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Missouri’s Adcock finds team event-full

Nick Adcock thought he was joining the Missouri track and field team to do high jump and to run sprints and hurdles, but jumps coach Dan Leferver had a different idea.

Blues end three-game losing streak to Oilers

ST. LOUIS — Doug Weight had a goal and an assist and Barret Jackman added three assists, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

Abaray overcomes mental block

Two phrases — “Tight and concise” and “Expand the positives” — though seemingly short and unimportant, changed Julie Abaray’s beam routines, and the rest of her gymnastics, after an inconsistent start to her season.

Misfit Monument

WRIGHT CITY-A bronze statue forged to honor slugger Mark McGwire is built to last forever. The only question is whether it will ever see the light of day.

New role with team no worry for Towe

After nine years as an assistant coach following his playing days at Missouri, Justin Towe is ready to start his first season as head coach of the Rock Bridge baseball team. Rock Bridge’s nine seniors are a big reason the Bruins are ranked No. 3 in a preseason poll by MOsports.com. Towe said the seniors are an important part of that ranking, and an even more important part of keeping it.

Another race, another record

MELBOURNE, Australia — The red line lapped at Michael Phelps’ feet, as if pushing him to another world record.

Riddle turns her attention to WNBA

EeTisha Riddle will not be spending her spring break on the beach or on the mountains skiing. Instead, she will head to Cleveland for this weekend’s WNBA Pre-Draft Camp.

Rare race, revered record

MELBOURNE, Australia — Michael Phelps stood on deck with 50 Cent blaring in one ear, a steely determination in both eyes. When his name was announced to the crowd at Rod Laver Arena, the young American did nothing more than stare down the strip of water at his feet.

No slowing Columbus

ST. LOUIS — Fredrik Modin scored twice and Fredrik Norrena stopped 19 shots, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Blues get close look at prospects

ST. LOUIS — Keeping tabs on top prospects in the Frozen Four will be a snap this year for the St. Louis Blues.

Long time has past since thriller

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More than four months ago, Wyoming lost a heartbreaker at Kansas State when the Wildcats won 68-62 in overtime after tying the game at the end of regulation on a shot from just beyond half-court.

Missouri comeback falls short

The Missouri baseball team lost 4-3 to Creighton on Tuesday in Omaha. The Tigers trailed 3-0 by the sixth inning, but tied the game in the seventh when Junior Jacob Priday hit a two-run double, and sophomore Kyle Mach scored off junior Dan Pietroburgo’s ground out to first base. Creighton freshman Robbie Night scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on senior Chad Ogden’s double

New Kewps coach uses optimistic approach

When first-year Hickman boys tennis coach Andy Materer runs drills in practice, he’s not afraid to step onto the court. Kewpies junior Brandon Page says his coach can still play the game.

Freshmen flavor All-American team

If Kevin Durant and Greg Oden play only one season of college basketball, it will have been as All-Americans.

Drivers say new wheels have much different feel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s a comfort level behind the wheel of your own car, a familiarity that sometimes makes it easier to break the speed limit, blow through a red light or cut off another driver.

Pitching collapse ends Tigers’ run

Missouri’s pitching staff got an unsympathetic reminder of the quality of the competition offered in Big 12 Conference play on Sunday.

Modin’s milestone night beats Blues

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fredrik Modin and the Columbus Blue Jackets hope their three-game winning streak is a sign of better things to come next season.

COT a-OK with Busch

BRISTOL, Tenn. — As Jeff Burton considered how to beat Kyle Busch in the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, he couldn’t shake the lessons his mother taught him as a child.

Tournament brings back Big Ben

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Gateway Arch won’t be the only major attraction in St. Louis when college hockey’s Frozen Four hits town next month. “Big Ben” is coming home.

Streak remains intact

Sometimes, you’ve just got to take one, or three, for the team. With one odd and painful at-bat, senior John McKee delivered that message to his teammates Saturday at Nebraska, and they made the most of his efforts.

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