Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon vows wrist will be ready for opening day

Manager Ned Yost said the four-time Gold Glove outfielder would be held out for the first week of spring training games.


Two members of Congress write Goodell about domestic violence

In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: "We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field."

FIFA closes on dates for tradition-breaking World Cup in Qatar

Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot.

As Tolton boys basketball heads into district playoffs, players' growth shows

Tolton faces Montgomery County on Tuesday to open the Class 3, District 8 playoffs, and coach Jeremy Osborne doesn't want his squad going into the game too tightly wound.

Florida's Finney-Smith remains suspended, out at Missouri

Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida's top all-around player, will not play Tuesday against Missouri.

Reggie McClain awarded back-to-back SEC Pitcher of the Week

McClain is the first pitcher in Missouri baseball history to win the award in back-to-back weeks.

Stephens College women's basketball loses to Lyon College

Stephens will finish its regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Missouri Baptist University.

Battle girls basketball ends regular season with 75-55 loss to Eldon

Battle finished its regular season 13-12. The Spartans will play in a Class 5, District 4 semifinal game March 3.

Tolton girls basketball season ends with loss to California

The Trailblazers finished the season 14-11.

Missouri men's golf remains in second place in Arizona invite

Missouri is tied with Gonzaga for second place heading into the final round.

Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

In the wake of domestic violence scandals involving players like Ray Rice, the NFL is relying more on interviews and psychological evaluations to determine what kind of person a prospective player is.

Missouri basketball might catch a break against Florida on Tuesday

Florida comes to Mizzou Arena Tuesday without its two top players.

Alex Rodriguez reports to Yankees early, avoids PED specifics

When asked what he would have done differently the past two years, Rodriguez responded by saying: "I don't have time for that."

Missouri gymnastics ranked No. 23 nationally

The Missouri gymnastics team rose seven places to No. 23 in the most recent GymInfo Rankings.

Top 7 teams, led by Kentucky, still entrenched in AP Top 25

There's not much movement at the top of the rankings this season.

Daytona 500 provides drama-free event NASCAR needed

Disputes. Drama. An injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. NASCAR needed a drama-free Daytona 500, and "The Great American Race" provided.

Patience, perserverence pay off for James Hahn at Riviera

A former shoe salesman now finds himself preparing for the Masters.

More mature Martinez ready to win Cardinals' rotation spot

The Cardinals are raving about Carlos Martinez's maturity this spring. He's focused on improving, and he's taking the little things seriously.

UConn cornerback Byron Jones makes great leap at NFL combine

On the last day of workouts at the NFL's annual scouting combine, the Connecticut cornerback soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump. That was 15 inches farther than the second-best defensive back and 8 inches longer than the best listed in the NFL scouting combine database.

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. His body was found in an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home.