As key players debut, Missouri hosts Kansas City

With the basketball season still taking baby steps, most college teams carry incomplete grades. Yet for Missouri, incomplete is another characteristic altogether. The Tigers hope that three players who missed the season opener can make debuts...

NBA Power Rankings: Red-hot Heat rise to No. 1; Lakers move into top 10; 76ers winning despite key absences

1 Heat You know you’ve had a decent week when you’ve outscored opponents by 19 points per 100 possessions. Miami looks like the class of the Eastern Conference thus far, making three pretty good teams —...

Stephen Curry’s Warriors must answer four key questions along bumpy road back to championship contention

The provenance of ubiquitous quotes is notoriously difficult to decrypt, but surely you’ve heard some variation of the adage: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” That sentiment...