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Extra points: Autopsy shows USC kicker was intoxicated

Staff and wire reports Southern California kicker Mario Danelo was drunk when he fell off a cliff to his death, but the coroner’s office Monday was unable to say why he fell.

Dungy earns just reward

MIAMI — There never should have been any doubt about Tony Dungy as a coach, even without a Super Bowl ring.

Bears’ future full of questions

MIAMI — Those large “Finish” banners hanging in their Super Bowl hotel were hard to miss. The Chicago Bears saw them OK, they just couldn’t follow the advice.

Shouldering on

For the past two years, Hickman junior Drae Cox has arrived at the last match of the district wrestling tournament. And the past two years, Cox has fallen just short of realizing his state tournament aspirations.

Coach urges continued support

It was announced a couple of weeks ago as a sellout. The attendance was 15,061, at least according to the public address announcer at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri miserable after Iowa State avenges early losses

It took only about 30 minutes for the Missouri women’s basketball team to get away from Hilton Coliseum and leave behind its 76-68 loss to Iowa State on Sunday.

Confidence dwindling

Keon Lawrence is usually a talkative, engaging guy.

Gage family eager for his Super debut

A 13-year-old boy prepares to punt a rubber football as far as his leg can.

Complex expands

The public had its first chance to see MU’s renovated and expanded student-athlete center in an open house Friday afternoon.

Difficult day for Missouri

Missouri freshman Kaitlin Dunham is a fighter. At least that’s how Missouri women’s tennis coach Blake Starkey described her after Dunham’s come-from-behind victory against Arkansas’ Carly Dixon.

Eevolving Riddle

Meet EeTisha Riddle’s mother.

MU star Wehrli elected to Hall of Fame

MIAMI — Former Missouri standout and St. Louis Cardinals five-time All-Pro cornerback Roger Wehrli was one of six elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Lineup changes, but result doesn’t

Not even a dramatic change in the lineup could change the growing, and certainly disconcerting, trends for Missouri.

Cacophony of clucking

Jake Biddle carries his most prized possessions — a collection of wild turkey calls — in a small plastic box. There are slate calls, box calls and mouth calls, all of which he uses to create the sounds of one of the country’s most popular game birds.

Bruins can’t stop Goode

At several points during Rock Bridge’s Friday night game against the Raytown South Cardinals, the chant of “You can’t stop him” could be heard coming from one section of the crowd at the Rock Bridge gym.

Ozark’s size too much for Kewpies

The last person sitting in the bleachers behind the Hickman Kewpies boys basketball bench Saturday night wasn’t a fan, or a statistician.

Tigers’ rebounding inconsistent

The box score had to have an error. There was no way the totals were correct. Some mistake had to have been made or some prank had to have been pulled. After all, what are the odds a team would get outrebounded by nearly the same margin it won by in the opponents’ game less than a month ago?

Bruins start looking ahead

It wasn’t quite the ending that Rock Bridge senior Chris Masters hoped for, but Masters and the Bruins wrestling team saw their 48-18 loss to Jefferson City on Thursday night at Rock Bridge as more than just a defeat in the season’s final meet. They said they saw it as a learning tool, one to be used as the Bruins prepare for the district meet Feb. 9 and 10 in Jefferson City.

A balancing act

It is much like a story line from one of today’s countless reality TV shows: two virtual strangers picked to live together, attend school and train for gymnastics together for a year.

Vikings’ press shuts down Stephens

The Stephens women’s basketball team had a tough time containing Missouri Valley’s offense and getting past its defense Thursday evening at Silverthorne Arena.

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