Chelsea Thomas

Edwards cruises

Carl Edwards drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards won the race and led 67 laps.

Edwards makes pit stop

Carl Edwards makes a pit stop during the Kolbalt Tools 400 on Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards won because Tony Stewart struggled late in the race during a pit stop.

Edwards flips over win

Carl Edwards does a backflip off the side of his car. It's the first flip he's done since his win in the Ford 400, which ended the 2010 season.

Edwards captures checkered flag

Carl Edwards jogs back to his car with the checkered flag after winning his first Sprint Cup Series race of the season. Edwards was unable to continue his recent trend of celebrating with fans in the stands.

Edwards at finish line

Carl Edwards stands on his car at the start-finish line after winning the Kolbalt Tools 400 on Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards has won three of the last five NASCAR races.

Edwards celebrates

Carl Edwards celebrates his victory, his first of the season and his first win in Las Vegas since 2008.

Edwards greets fans

Carl Edwards signs autographs for fans Saturday before practicing for the NASCAR Sprint Series Kobalt 400 race in Las Vegas.

Back on track

Carl Edwards signals while driving around turn 4 during Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Las Vegas. Edwards celebrated his victory with a backflip off his No. 99 car.

Safe at first

Illinois-Chicago freshman Jacob McNamara reaches first base before Missouri sophomore Scott Sommerfeld catches the baseball during Sunday's game at Taylor Stadium. Sommerfeld had the Tigers' only RBI in the game.

Scardino pitches for Missouri

Missouri senior Jeff Scardino started Sunday's game against Illinois-Chicago and pitched into the fourth inning, allowing four runs on eight hits.

Peter Scheer

Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting freedom of speech and the public’s right to know.

Austin Fax

Austin Fax is a junior majoring in convergence journalism at MU with a focus on the political discourse

Assistant Principal Kristin Matthews chats before dismissal

Assistant Principal Kristin Matthews, left, laughs with bus driver Lori Lloyd before school dismissal at Lewis Elementary School on Wednesday. Matthews has been selected as the new principal of Grant Elementary School.

Missouri women's basketball players vs. Iowa State

MU women's basketball players Shakara Jones, Bailey Gee and Christine Flores leap for control of the ball along with Iowa State's Kelsey Harris and others on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Director James Marsh, winner of True Vision Award, sits on a panel

Film director James Marsh sits on a panel Saturday at Columbia Art League that discussed the changing ways of using archival footage in documentary filmmaking. In 2008 Marsh won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for directing "Man On Wire," a film that combined archival footage, thrilling reconstructions and interviews. The panel was moderated by producer Simon Chinn and also featured Chad Friedrichs, Göran Olsson and Pietro Marcello.

Missouri men's basketball head coach Mike Anderson vs. Kansas

Mike Anderson, most recently head coach of the Missouri men's basketball team, has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Arkansas. Anderson went 111-57 overall in his time with the Tigers.

Missouri men's basketball player Laurence Bowers vs. Kansas

Kansas guard Mario Little defends Missouri's Laurence Bowers.

Missouri men's basketball player Phil Pressey vs. Kansas

Missouri guard Phil Pressey dribbles down the court guarded by Kansas' Elijah Johnson.

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English vs. Kansas

Missouri guard Kim English sits on the court after falling during a play against Kansas.