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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.

COLUMN: An Olympic city that did it right

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.


U.S. speedskater Bradford overcomes health scare

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.

U.S. teen Shiffrin eyes yet another slalom record

At 18 years, 291 days, Shiffrin can become the youngest female skier to win five World Cup slaloms in one calendar year.

Video shows off White's new halfpipe trick

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 5 Stephens College soccer achieves 5th place

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.

Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan scandal led to skyrocketing effect on skating

Often considered elitist because of its expense, and only something to watch whenever the Winter Olympics rolled around, skating entered an entirely different realm because of Tonya and Nancy.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 6 — Columbia College men's basketball's 'amazing ride'

On Jan. 15, the Cougars earned the program's first No. 1 NAIA ranking. The team finished its regular season play Feb. 23, undefeated for the first time in program history.

Columbia College men's basketball loses first game

The No. 1-ranked NAIA Cougars lost to Benedictine College 73-59 Wednesday.

Southeast Missouri hires Matukewicz as football coach

Tom Matukewicz replaces Tony Samuel, who was fired after coaching the Redhawks to a 31-60 record in eight seasons. Matukewicz was defensive coordinator at Toledo, a Mid-American Conference team that went 7-5 in 2013.


Garoppolo, West, Daly lead AP FCS All-American team

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns and won the Payton award as the top player in FCS. Terrance West of Towson has run for 2,295 yards and tied an FCS record with 39 touchdowns

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 10 — Columbia College women's soccer team wins AMC in second season

The Columbia College women's soccer team captured the American Midwest Conference regular season and tournament titles in just the program's second year of existence. 

Stephens basketball loses to Central Christian College

Dana Heggemann double-double cannot get Stephens basketball a win against Central Christian College of the Bible.