Triumphs in Texas make Tigers tempting

Dave Yost wishes Missouri could play a football game in Texas every year.

Bruins junior spikes Owensville

If the ball is set perfectly for Brandi Williamson, hovering perfectly above the net, consider the play over. That’s when she is most dangerous.

Columbia College’s winning streak grows

During the Columbia College volleyball team’s 16-game winning streak, Yi Zhang has emerged as a solid hitter and a lethal server.

Rams creating own luck

ST. LOUIS — Marc Bulger knows luck is involved in his franchise-record string of 214 passes without an interception. Just like the St. Louis Rams know they’re fortunate to be 4-1 after clinching their second victory with a fumble recovery.

Injuries plague streaking Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Dante Hall, one of the NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, has a hip injury and his status is uncertain for this week’s game at Pittsburgh, Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Monday.

Perfect start puts Tigers in elite company

LUBBOCK, Texas — This was the kind of win programs point to as a stepping stone on the way to achieving something great.

St. Louis wins first playoff series in new Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS — Standing on a folding chair in a raucous clubhouse, Albert Pujols sprayed champagne in every direction. Teammates, even owners, got soaked. No one was immune.

Coaching by example

After an errant pass, Melinda Wrye-Washington ran far out of bounds and dove, extending her right arm to keep the ball and the possession alive.

MU soccer team still trying to earn first Big 12 win

The Missouri soccer team lost its fifth straight Big 12 Conference game on Sunday, falling to No. 13 Oklahoma State, 2-0. The loss dropped the Tigers to 8-6 for the season and 0-5 in conference play.

Tigers finish Yanks’ season

DETROIT — Three years ago, they lost 119 games and were a punchline. You know, the Detroit Tigers ... ha, ha, ha.

Cougars struggle to end frustrating slide

After a 7-0 win against Harris-Stowe State on Sept. 20, the Columbia College soccer team was 6-2 and on a three-game winning streak.

Sports in brief: MU volleyball extends streak

The No. 17 Missouri volleyball team won its seventh consecutive game Saturday afternoon with a 30-26, 34-32, 30-22 victory at Iowa State.

Cards can’t clinch

ST. LOUIS — The San Diego Padres got the ball to Trevor Hoffman, and baseball’s career saves leader did the rest.

Tigers adapt to new coach

With two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning Saturday, Missouri sophomore Megan Dennis approached home plate. The crowd could sense that the end was near and the fans began packing their things, but Dennis hit an RBI single into right field, extending the game one more batter.

Darts nothing new in town

AC/DC’s “Back in Black” shot out of speakers, signaling that 7 p.m. was approaching. Players streamed into the back room of the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Wednesday night where 10 numbered dart boards lined two walls and were mounted on Budweiser and Bud Light framed displays.

Old friends enjoy annual road trip

LUBBOCK, Texas — A group of friends gathers every year to travel to one Missouri away game. An old group of friends.

Daniel celebrates win, birthday with family

LUBBOCK, Texas — “Bubba!” Lynsey Daniel, quarterback Chase Daniel’s sister yelled out during Missouri’s stretching before the game. “Happy birthday, Bubba!” she shouted, determined to make sure he heard her.

Tigers interceptions key sixth straight win

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Missouri football team was in a jubilant state after its 38-21 win against Big 12 Conference foe Texas Tech on Saturday.

Bruins pass first test

The Rockhurst football team drove from Kansas City on Friday ready to play some football. Host Rock Bridge came into the same game with a little more on its plate than just football.

Jays ace handles Kewpies hitters

The Hickman softball team yet again failed to solve the riddle that is Aubrey Moss on Saturday, losing 3-0 to Jefferson City in the Class 4, District 10 championship game at Rock Bridge.