National Sports

John Anderson's charity golf event kicks off with Sunday gathering

A pre-event gathering to Monday's John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational is planned for Sunday evening at Shiloh Barr and Grill in downtown Columbia.


Ride celebrates 20th anniversary of Katy Trail

The Katy Trail Ride, hosted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, is a 225-mile, five-day bike ride that started Monday in St. Charles and will end Friday in Clinton.

Soccer fans gather in the early morning to cheer United States

Before the regulation 90 minutes expired, things were looking pretty bleak for those cheering for a U.S. victory.

Nuggets make offer to Kleiza

The Denver Nuggets have made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Linas Kleiza, a former Missouri player who spent the past season in Greece.

Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race

Columbia native Carl Edwards won his first road-course race in any of NASCAR's three national touring divisions Saturday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.

MU grad cashes in at World Series of Poker event

Jeff Tebben, an 1994 MU graduate, won more than $500,000 on Wednesday at the 2010 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

UM System Board of Curators meets for an hour, mulls conference realignment

The meeting continued the conference realignment discussion that started Friday with Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden.

Missouri's Aaron Senne is ready for the next level

Bianchi Cup attracts shooter Tiffany Piper from New Zealand.

Tiffany Piper is only 16 years old and has already competed in competitions such as Nationals and World Championships for New Zealand.

Strader aims high at Bianchi Cup

Phil Strader, last year’s champion in the Practical Event Metallic Division, competed in the Bianchi Cup for the fifth time this weekend in Hallsville.

Good reasons for Missouri-Big Ten rumors

There are several good reasons why Missouri would be a good candidate for joining the Big Ten if the conference decides to expand.

Big Ten commisioner says demographics drive expansion discussion

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took questions on Tuesday at his conference's annual spring meetings in Chicago.

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup race

Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Move to the Big Ten does not mean step down for Missouri

After breaking down the stats on athletic success in the Big 12 and the Big Ten, it is difficult to say if either conference is better.

READ MORE: Stan Kroenke faces complications in buying St. Louis Rams

Stan Kroenke of Columbia is trying to purchase the remaining 60 percent share of the St. Louis Rams. However, NFL rules prohibit cross-ownership, and Kroenke already owns the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche.

Ford drivers still looking for 1st win of season

Carl Edwards hasn't won in 46 events.

Mizzou alum trying to set world record for longest tennis match

David Watkins, a former KOMU sports reporter, is in the process of playing tennis for more than 36 straight hours.

Harvick nips McMurray for Talladega victory

Harvick snaps a 115-race winless drought with the win.

COMMENT: Nationals bittersweet for Missouri gymnasts

Missouri's last-place finish Thursday at the NCAA National Gymnastics Championships was heartbreaking and disappointing and sad and hard to take, but the Tigers got there. 

MU's Weatherspoon 19th pick of NFL Draft

The Atlanta Falcons selected former Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon with the 19th overall pick of Thursday night's NFL draft.