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The Cougars are ranked sixth in the NAIA poll.
The Hickman High School girls basketball team defeated Lee's Summit West High School 56-45 to improve to 13-0.
It was a narrow 70-67 victory for the Columbia College men's basketball team Tuesday night.
Jenna Zmyslony led Stephens College with 15 points, but the Stars dropped a 90-33 loss to Williams Baptist on Saturday.
Eryn Puett, 11, and Andrew Whelihan, 13, represented the St. Louis Rams at the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championship on Dec. 15. Eryn will go on to the national competition next week in Denver.
Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 on Monday to win the last BCS national championship game.
At the NCAA's annual convention later this month, restructuring proposals driven, in part, by larger schools wanting more autonomy — including the ability to give athletes stipends — will top the agenda.
Charlie Spoonhour coached Missouri State University's team from 1983 to 1992 before moving on to Saint Louis University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
LSU finished its season with at least 10 wins for a school-record fourth consecutive season. Iowa ended its three-game winning streak.
Cliff-Ryan sustained a concussion and several broken teeth when clipped from behind by a crashing skater while standing on the infield at the Utah Olympic Oval on Monday during an off day in the competition.
The Russians vow the athletes will be safe, even though they will be competing in a city 300 miles away from the roots of an Islamic insurgency that has triggered security concerns for the games, which start Feb. 7. The country has spent a record $51 billion preparing for its first Winter Games and has promised to make the games "the safest in Olympic history."
Miller leads the NHL with 948 saves and is tied for seventh with a 92.7 save percentage among goalies with 15 or more games.
Westminster senior Joe James was named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 23. This was the second straight week he received this honor.
Mitchell Jr., Nick and Andrew Wiggins are becoming increasingly popular basketball players. Nick is a key player for Wichita State while Andrew is playing for Kansas.
There were plenty of other moments that showed more about players than just their birdies and bogeys, and the checks they cash. Take a look at the year in golf with Steve Stricker, Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Annika Sorenstam.
In Salt Lake City, the legacy of the 2002 Winter Games carries on vibrantly more than a decade later. It's a lesson all cities bidding for big-time sporting events should heed.
The normal recovery period for a pulmonary embolism is around two years. Bradford didn't have that long if she wanted to compete at the Sochi Games. She has worked hard to speed up the process and feels she has a legitimate shot to again make the American team.
At 18 years, 291 days, Shiffrin can become the youngest female skier to win five World Cup slaloms in one calendar year.
Stephens College soccer recorded its first goal and first win in program history this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Briannica Ponder also recorded 36 saves in a game on Oct. 8, breaking a 22-year-old NAIA saves record.