July 21, 2014
Chicago White Sox's Adam Dunn, left, scores past Kansas City Royals catcher Brett Hayes on Monday on a sacrifice fly by Gordon Beckham during the sixth inning.
Contestants line up before giving details to the announcer about their livestock during the Boone County Fair Pee Wee Showmanship held at the MFA Show Pavilion at the Boone County Fairgrounds, in Columbia on Monday.
A contestant grips his hands around the head of his goat during the Boone County Fair Pee Wee Showmanship competition. The event was held at the MFA Show Pavilion at the Central Missouri Events Center on Monday in Columbia.
A contestant leads her calf around the show area during the Boone County Fair Pee Wee Showmanship competition. The event was held at the MFA Show Pavilion at the Central Missouri Events Center on Monday in Columbia.
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith moves in on a play against the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park on Sept. 22 in San Francisco. Two key faces have been absent as they seek new contracts, right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis. On the defensive side, linebacker Aldon Smith and cornerback Chris Culliver each dealt with offseason arrests and court appearances.
Bucket Calf grand champion Kaylie Ensor, left, 8, of Centralia, looks on as runner-up reserve champion Zach Schnarre of Centralia observes her cow during a competition Monday night at the Boone County Fair. The event was held at the MFA Show Pavilion at the Central Missouri Events Center. "I'm really surprised to be the grand champion," Kaylie said. "It's not about winning, it's about having fun."
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus looks up during the first half on Oct. 20 against the Miami Dolphins. Dareus is scheduled for trial in September on charges filed after a crash that police say happened during a street race. Dareus was in town court in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg on July 1 when a judge set Sept. 9 for a nonjury trial.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks Sunday while holding the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open.
Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to leave for a training session Monday on the second rest day of the Tour de France.
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher watches during an organized team activity on June 6 at the team's practice facility in St. Louis.
In this Nov. 3, 2013 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston rushes during the fourth quarter Nov. 30 against the Buffalo Bills. The Pro Bowl linebacker is due to become a free agent next season and wants a new contract. The Chiefs would like to give it to him, too, but only if the price is right.
Driver Tony Stewart talks with his crew after practice for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks at the opening of the Big 12 Conference football media days Monday in Dallas.
Stan Lynn, right, checks in Nolan Schnupp's cured ham at the Central Missouri Events Center on Sunday. Lynn has been working at the ham tagging station for years, and his own children have all entered hams before.
Phil Lakin places a ham on a table after it was checked in at the Central Missouri Events Center on Sunday. Lakin has been involved in 4-H Club and ham curing since he was a child.
The Crane and Hamilton families check in their hams at the Central Missouri Events Center on Sunday. There were five hams between them, and Brooke Crane, second from left, said the kids' favorite part of curing hams was getting their hands dirty.
Ryan Rounsavall carts her hams before checking them in at the Central Missouri Events Center on Sunday. Rounsavall won a blue ribbon two years ago, and she thinks her ham will do well this year.
July 20, 2014
Todd Cowan stands by his bike at the Show-Me State Games duathlon event on Sunday. Cowan is legally blind, but he still stays active by running 5Ks and competing in duathlons, which consist of a 13-mile bike ride and 3-mile run. He set a personal record at Sunday's duathlon.
Kyle Acton, 6, center, walks with his bow at the NOMO Bowhunters Club during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday. His father, Kevin Acton, practiced archery briefly when he was a child in 4-H Club, and as an adult he was inspired to pick up shooting again by his children's interest in the sport.
Haley Acton, 11, left, and brother Kyle Acton, 6, take a water break at the NOMO Bowhunters Club during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday. This was the second year the siblings competed.