Pro Sports

Brazil survives scare, beats Chile in penalties to advance in World Cup


With the score level at 1-1 on Saturday, Brazil was inches away from an early exit when Chile forward Mauricio Pinilla hit the crossbar in the final moments of extra time.

World Cup unites Belgians, but politics at home divide

For a country in the political throes of separatism, the World Cup is providing almost a surreal glue of unity.

Cards lose 1-0 to Dodgers despite Wainwright's gem

Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered an RBI single in the eighth off Adam Wainwright, and Los Angeles edged the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Thursday night.

USA, Germany advance from Group G to knockout stage at World Cup

The U.S. is on to the knockout stage at the World Cup after a 1-0 loss to Germany and Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana in Brazil.

Kansas' Andrew Wiggins goes No. 1 in NBA Draft

With Andrew Wiggins at No. 1, it was a big night for Canada and Kansas. And it better be the right one for the Cavaliers.

USA cheats Group of Death, advances to knockout stage

The U.S. lost 1-0 to Germany on Thursday, but the Americans were good enough to advance to the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time and good enough to hold onto the national attention that soccer has finally grabbed in America.

Belgium wins Group H, will play U.S. in knockout stage

Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup.

Portugal's Ronaldo must live in Messi's shadow again

Coming off his most successful season at club level, this was supposed to be the World Cup where Cristiano Ronaldo underlined his new-found superiority over great rival Lionel Messi and his status as the game's best player.

It hasn't quite worked out that way.

Algeria qualifies for World Cup knockout stage for first time

A 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday pushed the African nation into its first-ever tournament play portion of the World Cup.

2 years later, Nadal gets past Rosol at Wimbledon

As the younger Nadal began turning things around, evening the match at a set apiece on his opponent's double-fault, the older Nadal dispensed with any sense of decorum, leaping out his Centre Court seat, punching the air, and shouting "Vamos!"

Luis Suarez leaves World Cup in disgrace once again

Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.

Tiger Woods returns in ho-hum fashion, but makes progress

Tiger Woods' return to the course after a lingering back injury was more about getting through 18 holes than playing them well.

Clarkson, Brown likely to be selected in NBA Draft

Former Missouri basketball players Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown are expected to be selected in Thursday's NBA Draft. They would be the fourth and fifth Tigers to be picked in the last three years.


Where to watch: A guide to venues for the USA-Germany World Cup match

Columbia residents have plenty of options to watch the USA-Germany game, which will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Giants' Tim Lincecum pitches no-hitter against Padres

Lincecum retired the final 23 batters after walking Chase Headley in the second inning. Though the Padres hit a few balls hard, San Francisco fielders didn't need to make any exceptional plays to preserve Lincecum's gem.

Bases-loaded HBP in 8th helps Dodgers beat KC 5-4

Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Adams homers, Cardinals rally to beat Rockies 9-6

Matt Adams homered and drove in two runs, Matt Holliday had three hits, and St. Louis came back to beat the Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday.

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

A revised settlement agreement filed in federal court in Philadelphia also eliminated a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues.

Venus Williams a factor at Wimbledon

At age 34, Venus Williams is once again a factor at Wimbledon, the site of five of her seven major titles.

Soccer's bad boy bites opponent at World Cup

Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense in a must-win World Cup game Tuesday, Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez bit an opponent.