No. 1 South Carolina dominates Florida 77-42, stays unbeaten

Now, South Carolina (18-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) gets a week off before starting a considerably tougher stretch that includes games against No. 10 Texas A&M, Mississippi, 22nd-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Connecticut.

Double trouble: Seahawks will face Patriots for first time since 'You mad bro?'

There is a lot to look forward to when Wilson's Seattle Seahawks, the defending champions, take on Brady's New England Patriots, the dominant franchise of the 2000s, in the Super Bowl at Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 1. Seattle can become the first team to win consecutive NFL championships since Brady, Belichick and Co. did it a decade ago.

Unbeaten Kentucky, Virginia stay 1-2 atop AP Top 25 poll

For the second straight week, Kentucky was No. 1 in 63 of 65 votes cast Monday, while Virginia stayed at No. 2. The Wildcats (17-0) have been No. 1 in every poll and were the unanimous choice for five straight weeks before two voters switched to the Cavaliers (17-0) last week.

Ana Ivanovic's hopes of title dashed in Australian Open first round

A year after defeating No. 1 Serena Williams to reach the quarterfinal at the Australian Open, the Serbian lost to 142nd-ranked Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka on Monday.

Cardinals pitcher Martinez honors Taveras, hopes to start

Martinez was close friends with fellow Dominican Republic countryman Oscar Taveras, the promising rookie outfielder who died in a car crash last October after St. Louis was eliminated by the Giants in the NL Championship Series.

NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The Patriots have come under scrutiny with regards to NFL rules in the past, most infamously when they were punished for videotaping sideline signals used by the New York Jets during a 2007 game. Belichick was fined $500,000, and the team was docked $250,000 and stripped of its 2008 first-round draft pick.

Gary Kubiak hired as Denver Broncos head coach

John Elway hired Kubiak on Monday, inking his former backup QB and offensive coordinator to a four-year contract. Kubiak replaces John Fox, who was ousted last week following Denver's stunning loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional playoffs.

High-tech rackets on the scene at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal is using a new racket these days. It has an on-off switch.

Returning Nadal regains some confidence at Australian Open

After spending most of the last six months on the sidelines in an extended injury layoff, and after a first-round loss in a warm-up tournament, the 14-time Grand Slam winner said he was low on confidence coming into the first major of the year.

FROM READERS: MU track and field team hosts season opener

Reader Ji-Sung Lee shares pictures from Friday's meet.

Missouri alumnus, World Series champ speaks to Missouri baseball team

When Charlie James played in the outfield for the Missouri baseball team, his powerful throwing arm caught the eye of talent scouts for the St. Louis Cardinals, who signed him to a $15,000 contract in January 1958.

Poor shooting costs Missouri basketball against Tennessee

Missouri played right into the hands of Tennessee's zone defense in Saturday's loss. The Tigers neglected their big men for the 3 and shot poorly from deep.

Missouri basketball's Kim Anderson balancing teaching lessons with wins

Tramaine Isabell responds to first-half benching with eight second-half points.

Green Bay, Seattle cross paths again after strong finish to season

After they opened the 2014 NFL season in early September, it seemed inevitable that Aaron Rodgers would get a second chance to throw at Richard Sherman — if he wanted to. That Russell Wilson would have to avoid Clay Matthews trying to chase him down. And that the Packers would get another opportunity to topple Seattle and be the best team in the NFC.

Andrew Luck, Colts meet up with Tom Brady, Patriots in AFC championship

In each of his three seasons, Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts got one game closer to the Super Bowl. Now he can reach that destination if his team can beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game Sunday night.

Hickman girls basketball tops Nerinx Hall in St. Louis

Senior Emily Miller led Hickman with 16 points. Sophomore Danni Nichols chipped in 15. Sophomore Nyjah White added 14, and senior Katie Storm scored 12.

St. Louis Blues shut out Toronto Maple Leafs

Brian Elliott stopped 27 shots for his third shutout of the season and 28th of his career as the Blues topped the slumping Maple Leafs 3-0 on Saturday night.

Columbia College men's basketball gets seventh staight victory

Tanner Sutton recorded a career-high 24 points in the Cougars' 20-point win Saturday at Benedictine University-Springfield.

No. 1 Kentucky men's basketball trounces Alabama, remains undefeated

The Wildcats (17-0, 4-0) withstood an early second-half rally by the Crimson Tide (12-5, 2-2) before brushing off the potential challenge. The win gives Kentucky the program's third-best start.

Georgia men's basketball ends Florida's 24-game SEC win streak

The Bulldogs topped the Gators 73-61. Florida hadn't lost against a conference foe since 2013.