La Russa remains patient

ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa has always been a sore loser, quick to lash out at the slightest provocation during postgame news conferences.

Crosby is long-range weapon

Colorado kicker Mason Crosby lined up at the 46, his own 46, to try to hit a field goal while practicing before the Georgia game.

Freshman’s crucial kill lifts Tigers

It looked like the Missouri volleyball team was going to have the letdown coach Wayne Kreklow dreaded.

Price keeps game fun

It’s 3 p.m., the beginning of yet another Monday practice on the tennis courts at Hickman. Weary from a long weekend of gown shopping and other pre-homecoming madness, the Kewpies are reluctant to begin.

Celebration irks Cougars

The loss was frustrating, but what happened afterwards angered Columbia College more.

Surging Bruins show Kewpies record no factor

In a game touted as a chess match between city rivals, Rock Bridge couldn’t have picked a better time to play like kings.

Bruins earn speedy win

The Rock Bridge tennis team (14-1) made short work of Jefferson City, 9-0. The Bruins dropped three games in six singles matches, and finished the dual meet in less than two hours.

Bruin, Kewpie soccer captains ready for battle

Gentry Coffman and Kofi Bempah have played together on a Columbia Pride soccer team for the past three summers. Tonight, they will match up against each other.

Tigers happy with spread

Missouri’s receivers are hot.

An ocean away

Lei Wang misses her mother’s cooking.

Cougars win with sweep

In game one of the Columbia College volleyball team’s 30-18, 30-26, 30-23 sweep of McKendree College, sophomore setter Luana Branco was upset with a teammate’s mental mistake and playfully grabbed her by the throat.

Bruin golfers ready for district

Two months of hard work and hours spent on the golf course for the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team will come to a head Tuesday at the Missouri Class 2, District 4 Tournament at Meadow Lake Acres in New Bloomfield.

Poll means little to Tigers

As expected, the Missouri football team’s reaction to the Associated Press ranking it No. 25 in its latest top-25 poll wasn’t too serious.

Runaway success

NEW ORLEANS — The Superdome got a new roof after Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Saints did their best to blow it off again.

Injuries on rise for Rock Bridge

A hectic schedule is starting to get to the Rock Bridge softball team.

New Orleans reborn with Saints’ return

NEW ORLEANS — For one day, at least, New Orleans looked much as it did before Katrina blew in and turned life upside down for anyone who’s ever called this city home.

Twins clinch against K.C.

MINNEAPOLIS ­— The Minnesota Twins capped a remarkable turnaround by clinching a playoff spot Monday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-1 behind home runs from Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter.

Chiefs’ Green thanks fans for recent support

KANSAS CITY — Quarterback Trent Green, still recovering from a severe concussion, thanked fans Monday for thousands of expressions of support that have poured in from around the world.

Rams reinstate Hargrove

ST. LOUIS — Anthony Hargrove is getting a second chance with the St. Louis Rams, although the wayward defensive end will have to earn back his starting job.

Cards’ lead diminishes

ST. LOUIS — Things are going so well for the San Diego Padres’ final-month surge, they could afford to give Trevor Hoffman the day off.