National Sports

Who Dat Nation: Super Saints become America's team

A former Rams running back was pulling for New Orleans in the Super Bowl.

Former Missouri football player records sack in Pro Bowl

San Francisco's Justin Smith had three tackles in the game.

Money woes and turmoil threaten Negro Leagues Museum

Facing what could be the biggest yearly loss financially, some leaders are speaking out as the Negro Leagues Musuem decides on what changes need to be made.

Ejection frustrates former Missouri basketball coach

Quin Snyder, now a coach in the NBA Development League, was ejected from a game Wednesday.

In St. Louis, McGwire cheered by fans, evades steroid questions

At the short news conference following a successful first public appearance, Mark McGwire attempted to move past steroids-related questions. "I've learned a lot," McGwire told fans. "Especially to kids out there, steroids are bad. I made a huge mistake in my life and it's something I want you guys to learn from. Don't ever, ever go down that road."

Mark McGwire admits to steroid use

McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade, including 1998, the year he broke the home run record.

COMMENT: Juiced slugger didn't 'save' baseball

Former Tiger helps Jets secure playoff spot

Brad Smith rushes for 92 yards in the team's season finale.

Colts' perfection snapped; former Tiger plays key role in upset

Brad Smith returned a kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown.

MU's James Cook receives NFL grant to research meniscus diagnostic technique

The NFL gave a $120,000 grant to James Cook, a veterinarian and director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory at MU. The grant takes affect in January and allows Cook to research methods of diagnosing meniscal tears in NFL players.

Columbia NFL fans dedicated despite down years for Chiefs and Rams

St. Louis Rams fan Jacob Glazer and Kansas City Chiefs fan Theresa Musket won't be selling their season tickets anytime soon.

Johnson takes fourth straight NASCAR points title

In doing so, Johnson joined Richard Petty (7), Dale Earnhardt (7) and teammate Jeff Gordon (4) as the only drivers to win more than three titles.

Lewis family shows affinity for football

Leo Lewis II played football in the Canadian Football League for 12 seasons and lives in Columbia. His son Leo Lewis III starred for Hickman and MU before playing 11 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings.

Johnson dominates Phoenix race to get closer to fourth consecutive championship

A 25th place finish or better next weekend would secure the Sprint Cup championship for Johnson.

Kurt Busch wins at Texas

Points leader Jimmie Johnson wrecks on third lap, finishes 38th.

After crashes, McMurray takes the flag at Talladega

NASCAR demanded drivers be on their best behavior at Talladega Superspeedway.

Yuck: Rams beat Lions in battle of bad teams

The win helps St. Louis snap its 17-game losing streak.

Hamlin wins at Martinsville, exacts revenge

Jimmie Johnson had won five of the previous six races on the track.

From Little League to bigs, bayou batman connects

LSU trainer makes bats for some of baseball's biggest sluggers, including Albert Pujols.

Maclin gathers first NFL touchdowns

Former Missouri football standout Jeremy Maclin scored his first two NFL touchdowns Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles.