• In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2015, Bethany Hughes shows six tattooed footprints on her foot that represent countries she has lived in. Growing up with missionary parents has fostered a wandering spirit in Hughes, who plans to spend five years in an attempt to become the first woman to trek from the southern tip of South America to the northern tip of Alaska all by non-motorized means. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.

  • Missouri safety Ian Simon, right, celebrates with teammate Kenya Dennis, left, after Simon intercepted a pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 24-10. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Turnovers help Missouri beat South Carolina 24-10

    Columbia, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina is 0-3 in Southeastern Conference play for the first time since Steve Spurrier’s first season as head coach in 2005.

  • Missouri defensive back Kenya Dennis, right, breaks up a pass intended for South Carolina wide receiver Jerad Washington, left, during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri beats South Carolina 24-10

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s 24-10 victory against South Carolina Saturday marked the first time in the history of the Southeastern Conference that two true freshman quarterbacks started in the same game.

  • Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino looks on at the action during the second half of this NCAA college basketball team's intrasquad scrimmage, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville investigating if escorts were hired for recruits

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men’s basketball program.

  • In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

    Manning, Broncos face Vikings, look for 4-0 start

    Three weeks into the season and only one game, Minnesota at Denver, is a matchup of teams with winning records.

  • Tiffany Spain, 29, covers her daughter Logynn Spain, 4, as she calls out to her other daughter, Kyndall, to run, as gun shots are fired from a car driving by Sumner High School during a high school football game on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 in St. Louis.  Police say they don't think the shots were meant for anyone at the game. The game between Gateway STEM and Vashon high schools resumed after a few minutes.  No one was injured. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    St. Louis high school football game interrupted by gunshots

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The sound of gunshots halted a high school football game in St. Louis, but officials say no one was injured.

  • UMKC puts assistant at center of escort case on leave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has placed men’s basketball assistant coach Andre McGee on paid administrative leave as it investigates allegations that he hired an escort to provide sex for recruits while at Louisville.

  • Missouri-Kansas City puts assistant coach accused in Louisville escort case on leave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City puts assistant coach accused in Louisville escort case on leave.

  • Rams WR Brian Quick expected to play vs Arizona

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Out since injuring his shoulder last October, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick is finally going to be back on the field.

  • Missouri gives Pingeton 5-year contract through 2019-20

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton has agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2019-2020 season that includes a base salary of $300,000.