High School Basketball


Hickman                                               57

Nixa                                                       46


Shawnee Mission Northwest           62

Truman/Independence                     74


Orrick                                                    53

Richmond                                            43


Battle/Columbia                               59

Center/Kansas City                         27



Hardin-Central                                  58

Lexington                                            54


Richmond                                            79

Wellington-Napoleon                        72


College Basketball

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jabari Brown had 24 points with a career-best six assists and Jordan Clarkson added 22 points, helping Missouri handle South Carolina 82-74 on Saturday. Earnest Ross added 14 points for the Tigers, who led by double digits most of the way and kept the Gamecocks winless in conference play.



HONOLULU (AP) — Pro Bowlers practicing one last time before the schoolyard pickup all-star game are dropping hints that they’ll use some trickery to get an edge.

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack streaked into the end zone at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, not fast enough to catch a pass targeted his way.

Indianapolis long-snapper Matt Overton later busted out a behind-the-back snap — a spiraling line drive caught by St. Louis punter Johnny Hekker about 10 yards away, where a slot receiver might line up.

Mack says the potential catch wasn’t meant for him. He describes it as a top-secret “last case scenario.”

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s outgoing executive vice-president of football operations, says he hopes that up-tempo practices and more competitive talk between the teams will lead to a better game Sunday.


NEW YORK (AP) — About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, and nearly a third of those fans say they would not consider attending a Super Bowl — even though few have any idea how much it costs.

The NFL is still the most popular sports league in the United States, drawing the highest TV ratings by far. Its revenues climbed above $9 billion last year and the Super Bowl between Seattle and Denver in New Jersey will be the most watched television program of the year.