First-half woes hurt Bruins

For three quarters Tuesday night, the Rock Bridge and Jefferson City girls played to a draw. Unfortunately for the Bruins, basketball games have four quarters. And it was the second quarter one that did them in.

Cougars win streak snapped

The Columbia College women’s basketball team’s unbeaten streak in the American Midwest Conference came to an end Tuesday evening with a 73-72 loss to McKendree College. Before tonight’s loss, the Cougars had won 30 straight games in AMC play, a streak that dated back to the 2002-2003 season.

Missouri gymnastics team moves up

The Tigers, previously No. 14, moved up three spots to No. 11 in the GymInfo National Top 25 Poll released Monday. They will compete against unranked Centenary and Air Force on Friday in Shreveport, La.

Gardner plucks Jayhawks

With 75 seconds left, a win seemed improbable at best. With 0.4 seconds left it seemed impossible.

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.