something great.

St. Louis wins first playoff series in new Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS — Standing on a folding chair in a raucous clubhouse, Albert Pujols sprayed champagne in every direction. Teammates, even owners, got soaked. No one was immune.

Coaching by example

After an errant pass, Melinda Wrye-Washington ran far out of bounds and dove, extending her right arm to keep the ball and the possession alive.

MU soccer team still trying to earn first Big 12 win

The Missouri soccer team lost its fifth straight Big 12 Conference game on Sunday, falling to No. 13 Oklahoma State, 2-0. The loss dropped the Tigers to 8-6 for the season and 0-5 in conference play.

Tigers finish Yanks’ season

DETROIT — Three years ago, they lost 119 games and were a punchline. You know, the Detroit Tigers ... ha, ha, ha.

Cougars struggle to end frustrating slide

After a 7-0 win against Harris-Stowe State on Sept. 20, the Columbia College soccer team was 6-2 and on a three-game winning streak.

Sports in brief: MU volleyball extends streak

The No. 17 Missouri volleyball team won its seventh consecutive game Saturday afternoon with a 30-26, 34-32, 30-22 victory at Iowa State.

Cards can’t clinch

ST. LOUIS — The San Diego Padres got the ball to Trevor Hoffman, and baseball’s career saves leader did the rest.

Tigers adapt to new coach

With two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning Saturday, Missouri sophomore Megan Dennis approached home plate. The crowd could sense that the end was near and the fans began packing their things, but Dennis hit an RBI single into right field, extending the game one more batter.

Darts nothing new in town

AC/DC’s “Back in Black” shot out of speakers, signaling that 7 p.m. was approaching. Players streamed into the back room of the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Wednesday night where 10 numbered dart boards lined two walls and were mounted on Budweiser and Bud Light framed displays.