Decisive win keeps Cougars coach calm

Anyone watching Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington during the Cougars’ match against Harris Stowe on Monday would not have had any idea her team was turning in its most dominating performance of the season.

Bacon gets honors for defense in Tigers’ win

Missouri linebacker Marcus Bacon was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 34-7 victory against Mississippi on Saturday.

Friends play as rivals for crosstown game

Nobody has to convince athletes from Rock Bridge to get excited to play rival Hickman. But for coach Beth Newton and her players, it’s more than just a big game.

Cards don’t like the desert

Tony Clark and Eric Byrnes hit solo home runs in the eighth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-7 victory over St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.

Royals can’t manage road sweep in Boston

BOSTON — In a season that has turned sour for Boston, David Ortiz is giving Red Sox fans something to cheer for.

Federer claims third U.S. Open

There might be one athlete in the world who knows exactly how Roger Federer feels as he dominates his peers and gobbles up Grand Slams, so it was fitting that Tiger Woods was sitting in his guest box Sunday for the U.S. Open final.

Green black and blue

Now it’s Carson Palmer’s turn to return the kindness and reach out to Trent Green.

Trick plays tickle Tigers

Despite the growing evidence, Brad Ekwerekwu doesn’t consider himself a master of trick plays.

MU soccer stays lossless

Missouri soccer coach Bryan Blitz frequently labels his team as physical, aggressive and consistent in the effort they give on the field. But, in regards to Sunday’s contest against Loyola-Chicago, the talent of his team is what helped it inch out a victory.

Wilkins’ foot wins opener for Rams

Jeff Wilkins’ nickname is “Money,” as in money in the bank. Thanks to the St. Louis Rams’ new-look defense, his franchise-record six field goals was just enough of a deposit.

Gamers gather for Madden tournament

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Atlanta Falcons 10-3 on Sunday.

Tigers stifle rebels

Dropping back to pass, Mississippi quarterback Brent Schaeffer looked for an open receiver. The pocket was rapidly collapsing.

Win puts Bruins football team at 2-0

Football fans in Columbia will have to wait two more weeks to see firsthand what people in St. Louis and Springdale, Ark., already know: Rock Bridge is in midseason form.

Extra points

issouri fell to No. 4 Santa Clara 3-1 on Friday at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas.

Hard-working Tiger drawing team’s praise

Even though a few minutes earlier he had keeled over in exhaustion, DeMarre Carroll’s workout wasn’t quite finished.

Tigers still perfect

The No. 18 ranked MU soccer team will return to the field today against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

New Kewpies golf coach setting high standards

Marie Vineyard, Hickman’s second-year girls’ golf coach, grew up as a serious golfer in Washington, but left the course for four years to pursue another athletic dream. She played varsity softball at the University of Washington while getting her education degree.

MU, Hickman runners show skill at invitational

The Missouri men’s cross country team finished first and the women’s team second in the Tigers’ season opener Saturday at the 13th annual Missouri Invitational at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.

Chasing Daniel

After Chase Daniel ran for 89 yards against Mississippi, he drew a lot of comparisons to former Missouri quarterback Brad Smith. And he’s OK with that.

Tigers hope history won’t repeat

Gary Pinkel and the Missouri football players had to have known the topic was going to come up. They know what week it is. And as much as they would like to forget about it, they are well aware of what that has meant in the past.