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Columbia women's basketball team gets first conference win

Columbia College women's basketball won their first conference game of the season, defeating Hannibal-LaGrange University 74-73

Missouri soccer focuses on defense in NCAA Tournament

With their Sweet 16 hopes on the line, the Tigers face the No. 4-seeded Washington Huskies at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Stanford, California.

Tolton girls basketball wants to capitalize on last year's mistakes

The Trailblazers have every intention of winning the Class 3 title this year.

TIGER TWEETS: Missouri football players are ready for this semester to be over

At this point in the semester, a lot of college students are ready for a break. With finals and papers galore, not to mention a few more football games, Missouri football players are excited for the end of the semester, too.

Tennessee defense confident despite suspensions

Tennessee will be without starting linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams because of suspensions related to a rape investigation. Junior safety Brian Randolph, who received a targeting penalty last week against Kentucky, will not play the first half against Missouri.

Raiders snap 16-game losing streak with 24-20 win against Chiefs

Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Greg Zuerlein's kicking key to victory over Broncos

Zuerlein was a career-best 5 for 5 with two field goals of longer than 50 yards last week, providing most of the points in a 22-7 upset over the Denver Broncos and earning NFC special teams player of the week honors.

No. 1 Kentucky basketball's platoon system works wonders

No. 1 Kentucky's platoon system looked unstoppable in the Wildcats' dismantling of then-No. 5 Kansas. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said the top-ranked program has at least 10 players who can play in the NBA on its squad.

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

FIFA plans to review World Cup corruption report

The head of FIFA's auditing committee will examine the full 430-page confidential report by American prosecutor Michael Garcia into impropriety during the bid process, reviving a probe which seemed closed one week ago.

Domenico Scala, a Swiss businessman who serves as the soccer body's audit panel chairman, will then decide whether to turn over any evidence to FIFA's executive committee.

NFL players' union appeals Adrian Peterson suspension

The NFL players' union claims the "NFL is making up the process and punishment as it goes — a blatant violation of the CBA."

Strong team performance pushes Missouri men's basketball past Oral Roberts

It's hard to beat a team when one of its players scores 29 points. But Missouri's complete team effort overwhelmed the highlight reel play of Oral Roberts' star.

Stephens basketball's Bridget Teixeira adjusts to culture, climate shock of Columbia

Bridget Teixeira transferred to Stephens College from Reedley College in California. The junior plays basketball and soccer. But she has found much more at her new institution, including a passion for psychology and some bone-chilling weather.

Tennessee won't be at full strength against Missouri football

The Volunteers could be without two defensive starters who were suspended indefinitely this week after allegations of sexual assault.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team eyes another state title

With eyes set on a fourth-straight state title, the Rock Bridge High School girls basketball team will turn to their strong senior class for leadership on and off the court.

Show-Me Bowl still on for St. Louis despite possible Ferguson unrest

Potential Ferguson-related concerns could prompt the Missouri State High School Athletics Association to move the St. Louis-based Show-Me Bowl. If Muriel Williams Battle High School wins Friday, the Spartans will play for the Class 5 state championship game.

Rock Bridge boys basketball coach: 'I don't know much' about season so far

Rock Bridge boys basketball coach Jim Scanlon wouldn't even take a shot at questions about his team's future this year. 

Kansas City Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. winless Raiders

Kansas City (7-3) moved into a tie for first place in the AFC West by defeating defending Super Bowl champion Seattle at home last week. The task this week is to avoid a letdown against the Raiders (0-10).

Missouri not one of many SEC teams to get a break this week

It's a nice break for SEC teams looking to finish the season strong or improve their bowl destination — or simply becoming eligible for one — with rivalry week looming in Week 14.

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, retires

The 35-year-old Collins disclosed his plans earlier in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated. It's the same forum he used in April, 2013, to publicly reveal his sexuality. He was signed by the Nets in February and played 22 games for the team.

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