Sports briefs

Volleyball takes outside hitter from China to Columbia College

Yi Zhang-Li moved from China three years ago to play volleyball for MU. In 2006, she transferred to Columbia College and has found success.

Hickman linemen fulfilled by football team's success

The Hickman offensive linemen know they have done their jobs well when the Kewpies' running game makes big gains in a winning effort.

Couple’s football allegiances to collide on Saturday

Jon Breidenstein knew his allegiance to MU football might cause problems when he began dating the daughter of the Western Michigan football coach.

George Hincapie in lead at Tour of Missouri

Tour of Missouri rider Dan Schmatz was sidelined after encountering a bump in the road he wasn't expecting in the second stage of the bicycle race on Wednesday.

MU volleyball team sweeps UMKC

MU volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow had a chance to revamp his offense in the Tigers' sweep of UMKC on Wednesday night.

Royals break losing streak

Bruins girls tennis rolls over Jeff City

Coach Ben Loeb made a slight adjustment, but it barely showed as the Bruins girls tennis team blanked Jefferson City High School 9-0 on Tuesday.

Briefs: Hannah Named Preseason Award Candidate

Athlon Sports Magazine put Stefhon Hannah in the running for the Bob Cousy Award.

Rock Bridge boys soccer wins home opener in dramatic fashion

Quincy Notre Dame held the Bruins scoreless until Josh Dillon ended the game in overtime.

Columbia College Sweeps Conference Foe

The Cougars moved to 2-0 in conference play after beating Missouri Baptist University on Tuesday.

MU defense looks to co-captain Williams for answers

Nose-tackle Lorenzo Williams and his defensive unit are trying to correct problems that have turned blow-outs into close games the past two weeks.

Klein’s MRI reveals torn ACL

Julianna Klein, the leading scorer on the MU volleyball team, suffered a torn ACL over the weekend against Houston.

MU men’s golf finishes 14th in 16-team tournament

Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Purdue Midwest Shootout, the golf team fell to 14th at the Inverness Intercollegiate.

Tour of Missouri: Take an interactive tour of the course and the gear

Top team makes Tour of Missouri its last hurrah

The Discovery Channel cycling team, best known for helping Lance Armstrong vault to stardom in the Tour de France, will disband following the Tour of Missouri, which begins in Kansas City on Tuesday

Shoulder injury sidelines Rams’ Pace for season

Orlando Pace, a seven-time Pro Bowler, tore his right labrum and rotator cuff in St. Louis’ loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Chiefs could give kicker Justin Medlock the boot

Rookie kicker Justin Medlock missed a 30-yard field goal attempt in Kansas City’s opener against the Houston Texans, and former Green Bay Packer Dave Rayner could replace the fifth-round draft pick.

Cards drop fourth straight in blowout loss to Cubs

The Cardinals dropped three games below .500 after a 12-3 makeup game loss Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Tigers’ new goalkeeper more at home at MU

New Tigers goalkeeper Tasha Dittamore transferred to MU so her parents could watch her play soccer.