Maya Mouton is 'lightning' for Battle in 59-45 win over Blair Oaks

Maya Mouton, the Spartans’ tallest player at 6-foot-2, said that she’s sometimes not aggressive enough but that her rougher side pops up once in a while. Coach Angela Roberds was looking for that physical play Tuesday night against Blair Oaks.

Michael Porter scores 28 in bounce-back win for Tolton

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School's Michael Porter Jr. scored a game-high 28 points in the Trailblazers' 59-44 win against Duchense High School on Tuesday, most of them coming on smooth, pull-up jumpers.

MU student athletes to receive more scholarship money

Mike Alden announced the athletics department has budgeted an additional $1 million for the scholarships.

Experienced Texas A&M hosts young Missouri

The Tigers (7-10, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) travel to College Station to play Texas A&M (11-5, 2-2 SEC) on Wednesday, looking for their first true road win of the season.

MU Baseball's 2015 SEC Network games announced

The Tigers will play nine games broadcast on the SEC Network in 2015.

Columbia College men's, women's basketball programs remain in top 25

On the men's side, the Cougars rose four spots in the poll to No. 16 in the country. The women fell one spot to No. 24 after a loss to William Woods.

St. Louis Cardinals won't mind strikeouts in search of power hitting

The Cardinals have lacked a power bat off the bench, or power anywhere for that matter, and Mark Reynolds also could platoon with Matt Adams at first base. Manager Mike Matheny promised he won't have batting coach John Mabry tinker too much with a stroke that's boom or bust.

Battle boys basketball loses to Fulton in overtime

The Spartans (5-8) had a 25-15 lead at halftime, but the Hornets were able to stage a comeback and tie it at 47 by the end of regulation. Jadaunte Sutton led Battle with 20 points, and Parley Jenkins and Daviante Ostrander each had 11.

Super Bowl-bound Patriots have record of blowout wins

Some of the NFL's top teams — Denver, Detroit, Cincinnati and Indianapolis — all lost to the AFC champions by at least 22 points. Now the Patriots are in the Super Bowl against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, whose four losses were by a total of 22 points.


Nori Aoki finalizes $4.7M, 1-year deal with Giants

Aoki brings more than just a big personality and sense of humor to the World Series champions. Manager Bruce Bochy is projecting him as the team's starting left fielder, while noting Aoki's versatility allows him to fill in for Angel Pagan in center field and Hunter Pence in right as needed.

No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round of Australian Open

The No. 1 seeds in the men's and women's draws both had straight-set wins in their first-round matches on Tuesday.

Report: Golfer Dustin Johnson says cocaine not his 'issue'

"I did not have a problem," Johnson told Sports Illustrated when asked about cocaine. "It's just something I'm not going to get into. I have issues. But that's not the issue."

Patriots brush off talk of deflated footballs as NFL investigates

New England coach Bill Belichick on Tuesday deferred questions about the investigation and said reporters should ask league officials. NFL officials declined comment except to say the investigation was still pending.

Pro Bowl will experiment with narrower goal posts, longer kicks on extra points

The uprights will be at the standard 18.6 feet for field goal attempts, but will be squeezed down to 14 feet on extra points. The kick also will be moved back from the 2-yard line to the 15, essentially making it a 33 1/2-yard field goal.

Lindsey Vonn backs boyfriend Tiger Woods' story of tooth loss

One day after winning her record 63rd World Cup race, Lindsey Vonn posted to her Facebook account Tuesday that she was happy Tiger Woods surprised her by coming to the race, and that she felt "terrible that his tooth got knocked out."

Missouri basketball falls into 'a rut again'

After opening SEC play with an overtime win over LSU, Missouri has lost three straight games. What is the cause of Missouri's losing streak?

Tolton girls beat Mexico in Macon Tournament 59-37

The Trailblazers are now 10-4.

Rock Bridge girls basketball tops Raytown in Truman Tournament quarterfinals

The Bruins will face Liberty in the semifinal round at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seahawks settling down after stunning comeback

"We're all real grateful that we were a part of it," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Sunday's rallying win over the Green Bay Packers.

Former Missouri pitcher Max Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210 million, 7-year deal

Scherzer's reported $30 million signing bonus is the highest given to any player.