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Tigers stall on last event

With the Sooners heading to the balance beam and the Tigers going to floor, there was a clear possibility of the Tigers beating a top 10 team with the Sooners heading to the balance beam and the Tigers going to floor.

What-ifs can be powerful force in sports

Sports are full of well-documented what-ifs.

A ‘little snippet’ of Masters’ history

It’s probably an odd feeling seeing a TV commercial advertising a golf tournament you will be playing in.

Three days, three records

MELBOURNE, Australia — Six weeks ago, Michael Phelps showed up in Columbia for the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center, sporting a goatee and unkempt hair that barely fit under his skincap.

Kewps’ Robb not afraid to take chance

Lauren Robb wanted the chance to take the kick.

Gymnasts focus on best efforts

After a less than stellar start to its season, the Missouri gymnastics team has improved its team score in almost every competition, prompting many to say the gymnasts are peaking just in time for the start of the postseason.

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.

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