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Blues make trade for Arizona defenseman

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek moves the puck during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game in January 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The St. Louis Blues bolstered a defense that's been without All-Star Kevin Shattenkirk for a month, acquiring veteran Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes for prospect Maxim Letunov on.

Self calls a play

Kansas head coach Bill Self calls a play during Saturday's game against Texas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

Construction competition heats up

On Feb. 13, construction workers James Gibson, left, David Rager, center, and Shawn White frame the second floor of a two-story custom home being built in Orlando, Fla. As construction jobs return in some regions, competition for skilled labor is heating up.

Construction workers frame house

On Feb. 13, construction workers David Rager, front, and Shawn White frame the upper floor of a two-story custom home being built in Orlando, Florida. As construction jobs return in some regions, competition for skilled labor is heating up.

Overbird with geolocator

A Missouri student shows an overbird with a geolocator.

Royals adding pop

Kansas City Royals' Alex Rios waits to bat during spring training baseball practice in Surprise, Arizona. The Royals made the World Series last year without a single player hitting 20 home runs.

Terrapins in the top 10

Maryland's Dez Wells gestures toward fans in the second half of Tuesday's game against Wisconsin in College Park, Maryland. Wells contributed a game-high 26 points to Maryland's 59-53 upset win — a win that boosted the Terrapins to the top 10 for the first time since 2003.

Auburn's Mason out after father's death

Auburn guard Antoine Mason jumps and scores against Alabama last month in Auburn, Alabama. Mason's father died last week, and Mason will not play in Tuesday's game at Missouri.

Chiefs tag Houston

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston tackles Denver wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders last season. The Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

President Obama to speak about civil rights struggles

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office in Washington on Feb. 24. The president plans to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present during a visit to Selma, Alabama, on Saturday. He starts the week by receiving the recommendations of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Scouts show badges

Two Baden-Powell Service Association Troop 121 scouts display some of their badges Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church activity center. Each member receives a founding member and American flag badge. Other badges can take months to acquire.

Missouri forward Michelle Hudyn tries to score against Arkansas

Missouri forward Michelle Hudyn attempts to score during the women's basketball game against Arkansas on Sunday. The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 57-41 on Senior Day.

Bowen, Stock struggle for possession of basketball

Arkansas forward Jhasmin Bowen and Missouri guard Morgan Stock fight for the ball during the last home women's basketball game of the season on Sunday. The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 57-41.

Bree Fowler dribbles versus Arkansas

Missouri guard Bree Fowler dribbles the ball during the women's basketball game against Arkansas on Sunday.

Sierra Michaelis barrels through Arkansas

Missouri guard Sierra Michaelis fights past Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson during the Missouri women's basketball team's last home game of the season on Sunday. Missouri beat Arkansas 57-41.

'Snow tiger' lounges in front of MU Columns

Three MU students built a snow tiger Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. The stripes were painted on using a mixture of charcoal and water.

MU students refine 'snow tiger' they built

MU graduate students Harrison Knoll, left, and James Torres draw stripes on a snow tiger they built Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. Knoll and Torres said they usually build a large snowman every winter.

'Snow tiger' gets eyelashes

MU graduate student Xinhui Wang draws the details on the eye of a large snow tiger Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. "It's like a tradition to build a giant snowman, but not many people showed up this year," Wang said.

Willie Mays and Deborah Koontz

Willie Mays, left, and Deborah Koontz were two victims in a shooting Saturday night. Mays was injured, and Koontz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troop tries team building exercise

Julie Stansfield joins members of Baden-Powell Service Association Troop 121 in a team building exercise Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church activity center. After interweaving and locking hands, the Scouts were tasked with untangling each other without breaking the original chain.
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