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KU sets standard

The Big 12 Conference season is just a week old, but the league’s top team might already be apparent.

K-State beats the weather

Saturday's 3 p.m. men's basketball game against Kansas State is still scheduled, according to the Missouri sports information office.

First-half slump dooms Tigers

Missouri needed the shot to count. They needed it for more than the three points it would have provided. They needed something, anything, to feel good about going into halftime.

Not enough

After Wednesday night, it’s hard to believe the All-America Honorable Mention player was on the No. 23 Texas women’s basketball team.

Surging Blues score second road triumph

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The suddenly surging St. Louis Blues are even winning on the road.

Cards sign Mulder to two-year deal

ST. LOUIS — On his way home after the St. Louis Cardinals’ World Series parade, Mark Mulder told manager Tony La Russa that he wanted the team and the town to see him at his best.

Durant next challenge for Missouri men

Facing Texas freshman Kevin Durant tonight in Austin, Texas, isn’t exactly what Missouri coach Mike Anderson had in mind for a follow-up to the heart-breaking loss at home against Iowa State on Saturday.

Richbow stepping to front

Toy Richbow comes off the bench as a leader of the Missouri women’s basketball team, but she’s still humble about her freshman status on the team.

Kewpies fall to Jeff City

It looked like a scene from a Rocky movie.

Size doesn’t deter Kewps, Anderson

Hickman girls basketball standout Yvonne Anderson looked small on the court Monday when the Kewpies hosted Kirksville. But her height disadvantage didn’t prevent her from scoring 31 points.

Young Longhorns relying on Abrams

A.J. Abrams is the most experienced player on the Texas Longhorns.

Blues take steps to rejuvenate fans

ST. LOUIS — “Thank you, fans,” the greeting painted on NHL rinks the year after the lockout, rang hollow coming from the St. Louis Blues. New ownership really means it.

Teamwork eludes Tigers early

Missouri coach Mike Anderson often calls his Tigers “the ultimate team.” When he says that, he isn’t calling the Tigers the best team in college basketball. Instead, he means that his team has many different players that can contribute, that not one player is more important to Missouri’s success than any other.

Emotional outcome

Hickman coach Kenny Ash still had a tear on his cheek when he came out of the locker room. The first-year coach’s efforts to wipe away the telltale moisture before facing reporters had failed.

Chiefs’ future unclear after troubled year

KANSAS CITY — Trent Green’s 2006 season ended much the way it began, with Kansas City’s aging quarterback lying helpless on the turf.

Game slips away

It looked similar to the recent past, a past the Missouri Tigers did not want to relive.

MU women get back on track

After hitting just her second 3-pointer of the season, Tiffany Brooks let out a slight grin. She had just put Missouri up by nine with just a few minutes left in the first half.

Winter trout fishing

A dreary Friday makes most people depressed and anxious for the weekend. For fisherman, the day couldn’t be better.

The last laugh

Iowa State guard Mike Taylor got the best of his old roommate and teammate on the first offensive possession of the game when he cut to the basket for a layup past Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah.

Hard to stay energy efficient

A lack of hussle is not something you expect to see from J.T. Tiller.

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