November 26, 2015

‘Roos survive scare from the Blue Tigers as UMKC downs Lincoln

umkcmbbUMKC survived a scare on Wednesday night, but in the end came away with a 73-72 win over Lincoln at Municipal Auditorium.

UMKC (3-2) trailed early on in the game to the Blue Tigers (3-2), letting in 21 points in the first 7:35. LU pushed its lead to as many as nine at the 9:57 mark before the ‘Roos started to pick it up. UMKC tied it at 28 with 4:54 on the clock on a Dashawn King layup, before taking the lead a few minutes later on a LaVell Boyd three.

The ‘Roos pushed their lead to as many as seven before the half, but Lincoln scored the final five points of the half to make it 38-36 at the break.

UMKC shot a blistering 59 percent in the half, while LU hit for 47 percent. The difference proved to be a 10-4 edge on the free throw line for the ‘Roos. [Read more…]

Mizzou volleyball falls in 5 to Aggies, loses chance at SEC crown

mizvbMizzou Volleyball dropped its first home contest of the season after falling 3-2 (25-19, 20-25, 27-25, 22-25, 10-15) to Texas A&M. The Aggies’ win secures their 2015 SEC championship and drops the Tigers out of contention with only one match remaining in the regular season.

“Tonight was a great atmosphere and both teams showed why they’re the top two squads in the SEC,” head coach Wayne Kreklow said. “We came out well in the opening set but both teams really played tough the remainder of the match. Credit to Texas A&M for fighting back tonight and their entire season. We still have a lot ahead of us this season and we’re looking for great things in postseason play.”

Three Tigers recorded double-digit kills against the Aggies, highlighted by a career-high 17 kills on .424 hitting by redshirt sophomore Kira Larson (Fargo, N.D.). Freshman Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) posted 12 kills while junior Julia Towler (Blue Springs, Mo.) recorded 10 kills. [Read more…]

Crosby scores twice to help down the Blues in overtime in Pittsburgh

Blues rookie Robbi Fabbri takes a shot against Buffalo. (photo/NHL)

Blues rookie Robbi Fabbri takes a shot against Buffalo. (photo/NHL)

Evgeni Malkin scored 1:03 into overtime and Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday.


St. Louis (14-6-3) has lost five of its past eight games since beginning the season 11-3-1.

Crosby, who tied his season-high with nine shots, gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead by scoring two goals for the first time in 47 regular-season games.

Crosby erased a 1-0 deficit with 3:41 remaining in the first. After Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis forced Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to turn the puck over in his own zone, it trickled to Crosby between the faceoff circles, where he beat Allen with a slap shot.


Blues forward Robby Fabbri scored a third-period goal for the second consecutive game. Fabbri’s wrist shot from the top of the far circle tied the game 2-2 at 1:12.


The Blues played their ninth game in 16 days and managed to come back from a third-period deficit for the second time in as many games. St. Louis scored two third-period goals on its way to a 2-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.


Rams to play in London in 2016 against a team from the NFC East

ramsThe St. Louis Rams will play one of their 2016 games in London the NFL anncounced Wednesday.  The Rams are scheduled to play an oppenent from the NFC East on October 23rd, 2016 at London’s Twickenham Stadium.

Here is the full release from the NFL.

Those are among the highlights of the 2016 UK International Series schedule as the NFL will reward its incredible UK fans for their passion and support by adding a new stadium experience at Twickenham and feature at least three teams that have not previously played a regular-season game in London.

The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS will host the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS in an AFC South division matchup in Week 4 on Sunday, October 2, at Wembley Stadium; in Week 7 on Sunday, October 23, in the first-ever NFL game at Twickenham Stadium, the ST. LOUIS RAMS will host the NFC East team that finishes in the same spot in the standings as the Rams do in the NFC West based on the NFL’s scheduling formula; and in Week 8 on Sunday, October 30, the CINCINNATI BENGALS will play their first international game when they host the WASHINGTON REDSKINS at Wembley. [Read more…]

Slow start dooms Mizzou in loss to Northwestern at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic

mizAfter trailing by as many as 20 points in the first half, Mizzou Men’s Basketball (2-3) cut the lead to as little as three points with under a minute to play, but fell 67-62 to Northwestern (4-1) on Saturday in the consolation round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Freshman guard Terrance Phillips (Orange County, Calif.) lead the charge in the second half, posting season-highs in points (16), rebounds (6, matching last night’s total), and assists (4). Thirteen of Phillips’ 16 points came in the second half of the setback at the Sprint Center.

“I’m proud of these guys for staying with it and turning it around in the second half,” head coach Kim Anderson said. “We had the necessary opportunities to come away with a victory, but just couldn’t convert. I’m proud of these guys’ effort.” [Read more…]