Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

Kiffin reportedly had been a candidate to become offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, but he and coach Nick Saban issued statements Saturday announcing his return.

Emily Miller takes tournament MVP as Hickman wins 13th straight

The Kewpies are hot heading into their showdown with Rock Bridge.

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

Mississippi beats Florida 72-71

Ole Miss (12-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) trailed for much of the night, but rallied from a 69-65 deficit with a little more than two minutes remaining. It was Jarvis Summers who was the difference during the tense, back-and-forth final possessions, draining a jumper just inside the 3-point line to push Ole Miss ahead 70-69 with 27.9 seconds remaining.

Battle boys basketball falls to Strafford

Guards CamRon Fugate and Daviante Ostrander each scored 16 points to lead the Spartans.

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photos and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment.

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

What everyone saw included 512 home runs during a 19-year career that put him in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. But perhaps more importantly, what everyone appreciated was "Mr. Cub," an always positive attitude that sparked a steady stream of tributes after Banks' death Friday night at age 83.

Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

Selig says MLB could expand internationally, talks legacy

Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries.

Booker leads No. 1 Kentucky to 58-43 win

The win matched the team's best start under coach John Calipari and kept the Wildcats from another "House of Horrors" moment at the Colonial Life Arena where they'd lost three of their previous five games.

Jones helps Texas A&M outlast Tennessee

Jalen Jones scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday as the Aggies outlasted Tennessee 67-61 for their fourth consecutive victory. All four wins have come in SEC competition, giving the Aggies (13-5, 4-2) their longest conference winning streak since moving over from the Big 12 in 2012.

Frazier leads Georgia past Mississippi St. 72-66

A career night from Georgia's J.J. Frazier was the difference for the surging Dawgs. Frazier knocked down all seven of his 3s for 37 points.

Missouri men's basketball will have to keep up with Arkansas

Rather than slowing down the pace of the game against Arkansas' "fastest 40 minutes" of basketball, Kim Anderson hopes the Tigers can keep up.

No. 3 Missouri wrestling picks up big win vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State

Despite late changes to the match schedule, Missouri dominated Oklahoma State from start to finish Friday to win 22-10. Missouri's record is now 16-0 on the season.

Rock Bridge boys basketball's pressure too much for Battle in 66-41 win

In a crosstown rivalry game, theRock Bridge Bruin's defense caused the  Muriel Williams Battle Spartans to struggle offensively. The Bruins defeated the Spartans 66-41.

Missouri gymnastics loses second straight road meet to No. 3 LSU

Missouri gymnastics fell to LSU 197.350-192.725. Missouri is now 2-2 on the season and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.

Hickman boys basketball loses in third-place game of Stessman Invitational

Senior Jimmy Whitt led the Kewpies (12-5) with 33 points.

Tolton girls basketball falls in third-place game of Macon Tournament

The Trailblazers record is now 10-6. Tolton's next game is Jan. 31 against Jackson High School in the Camdenton Shootout.

Hickman girls basketball advances to finals of Smith-Cotton Tournament

Hickman will play in the finals of the Smith-Cotton Tournament Saturday at 3 p.m.


NFL says no conclusion yet on Patriots' deflated footballs

The league said evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts.