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Penguins would find welcome nest in Kansas City

America’s most underrated niche sport may be coming to a city near you.

That’s right, Kansas City may soon be the permanent home of one of the NHL’s most exciting, resurgent franchises.

Darkow shines for Bruins

Rock Bridge senior Erik Darkow can’t remember the first time he picked up a basketball.

Puddle jumper

Missouri swimmer Shannon Hogan has been racing and winning in competitive swimming for 14 years, but as the end of her senior year looms, Hogan has begun to look back on swimming before she abandons the sport.

Brown out to temper tough play

Marshall Brown’s aggressiveness has been a key to his high-point production during the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball season. But that aggressiveness has also led to consistent first-half foul trouble for Missouri’s starting forward.

Valiant effort

The death of a thoroughbred racehorse is never less than heartbreaking. They’re magnificent athletes, bred to race, with muscular torsos perched on sinewy legs.

Extra points

Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants completed a $15.8 million, one-year contract Monday night after the slugger spent hours at the ballpark being examined by team doctors.

Jayhawks’ relentless defense stuffs Cornhuskers

LINCOLN, Neb. — Brandon Rush scored 20 points, Julian Wright added 17, and sixth-ranked Kansas used a 27-0 run in the first half to fuel a 76-56 blowout of Nebraska on Monday night.

Standouts step aside

In the first two minutes of the Missouri women’s basketball game Sunday against Colorado, senior EeTisha Riddle had already picked up her first foul.

Huggins lauds K-State fans after victory

Missouri wasn’t the only Big 12 Conference team blessed with a large home crowd Saturday.

Imperfect victory

For perfectionists like the Missouri wrestlers, a 31-11 win isn’t good enough.

MU credits turnaround to renewed urgency

The Missouri men’s basketball team lost its fourth straight Big 12 Conference game Jan. 15 at Kansas. Since then, however, the Tigers have not come close to losing, beating Colorado and Texas Tech by double-digits.

Bye week readies Tigers for Colorado

Before the Missouri women’s basketball team played Colorado on Jan. 3 at Boulder, Colo., it was receiving votes in both the Associated Press and the coaches’ polls.

Shadow games

If Missouri guard Jason Horton is allowing his man to score, coach Mike Anderson lets him know about it. And Anderson isn’t too kind in his way of telling him.

Bruins win without top scorer

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team knows how to persevere.

Tigers lose to coach’s former team, Nebraska

When Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass looked across Hearnes Center on Friday night, he saw a familiar sight: the red and cream warm-up suits of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who he coached for eight years.

Resuming game between rivals in doubt

The Rock Bridge-Hickman girls basketball game, interrupted Wednesday because of a leak in the Hickman gym roof, has met a serious snag in its rescheduling.

Extra points

The Columbia College women’s basketball team defeated host Hannibal-LaGrange College 74-71 on Saturday. The No. 22 Cougars improve to 18-3 overall and 6-0 in the American Midwest Conference.

Tigers meet Cornhuskers

When the Missouri wrestling team takes the Hearnes Center floor this afternoon for its Big 12 Conference-opening dual with Nebraska, it will do so as the No. 2 team in the country.

Knight watch

Bob Knight’s walk is a forceful, focused one. When he walked out onto Norm Stewart Court on Saturday, Knight seemed oblivious to the booing he received from Missouri fans. The only stops Knight made were to wait for Missouri players to run onto the floor, and to embrace Tigers head coach Mike Anderson and associate head coach Melvin Watkins. But, after that, Knight went to the Red Raiders’ bench to wait for the game to begin.

Tigers eager for packed house

It’s a number Missouri coach Mike Anderson has been hoping for all season. But unlike the number of steals or rebounds his team gets, he has no control over it.

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