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Fans sign a banner sending well wishes to St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode while on the bench during a game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Bouwmeester on the road to recovery, Blues trade for D-man

Feb. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week and said in a statement Tuesday that he is “on the road to recovery.” Bouwmeester, 36, collapsed during the first period of a game Feb. 11 after going into...

FILE - This Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, released by Missouri Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Walter Barton. The Missouri Supreme Court announced on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it has set an execution date for Barton who was convicted of killing 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler in the rural Missouri town of Ozark in 1991. Barton would be the first Missouri inmate executed since Russell Bucklew was put to death in October. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Execution date set for man convicted of killing 81-year-old

Feb. 18, 2020 5:03 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing an 81-year-old mobile home park manager nearly three decades ago now faces execution in May. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set a May19execution date for Walter Barton, 64. He would be the first Missouri inmate put to death since Russell Bucklew...

Principal: Crossing guard fatally struck by car saved 2 kids

Feb. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas, and died later at a hospital....

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

West sparks Missouri State to 71-58 win over Indiana State

Feb. 16, 2020 6:19 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Lamont West came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds and Missouri State rolled to a 71-58 victory over Indiana State on Sunday. West knocked down 6 of 10 shots from the floor, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and made all seven of his free throws...

McKissic leads Kansas City over CS Bakersfield 59-53

Feb. 16, 2020 12:56 AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Brandon McKissic had 20 points as Kansas City topped Cal State Bakersfield 59-53 on Saturday night. Rob Whitfield had 15 points for Kansas City (13-14, 5-7 Western Athletic Conference). Jordan Giles added 10 points. Javan White had seven rebounds. Greg Lee had 13 points for the...

St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou, front center, is tripped up by Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, back center, of Finland, as Austin Watson defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Predators top Blues 4-3 on Granlund's power-play goal

Feb. 15, 2020 11:34 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Nashville Predators knew they were going to be in for a hard-fought, physical battle against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. They were ready. Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal early in the third period after St. Louis had rallied from a two-goal deficit to forge a tie and...

Auburn's Samir Doughty, right, tries to steal the ball from Missouri's Xavier Pinson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Smith, Pinson lead Missouri to 85-73 win over No. 11 Auburn

Feb. 15, 2020 10:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri’s two point guards, Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson rarely play on the same side in practice. The pair looked comfortable together on Saturday, each scoring 28 points as Missouri beat No. 11 Auburn 85-73. “It was a little weird at first, weird playing off the...

SE Missouri State scores late, beats SIU-Edwardsville, 75-71

Feb. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Quatarrius Wilson scored on a layup and Alex Caldwell hit four straight free throws in the final minute as Southeast Missouri State held off Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 75-71 on Saturday night. Skyler Hogan had 17 points and Caldwell added another 15 for Southeast Missouri...

Ruffridge helps No. 24 Missouri State get revenge 88-57

Feb. 15, 2020 6:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Elle Ruffridge came off the bench to score 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and No. 24 Missouri State got revenge for its only Missouri Valley Conference loss with an 88-57 romp past Southern Illinois on Saturday. Alexa Willard added 13 points and Jasmine...