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Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car

Published Feb. 25 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the honorary pace car for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Big fourth quarter sends Blair Oaks past Hermann

Published Feb. 24 2017

WARDSVILLE — The free-throw line was uncharted territory Thursday night, but the 3-point arc was as busy as it has...

Helias girls battle state-ranked Bruins in 44-36 loss

Published Feb. 24 2017

The Helias Lady Crusaders weren't going to go through the motions. Sure, the Lady Crusaders will open the postseason Saturday afternoon....

Cunningham sisters shine in MU women's victory

Published Feb. 24 2017

COLUMBIA — The Cunningham sisters made their last game together at Mizzou Arena one to remember. Thursday on Senior Night, the...

Hamlin spoils Earnhardt's return with last-lap pass

Published Feb. 24 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin charged...

Truex forced to relive closest Daytona 500 finish in history

Published Feb. 24 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Martin Truex Jr. saw his Daytona 500 victory vanish in just a blink of an eye. Eyes...

Earnhardt's confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500

Published Feb. 24 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed...

Former Lady Jay Talbot to lead State Fair softball team in its inaugural season

Published Feb. 24 2017

Lyndsey Talbot has been a college softball head coach for more than a year, but she's still awaiting her first...

Lady Jays top state-ranked Hickman on road

Published Feb. 24 2017

COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City Lady Jays had a strong start and a strong finish in Thursday's 43-35 win against...

Royals hope Soria has a bounce-back season

Published Feb. 24 2017

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Joakim Soria shouldn't have any issue with confidence, not with 202 career saves.

Lincoln men win, women fall at Missouri Western

Published Feb. 24 2017

ST. JOSEPH — The Lincoln men's basketball team matched last year's win total Thursday night, picking up its 16th win...

Boys Basketball: California upsets top-seeded Boonville

Published Feb. 24 2017

VERSAILLES — The California Pintos lost their two meetings during the regular season to the Boonville Pirates, but the Pintos...

The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

Published Feb. 24 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

Boys Basketball: Eugene advances to district title game

Published Feb. 24 2017

STURGEON — The Eugene Eagles used a strong start in the first quarter en route to a 62-46 win Thursday...

Boys Basketball: St. Elizabeth 41, Jamestown 30

Published Feb. 24 2017

BUNCETON — The St. Elizabeth Hornets struggled on the offensive end in the first three quarters Thursday, but they put...

Chinese Basketball Association names Ming president

Published Feb. 24 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China's basketball development.

Almora, Jay take their friendship to center for Cubs

Published Feb. 24 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Jay and Albert Almora Jr. are Miami guys, born and raised. Jay played his college...

A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future

Published Feb. 24 2017

Olympic leader Thomas Bach's grand plan was to streamline the Olympics, cut costs and encourage more cities to try to...

Women's Basketball: Volkart posts double-double

Published Feb. 24 2017

COLUMBIA — William Woods senior Kennedy Volkart recorded her fourth double-double of the season Thursday in the Owls' 91-53 win...

Baseball should get serious about speeding up games

Published Feb. 23 2017

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.

Royals working through shocking death of Ventura

Published Feb. 23 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a month after losing prized pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car accident, manager Ned Yost has...

Seniors who formed base for MU women to be honored

Published Feb. 23 2017

COLUMBIA — Sophie Cunningham knew the question was coming.

Boys Basketball: Chamois wins in OT

Published Feb. 23 2017

MADISON — The Chamois Pirates played well when it mattered Wednesday, outscoring the Madison Panthers 23-15 in the fourth quarter...