Duke's Tyus Jones the latest freshman to declare for the NBA draft


Jones is the eighth Duke player to head to the pros after his freshman season and the sixth since 2011, joining a group that includes Kyrie Irving, Austin Rivers and Jabari Parker in addition to his two teammates.

Lance Lynn solid again, leads Cardinals to win over Brewers

Lynn (1-1) allowed one run and six hits. He pushed his April record to 13-2 since 2012, the best record in the majors over that period.


St. Louis Blues to start rookie Allen in goal to open playoffs against Minnesota

The 24-year-old Allen was 5-1-1 with 1.32 goals-against average and .950 save percentage in his last eight games. The deciding factor likely was his stout play in a pair of 2-1 victories over the rival Blackhawks.

Jordan Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico

Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored early in the second half in his first start for the U.S. national team, and Juan Agudelo added his first international goal in four years.

Royals lose first game of season, fall to Twins 3-1

The Royals were chasing the 2003 team's 9-0 start as the best in franchise history, but Minnesota's Kyle Gibson used 12 groundball outs and three strikeouts to keep the highest-scoring team in the majors quiet for a night.

Wrestling coaches, parents focus on rebuilding low participation

In 2015, the high school wrestling teams in Columbia suffered poor participation numbers across the board. A lack of middle school wrestling and the sport's low  popularity are factors, but parents and coaches are finding ways to increase interest in the sport to teach valuable life lessons they can't learn anywhere else.

No. 18 Missouri baseball's midweek struggles continue in loss to Arkansas-Little Rock

The Tigers have dropped to 4-4 in midweek games on the season.

Missouri AD Mike Alden (and his Chevy) had a memorable run

Mike Alden's recently embattled Missouri tenure will take a turn as he moves from his position as the athletics director to a job in the College of Education on April 27.


Missouri tennis prepares for SEC Tournament

Missouri tennis traveled to Columbia, South Carolina, on Tuesday for the Southeastern Conference Championship. The Tigers, who have not won a single SEC match this year, will face Arkansas at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the first round.

Missouri softball associate coach D'Amour plays head coach for 2 games

Missouri softball associate coach Pete D'Amour is getting his chance at the helm for the Tigers. D'Amour is filling in during Missouri head coach Ehren Earleywine's absence. Earleywine was suspended for two games after an altercation at Saturday's game.

Stephens tennis gets win over Westminster

The Stars beat Westminster College 5-4 in a meet Tuesday. Stephens' Gracie Strawn won her third set in singles play to finish the final match of the night and secure a win for the Stars. 

Columbia softball splits doubleheader with William Woods

The Columbia College softball team took the first game 5-3 in extra innings but fell to William Woods 13-10 in the second game.

Tolton baseball blasts Fayette

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School baseball team won 17-2 against Fayette High on Tuesday. 

Springtime means T-ball time for Columbia children

Last week, Missourian photographer Shelby Baseler caught a moment when a 5-year-old girl was getting her first lessons in playing T-ball.

Royals outfielder breaks bone in hand, out indefinitely

Rios was hit by a pitch Monday in the eighth inning of their game at Minnesota. X-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal, which is the bone on the pinky finger. The team said no timetable for his return has been set, declaring him out indefinitely, but the injury typically takes one month or so to heal.

Return of key players a boon for Blues

Behind Tarasenko (74 points) and Steen (64), there's pesky Jaden Schwartz, captain David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Paul Stastny for the Wild to worry about. Schwartz had 63 points and set a career best with 35 assists, Backes had 58 points and a team-leading 10 power play goals and Oshie is an all-around threat.

Arkansas' Bobby Portis enters NBA draft

Bobby Portis, the key cog in Arkansas' rebirth under coach Mike Anderson, averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds this season, leading the Razorbacks (27-9) to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008.

Blackhawks, Predators ready to square off in NHL playoffs

The Blackhawks lost their final four games to end the regular season, while Nashville went 0-4-2 after clinching its first playoff berth in three years.


Wild goaltender carries Minnesota into playoffs

Dubnyk played in 39 of the 40 games that remained in the regular season, breaking just last week after the Wild clinched the wild-card spot.

They had the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference the day of the deal, and they climbed all the way to sixth to become the unenviable opening-round opponent for the Central Division champion Blues.

Jordan Spieth is a rising star grounded in normalcy

Jordan Spieth started his first year as a pro with no status on any tour and ended it playing alongside Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in the Presidents Cup. The first time he played with Mickelson, he closed birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle for a 62. Playing with Woods for the first time in a practice round at the Presidents Cup, he made a hole-in-one. In his Masters debut, he played in the final group at age 20.