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Blue Tiger women face rugged test in ninth-ranked Griffons

The Lincoln women’s basketball team will finish a four-game road trip with perhaps the toughest of the bunch, playing at 3 p.m. today at No. 9 Missouri Western.

Missouri tailback Steward retires from football

Morgan Steward’s football career stalled for two seasons after he suffered an unusual hip injury. It came to an end Friday.

New job puts Feely in tough spot

Jay Feely has some conflicted emotions in his new role as CBS’ sideline kicking analyst in playoff games.

Texans-Raiders set for Nov. 21 in Mexico City

Hola. The NFL is heading back to Mexico.

Manziel's father worried QB is self-destructing

With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback’s safety.

School officials ban Louisville from postseason for one year

The president of the University of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino.

Big comeback propels Calvary past M.M.A.

The Calvary Lutheran Lions trailed by as much as 15 in the second half Friday against Missouri Military Academy, but a stiff defense and free throws down the stretch led to a 57-51 win.

Ex-Broncos RB Ball arrested in domestic case

Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was jailed early Friday on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.

About 50 Rams employees left behind in move to Los Angeles

As the St. Louis Rams organization packs up its headquarters in preparation for moving the National Football League team to Los Angeles, about 50 employees are preparing to be left behind.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 5, 2016

NHL ROUNDUP: Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win.

Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 5, 2016

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 30 points, Brionna Jones had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 5 Maryland defeated No. 17 Michigan State 85-76 Friday night for its ninth straight victory.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Feb. 5, 2016

NBA ROUNDUP: Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

MU basketball players Gant, Woods arrested

Suspended for Saturday's game at Alabama

COLUMBIA — Missouri men's basketball players Jakeenan Gant and Russell Woods were arrested Wednesday for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Optimism abounds for Lincoln softball season

First-year Lincoln University softball coach Chad Kerr has inherited a team that went 3-49 last year, has only 12 players and just lost its home field.

Lincoln baseball drawing inspiration from 2015

After suffering through last year’s 3-47 campaign, it would be understandable if the Lincoln University baseball team wanted to leave it in the past.

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Odom opts for honesty when discussing boycott with recruits

Following such an eventful fall, there was little chance of a boring winter for the Missouri football staff.

Missouri football adds JUCO transfer

Missouri added a member to its 2016 recruiting class Thursday with the signing of junior-college transfer Jack Lowary.

Former Missouri commit jailed on assault charges

Wednesday, verbal commit Marvin Terry was not included in Missouri’s National Signing Day class. Thursday, it became apparent why.

Odom stands by Mauk decision

Barry Odom and his staff met with the media Wednesday to discuss Missouri’s first recruiting class under Odom. But it was also Odom’s first media availability since he finished assembling that staff.

Girls Basketball: Eugene 61, Russellville 49

Lexi Dickerson of Eugene surpassed the 1,000 point mark Thursday as the Eugene Lady Eagles beat the Russellville Lady Indians 61-49.