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Stephens College basketball falls to Lyon College

Taylor Gaedtke had 18 points and nine rebounds — both game-highs — to lead Lyon College to a 64-42 win over Stephens College women's basketball on Saturday.

UPDATE: Columbia College softball sets NAIA record

In the second inning, the team didn't stop hitting for an hour, scoring an NAIA record of 23 runs.

Columbia College men's basketball gets revenge on Freed-Hardeman Lions

Columbia College fought back from 17 points and 22 personal foul calls to overcome fifth-ranked Freed-Hardeman.

Columbia College softball splits games at Central Baptist University Invitational

Columbia is 2-2 on the season and heads to Conway, Ark. to play four games next weekend.

Columbia women's basketball beats Lyon

The Cougars women's basketball team gets its sixth win in a row.


Columbia College men defeat Lyon

The Cougars are ranked sixth in the NAIA poll.


Hickman girls basketball improves to 13-0

The Hickman High School girls basketball team defeated Lee's Summit West High School 56-45 to improve to 13-0.

Columbia men's basketball escapes with win

It was a narrow 70-67 victory for the Columbia College men's basketball team Tuesday night.

Williams Baptist outruns Stephens College basketball

Jenna Zmyslony led Stephens College with 15 points, but the Stars dropped a 90-33 loss to Williams Baptist on Saturday.

2 Columbia youths win NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships

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 leads Florida State past Auburn for 3rd national title

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.

Worth of athletic scholarship can go beyond degree

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.

Widow of Charlie Spoonhour starts scholarship fund

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.

Hill runs for 216 yards, LSU beats Iowa 21-14

LSU finished its season with at least 10 wins for a school-record fourth consecutive season. Iowa ended its three-game winning streak. 

Injured speedskater drops out of race at U.S trials.

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.

Russia bombings spark Olympic concerns

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."


Sabres' Ryan Miller saving best for Olympic year 

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's Joe James garners honors for the second straight week

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.

Wiggins brothers the Canadian princes of hardwood

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.


A year in golf: Tales from the Tour

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.