Askren wins second MMA match

Former MU wrestler Ben Askren,left, defeated Mitchell Harris at Holiday Inn Expo Center on Saturday, April 25, 2009. It was Askren's second mixed-martial arts fight and he has knocked out both of his opponents in the first round.

Choir and Drum Ensemble performs for Earth Day

Supervised by Pam Sisson, Grant Elementary All-Star Choir and Drum Ensemble performs for Earth Day 2009 at Peace Park on Sunday.

Shopping for greens on Earth Day

Tyson Schallon shops for plants at the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners booth set up for Earth Day 2009. Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life, and enhancing the economy and environment through horticultural education, applied research and the resources of the University of Missouri and Lincoln University.

Post-cleanup picnic

Ryan O'Connor, 8, enjoys free barbecue in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area with Scott Spasnick after participating in Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. O'Connor and Spasnick participated in the cleanup with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia group.

Post-cleanup barbecue

Myron Bennett, center, jokes with (from left) Caitlin Cunningham, Rylie Miller, 5, and Kristi Miller as he and Hugh Roach serve them beans and coleslaw at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Saturday. The free food was a thank-you for participants in Saturday's Cleanup Columbia project.

Ready to take out the trash

Children from the Fun City Youth Academy line up and wait to get on the bus to go to the free picnic for Cleanup Columbia participants near Douglass Park on Saturday. The children picked up trash in and around Douglass High School and the park.

Cleaning up the baseball field

Kaveughn Carter, 6, picks up trash near the baseball diamond in Douglass Park on Saturday. Carter was participating in Cleanup Columbia, during which volunteers picked up garbage in parks and other public places all morning.

Children pitch in to clean up

Members of Fun City Youth Academy pick up trash in Douglass Park as part of Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. The Academy also picked up trash around Park Avenue and Douglass High School.

Three draft picks from MU

Three MU football players move up to professional teams. Jeremy Maclin, left, was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles; Ziggy Hood, center, was a No. 32 pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers; and William Moore went to the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL draft.

Swinging for contact

Missouri catcher Megan Christopher watches a pitch during the Tigers' game against Oklahoma.

Queen of the Circle

Missouri's Stacey Delaney pitched the game's first five innings, giving up only a solo home run to Oklahoma's national player of the year finalist Amber Flores.

Loss upsets MU softball

Missouri's Katy Koontz, left, Rhea Taylor, center, and Jaydee Young wait for fans after a disappointing loss to Oklahoma.

Tigers sign John Hancock

Missouri baseball players Andrew Thigpen, left, Rex Meyr, center, and Austin Holt sign autographs for fans after their game against Texas Tech.

With the pitch...

Missouri's Ryan Gargano pitches in relief of senior Scooter Hicks, who started and pitched four strong innings.

Front-end damage

This green Dodge Ram 1500 struck Susanne Bylund's silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT on Friday during a four-car accident on W. Stadium Boulevard.

Driver treated for minor injuries

The driver of the Silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT, Susanne Bylund, received minor head injuries when her car was hit from behind by a Dodge Ram 1500.

Four vehicles collide on W. Stadium Boulevard

Four vehicles got in an accident at W. Stadium Boulevard around 5 p.m. on Friday. The driver of the silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT received minor head injuries.

Bea Arthur

In this 1988 file photo, Beatrice Arthur accepts an Emmy at the 40th annual awards ceremony in Pasadena, Calif. Family spokesman Dan Watt says the 86-year-old Arthur died at home early Saturday.

Austin Holt avoids being picked off

Missouri's Austin Holt dives back into first while Texas Tech first basemen Chris Richburg waits for the ball.

Michael Liberto throws to first base

Shortstop Michael Liberto attempts to throw a runner after fielding a ground ball during Missouri's game versus Texas Tech on Friday.