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Gordon eyes jump straight to Kansas City

OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Gordon says he is ready for the big leagues.

Bruins wrestlers work hard for victory

The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated visiting Helias, 40-16, on Wednesday night. The Bruins said the victory, their second in a row over Helias, was also their third victory against the Crusaders in 20 years.

No moral victory for Tigers

Almost winning a game at Allen Fieldhouse may be considered an accomplishment, especially for a team that hasn’t won there since 1999. And coming within three points of upsetting the No. 5 team in the country could be something to be proud of for a team that hasn’t won a conference game.

Jackson expands game for Missouri

Tamika Jackson wasn’t really taught how to play basketball when she first started in seventh grade. She didn’t learn fundamentals on dribbling and setting screens. She was tall, so she only learned to post up.

Curators to review MU sports

COLUMBIA — When University of Missouri curators meet next week in St. Louis, finding a replacement for departing system President Elson Floyd is certain to top their agenda.

Bush honors Cardinals for title

WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday that even in a losing streak, it is possible to win by sticking with your goal and showing character no matter what the doubters say about you.

St. Louis to host All-Star Game

ST. LOUIS — Busch Stadium in St. Louis will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2009.

Just out of reach

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Saying that toughness is a valuable quality in sports is obvious. But sometimes, the obvious needs to be emphasized.

Grimes leads Tigers’ surprising rebounding effort vs. Jayhawks.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — With Missouri coming in to Lawrence, Kan., ranked last in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding in its first three games and the Jayhawks leading the conference in the category, the advantage was seemingly obvious for Kansas.

Writers honor Pujols at St. Louis dinner

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols was honored as St. Louis baseball man of the year Monday at a dinner also featuring Ryan Howard of the Phillies, the player who beat him out for the NL MVP.

Phoenix puts St. Louis win streak on ice

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two teams that went from bad to a whole lot better in recent weeks squared off on Monday.

Season getting tougher

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah said he doesn’t know what to expect when the he and the Tigers take the court at Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas tonight.

Wrestlers struggle to find permanent home for practice

At 3 p.m. in Hickman’s lower common area, wrestlers meet at the concrete bench under the staircase for practice. Within minutes, their afternoon ritual begins.

Intense wilderness

With a nearly full moon as the only light, Team Inertia huddled around three containers of Tupperware holding gear including Pringles, bike pumps and extra socks. Even before 7 a.m., the group searched for the right carabiner, the filed-down purple one, not to be confused with the pink, yellow or red ones. Checking for the fourth time to make sure all the gear was in place, the team offered words of comfort to one another.

Missouri out-muscled

An 11-2 record going into the conference season had Missouri wondering if it could maybe reach the NCAA tournament.

Kansas State stifles Missouri in Manhattan

After the Kansas State men’s basketball team flew into the Columbia airport on Friday, the Missouri women boarded the same plane and left a day earlier than scheduled for Manhattan, Kan. to beat the ice storm that hit most of Missouri

Brown upset about missed opportunity

After Saturday’s game, Marshall Brown sat alone on the bleachers in the dimly-lit practice gym at Mizzou Arena. His head was down, his body slumped as he waited for the questions.

MU hungry for its first Big 12 win

It’s hard to call the third game of the Big 12 Conference season a must-win game. But when you’re 0-2 going into the game and its followed by a trip to Lawrence, Kan., that might be the best way to describe it.

MU’s Rucker sets aside NFL draft

Martin Rucker finally knows where he will play next year.

Missouri's motivator

K-Kay Pickens dances to music no one else hears. She grooves in the locker room, at teammates’ houses and even on the court.

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