Williams leads Cougars to doubleheader sweep

As the team’s leadoff hitter, Lindsey Williams’s job is to get on base to give her teammates on the Columbia College softball team a chance to win.

Threats returning for MU

After Tuesday’s practice, MU football coach Gary Pinkel mentioned one thing in particular that his offense needed to improve from 2006.

Dominant Tiger ends his career

By this point in his career, nothing can be said about Ben Askren that hasn’t already been said.

A method to March Madness

If you’ve ever been to a horse track, you have experienced the feeling of helplessness. You’re looking at a list of horses with unfamiliar names and are expected to know which animal is going to win.

Niagara wins shot at KU

DAYTON, Ohio — With some of the smoothest shooting of his career, Clif Brown exchanged Niagara’s play-in dread for NCAA drama.

Tigers get first-round bye in WNIT

The invitation arrived and the Missouri women’s basketball team did not hesitate to RSVP.

Missouri tennis team loses tight match to Louisville

The No. 68 Missouri women’s tennis team ended its seven-match home stand with a 4-3 loss to Louisville Monday night at the Green Tennis Center.

Blues force extra period but falter in shootout

CALGARY, Alberta — Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla scored in the shootout Monday night, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Izzy ready?

JUPITER, Fla. — Right on schedule, rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen is set to make his spring training debut on Thursday.

Teahen adjusting to new life in outfield

SURPRISE, Ariz. — He worked hard all his life to become a good third baseman, and Mark Teahen did. Big time.

Missouri left out of lineup for NIT

Just a few weeks ago, some fans and analysts talked as though the Missouri Tigers had a chance to make the NCAA tournament. And, if no NCAA tournament bid was forthcoming, at least the chance to continue the season in the National Invitation Tournament was probably guaranteed.

Netting a top pick

INDIANAPOLIS — That howling sound coming from the East Coast was the Drexel and Syracuse fans, livid their teams had been snubbed. You can be sure Kansas State coach Bob Huggins, too, had choice words for the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Kansas comeback wins Big 12 championship

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Kansas coach Bill Self cut down the nets to commemorate Kansas’ second straight Big 12 Conference tournament title, a shout came from the crowd: “And now a national championship!”

Tigers softball team falls to Washington

The Missouri softball team closed out the Pac 10/Big 12 Challenge with a 6-4 loss to the 11th-ranked Washington Huskies (18-4) on Sunday at Arizona State’s Farrington Stadium.

Shealy pleased with opportunity

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Ryan Shealy’s favorite thing about Kansas City is its location — about 500 miles away from Todd Helton.

Edmonds going slow

JUPITER, Fla. — Jim Edmonds’ first batting practice session left him feeling far from optimistic that he will be ready for Opening Day.

Kewpies’ title hopes end in late-game collapse

It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

MU hurting from unexpected loss

As Missouri guard Keon Lawrence sat by his locker after Missouri’s loss to Baylor on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament, his eyes began to water. But he was careful not to let any tears fall from his face.

Tigers’ bright spot Pratzel has big-time reputation

After a lackluster performance in a 6-1 loss to Colorado on Saturday, Missouri tennis coach Blake Starkey found few bright spots in the first outdoor match of the season for the Tigers. However, when asked about the play of senior Amanda Pratzel, Starkey’s expression brightened, and his tone changed drastically.

Gymnastics team's advanced chemistry

It was a familiar scene for the Missouri gymnastics team on Friday night at Hearnes Center. Senior Whitney Crater, described as the team’s “voice,” cheered her teammates through their routines when she wasn’t wowing on vault and floor. Dependable senior Amanda Pezzullo, described as the team’s “rock,” hit solid routines without so much as a waver. And senior Ali Gilmore, the team’s “inspiration,” received the night’s loudest cheers when she hit her final bar routine in front of a home crowd.