Tour of Missouri: The teams

There are 15 teams participating in the invitation-only Tour of Missouri. Ten are based in the U.S. There are eight riders per team, for a total of 120 riders in the race.

Tour of Missouri: The gear

The bikes may not look that different, but they are beyond ordinary. From the parts to the construction, the frame to the wheels, it’s all top notch — and the price shows it.

Wheelchair basketball takes MU player to international glory

John Gilbert is a two-time MVP for the MU wheelchair basketball team and an All-American from 2005 through 2007. Now the MU junior can add gold medal-winner.

Rock Bridge golfers fall to Helias

Hickman softball team wins in no-hitter

Defense boosts Hickman volleyball team

Stephens volleyball team starts season at Kansas event

Bruins, Kewpies face tough task at tennis tournament

Hickman and Rock Bridge are set to play in the Great Eight high school girls tennis tournament

Albers, Astros shut down Cardinals

Matt Albers (4-6) walked four and struck out three, shutting down the Cardinals’ offense for the second time this season.

Ordonez helps Tigers avoid sweep in K.C.

The Tigers’ right fielder continues his torrid hitting to help Detroit attempt to get back in playoff race.

Rams take home Governer’s Cup

The Chiefs and Rams played their final preseason game Thursday night. It was the first time Larry Johnson took the field, since ending his holdout earlier in the month.

Bike ride benefits fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Mid-Missouri bike riders will participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike Ride 150 on Sept. 8 and 9 in Columbia.

Illini quarterback reminds Tigers of Brad Smith

Five years ago, Brad Smith first showed his talent against Illinois in St. Louis. Another talented quarterback could figure into Missouri's game Saturday against the same team, at the same venue. This time, though, he's not playing for the Tigers.

Fast pace for Stephens cross country coach

COLUMBIA — When Stephens College added a cross country team to the athletic program in 2006, the administration found a coach ready and willing to head the team in its own gymnasium.

MU volleyball team solidifying lineup

COLUMBIA — Heading into the MU volleyball team's home opener on Friday against Notre Dame, coach Wayne Kreklow feels confident with four players. Setter Lei Wang, libero Tatum Ailes and outside hitters Julianna Klein and Na Yang will be among the starting six for the Tigers.

MU assistant coach familiar face to St. Louis recruits

MU football players from St. Louis say Cornell Ford became like family to them when they were being recruited.

Extra Points: Rock Bridge football ranked fifth in Missouri

The Associated Press released its preseason high school football poll on Wednesday. Rock Bridge High School was ranked fifth in Class 6 while receiving one first place vote. Blue Springs South was ranked first, and Jefferson City was ranked third.

Hickman girls golf team wins close match against Rock Bridge

The Kewpies defeated the Bruins 194-195 on Tuesday at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.

MU soccer team readies for season-opener against Illinois

The intensity has increased for the junior-laden Tiger squad as it prepares for Friday’s opener.

Hardy Ricks returns to Missouri secondary

Cornerback Hardy Ricks was slated as a starter at cornerback until a dislocated shoulder sidelined him. Now the redshirt sophomore has been cleared to play and will start Saturday against Illinois.