When your sport requires you to ram your knees into the ground to dig a ball, force every muscle of your body into a spike and make quick moves with your feet to react to another team’s play, it can certainly start to wear on you. Especially when your team is 34 matches into its season.
He’s still in it. Columbia native Carl Edwards is making a charge in the Chase for the Nextel Cup after finishing first at the Dickies 500 in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.
If being a senior leader, partially responsible for developing younger players, builds added pressure, center Kevin Young is letting the lid off.
ST. LOUIS — With a resounding thud, a wrecking ball smashed into the southwest side of Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon to make room for a new ballpark, while St. Louis Cardinals fans reminisced about slugger Mark McGwire knocking home runs out of the park or left fielder Lou Brock stealing bases.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Carl Edwards gambled on a late pit stop for tires, charged from sixth to first in 11 laps and won for the second straight week.
Three weeks ago, the talk surrounding the Missouri football team centered on which bowl the streaking Tigers would be attending at the conclusion of the season.
KANSAS CITY — Dick Vermeil was going to be the biggest fool or the shrewdest gambler in the NFL.
BOULDER, Colo. — Missouri was playing No. 25 Colorado toe-to-toe.
BOULDER, Colo. — The Buffaloes trampled the Tigers. Missouri trailed the entire game, and Colorado out-ran, out-passed, out-kicked and out-coached them.
As Kendall Foss made her way through the chute at the finish line, a smile slowly crept across her face.
Six weeks before Friday’s victory over Jefferson City, Hickman senior Ryan Florence hobbled off Hickman Field with the help of two teammates after breaking the fibula bone in his right leg in a victory against Blue Springs.
Forget everything you think you know about underdogs.
When John Gilbert races down the court, his muscular arms wheel his chair so fast, the spokes in the wheels blur.
Led by tight end Aron White’s school-record four touchdown receptions, Rock Bridge rolled to a 42-7 victory at Fort Zumwalt West in its final regular season game.
The season is ruined. It can’t be salvaged. Fire Gary Pinkel. Bench Brad Smith. And then maybe, maybe, Missouri will have a chance to transform itself into a winning program. Those seemed to be the feelings, fueled by countless barroom discussions, spreading through Columbia on Saturday night, after Missouri’s 13-3 loss to Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.
JEFFERSON CITY — Going into Thursday’s Class 3 District 10 soccer game, both Hickman and Jefferson City knew it would be a hard-fought defensive battle that could come down to one play.
He doesn’t claim to see the future, but Carl Edwards knows it’s possible.
A blitz can be a scary thing for a quarterback.
For about a minute, it looked like Missouri had figured
Rock Bridge’s defensive line is like a puzzle. Individually, the players are each different pieces. Shapes and sizes that don’t function without each other.