Missouri outscores Shockers for title

The Missouri softball team won its first tournament of the season at the Lacy’Back Invitational on Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., with a 10-7 win over Wichita State.

Blues’ win streak ends

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks’ success is often tied to Martin Havlat’s production.

Chiefs’ Allen requests trade

KANSAS CITY — Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen wants out of Kansas City.

Grounded in her game

After a Hickman girls basketball practice in January, coach Mirts asked one of her players to bring a few basketballs to her father. The basketballs were autographed and eventually raffled support the team.

Pitchers key to Missouri’s strong start

Entering the 2007 season, the majority of the MU baseball team’s unknowns centered around its young, mostly inexperienced pitching staff. After nine road games spread over three weekends, much of the team’s starting rotation has been set, while the team’s bullpen remains largely a work in progress.

Hatcher’s return to lineup sparks MU to Classic win

When sophomore Alicia Hatcher opened her e-mail Thursday night, she found out she was slated to lead the Missouri gymnastics team on the beam at Friday night’s Callaway Bank Cat Classic. It’s a tall order for any gymnast, not in the least because of Missouri’s beam problems this year and because it was her first meet back from a right ankle sprain.

Payback is 'priceless' for Kewpies

The controversy was finally put to rest on Friday night.

Streaking Bruins have season abruptly halted by rival Kewps

For the third year in a row the Rock Bridge girls basketball team failed to advance past the district tournament after losing to rival Hickman 46-39 Friday night in the Class 5, District 10 championship game in Jefferson City. Rock Bridge senior Ashley Dressler has played in all three of the district title losses. However, she still remains positive about what her team accomplished.

Damien Nash dies at 24

Former Missouri football player Damien Nash died Saturday night following a charity basketball game held at Riverview Gardens High School in St. Louis.

Tigers miss their chance

Stefhon Hannah’s 3-point attempt, with Missouri down two points and 27 seconds left in overtime, wasn’t necessarily the shot coach Mike Anderson was looking for on the Tigers’ most important possession.

MU sophomore gravitates toward spotlight

Alyssa Hollins wants to be remembered as a nice girl with a nice smile.

MU could strike big by adding bowling

There aren’t many lifelong sports in the world. You won’t see Michael Jordan, who just turned 44, driving to the basket past 23-year-old LeBron James.

Tigers’ Nickoley wins 800 meters at Big 12 indoors

The Missouri men’s track and field team took fourth in the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.

Bruins prevail for district title

JEFFERSON CITY – Most athletes don’t get to decide when they have to stop playing the game they love.

Pack mentality

As the Douglass Bulldogs ran onto the Smithton Middle School court to warm up before their game against visiting North County Tech, something was different.

Past MU running back dies

Damien Nash, a Missouri running back from 2003 to 2004 who played with the NFL’s Denver Broncos last season, died at Christian Hospital in St. Louis Saturday at 6:41 p.m., a hospital spokesperson said.

Rivalry faces final cut

For the Hickman girls basketball team, the 2006-2007 season marked a return to normalcy.

Jackson attempts to profit from NFL Combine

When invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine were sent out to prospective draft picks, Missouri defensive end Xzavie Jackson figured that he would be one of three or four Tigers going.

First slams are grand for Tigers

Normal human beings can’t do what Leo Lyons did at practice Thursday.

Big 12 tough road for Tigers

Before the Missouri women’s basketball team played Kansas State on Wednesday night, it was one loss away from being tied with Kansas for last place in the Big 12 Conference.