Missouri, one win from East title, hosts Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Markus Golden isn't concerned about the size of Arkansas' offensive line. "We know they're some big boys, but we know we have speed," the Missouri defensive end said. "We're ready to stop the run. That's what we're going to be ready to do."...
Tigers beat Swords 74-60 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Missouri lost its first two games in Maui, lost a starter early to injury and fought foul trouble. Even with all that adversity, no way were the Tigers going to head home without a victory. Namon Wright scored 21 points, Montaque Gill-Caesar added 18 and Missouri beat Chaminade 74-60 Wednesday in the seventh-place game of the Maui Invitational...
Missouri seeks second SEC East title
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through Ray's redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school. Three years later, the Tigers find themselves competing for a berth into their second consecutive Southeastern Conference championship game...
Boilermakers rout Missouri 82-61 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Purdue lost its Maui Invitational opener in the worst possible way: By not playing hard enough in the first half. Stung by the slow start in their loss to Kansas State, the Boilermakers made sure there was no easing into their game against Missouri...
Senators tie game in final minute, win in shootout
Associated Press ST. LOUIS-- Erik Condra and Alex Chiasson scored third-period goals for the Ottawa Senators, who rallied to tie it and then beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night. The Senators, who had lost two straight, three of four and six of eight, trailed by two goals. They were beaten at home by the Blues on Saturday...
Arizona defeats MU despite slow start in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Slow starts and strong finishes are nothing new to Arizona. The Wildcats did it in three games on the mainland and started the Maui Invitational the same way. They better get it fixed fast with the competition ramping up in its next two games...
Rams' Fisher not pleased with officiating in loss
ST. LOUIS-- Shaun Hill can relate to that nauseating sense of failure 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick carried off the field earlier this month when his goal-line fumble handed a victory to the St. Louis Rams. Now, it's Hill's turn to be humbled. The Rams (4-7) turned to the 34-year-old journeyman confident he wouldn't make the game-killing mistakes that dogged neophyte Austin Davis' play. ...
Late interception thwarts Rams' comeback
SAN DIEGO --The St. Louis Rams were 4 yards away from another upset. Journeyman quarterback Shaun Hill dropped back to pass and Kenny Britt flashed across the middle. Strong safety Marcus Gilchrist swooped in and it was game over. Gilchrist intercepted journeyman Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left to preserve the Chargers' 27-24 victory against the Rams that helped tighten the AFC West race...
Blues head home after second straight win in Canada
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ryan Reaves and Alex Steen ignited a happy homecoming party in enemy territory Sunday. The Winnipeg-born players helped the St. Louis Blues defeat the Jets 4-2 in front of plenty of family and friends at MTS Center. Reaves, who estimated he had 50 to 60 supporters in the crowd, scored the winner and Steen had two assists for St. Louis...
Steen lifts Blues to 3-2 win over Senators
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Clarke MacArthur had a simple explanation why the Ottawa Senators couldn't erase a one-goal deficit against the St. Louis Blues in the third period -- pure execution. Alex Steen's second-period goal stood up as the game-winner in the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Senators on Saturday...
No. 19 Missouri downs Vols 29-21
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Maty Mauk threw a pair of touchdown passes and Marcus Murphy ran for two scores Saturday night as No. 19 Missouri defeated Tennessee 29-21 to maintain control of the SEC East race. The Tigers (9-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) set a school record with their 10th straight road win...
Chargers, Rams set to meet in San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- Philip Rivers' ribs are hurting. So said Antonio Gates, the San Diego Chargers' star tight end, who let it slip last Sunday that his teammate and friend has been dealing with "a very severe rib injury" for the last three to four weeks. The injury report sort of said so, listing Rivers as having a "chest" affliction...
Canadiens hand St. Louis second consecutive loss
MONTREAL -- Max Pacioretty scored twice, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday night.
Suspensions leave Volunteers short-handed against Missouri
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- On a week when Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson expected to play the final home game of his productive career, the Volunteers instead must find a way to replace the all-Southeastern Conference performer. Johnson and sophomore cornerback Michael Williams were suspended from all team-related activities Monday, one day before a Knoxville police report named them as subjects of a rape investigation. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed...
Rams' Zuerlein regains rookie form
ST. LOUIS -- When the St. Louis Rams needed it most, kicker Greg Zuerlein regained his rookie-season form. Zuerlein was a career-best 5 for 5 with two field goals of longer than 50 yards last week, providing most of the points in a 22-7 upset over the Denver Broncos and earning NFC special teams player of the week honors...
RB Hansbrough sparks No. 19 Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It's a sense of humor often accompanied by a sly smile that teammates seem to love about Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough. "He's just the guy who sits in the corner and says something once every blue moon, but it's funny as all get-out," receiver Bud Sasser said...
Missouri beats Oral Roberts 78-64
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Montaque Gill-Caesar scored 19 points and Wes Clark added 14 points and nine assists to lead Missouri past Oral Roberts 78-64 on Wednesday night. Despite trailing for most of the first 27 minutes, the Tigers (2-1) scored six consecutive points to take a 58-52 advantage with 10:51 remaining. Missouri then used an 8-0 run capped by a 3-pointer by Deuce Bello with 3 minutes left for a 73-62 lead...
Patient Hill set to make second straight start
ST. LOUIS -- Cobwebs surrounded Shaun Hill before he finally got a chance to show his stuff in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams quarterback knows all about patience. The 34-year-old Hill earned his first victory since 2010 last week with a turnover-free outing against the Broncos, and is set to make his second straight start Sunday at San Diego. The last time he did that was four years ago when during a long-term gig with Detroit subbing for injured Matthew Stafford...
Bruins' Rask cools off Blues with first shutout of season
BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping in a 2-0 win Tuesday night...
Cardinals send Miller to Braves in trade for Heyward
ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20.
Matheny tells audience Heyward fits Cards' needs
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told the audience at the Arrow Leadership and Success Summit at the Show Me Center on Monday night that newest Cardinal Jason Heyward is a good fit with his team, other than the number the outfielder has traditionally worn...
Fisher's rebuilding project shows promise
ST. LOUIS -- At times, it looks like an 11th straight losing season for the St. Louis Rams is a done deal.
Missouri collects first win of Anderson era over Valparaiso
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim Anderson says his team is a work in progress. But after a disappointing season opener, he can now rest a little easier after a 56-41 win against Valparaiso on Sunday. "Friday night was an embarrassment, not to take anything away from" Missouri-Kansas City, the first-year Missouri coach said about his team's 69-61 loss. "To lose at home in your first game, I think our guys were somewhat tentative."...
Rams post surprising 22-7 win over Broncos
ST. LOUIS -- Shaun Hill got his job back, finally. Then he got the best of Peyton Manning. After eight weeks on the bench, the journeyman was ready. "Obviously, we were facing one of the best teams in the league," Hill said after the Rams surprised Denver 22-7 on Sunday. "Everybody stepped up, for sure."...
Hansbrough carries Missouri over Texas A&M 34-27
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Russell Hansbrough ran for a career-high 199 yards and two touchdowns to help Missouri to a 34-27 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night. Missouri (8-2, 5-1 SEC) scored 28 points in the third quarter to erase a seven-point halftime deficit and take a 34-20 lead...