Wheelchair basketball gives outlet to MU student

Tom Knaus never thought his life would change so quickly.

MU loses to SEMO on ninth inning HR

The Missouri baseball team fell to Southeast Missouri State 3-2 Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau.

Track meet held for high school, college teams

Most of the Missouri track and field team will be staying in Columbia during the university’s spring break, gearing up for the Missouri Relays at Audrey J. Walton stadium. The two-day open competition begins Friday and will attract athletes from high school and collegiate teams.

Blues’ late comeback can’t prevent eighth straight loss

CHICAGO — Kyle Calder scored in overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night and snap a five-game losing streak.

Royals say good defense will be crucial

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell knows a bit about defense.

Cardinals down to final few roster cuts

JUPITER, Fla. — A flurry of moves on Wednesday left the St. Louis Cardinals much closer to a 25-man roster.

K.C. also hoping for Final Four

KANSAS CITY — Mayor Kay Barnes said Wednesday she is “very optimistic” Kansas City could get a Final Four if voters approve tax measures to fund renovations and a rolling roof at the Truman Sports Complex.

Terms of Anderson pact released

New Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson’s contract won’t pay him as much as the departed Quin Snyder, but it does offer several interesting, broad guidelines to his off-the-court leadership.

Butler still on fence about MU

Derrick Butler’s phone has been ringing off the hook lately, so much that his full voice mailbox is no longer accepting messages.

Askren given top collegiate wrestler award

Ben Askren is the 2006 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, and Dan Hodge, 74, is glad.

Hickman posts its fourth shutout of the season

In its first home game of the season, the Hickman girls’ soccer team recorded its fourth shutout in five games with a 3-0 win against Pembroke Hill on Tuesday night.

Kewpies’ late rally seals win

Trailing Apollo high school of Owensboro, Kent. 4-0 through five innings, the Hickman Kewpies were six outs away from falling to 1-3 on the season. Eight runs later and one inning later, the Kewpies were back at .500.

Privilege argued in O’Neal photo case

Opposing counsels in the Aaron O’Neal wrongful death suit banded together in a Boone County courtroom Monday in an attempt to obtain more than 600 photos from a Columbia Daily Tribune photographer.

Third seed for Tigers in Georgia regional

There was no doubt the Missouri women’s gymnastics team would qualify for regionals. The only questions were who it would be facing and where.

Extra points

Junior Ben Askren, Missouri’s first NCAA Wrestling Champion, was named the 2006 recipient of the Dan Hodge Trophy on Monday. Wrestling’s version of the Heisman Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding collegiate wrestler of the year by the International Wrestling Institute and Museum and WIN Magazine.

Anderson era begins at MU

Fans dotted the south side stands in Mizzou Arena. Truman roamed, searching for someone to return the excitement of his high-fives, with limited takers. The cheerleaders sat back in their chairs, presumably formulating chants in their heads to fight what looked like an urge to nod off to sleep.

A new face

After Quin Snyder resigned as Missouri men’s basketball coach, Jason Horton said he was unsure about his own future with the Tigers.

With ace out of action, MU bullpen steps up

Missouri’s top pitcher, junior Max Scherzer, practiced in the bullpen before Missouri’s 6-3 win over Kansas State at Taylor Stadium. But he never made it onto Simmons Field on Sunday.

Wendte confirms he’s old self again

Plastic wrap and ice bound senior Travis Wendte’s pitching arm after he allowed only two hits during a career-high 4.1 innings against Kansas State on Saturday. He hadn’t spent nearly that long on the mound since his freshman year when he pitched four innings against Arkansas State.

Extra points

The Missouri softball team racked up a season-high 15 hits to defeat Oklahoma 9-6 on Sunday in the second game of a two-game series in Norman, Okla.