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Acknowledging ESPN’s flaws necessary

There’s one thing that every bar in the United States has in common. It’s ESPN.

Sjurson gets Hickman’s 5th spot for golf district

Grant Sjurson still laughs when he recalls the moment he knew he wanted to pursue golf.

He was 10, and his dad, Jim Sjurson, took him to the L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Neither golfer played especially well that day, except for one hole.

Sweep gives Tigers shot at Big 12 softball title

As soon as Thursday’s games were over, a bag of ice was wrapped around Missouri second baseman Sarah Stringer’s right ankle. A bag of ice was there on Sunday too, but that was before the game, and Stringer was forced to sit out.

Academics priority for MU gymnastics

At first, Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass sounds like every other coach in college sports when addressing the relationship between academics and athletics.

Martin finds a way

After Wednesday’s 7-1 home loss to Jefferson City, Rock Bridge baseball coach Justin Towe was upset with his team’s effort, comparing it to that of a summer league team. But despite his disappointment, Towe also noticed the defensive work of his first baseman, Ben Martin, who dug multiple balls out of the dirt against the Jays.

Coach can stomach wins, if not pregame meal

Clark Swisher didn’t eat much Wednesday. He never does this time of year. He’s not able to.

Dandridge’s status in question

It looks like the Missouri Tigers will lose two players from last season’s team.

Kewpies’ win streak ends on road

Unpredictability.

Some can deal with it. Others fear it. Few embrace it.

For Hickman left-fielder Taylor Steuber, it’s what he likes most about the game he loves.

Bruins, Kewpies have new incentive

Joe Neal and Chris Johnson walked into the clubhouse at about the same time on Monday after the Capital City Tournament in Jefferson City.

Poor record doesn't tell Stephen's story

In the bottom of the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Benedictine College on Tuesday, Stephens College’s Joni Ahern lined an RBI double into the right centerfield gap.

For Mizzou, a change of course

When golfers reach the top of the hill to hit their final tee shots on the 18th hole at the Club at Old Hawthorne, they’ll see a view that captures the spirit of Columbia’s newest golf course.

Tigers boot Big 12 lead

The Missouri softball team entered Sunday’s game against Texas A&M in first place in the Big 12 Conference.

Conditions kind to Cardinals

CHICAGO — With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field, the conditions were perfect for the St. Louis Cardinals to get their offense out of a season-long funk.

De La Rosa dominates Minnesota

KANSAS CITY — Jorge De La Rosa got into a groove after working out of a jam in the first inning.

Hickman’s Johnson meeting expectations

Hickman senior Chris Johnson has extremely high expectations for himself. And those close to him say that he should.

Catching fire

An improving sophomore who finished 2006 strong and a star recruit ready to make his long-awaited debut are ready to add two more weapons to a Missouri offense already filled with them.

Missouri’s bats lead big comeback

The Missouri baseball team had to change its style to defeat Baylor on Saturday night. The Tigers have grown accustomed to quality starts from their pitching rotation in support of its largely inconsistent offense. Saturday, it was Missouri’s bats that secured the team’s 14-11 win over the Bears.

Strange play sets up Missouri victory

In a game that started with a 15-minute delay because of an over-watered field, it was only fitting that Missouri’s 5-0 win over No. 5 Texas A&M Saturday at University Field hinged on a bizarre play.

Huddling up again

John Kadlec, former Missouri football coach and current radio announcer, milled around the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. He was never alone, always telling a story or shaking a hand.

U.S., Virginia Tech left wondering, ‘What if?’

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The student slouched into his chair, his face wrapped in sunglasses, the brim of his baseball cap pulled down so low his eyes were almost lost. The Virginia Tech professor who took a seat across from him did so because there didn’t really seem to be any other option.

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