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Tigers pour it on against Royals

Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos, left, and J.D. Martinez, middle, celebrate after Martinez scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Castellanos during the first inning Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.

Bug populations indicate water quality

Bug populations are one of the methods the Collaborative Adaptive Management Stakeholder Committee is using to gauge the water quality of Hinkson Creek.

Columbia Community Band brings music to Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater

The Columbia Community Band performs at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater Concert Series on Thursday.

Xylophonist Matt Fetterly performs at Stephens Lake concert

Matt Fetterly of The Columbia Community Band plays the xylophone during the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater Concert Series on Thursday. "The most rewarding thing is being able to play with community groups. I also play around town, and I play for churches," Fetterly said.

Iskander Akhmadullin plays at Stephens Lake concert

Iskander Akhmadullin of The Columbia Community Band plays the trumpet during the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater Concert Series on Thursday. Akhmadullin is an associate professor of trumpet at MU. "I've been playing solo with these guys for nine years," Akhmadullin said. "I'm here because of the trumpet, all the way from Russia."

Crowd gathers for Columbia Community Band performance

A crowd gathers around the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater to watch The Columbia Community Band perform during the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater Concert Series on Thursday.

Pirates score against Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, left, scores on a passed ball as St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Tyler Lyons covers home during the sixth inning Thursday in St. Louis.

Phelps swims in June competition

Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet on June 20. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.

Wrigley Field renovations move forward

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, a view from the upper deck stands at Wrigley Field shows the rooftop bleachers outside the right field wall along Sheffield Avenue across from the ballpark before a Chicago Cubs baseball game in Chicago. The squabble between the Chicago Cubs and owners of the Wrigleyville rooftops returned to City Hall on Thursday as the Cubs sought approval for a new renovation project.

Molina's hand checked on during Wednesday's game

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, center, is checked on by manager Mike Matheny, right, and trainer Chris Conroy after injuring his hand Wednesday while sliding into third against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Molina finished the inning but was replaced in the third inning by Tony Cruz.

Argentina fans watch World Cup

An Argentina soccer fan blows on a horn as he watches a live broadcast of the match Wednesday between Argentina and Netherlands in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

Howedes at news conference

German national soccer player Benedikt Hoewedes attends a news conference Thursday in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil. Germany faces Argentina on Sunday in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in the final of the World Cup.

Robben rests during practice

Netherlands' Arjen Robben pauses during a training session Thursday. The Netherlands will face Brazil for the match for third place Saturday.

Argentina fans celebrate

Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate their team's victory during a live broadcast of the match Wednesday between Argentina and the Netherlands. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

Hinkson Creek drainage area covers two-thirds of Columbia

The drainage area of Hinkson Creek covers about two-thirds of Columbia. Portions of its expanse were added to a federal registry of impaired waterways in 1998.

A rusted barrel rests at Hinkson Creek

A rusted barrel rests on the banks of Hinkson Creek on Wednesday. Sediment, pesticides, fuel, arsenic, lead, plastic agents and pharmaceuticals are some of the pollutants contaminating its waters.

Holliday knocks one in

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Royals beat Rays

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) and Jarrod Dyson, center, celebrate after scoring on a three-run homer by Salvador Perez (13) off Tampa Bay Rays reliever Kirby Yates during the ninth inning Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Royals beat the Rays 5-4.

Martha Jane Baker

Martha Jane Baker died July 6, 2014, at her home in Orlando, Fla. She was 93.

Volunteers move pet crates

Lynn Hurd passes parts of pet crates to Peg Hall at Second Chance's warehouse on Wednesday. Volunteers caught wind of Second Chance's need for help via the organization's Facebook page, word of mouth and the news.
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