Lindsey Vonn backs boyfriend Tiger Woods' story of tooth loss

One day after winning her record 63rd World Cup race, Lindsey Vonn posted to her Facebook account Tuesday that she was happy Tiger Woods surprised her by coming to the race, and that she felt "terrible that his tooth got knocked out."

Missouri basketball falls into 'a rut again'

After opening SEC play with an overtime win over LSU, Missouri has lost three straight games. What is the cause of Missouri's losing streak?

Tolton girls beat Mexico in Macon Tournament 59-37

The Trailblazers are now 10-4.

Rock Bridge girls basketball tops Raytown in Truman Tournament quarterfinals

The Bruins will face Liberty in the semifinal round at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seahawks settling down after stunning comeback

"We're all real grateful that we were a part of it," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Sunday's rallying win over the Green Bay Packers.

Former Missouri pitcher Max Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210 million, 7-year deal

Scherzer's reported $30 million signing bonus is the highest given to any player.

Seahawks stun Packers with late rally for 28-22 win in OT

Seattle's comeback over Green Bay was almost indescribable. The Seahawks are now one win away from becoming back-to-back champions.

Patriots punch ticket to Super Bowl with knockout of Colts

Tom Brady will be returning to the Super Bowl for a record sixth time in his illustrious career.

Schwartz helps surging Blues beat Avalanche 3-1

Brian Elliott made 17 saves, T.J. Oshie scored and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson got his second goal of the season for the Blues. St. Louis has scored in a season-best eight consecutive games, going 7-0-1 in that stretch.

Loyd leads No. 6 Irish to 88-77 win over No. 5 Tennessee

The momentum has come from Notre Dame's star players. Skylar Diggins started to turn the series around by averaging 28 points in three straight wins over Tennessee and then last season Kayla McBride had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a win. On Monday night it was Jewell Loyd hitting 13-of-23 shots for 34 points with five rebounds and four assists in an 88-77 victory.

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.