Martz’s great run bound to end

ST. LOUIS — Better than anyone, Mike Martz realized during the St. Louis Rams’ glory years that nothing lasts forever.

Reports say Chiefs still after Edwards

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets discussed a compensation package for coach Herman Edwards on Wednesday, a source familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.

Blues fizzle again

ST. LOUIS — A quick goalie change helped the Nashville Predators end a four-game losing streak.

Sluggish Kewpies edge Camdenton, 49-48

Turnovers, missed passes and baskets, and poor defense plagued the Hickman Kewpies Tuesday night at home.

It’s finally here: USC vs. Texas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Anticipated all season, set up with matching blowouts and relentlessly hyped for the last month, the Rose Bowl everyone’s been waiting for is finally here.

Penn State wins Orange in 3 OTs

MIAMI — This really was one for the ages.

Tigers show potential

Freshman Leo Lyons came in as the blue-chip recruit who Tiger fans hoped would eventually fill the hole left by Linas Kleiza at power forward.

Friendship flourishes at MU games

The cup holders are nice. There are more bathrooms and wider aisles. And the seats are a lot more comfortable. But the company, now the company is second to none.

End of season, outlook fluster Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — The only 10-win team not in the playoffs seethed with frustration Monday. Players stuffed their belongings into black plastic bags and reluctantly said their goodbyes, filled with thoughts of what might have been.

Rams officially dismiss Martz

ST. LOUIS — Now that Mike Martz has medical clearance to return to coaching, he will need to find a team.

Blues back to form with fast start

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues finally got off to a strong start at home.

Tigers’ defense shows improvement

Friday’s game against Oakland surely didn’t excite many Missouri men’s basketball fans, but the 74-58 victory at least showed the Tigers are learning.

Vermeil gone

KANSAS CITY — With tears in his eyes, Dick Vermeil said this is really it. A third retirement means he is out of football.

Winning farewell for K.C. coach

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs gave Dick Vermeil a near-perfect goodbye gift.

The allure of going pro

MU quarterback Brad Smith stands behind the center and waits for the snap. Second-and-10, with 8:56 to play, the Tigers are down by 10 to Iowa State. They need something big to win their Homecoming game on this unseasonably warm October afternoon. The center snaps the ball. Smith looks to pass. But the quarterback who holds the NCAA record for single-season rushing yards always has the option to run.

Exclamation point!

SHREVEPORT, LA. — Gary Pinkel had coached his Missouri team to a comeback win in the Independence Bowl, celebrated with a Gatorade shower, spoken with the media and returned to the locker room to shower — this time conventionally.

Seniors make last shot their best

For the Missouri football team’s seniors, this was it.

Hoop resolutions for 2006

The New Year doesn’t afford Missouri a new basketball season. This one’s in full swing. But it can provide a fresh start, of sorts.

Two Tiger fans who do it right

SHREVEPORT, LA. – If you were to write a manual on the intricacies of being a college football fan, you would be wise to consider Ron Fauss and Doc Bryson for your subjects.

Stopping Smith

SHREVEPORT, LA. - The focus of the South Carolina football team could be summed up in one statement Thursday, as the Gamecocks made final preparations for their Independence Bowl match up today against Missouri.